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Old 09-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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The original Gen 1 Glock boxes had a post with a flag on it that fit in the trigger guard. It "required" you to press the trigger prior to storage in that box. My understanding was it was to inhibit storing the gun loaded, not because it is better to store the gun with the trigger pressed.

Bottom line, the gun can be stored either way.

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When you store it throw a couple of moth balls in with it......keeps it fresh
I like to use bags of rice, cheap, works well and you just toss it in the trash every month or so. I keep one on every shelf of the safe.
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I like to use bags of rice, cheap, works well and you just toss it in the trash every month or so. I keep one on every shelf of the safe.
Do you put the guns in the rice?
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I've always stored my Glocks with the trigger rearward. The striker spring is not compressed at this point, and on a closed slide and trigger rearward....you know that there's no live round in the chamber when you pick it up. Habit of mine.

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If I am not planning on using them for a long time or storing a new gun for the future. I like to squeeze the trigger before storing it. Probably does not matter either way. I also do that with my ARs and Bolt Guns by squeezing the trigger and slowly closing the bolt. Just the way I do it. As stated it is what ever you feel comfortable with. I went to Glock Armorer School and the Advanced Armorer School at there was no mention either way that I recall!

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An unloaded gun is a very expensive club. I store almost all my guns loaded. I take the safety rule "treat every gun as if it were loaded" literally. If you see a gun in my house, you can bet it is loaded.

The Glock does not have a "second strike" capability. I used to prefer the ability to try a round again. It MAY go off the second time. I now feel if the round is bad, get rid of it (rack the slide) and go on with a second round (tap-rack). If it did not go bang because it hit on an empty chamber, snapping the trigger 100 times will not make it go bang. Tap-rack and get back in the fight.



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