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LEM, DAK, Glock vs. Cocked and Unlocked

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Regen, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Regen

    Regen Well-Known Member

    Why are light DAO triggers such LEM, DAK or the Glock trigger safe to carry without a manual safety but Cocked and Unlocked is not?
  2. big_bang

    big_bang Well-Known Member

    Because DAO pistols are not cocked, there is no pent-up spring energy waiting to be expended. You must supply the energy to load up the hammer spring with your finger pulling the trigger.

    With a cocked and unlocked pistol, there is a hammer with a wound-up spring behind it just waiting to fall. A mechanical failure or impact occurs and that spring releases thus causing the hammer to strike.
  3. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    Because it teaches you to keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to fire.

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