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Storing a Cocked Glock

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GoBrush, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. GoBrush

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    Just bought a Model 34 but don't know alot about Glock.

    Can you safely store a Cocked Glock for extended periods of time? When I say safely I mean with out damaging the Glock.
     
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  3. waynedm

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    The striker is under maybe 20% of spring tension while cocked (unlike the other polymers!), don't worry about it.
     
  4. g5reality

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    Just make sure the safety is on, especially with children around.:uhoh:
     
  6. Shipwreck

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    No worries dude. Enjoy the gun - don't worry about that.
     
  7. RNB65

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    What safety? Glocks have no manual safety.
     
  8. waynedm

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    I was like what the hell when I read that, too. I assume he means trigger lock?
     
  9. Glock'N'Load

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    I think It was a joke. it is a good idea to rotate out your ammo to prevent corrosion of the ammo. A glock is industructable. you could store it loaded burried in the dirt frozen by winter dig it up and shoot it
     
  10. GunNut

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    Definitely safe and how it was designed to be used.

    Just make sure to store it in a holster that covers the trigger guard.
     
  11. Ala Dan

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    Yep, very carefully~! :scrutiny: ;)
     
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    Yes.

    Glocks will last as long as the new advanced alien dinosaurs roam the earth.
     
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    For the OP, I'd also like to add, no matter how much tension/compression of the spring while the striker is cocked, a spring will not wear out at it's static state.

    You can keep the gun chambered for decades and it'll still probably fire.
     
  14. 10-Ring

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    I sure hope so, my G19 has been serving extended home defense duty in the night stand for a while now :scrutiny:
     
  15. Glockman17366

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    Can you...yes!
    Should you? Well, I don't keep one in the chamber unless I'm carrying it. It doesn't take that long or effort to rack the slide.
    My reason is the Glocks do not have a magazine disconnect. When you eject the mag, the gun is still capable of firing if there is a round in the chamber. To me, that's an AD or ND waiting to happen.

    I own two Glocks (17 and a 19) and Glock is my favorite hand gun, so I'm not bashing. This is strictly a safety issue to me.
     
  16. RCR29

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    how long does it take? not long, but if something would happen, I would like to have that time to take action, rather than having to worry about racking the slide on the gun. Also, why add another step into the equation? If something is going to go wrong, it will happen when loading. Not a big chance, but a chance nonetheless.
     
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    What ever you do dont put a trigger lock on a loaded cocked Glock!!!!!

    Since you are not familiar with firearms make sure you get a lock box to store it in when you are not keeping it at the ready. Do not leave it in a drawer loaded and unattended, especially if you have children.

    I would also recommend that you read the entire manual and follow all of the safety recommendations contained there in. Also seek out a hand gun safety class in your area, preferably an NRA safety class.:)
     
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    Cocked Glock

    Some would argue that if you are disoriented from being woken up by a BG,
    it might be a good idea to have to cock the Glock instead of grabbing it cocked while not all awake...
     
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    How is that a safety issue? Plenty of handguns don't have magazine disconnects. Only one of mine does have one, and I wish it didn't...
     
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    I'd keep the mag out and the chamber empty, and store a loaded mag in
    a hidden (but handy) location until needed.

    I don't fancy the idea of having a loaded and chambered gun lying about,
    unless its very well hidden.
     
  21. GeorgiaGlocker

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    Just unchamber the Glock.
     
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    Glockman17366>To me, that's an AD or ND waiting to happen.

    guitararmy>it might be a good idea to have to cock the Glock instead of grabbing it cocked while not all awake...


    Boogerhook off the bang switch....AKA Rule #3
     
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    boogerhook....:p :p :D :D
     
  24. waynedm

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    Yeah! Like I'm da only one in this room professunal enuf to handal this Glack fo-dee.
     
  25. PhillyGlocker

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    If you are in the habit of performing saftery procedures with guns, a Glock is no more dangerous than another. If you leave a gun unattended and a kid finds it, it's your fault, not the gun's. I'm in the habit of racking the slide 3 times to make absolutely sure there is no round in the chamber. A visual inspection as well seals the deal. Get in the habit of checking your weapon, and you'll never have to worry about an ND or AD.
     
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