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Safety features on a Glock 26

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

  1. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR New Member

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    As I think about it, maybe I should clarify why I prefer manual safeties. I always keep mine fully loaded with one in the pipe. I also have a 4year old and soon, a new born in the house. The 4 yo knows about guns and elements of gun safety. But, he's 4. So, because of that. I'm a lot more concerned about safeties than I might otherwise be. If I had no kids, I might go for a glock (except I dot like te feel). This doesn't mean you're a bad parent if you've got a glock. But that definitely influenced my decision.


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  2. g_one

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    When I first got into firearms as a hobby/passion I was very wary of safety-less guns; even carrying a 1911 in condition 1 was a bad idea to me. Since then, I've learned quite a bit about not just firearm safety but also about the way firearms function.

    I've found the for a Glock (my EDC/CCW is a Glock 26 for just over a year now, ever since it became legal in WI), Raven Concealment's original vanguard is the best idea. Whenever it is not in my IWB holster, or pocket holster, it has this on it. Requires conscious effort to pull it off, and as long as it's on the Glock is basically rendered inert.
     
  3. Teachu2

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    I'd be a lot more concerned with properly securing the weapon.
     
  4. CPLofMARINES

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    Like I have said to quite a few folks asking the same
    Question..... Treat a Glock like a revolver.

    Semper Fi
     
  5. Certaindeaf

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    Spin it on your finger like a Cowboy? lolz
     
  6. JoePfeiffer

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    Levels of security. When our kids were little, pointing a toy gun at a person was grounds for losing it for a while, the toy guns were kept in the safe with the real ones, they knew to report and not pick up a gun if they found one (which we tested with a trusted friend and unloaded gun), the guns were kept locked up except for the nightstand gun at night, and the chambers were kept empty.
     
  7. AnthonySmithXR

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    Yup. Similar approach here, including testing them by 'leaving' the gun where it shouldn't be to see what he'll do. Question: why put the Toy guns in the safe too? Do they follow full gun safety rules with the toys? My concern is blurring the line between real guns and toys if, or example, he goes to a friends house and they play cops and robbers with the friends toy gun. My son doesn't have any toy guns at the moment.


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  8. Airbrush Artist

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    Whether there is a external safety or Not, EVERY firearm should be considered loaded and ready to Rock and Roll .I have 5 Grandchildren from 3-18 years old, when they are on their way to Papaws House the Guns go away unloaded ,the only time one of them is loaded is when my .38 revolver rests beside my bed on my nightstand in case the Boogie Man attemps to come into my home and be mean and evil. Everyone has made some valid and Safe choices in discusscion,It simply comes down to Respect and the safe and common sense way to live with fire with Arms because of the Lifestyle we all have chosen...
     
  9. JoePfeiffer

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    In retrospect, we may have gone a little overboard there. The toy guns were always treated as training tools -- when they were good with the non-functioning-at-all toys and got big enough, they could move up to rubber darts. Then when they were big enough bb pistols. Then when they were big enough a real gun.
     
  10. AnthonySmithXR

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    Ok, 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


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  11. Weevil

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    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?
     
  12. coolluke01

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    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.
     
  13. AnthonySmithXR

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


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  14. AnthonySmithXR

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


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  15. JoePfeiffer

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    Nothing, of course. You minimize the chances a brainfart will get someone hurt, and work hard at not having a brainfart.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    What? Wait! You're actually going to claim the only real safety is the one between your ears? Hmmm, OK...works for me.
     
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    Then why are those guns made? Do people choose DAO for fun?
     
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    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.
     
  22. Weevil

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    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.
     
  23. hentown

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The safety is located between your ears.
     

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