Originally Posted by Ram Rod
Glock pistols are just as safe as you are.
Yes, I agree with Ram Rod; I'm not questioning the overall safety of the
Glock design (it was genius, in the mid-80s!) or I certainly wouldn't have
bought another one. Equating one to a 'zip gun' is pretty far out in left
I will say this, though-I just wonder if one day the "Glock Perfection" logo/idea might
come back to bite the boys in Smyrna, because it implies that if they change anything
(like adding a manual safety option) that they are 'admitting' the original design had a
'flaw' (not literally, hence the ' ') in it. I am really beginning to suspect that Glock's
corporate attorneys are the true reason they are stubbornly refusing to offer anything
like this to their customers, and I have spoken to them about this, personally. Not about
their attorneys, but asking them to please give me this option. They were pretty darn
arrogant about it last time (in an email) and said essentially, "shut up about this, we are
NOT going to put a manual safety on our guns."
This is not even true, because
they already DID, when they submitted a .45 for the military trials, a few years ago. I think
that showed a little
bit of flexibility on Glock's part, when there was (potentially) some
big bucks to be made, and to get their weapons in the hands of the mass-military in the U.S.
So-for that reason, I will withhold final judgement, and hope the market FORCES them to re-
I'm sure the folks at Springfield and (especially) S&W (since they offer it on all M&P auto
models, now) grin about this all the way to the bank, since more-and-more police agencies
and individuals want this on their automatics.
I also would like to see Glock (not holding my breath here, either
) offer different color frames,
and a stainless (silver) slide option, because these guns (work well) but are pug-ugly!
My 2 pennies-