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Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by mcclought, Mar 23, 2013.
How safe is it to carry glock with 3.5 pound trigger job chambered!
You really have to ask???
If Glocks would employ a manual safety I'd say fine, but without I just can't recommend any Gluck be used for carry, no matter the trigger weight.
People rely entirely too much on safeties. Its foolish.
I've yet to have a safety fail me. Or hear of one. Have you? I don't mind if there was a long trigger, but Glocks do not have long triggers, they're more like SA.
I carry a block 33 with one in the chamber every day with no problems
Many do and will probably continue to, that doesn't make it acceptable to me. Never had nor will. But to each their own man.
You have a trigger safety, so whats the problem. The trigger safety is on the same as 3 1/2 pound or 4 1/2 pound.
In order for a safety to not be a danger to you in the event of a shootout you need to practice drawing the firearm, disabling the safety and then not putting your finger on the trigger until it is time to shoot. You've added an extra step to you draw time. What if the advancing bad guy only needed that extra half second to get ahold of you or better yet they don't have the extra step?
A safety is an add-on for someone who is not comfortable with their firearm, whether it be due to insufficient training, practice or an inherent flaw in the design of the gun.
I carry a glock 20 daily with a round in the chamber. The only time I have ever been even relatively close to a ng was testing the 'safeties' on a Walther p99c at the range. Yes I have seen safeties fail. Just as I've seen abs brakes cause accidents.
You should control the gun, not the other way around.
As long as you follow accepted safe gun handling rules (i.e. keep your booger hook off the bang switch) they are just as safe as any other gun.
I did the 3.5 lb Ghost Trigger job (thanks to FTF contest win, whoot whoot).
Glock is NOT my EDC, but with a good holster and careful holstering, I wouldn't hesitate to carry it.
Proper Holstering and drawing would seem to me to be the key.
I wouldn't fear it accidently discharging..
Maybe I'll try an empty case and some hammering, a few tosses against the wall, and a drop test from the barn roof.
I really don't expect anything.. except a few dings.
I'm used to 1911 triggers so I got a Ghost 3.5lb connector. It's the best IMO you're going to get with a striker fired DAO Glock. I EDC a G19 w/ 3.5 and CT laser inside a Milt Sparks Summer Special. I don't put my finger on the trigger until I'm ready to fire. No probs if you handle your sidearm properly.
I found the 3.5 Ghost made the pull a little cleaner and crisper. For me it made my shot follow up a tad faster and made me a tad more accurate. Def not a 1911 trigger, but IMO WAY better than the stock 5.5lb connector.
As far as one in the chamber goes, all my firearms for PD/CCW ALWAYS have one in the snout. Again, handle your firearms properly and no probs.
I'll take any advantage I can get while in a fight for my life. I won't waste time racking the slide or hitting a monkey lever(safety). If I could train twice a week I'd prob carry a lightweight 1911 commander size sidearm. I can't afford to nor have the time, so I pick the G19 with no safety. It takes a lot of continuous training to be really quick with a safety equipped EDC.
In summary the 3.5 does not offer a huge edge, but IMO it does offer an edge. I'll take any and all edges I can get when regarding my safety.
This is not meant to be an a-hole post. Just realistic.
If you are intelligent and capable enough to not pull the trigger (even accidentally) when drawing or not intending to shoot--- Then yes, carry it.
If not, don't own a gun please.
Your proper holster is your safety . Whenever you remove a glock from the holster, focus as you would if you clicked the thumb safety off of a 1911.
Side Note : Jim Yeager said on one of his YouTube vids to keep your Glock stock, that you can't buy good marksmanship and that aftermarket parts often cause problems . I tend to agree : I was issued a G17 and resisted the temptation to do my customary trigger job . After only about 200 rounds fired, the stock trigger feels smooth and crisp - at least for a Glock !
Thanks also to BreakFree CLP...
There is a simple solution to make a Glock safer, trigger job or not, but the posting of this makes Glock owners hungry pitbulls starring at children, so I will keep it to myself. Pm me if interested.
+1 Rent! Again, score. That brand(BreakFree) works really good in my Glock.
I have sought and received training, and the stock gun is great. With a few parts, it becomes a little better. Who doesn't want an edge? They aren't the best, but as a tool the job always gets done.