Originally Posted by JonM
carrying a 1911 with the manual safety off cocked with a round in the chamber is safer than carrying a glock. you still got the grip safety. if your comfy carrying a glock why does seeing the hammer scare you??
I find this statement slightly ridiculous. How can carrying a 1911 like mentioned above be in any way safer...
First off lets look at the weapons as if the 1911 had no external safeties. In a case of a dropped weapon or sharp impact on the hammer( should it be cond. 1 or 2) a 1911 can still discharge a round. A Glock, by design cannot discharge. The integrated drop safety ensures this. The striker is not even fully back and engaged. If a striker slipped without a trigger pull nothing would happen... even if by miracle the striker gained enough potential energy to detonate the primer without a trigger pull the firing pin safety would stop any accidental discharge.
If people are scared of a Glock not having any external safeties the best thing is education. The weapon should always be in a holster covering the trigger. If drawn from the holster your finger should not be on the trigger plain and simple. So if you carry responsibly there should be no sense of " my gun is not as safe"