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Had a thumb safety installed on my G 27, best thing I ever did.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by btefft, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. btefft

    btefft Member

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    Had a thumb safety installed on my G 27, best thing I ever did.

    I know some of Glock worshippers are going to flame me, but I did it, I had Ten Ring install a thumb safety on my Glock 27.

    The first auto I ever owned, and still have, is my Springfield 1911 A1, I really rely on its thumb safety to keep it from firing when I don't want it to.

    But I always wanted a Glock, don't know why, just one of those things. So, I bought me a G27, but I was always uncomfortable with the idea that a piece on my shirt, or something else, could snag the trigger and make it fire as I re-holstered it. I experimented, and with the gun empty, I let it hang from my finger, kinda bounced it, and the trigger pulled, so I know a piece of shirt could make it do it, too.. I guess I could say that that G27 has a "hair trigger" (makes it shoot REAL good, though). I thought about keeping the chamber empty, but didn't want to do that. Solution, thumb safety - I came across it in one of my gun rags.

    I'm so sold on a thumb safeties, that I even sold my old XD45, then turned right around and bought the new one with the thumb safety.

    The only autos I own with no thumb safeties are my Ruger LCP and KT PF9. But on both of them, the length of the trigger pull is considerable, so I feel okay with those.

    It's my hangup, but I just like notion of a safety on a gun that shots as easily as one like my Glock. Oh, the thumb safety on the G27 is right were it is on the 1911, so it took no getting used to.

    Hack
     
  2. SightSeeker

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    Can they do it to a MP9?
     
  3. MJRW

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    Odd, I rely upon not pulling the trigger when I don't want the gun to fire. Have you tried that?
     
  4. BornAgainBullseye

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    Plaxico Burris should have dont this. Better yet he should know better not to carry in N.Y. or at a place of nusience, which is a bigger no no. Gun did not accidently go off, dont pull the trigger and it wont go off. Or dont get a glock if you dont like the way it operates. Who did the work on the glock??
     
  5. rcmodel

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    That only works until it doesn't.

    There have been a lot of Glock ND's over the years where the trigger got snagged on a holster strap, jacket draw-string, or other stuff.

    I put a Cominilli Safety on my Glock 23 several years ago, and like it very much.

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=5532&title=MANUAL SAFETY KIT FOR GLOCK~

    Had the Siderlock Safety been available then, I probably would have went that way because you don't need to notch the grip.
    http://www.siderlock.com/

    I was weaned on a 1911, and have carried them for at least 45 of my 65 years.
    I often just stuff one cocked & locked down the back of my pants Mexican Carry and go about my business.

    Do that with a stock Glock & you just might blow your azz off!
    Like Plaxico Burris!

    rcmodel
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Yep, and once you get used to a thumb safety it is second nature. I like a thumb safety. I am always looking for one on my XD, but I can't ever find it. :rolleyes:

    in my britches, crossdraw.
     
  7. skers69

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    btefft...If I may ask...how much did that set you back?
     
  8. btefft

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    skers69, 131.00 plus what I paid to have the US Post Office carry the lower assembly for me.

    Here's the site to the folks who did the work for me.
    http://tenring.com/glockwork.html

    I'll post some pics tomorrow.

    Hack
     
  9. btefft

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    Yeah, MJRW, I tried that and it works, when I'm the one pulling, or not pulling, the trigger.

    But did you know that other things can pull a trigger, too.

    rcmodel, said it better than I could have, MJRW, be sure to read his post again.

    Hack
     
  10. btefft

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    SIghtseeker, I don't know about a PF9, You can call and find out. They are real nice folks

    http://tenring.com/ has a phone number and more info.

    Hack
     
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    Good Response. By the way, safeties only work until they don't as well.
     
  12. Lone_Gunman

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    I think an external thumb safety on a Glock makes a lot of sense, and wish Glock would offer a model featuring it for sale in the US. I have heard Glock has produced thumb safety models on request for large volume purchasers.
     
  13. Randyc74

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    I have the Siderlock trigger safety on my daily carry Glock 23. If I ever want to remove it, I can easily re-install the stock trigger.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Good move man.

    If I still owned a Glock - and out of the three I had, I don't - the only way I would carry it is with one of the exact same modification.

    As to the smartass comments about the trigger, shine 'em on and just consider the source.
     
  15. btefft

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    Get ready Lone Gunman, you probably gonna get flamed by those that see no good in a safety, because it won't make a "lot of sense" to them. They don't know how to take it, or leave it. I merely reported what I did, for me my comfort, and got a few negative replies.

    But a lot more folks (I post to other forums, too) have shown an interest and asked for pics and the web site of the folks who did my work for me.

    So, I feel better now.

    Hack
     
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    Thanks Randy and meef - like I said, many more folks have been positive than negative.

    Randy, I like your holster, what kind is it. I only see one belt slip, is the other out of view?

    Hack
     
  17. General Geoff

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    If an external manual safety switch floats your boat, hey it's your gun, have at it. :)
     
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    Exactly, there are a million modifications and upgrades available that we pay big money for. Adding a thumb safety to a GLOCK should not tip anybody over. If this is what makes you comfortable with your carry piece then good on you btefft.

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  19. btefft

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    Thanks General and 76, you made my day with your sentiments.

    Hack
     
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    Here's two pics of my G27 with thumb safety.

    On Safe
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    On Fire
    [​IMG]

    Hack
     
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  21. Mainsail

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    Isn't there a little plastic block that goes behind the trigger of the glock to prevent it from being pulled? Seems like it would be a more effective and cheaper way to get your Glock warm fuzzy on.
     
  22. IMTHDUKE

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    Looks like a winner....didn't know that was available. That is one of the reasons I don't own a Glock....no external safety.

    Yes...and get the flame suite ready for the Glock purist that will charge you with a hate crime and desecrating the icon.
     
  23. GZOh_Jr

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    RandyC74:

    1) What did that Siderlock go for?
    2) How difficult was it to install?
    3) How do you like it?

    I like the "temporary" nature of the Siderlock as opposed to permanently modifying the pistol to fit a frame safety.

    In my experience, "safeties" are typically needed most by the people least likely to want them.
     
  24. ByAnyMeans

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    Personally I like the Glock for the fact it's a point and shoot weapon but I also never learned on a 1911 so I have no expierience with that. I am considering an upgrade to a NY spring to increase the pull weigh to 8lbs. but I have'nt made up my mind.

    It's your gun so who cares who flames you for whatever you do to your property.
     
  25. Randyc74

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    Hack
    The holster is my Bulldog Avenger. I build these. It's my version of the Avenger holster made famous by holster maker Bruce Nelson. It's a tunnel/loop design. the tunnel is at the back of the holster.

    "1) What did that Siderlock go for?
    2) How difficult was it to install?
    3) How do you like it?

    I like the "temporary" nature of the Siderlock as opposed to permanently modifying the pistol to fit a frame safety.

    In my experience, "safeties" are typically needed most by the people least likely to want them. "

    GZOh_Jr
    I purchased the Siderlock from Lone Wolf Distributors for around $50-$60
    Installation is easy. The kit comes with a small pin punch for knocking out the trigger pin. If you can detail strip your Glock, you can install the Siderlock.
    It does take some getting used to if your not used to an external safety on your Glock. As an LEO, I carry my Glock 23 daily in the holster shown in the photo. Because of the Siderlock, I'm more comfortable carrying the Glock on duty
    in that type of holster.

    Randy
     
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