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Old 08-06-2012, 05:24 AM   #11
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Do Glocks have an external safety? I'm just trying to learn here.

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Do Glocks have an external safety? I'm just trying to learn here.
Nope, they have what's called a 'psychological safety'...finger off trigger=safety on, finger on trigger=safety off...being serious BTW...

There is a trigger mechanism but I don't think that 'technically' qualifies as an official safety...Lots of semi-autos have this feature...
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Do Glocks have an external safety? I'm just trying to learn here.
No Glocks have internal safeties. Well I guess the trigger Safety is external. It takes getting use to to not have a safety lever.
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Nope, they have what's called a 'psychological safety'...finger off trigger=safety on, finger on trigger=safety off...being serious BTW...

There is a trigger mechanism but I don't think that 'technically' qualifies as an official safety...
Yep, all internal..

Trigger safety
Stryker safety
Drop safety

Otherwise meaning.....no safety

"since the gun can only go off when you pull the trigger, lets put the safety lever ON THE TRIGGER!"

never made sense to me
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Yep, all internal..

Trigger safety
Stryker safety
Drop safety

Otherwise meaning.....no safety

"since the gun can only go off when you pull the trigger, lets put the safety lever ON THE TRIGGER!"

never made sense to me
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Ironically after that happening I carry one in the whole. I was kinda afraid of a discharge but I have a glock so that won't happen.

You are seriously deluded if you think an AD or ND won't happen with a glock. I think it's wise to carry one in the pipe but please don't think glocks are all that and a bag of chips when it comes to safety.
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With the three internal safeties, Glock's more safe than a revolver, but ND's don't happen because any safety mechanism fails, they happen because you fail to manipulate your weapon properly...

as for open carry, I usually don't, unless it's some kind of event (like recently when our local Gunshop was getting folks to all go to Starbucks carrying open to show support...) I'll wear something flashy like my S&W Model 29-3. But I agree with the consensus: I don't want people knowing I'm armed.
I carry open on duty and you learn pretty quick that when you go someplace, once people notice, every eye is on you and your holster. That's attention I don't need.

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You are seriously deluded if you think an AD or ND won't happen with a glock. I think it's wise to carry one in the pipe but please don't think glocks are all that and a bag of chips when it comes to safety.
AD maybe ND NOPE it's the whole point of Stryker fire. They are all that in a bag of chips and some salsa if you just keep your finger off the trigger.
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You are seriously deluded if you think an AD or ND won't happen with a glock. I think it's wise to carry one in the pipe but please don't think glocks are all that and a bag of chips when it comes to safety.
I've owned Glocks since 1998. I've carried them, shot them done work on them. Never had an AD or ND.

Can it happen? Yep. Just like with any other firearm.

Doesn't mean it must happen? Nope. Lots of them out there that have never been in a ND/AD.

I got real nervous once when I unstrapped my 1911 and found the safety had been bumped to the off position. That trigger has less distance to travel. Even with a grip safety, I don't like the idea of a cocked and unlocked 1911 in my waistband.

Keep the booger hook off the bang switch and a Glock is as safe as can be.
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I've owned Glocks since 1998. I've carried them, shot them done work on them. Never had an AD or ND.

Can it happen? Yep. Just like with any other firearm.

Doesn't mean it must happen? Nope. Lots of them out there that have never been in a ND/AD.

I got real nervous once when I unstrapped my 1911 and found the safety had been bumped to the off position. That trigger has less distance to travel. Even with a grip safety, I don't like the idea of a cocked and unlocked 1911 in my waistband.

Keep the booger hook off the bang switch and a Glock is as safe as can be.

You guys need to read what I wrote. I never said glock wasn't safe, I never said an AD or ND must happen with a glock. I said he was fooling himself if he thinks it can't or won't happen. Put the kool aid down and stop being so sensitive about your precious tupperware.
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