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Old 09-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #11
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Glocks have the ghey....
Another helpful post^^^^

Seriously Are the AD's from a lack of training? Stupidity, Carelessness?
If you can use a double action revolver safely a glock is the same principal.

DO NOT PULL the TRIGGER if you DONT WANT the WEAPON to FIRE!!
Whats the excuse??? "OMG!! I pulled the trigger and the gun just went off" Yep poor design there
Finger off trigger until ready to fire. Dont let muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy.

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Old 09-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
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Actually, this subject and the reasons, 'Why' haven't really been covered. Firearm safety rules are never genuinely useful as long as they remain nothing more than mental safety rules. In order for any firearm safety rule to work it has to become an everyday personal habit - One that is instinctively NEVER violated.

If someone who's disassembling a Glock hasn't first racked the slide, at least, thrice and then locked it open for both visual AND tactile inspection, well ...... he's made a serious firearm handling mistake - One that clearly violates the user instructions in Glock's Owner's Manual.

If someone who's working on a Glock, or any other pistol, covers his own hand with the muzzle then he needs to start learning basic firearm safety all over again. Obviously, he missed one of the really important points about firearm safety the first time around. (Cooper's Second Safety Rule: 'Never allow the muzzle to, so much as cross, anything you are unwilling to see destroyed.')

Anytime someone discharges a sidearm in a toilet, the mistake belongs entirely unto that person and his misplaced trigger finger. The only exception is, maybe, when a pistol is being reholstered and the edge of the trigger catches the side of the holster; but, this is an extraordinary circumstance. It's far more likely that the user's lazy or forgetful trigger finger is the real problem.

You don't need to go to a, 'low ready' position in order to prepare to reholster a Glock. You should IMMEDIATELY remove your finger from inside the triggerguard and place it along the side of the frame the moment you stop firing and begin to look over the top of the slide. (If you've been trained to hook the distal joint and place the tip of your trigger finger on the edge of the triggerguard in the same way that Ayoob and I do - Fine! Just remember to be consistent.)

If you wait until moving to, 'low ready' before removing your trigger finger from inside the guard, then, your pistol shooting reflexes have not been properly conditioned. (I watched a shooter do this just the other day. That delay, no matter how brief, can be lethal!)

The OP is correct: Glock pistols are NOT as safe as they could be. I could write a post several pages long on, 'Why Not'. (But, I won't!) In fact I live with a Glock pistol, just about, 24 hours a day. Neither do I fault any of my Israeli acquaintances who have been trained and are required to carry all of their personal sidearms in C-3. Inside a civilian residential environment, C-3 is often (But, not always) the safest method of regular carry.
Well stated. Nuff said.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #13
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Misunderstanding here. I never recommended waiting until you go to low ready to remove your finger from the trigger. I recommended the "low ready and think" step for added safety in reholstering.
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There is no such thing as an Accidental Discharge!

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There are only Negligent Discharges.

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A little follow-up to the original post :
The guard who shot himself while reholstering suffered enough injury to require 3 days in the hospital. It was indeed a case of the holster pushing the trigger finger.

The guard who fired the shot in the bathroom stall was himself fired, I hear.

The gun shop guy who shot himself through the hand had loaded the gun absent-mindedly. The customer had left the gun empty. The hand injury caused nerve damage but a full recovery is possible.
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I guess the guy that shot himself in the hand missed the day in class where they say treat every weapon as it is loaded. I always drop the mag, cycle the slide and then lock the slide back to check for any round that might be in the chamber. I will aim the gun in SAFE Area and pull the trigger and I know the gun is not loaded because I checked and double checked and then checked again...
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #17
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Hope I did not accidentally give the impression that I am blaming the Glocks or that I am unaware of the many safety violations that led to these mishaps.

This is a Glock forum and these matters involved Glocks, so I thought it was of interest.
Glocks are unforgiving of human error and require special care because they must be dry snapped to be field stripped.

Awhile back, humor columnist Dave Barry published a list of gun safety rules that began :
RULE One : Never load your gun.
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Just goes to show you, don't play with your loaded guns when you are pooping.
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Just goes to show you, don't play with your loaded guns when you are pooping.
LOL that is funny!
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Guys-
This story beats all. They say a guard on a federal contract was shooting the ICE Course for qualification. He was described as an African immigrant. According to the story, he crossed his weak hand thumb behind the slide and the slide cut it open. He so desired to pass the test that he kept on shooting until he completed the course of fire, " bloodied but unbowed ". When the range officers saw all the blood on his shirt, they thought he'd shot himself. He then handed over the gun to a range officer, who then realized the gun had blood on it. EEEEW !

P.S. He scored too low to pass, anyway.
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