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Why would anyone want an external "safety" on a Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Graystar, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    I've seen quite a few "shot myself with a Glock because the holster was worn" threads. That's why I don't really trust the Glock. At least with the Springfield XD and XDM there is a grip safety to help offset that when holstering.
  2. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    Because you can't Speed Reholster a Glock when transitioning back to rifle.

    Something you run into when:
    -Rifle training, especially CQB.
    -3 gun comps
    -Swat/Combat training

    I take my time holstering my Glock. So when I do 3 gun or carbine practice transitions, I prefer a 1911.

    Obviously for civvy CCW needs, I could care less about speed reholstering. (a bad idea in almost allways)
  3. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    "speed reholstering" made me think of "instant landing" as in plane crash. There are times to be obsessed with speed and there are times not to be. When, in a confrontational situation, is it going to be advantageous to be ultra fast at taking your personal protection device out of service? Still makes me thing of a plane crash. But in my one and only real world confrontation, I don't remember holstering my gun at all.

    And since I wasn't practicing for a three gun shoot at the time, all other guns were in the safe.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013

    IMTHDUKE Well-Known Member

    Ask Plaxico Burress.
  5. YZ

    YZ member

    The whole point of the Glock is the absence of thumb safety. Adding it on partially defeats the purpose of this design as always on ready. But people do want both, for one reason or another.

    Springfield Armory listened... and bam! A Yugoslavian clone with not only a manual safety but a 1911 grip safety too. You can't complain!
  6. gym

    gym member

    I worry about my dogs and grandkids jumping on me. That "could" possibly get a trigger pulled if it were sitting in a soft material like the clip on suede holster or even in a fanny pack. I pocket carry my 26 but use the trigger block in a remora holster and am very aware of where those little hands and paws go, when my dogs jump up or a grandkid starts climbing.
    I know several guys who don't chamber their guns, I have never believed in that in the 4+ decades of carrying. My gun needs to have a round in the pipe so I know at least my first shot is leaving the barrel. Plus sometimes you can get a bad round and then you have a real problem, It happened at the range during a reload this passed week, it just didn't feed that one bullet. It was out of spec. I would not want to end up shot because I had an issue with chambering my gun.
    If the military and police can use safety's so can the average guy, a 1911 is the perfect example, the safety is off by the time you are on target.
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Hey Graystar, why indeed anything.. have you figured it out yet/become satisfied or have anything to contribute?

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  8. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    The original thread is 10 years old and before the recent response that had been a 5 year lapse.

    I'm thinking that a valid discussion would justify a new thread if folks are that interested
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