Glock Safety

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by dblcrona, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

    52
    0
    0
    I recently purchased a Glock 27 as my cary pistol. I love the gun but I'm still not crazy about carying a pistol without a traditional safety. While I understand the trigger safety and the firing pin safety systems of a Glock, and the fact it is a DAO, I still am not comfortable carying it hot with a round in the chamber. While it is considered a DAO it is really more like a 1-1/2 action as the firing pin is half cocked when the slide is racked. Can anyone give me some help in getting over this? Also, I do cary in a DeSantis ITW leather holster that covers the trigger guard and makes pulling the trigger while in the holster impossible. Any input would be apprecisted. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

    820
    1
    0
    I am no expert on this but I would say that it all boils down to how you draw the gun. Obviously you do not want to put your finger near the trigger until your ready to fire. I would carry it chambered and practice drawing it unloaded, keeping your finger off of the trigger.
     

  3. Kraj

    Kraj New Member

    150
    0
    0
    What I did was carry in with out one in the chamber for awhile. Around the house, take a nap whatever. You will notice the the trigger never gets pulled the firing pin stays where it should and you will be more comfortable. Took me about a week
     
  4. danolator

    danolator New Member

    630
    0
    0
    Lack of manual safety is the reason I put on a tac light and made my Glock my nightstand gun. I just can't get comfortable holstering that weapon in condition 1. I prefer condition 2 & that's the only reason I carry an M&P. IMO, Glock is a superior weapon.
     
  5. AR10

    AR10 New Member

    2,264
    0
    0
    The answer for me, was Safe-T-Blok. Amazon
     
  6. danolator

    danolator New Member

    630
    0
    0
    Got one of those, but can't use it in my holsters. What holster do you use?
     
  7. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

    294
    0
    0
    If you cant keep your booger hook off the bang switch until youre ready to shoot, then you shouldnt be carrying anything at all. The gun is not the problem. You have a training issue. A manual safety is not going to help you. You will just get into the habit of clicking the safety off as you draw. If your finger isnt where its supposed to be, youre just going to pop yourself in the thigh. You need practice, not a different gun.
     
  8. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

    2,058
    0
    0
    This is true. But even pros make mistakes.
     
  9. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

    52
    0
    0
    Did you even read my initial post?
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    1
    0
    Trigger time. You need to shoot enough to get confident enough to manipulate the gun. In my experience the lack of confidence leads to the trigger finger creeping into the trigger guard. The subconscious nagging feeling of inability makes one try for an "edge". Getting the finger on the trigger gives the impression of a quicker shot.

    Look into professional instruction or action sports competition. IPSC/USPSA is great at giving one experience. After 5 or 6 local mtches you will see your confidence level soar.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,344
    222
    63
    Right now, Glock is one of- if not THE most popular handgun carried by law enforcement in the US on a daily basis. With a round chambered. If you do not put your finger on the trigger, it does not fire.

    The NDs that I HAVE seen with a Glock included things like trying to reholster the pistol WITH YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER. The pistol did what it was designed to do- fire when the trigger is pressed.
     
  12. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

    1,036
    0
    0
    Yea it is the most popular. Don't forget that you have the NY trigger mods as well. There's a reason they have a stiffer trigger. I see precisely what the OP sees, and I carried my Glock for years without a round in the chamber for that exact reason. It's not that i'm uncomfortable carrying a loaded weapon, it's that I don't want a loaded weapon with no real safety mechanism. I carry my Sig P938 Con 1 everyday. Carrying a Glock Con 0 was not what I wanted. My glock is my nightstand gun. From time to time I carry it for nostalgia purposes as it was the first quality handgun I ever purchased. But in an intense, high pressure situation where I would have to draw with the speed of light, i'd have a little concern. Not a lot, just a little. I've taught myself through repetition to draw my sig and in the motion of drawing it, click off the safety. I just get where he is coming from.
     
  13. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

    416
    0
    0
    Exactly. The gun does have a manual safety, you push it off when you pull the trigger. Do not touch the trigger until you have made the conscious decision to fire!!!! Even if gun is unloaded, at gun shop, whatever the case. No touching tht trigger!!!
     
  14. danolator

    danolator New Member

    630
    0
    0
    You don't know me or my level of expertise. Your assumptions are sophomoric.
     
  15. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 New Member

    146
    0
    0
    another option is to test how well you are trained. during my CHL class a fellow student related how he carried his with a piece of tissue paper taped across the trigger so that if he ever put his finger in, it would tear. he practiced carrying the pistol around for a couple of weeks until he didn't tear the paper any more. once he reached that state, he eventually went round in chamber.

    Me? I carry with round in chamber. But, it was after practicing a lot not to let my finger in the circle until I had sights on target and was firing.

    IMHO, just develop a plan and practice it until you develop the muscle memory
     
  16. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

    1,134
    0
    0
    I will never carry a glock simply because there is no thumb safety if they had one I wouldn't have sold my glock and I would probably by another but they will never have thumb safety's so that's outta the question
     
  17. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

    164
    0
    0
    Glock isn't any different than my M&P 40c. It's all about good habits.
     
  18. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

    3,495
    0
    0
    I’m curious if people who have pistols with both kinds of safeties, separate thumb & Glock ‘styles’, if going back and forth between them confuses their muscular memory.
     
  19. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

    164
    0
    0
    I have a XDM, Glock, M&P,and S&W, no issues here. I do sgoo all quite frequently so that I'm sure helps
     
  20. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

    52
    0
    0
    I'm glad at least a couple people here understand where I am coming from. Thanks a lot for your input. I have always thought that the idea of a trigger safety is a bit of a joke. A safety is by definition supposed to prevent you from pulling the trigger. You could have a dozen trigger safeties but not one of them will prevent you from firing the pistol. No, it is not that I can't keep my finger off the trigger as some have suggested. I have been shooting for 35 years and grew up with guns and gun safety my entire life. I have even shot competitively. I know and understand all the safety rules and I never put my finger inside the trigger guard until I am aiming at my intended target. It is merely the thought of having no real safety that seems dangerous to me. In my mind I equate carying a Glock with a round in the chamber the same as carying a 1911 loaded and cocked with the safety off. At least that is how it feels to someone who has ony owned a Glock for a couple of months. The more I shoot it the more comfortable I become. With more time will come a greater sense of comfort.