Originally Posted by dblcrona
I'm glad at least a couple people here understand where I am coming from. Thanks a lot for your input. I have always thought that the idea of a trigger safety is a bit of a joke. A safety is by definition supposed to prevent you from pulling the trigger. You could have a dozen trigger safeties but not one of them will prevent you from firing the pistol. No, it is not that I can't keep my finger off the trigger as some have suggested. I have been shooting for 35 years and grew up with guns and gun safety my entire life. I have even shot competitively. I know and understand all the safety rules and I never put my finger inside the trigger guard until I am aiming at my intended target. It is merely the thought of having no real safety that seems dangerous to me. In my mind I equate carying a Glock with a round in the chamber the same as carying a 1911 loaded and cocked with the safety off. At least that is how it feels to someone who has ony owned a Glock for a couple of months. The more I shoot it the more comfortable I become. With more time will come a greater sense of comfort.
Well, in a way meant not to be offensive to anyone, I'm not a gun snob who thinks that there is only one way or one gun that everyone should have. I have many different styles and have carried each one. When it comes right down to it, I think most of us have probably seen that video with the DEA instructor preaching safety with his glock when he shoots himself in the leg. It can happen at anytime, to anyone. Sometimes, chit just happens. There isn't always a reason, it just does. I've never accidentally discharged any of my weapons (unless you count a pellet gun, and that was my fault for not giving it the respect I give my handguns) With respect to your discomfort, I can relate as I've had the same feeling. Like I said, I carry every day cocked and locked, safety on and feel perfectly secure doing so. There is just that little thought that something "could" go wrong with no failsafe other than that little chunk of plastic on the trigger, which I don't trust.