Originally Posted by potentialglock
I agree on the safety. You can't always override certain bodily reactions. Clenching is one that can happen when faced with a stressful scenario. Glock "safeties" do nothing to prevent that. While I always keep my finger off the trigger til I'm ready to shoot I want something in place to prevent a clench reaction or in case my finger slips. For those that say "well if your finger slipped its your own damn fault!" Well no ****! But I want safeties that will prevent me from potentially ****ing up and costing me my leg or worse a life. A manual safety takes 1/4 of a second to manipulate but can save you from a lifetime of sorrow.
This is what "practical shooting competitions" are for...
I used to attend an NRA Action Pistol Competition every month out in Estacada Oregon.
Timed engagements from the holster scored on both speed and accuracy. You learn very quickly that speed with out accuracy is useless and you focus on the basics...while under stress...
This allows you to built speed safely, trains you to deactivate your safety after you clear the holster, and keep that trigger finger indexed until your sights are on target.
Training prevents ND's... Relying on manual safeties "ensures" them.
Not trying to toot my own horn but between military service, daily CCW, and volunteer RSO, I've been consistently armed for over 20 years and never ND'd a live round because I recognize that the only sure safety is the one between my ears.