There are plenty of autoloaders that have magazine safeties that do just what you say. I don’t care for the feature but it’s sposta be good for LEOs in the event of their weapon being taken from them they are supposed to be able to pop the mag out and disable the gun. The logic escapes me. As for the dead brother...too bad his brother is a moron.
Thanks. I didn’t know that. I am not into handguns but I have a few shotguns and rifles. Not enough exposure to handguns to know.
I have a compact 9 mm (Ruger LC9) that has the magazine safety feature.
I actually like it. I was leery of the feature, but I feel confident I can quickly disable the weapon in a second.
It has two other safety features: the standard safety lever and also a key lock that disables the trigger.
I’ve only used the key lock once: I was in a bunkhouse with a group of men from my church. I didn’t take my gun safe on the trip, but felt comfortable that my weapon was disabled while I slept. I know I would have had a delay in arming the weapon, but sometimes you take the risk along with the safety.