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I had a PH in Namibia tell me he had a few R8 owners have AD when taking the safety off. I can see how it can happen but I am so conditioned to keep my finger away from the trigger until ready to fire it’s never happened to me.They can be cycled slowly and quietly if required
On the point of the 'safety catch'
It is a first class idea and the rifle is certainly unable to fire when the safety (or rather cocking slide) is all the way back
However it takes a bit of effort to slide the safety into the firing position as you are in effect loading the firing pin spring.
When I first got my R8 - about 3 years ago - I made the mistake (only once !) of anchoring my trigger finger around the trigger to help with the force required from the thumb.
Don't do It !
The rifle fires instantly the safety lever is forward if your finger is on the trigger - !! of course !!
Having my trigger finger anywhere near the trigger is not something I'd dream of doing with a standard safety, but on this occasion I was looking to help the thumb when encountering considerable resistance of the safety slide
It is nice to have a gun that is very safe to keep loaded while in the field.