mdauben;1028878]While nothing man made is perfect for all practical purposes a Glock will NOT go off when dropped. It has multiple redundant design features to prevent that from occurring. They have undergone extensive testing to prove they don't.
Did you actually see this alleged AD occur or did your friend just tell you about it? No offense but it's much more likely your friend is trying to cover up his own negligence than that a Glock in "perfect working order" went off when dropped.
again, one can make any reason why it might not happen. but when you KNOW it has....it makes all the difference in the world.
my friend who dropped his glock when it went off is like a brother to me. i see no reason for him to lie about it. in fact....he now NEVER carries with a round in the chamber. would this be his behavior if he was lying about it? anyway, i'll take a life long friend's word for what its worth.
i always think of this....they say according to the laws of physics, a bumble bee should not be able to fly....yet there they are....flying.
you can of course believe whatever you want, but i KNOW it can happen.
Yes you can and this was common practice with old single action revolvers. However it is simply unnecessary with modern double action revolvers with transfer bars or firing pin blocks. All you are accomplishing is having one less round of ammo in a handgun whose main drawback is its already limited capacity.
If you refuse to trust the proven safety features on modern guns that's your prerogative but most people will tell you it's at best a waste of time and/or capacity to do so and does nothing to make carrying a gun safer.
the vast majority of times a concealed handgun is pulled, it is not fired. the way i see it, if you only have 4/5 shots, you better practice and make them count. i have seen fools drop 15 rounds quickly at targets to miss all of them under pressure.
safety is as important
to me as defending myself or family. you really want to face 4/5 of .357? you really think its not enough to get the point across?
all respect for your opinion, of course. i do respect your greater knowledge on the matter considering you do carry. but i think someone can probably carry effectively with one less round myself. so agree to disagree, my friend.