Gun plot twist on The Closer


August 23, 2005, 09:27 AM
Last night's show had a neat sounding trick used to advance the plot. I'm not sure it is really possible so I would like an opinion from any Glock owners around.

I'll keep the plot info short. Love triangle. Wife and lover kill husband and bodyguard. Bodyguard's Glock had the firing pin superglued in place so he couldn't shoot back.

I've never had a Glock apart so I have no idea if that would be possible. I personally wouldn't trust superglue for something like that. I'd grind the firing pin short.

Any other ideas on sabotaging pistols we can sent to Hollyweird?

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August 23, 2005, 09:32 AM
And the bodyguard was incompetant enough to go hot without first checking his equipment? If you were to somehow get yourself in a position to screw with my s*#t before I use it, I will find out. I don't know about you.

August 23, 2005, 09:38 AM
Well, it is Hollywierd. The wife did the gunsmithing. The bodyguard lived with them. This is one thing that bothered me also. The resume on the boduguard was 10 yrs in the Marines and 5 yrs with some high priced security outfit. This didn't sound like any Marine I know, but I don't know enough about Glocks to know if you could identify the malf without a complete breakdown on the pistol. That is one of the questions I have for all you Glockers.

August 23, 2005, 10:04 AM
Interesting post. I saw the episode and wondered the same things. Maybe someone will enlighten us..

August 23, 2005, 11:24 AM
Wouldn't you notice when you pulled the trigger in a dryfire? I think I would in my 1911.

August 23, 2005, 11:50 AM
If dried cosmo can prevent firing pin from operating on a rifle, dried superglue could certainly prevent operation on a pistol. Dry firing is not a normal method of preparation for use, so it could be missed. With rifles cosmo can prevent protrusion of firing pin on striker moving forward, and all that is noticeable is that click may be slightly muffled. Super glue is anerobic, so would only set up in tight fit areas, so should bind up firing pin entirely, and I am not sure what the sound would be like. Certainly sounds plausible as "Mythbusters" say.

August 23, 2005, 01:48 PM
If the FP was superglued on a Glock, it would probably be quite noticeable. If it was glued forward (ie "cocked" position), then the trigger would not move at all. If it was glued to the rear, then the trigger would hang and flop around. Remember, on a Glock, the first part of the trigger movement (take-up) also moves the firing pin...


August 23, 2005, 02:20 PM
I was thinking more of how they got the gun away from him long enough to do that without him noticing.

No backup gun?

August 23, 2005, 02:50 PM
How many of you dry-fire your concealed carry piece before you pack it? I certainly don't...and if the firing pin on any one of my weapons was glued, I don't know that I would have looked at it closely enough beforehand to notice.

Tell you what, though...this just made me change my routine when I strap on my CCW...dry fire each time to ensure operation. Probably something I should have all ready been doing for years, but never really thought about it.

August 23, 2005, 03:43 PM
heck if youre going to go through that much trouble, just take the dang FP out!

August 24, 2005, 09:21 AM
...or break the nose off and reassemble. Would cock and fire as usual but never actually reach the primer. Do it right and it'd look like a malfunction.

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