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Safety features on a Glock 26

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Airbrush Artist, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

    This is a Glock safety with the safety engaged. uploadfromtaptalk1361519023705.jpg

    Here's with the safety off... uploadfromtaptalk1361519069630.jpg

    Also note additional holster safety... uploadfromtaptalk1361519148874.jpg

    Nuff said!

    In God and Glock we Trust
  2. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Putting "Glock" and "accidental discharge" in Google gets you quiet a few pages of results. Saying Glock or any firearm doesn't have negligent/accidental discharges is just asking for trouble. The first step to firearm safety is YOU be comfortable with your weapon choice. If you don't feel comfortable or safe carrying a Glock, don't carry a Glock. Step 2 to that is don't let the Glock fanboys tell you different.

    I have carried Glocks, all for professional or LEO work. I have had more malfunctions with Glock than any personally owned weapon I have. If I added a Glock to my collection, it would cost about $600-$800 (depending on Generation) to get it to where I would carry it, that is far from "Perfection" that Glock brags. To me, Glock is not a suitable carry weapon until money has been spent to fix it based on my preferences, but some people like how it works. Every "safety" on a Glock is on almost every other modern pistol.

    Ruger SR9c is a great choice. I have one. It has all the safety features Glock has and then some. Cheaper than most Glocks as well.

    Modern Walther (P99, PPQ, PPX). No thumb safety but the DA trigger pull is longer than heavier than a Glock, then goes to single action with lighter pulls and shorter travel.

    HK USP. Certain variations have a safety and decocker making it very customizable for DA/SA or cocked and locked shooting. If you have the money that is the best option. Just good luck finding one that isn't an LEM trigger.
  3. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    The holster issue I'm referring to is one incident in particular where a man used a leather iwb holster. The leather was a bit too warn and , during re holster, snagged the trigger resulting in a discharge.

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  4. dfsixstring

    dfsixstring Well-Known Member

    I started carrying the SR9c when I first got my CC. I was nervous putting that thing into my IWB holster and keeping it there all day with the safety off. After a year and a half I'm much more comfortable. I flip the safety on when I holster/unholster it but carry it with the safety off. My LCP doesn't have a safety and it doesn't bother me at all, but does have a longer trigger pull.

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  5. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    You'll be fine. Get a holster that covers the trigger. You will be 100% safe.
  6. Paul7

    Paul7 Well-Known Member

    Because you know of ADs with guns with safeties doesn't mean safeties don't make an AD less likely. People die in car crashes who wear seatbelts, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't wear them. That is a comparable analogy to what the Glock crowd are saying about guns, if everyone would drive like they should there would be no accidents. But there are, especially under stress.

  7. Paul7

    Paul7 Well-Known Member

    Even Jeff Cooper once had an ND, but for some here, that could never happen to them. :scrutiny:
  8. Sgt_R

    Sgt_R Well-Known Member

    I carry a Glock 26 every day.

    If I wanted something with a manual safety, the M&P9c would be my first choice.

  9. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    The best safety on any gun is the one between your ears!

    It sounds like it boils down to personal comfort. Carry it without a round in the chamber for a little bit and build your confidence. Don't try and compensate for a fear with extra features. Build your confidence slowly and build your understanding. Learn about the safeties and what they do and how they work.

    If you have any questions about how Glock's in particular work let me know.
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    A Fitz Special is the way to go.
  11. Hapworth

    Hapworth Well-Known Member

    Definitely -- shoved in a pocket. ;)
  12. Mr. Trashcan

    Mr. Trashcan Member

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  13. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    There was a poll on the forum aways back, asking what kind of ND's people had experienced. It had on the order of a hundred responses. The results of that poll showed a manual safety would have prevented something like 4 percent of those ND's. (And of the detailed reponses, over 95% of the guns involved had a manual safety, which still wouldn't have made a difference, cuz the user intentionally had it off). Well, sure, I could be making that up. Maybe you can dig it up and see for yourself.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  14. Mr. Trashcan

    Mr. Trashcan Member

    Be curious to know how many NDs involved DAO guns. My guess would be zero.
  15. Sgt_R

    Sgt_R Well-Known Member

    Plenty of ND's are of the "But it wasn't loaded," or "I forgot to clear it first" variety. My guess is that you would be incorrect.

  16. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    Well, unfortunately we all get careless and mechanical safeties can't fix stupid.

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  17. Sgt_R

    Sgt_R Well-Known Member

    Exactly correct, and neither can DAO actions or any other mechanical feature. The "safety" of any firearm is ultimately determined by the user.

  18. KAS1981

    KAS1981 Well-Known Member

    Some folks have an irrational fear of guns with no manual thumb safety.

    If you want the G26, get the G26 and don't worry about the safety.
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    And the converse is certainly true. Nothing like a 2-3 lb SA all day drop.
  20. Averageman

    Averageman Well-Known Member

    The holster issue I'm referring to is one incident in particular where a man used a leather iwb holster. The leather was a bit too warn and , during re holster, snagged the trigger resulting in a discharge.

    If this happened, I have never seen anything like it and it's the failure of the holster and the man carrying it, certainly not the gun.
    I carry my 26 daily in a Don Hume IWB holster with a G17 mag, never an issue.

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