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GLOCK safety

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chris95, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. Chris95

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    Where is the safety on a GLOCK pistol. I was thinking that its on the trigger.
    thanks
     
  2. smhbbag1

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    No, the safety is off the trigger until until it's ready to shoot :)
     
  3. omegaflame

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    That weird thing on the trigger is the "Safety" according to Glock.

    Essentially there is none.
     
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    That's scary a touching the trigger to operate the safety.
     
  6. average_shooter

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    There are multiple, redundant drop safeties within the Glock design. Operating the trigger (which you only touch when you are ready to shoot, right ?) disengages the safeties and allows the weapon to be fired.

    There is no "safety" in the traditional sense of a button or switch that needs to be manipulated before being able to fire.
     
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    there's no active safeties you can engage/disengage yourself. there's drop safety (plunger), and the safe action trigger design (essentially useless).



    lol, that was my first reaction before buying one. you get used to it. (i'm a 1911 guy, so i'm used to having a thumb safety). the glock safe action trigger isn't a safety in sense you're thinking about it. it simply keeps off center "tugs" from pulling the trigger.

    just keep your finger off the trigger, and you'll be fine :)
     
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    whats a safety? guns are dangerous.
     
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    This may be a bit off-topic, but why do people capitalize all of Glock. As opposed to like ... Colt or something?
     
  12. TheProf

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    There are three passive safeties on a GLOCK. See their website for more details. But the short version is.... it won't fire unless you pull the trigger. Think of it as as 15-shot revolver.

    If you really want an additional external safety...like in a 1911... keep your GLOCK holstered whenever possible. Avoid unnecessary handling of an unholstered gun. Think of the holster as an "extra safety".
     
  13. burley

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    GLOCK, that's how they spell it. All caps. In factory ads, on the side of the gun, etc.

    I've heard it said that the trigger safety is also a drop safety. Keeps the trigger forward in the event of a drop that could move the trigger and fire the gun. I don't know, seems if there's enough inertia to move the trigger, there would also be enough to move the trigger safety.
     
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    From what I have seen/heard, the trigger safety is used on the Glock (and other guns) because it must be depressed in order for the trigger to be pulled and the gun to consequently be fired... IOW, it prevents little things like say, loose thread in a purse, from catching on the trigger and pulling it as the "safety" would direct it upwards on the trigger and thus it could not cause an AD.

    Glocks are "safe action" meaning that they are not fully cocked even when a round is chambered... Essentially, they are PARTLY double action as the trigger pull actually finishes the cocking process and and fires the gun...
     
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    While it is popular to attribute different reasons for the placement of the lever blocking movement of the trigger on the Glock, if you go back to the G17's origins, you'll find that it was incorporated into the pistol's design to meet a requirement, for a safety, in the Austrian military contract for which the G17 was birthed...it is much like the non-drop free magazines and the slide stop not being designed to release the slide
     
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    The trigger safety is to prevent inadvertent firing if dropped from extreme heights onto its rear. That is why it is used on most modern pistols and a few rifles (Savage and Marlin) as well.
     
  17. Strahley

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    As with any gun, YOU are the safety
     
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    Mossberg as well
     
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    Because it's Austrian and is supposed to be spoken in a loud, angry tone.
     
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    Yeah, you have to imagine Ahhhnold saying it really loud
     
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    Oh, you're talking about the little bit of plastic in the middle of GLocK triggers.

    You depress that down with your finger and it allows the pistol to fire.

    Because we all know that those accidental twigs, poles and non-trained people who jam their fingers in the trigger well immediately all drag on the very side of the trigger, missing the center and this, therefore, is safer for everyone involved.

    Do I think that your finger is your main safety? Yes.

    Do I think manual safeties are good? Yes.
     
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    Even a partially cocked striker can set off a primer.
     
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    The Glock firing pin is blocked by a firing pin safety and a solid drop safety. Even without these features the Glock does not have sufficient energy at 34% cock to detonate a standard primer.
     
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    It's only scary if you don't understand its operation.

    Same kind of thing with non-gun folks. They almost invariably say, "guns are scary", at the mere mention of the word gun.
     
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    "GLOCK" is all capitalized to show respect for such a reliable pistol. Most people who do this do it unconsciously. It just happens. It's like when you are in the shooting range and you realize that you stand next to a skilled shooter. You know, you give that knowing and respecting nod.
     
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