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Safety features on a Glock 26

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

  1. Weevil

    Weevil Well-Known Member

    So basically we all agree that no gun, not even a Glock, will fire unless you pull the trigger.

    And I think we all agree that using a manual safety will prevent an AD if you pull a boner and pull the trigger when you're not supposed to.

    So what prevents you from having an AD if you have a brainfart when the safety isn't on?
  2. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    Don't ever leave a loaded gun where kids can get at it.

    A gunvault is the best way to keep little hands off of it.

    No matter how well trained or how much common sense they have, they are not to be trusted or given the opportunity to do foolish things.
  3. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    I would say nothing. And I would say that's negligent, not accidental.

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  4. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's what I do. Just wondering about others who've posted.

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  5. JoePfeiffer

    JoePfeiffer Well-Known Member

    Nothing, of course. You minimize the chances a brainfart will get someone hurt, and work hard at not having a brainfart.
  6. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    Training with a Glock - your brain becomes accustomed to the certainty of the trigger firing the gun, and you learn to keep your finger off the bang switch until you want to fire.
  7. leadchucker

    leadchucker Well-Known Member

    It's just all those Unintentional Discharges, that occur up until your brain becomes accustomed to the certainty of the trigger firing the gun, that are the problem.
  8. Dan-O

    Dan-O Well-Known Member

  9. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    What? Wait! You're actually going to claim the only real safety is the one between your ears? Hmmm, OK...works for me.
  10. Mr. Trashcan

    Mr. Trashcan Member

    Then why are those guns made? Do people choose DAO for fun?
  11. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Product diversity. To paraphrase a movie line, "Built it and they will buy it". And because marketing research and events like the SHOT show get information back to the manufacturers that certain products will sell. I've got various models with various types of safeties, or no mechanical safety at all in certain cases, and I like them all.

    Having cut my teeth on revolvers so to say, I do very well with a Glock's trigger and safety design. People who "grew up" with a 1911 might favor an external thumb operated safety. It all depends on what you like and what is available. I use to buy GM trucks; since the early '90s all I've owned have been Ford.
  12. Weevil

    Weevil Well-Known Member

    So what's the difference???

    If someone is doofy enough to pull the trigger on a loaded gun when they're not supposed to, why shoud we assume that they're gonna be smart enough to have the safety on when they commit this act of stupidity?

    I mean they've already commited one of the cardinal sins of safe gun handling, what says they're gonna do it with the safety on?

    Oh sure you would hope that they'd have it on, and they may actually get lucky enough to have it on God willing, but a "manual" safety doesn't work automatically. The user has to engage it themselves.

    Perhaps some of you have misunderstood my point, basically what I'm saying is a manual safety is no substitute for good old fashioned common sense.

    Yeah it might save your butt in the event of a brainfart, then again it might not.

    There is nothing in this world that's completely foolproof, especially when it comes to guns even if they do have a manual safety.
  13. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    I probably don't know as much about Glocks as the average security guard, but I have fired a few hundred thousand rounds through mine. ;) I carry a G26, IWB, daily. Bought one for my daughter and one of my sons. If I thought my family and I would be better served with something else for concealed carry, I'd buy it.
  14. pa350z

    pa350z Well-Known Member

    My daily carry is a G27 using a Blackhawk IWB holster with one spare mag pouch made by Blackhawk (leather). It is very comfortable and safe. However and a big however, I do check the leather IWB holster regularly for wear. The worn leather issue is not only a Glock issue but for other pistols with out a thumb safety or decocker.
  15. groundhog34

    groundhog34 Well-Known Member

    The safety is located between your ears.
  16. groundhog34

    groundhog34 Well-Known Member

    " I realize this is an it rabbit trail but were already here. A few have mentioned leaving the gun loaded with one in the pipe on the nightstand with kids. How do you keep this safe from the kids? My 4yo comes in the bedroom all the time at all hours. What (other than training) keeps the kid from picking it up? I would love to do that but it scares the crap out of me, even with my 'over safe' sr9 "

    I was about 5 or 6 and interested in my dad's 38. This was in the 50's, I am an old guy. He took my outside and let me shoot it. It scared the sh1t out of me. I remembered he said if I catch you playing with this gun I am going to shoot your dog to show you what it does. He was a WWII vet. I NEVER looked at it again. Today unfortunately he would probably go to jail.
  17. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    This, to me, is the point. It might save you. It might not. But I like slim odds better than no odds (a gun without a manual safety can't 'save you' from stupid at all). The odds of human error are 100%. May not happen with a gun, or a loaded gun. But it will happen. If error and the gun happen to come together, a manual safety may help. That's better than nothing in my book.

    And I'm not talking about 'I didn't know the gun was loaded'. That's negligent. I'm talking about 'the leather being a bit tight on your holster' sort of thing.
  18. HexHead

    HexHead Well-Known Member

    And if you're not smart enough to use a gun that doesn't have an external safety, you shouldn't be carrying a gun either.
  19. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    I really don't think it's a matter of intelligence. It's simply the fact that some of us seem to have more faith in ourselves, and humanity, than others.
  20. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    Glock DOES have a safety. Glocks made today stand a pretty much ZERO chance of going off without someone placing their finger on the trigger and pulling it.

    The only time I hear of people having a Glock discharge is when they are either (1) disassembling it, or (2) carrying it without a holster.

    Human stupidity will defeat a safety 110% of the time.

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