Are Glocks Safe?

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  1. rentalguy1

    rentalguy1 Former Guest

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    Not to be a smart alek, but it sounds like you read a lot...
  2. Slabsides

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    +1!

    VERY. SIMPLE. CONCEPT.

    Why isn't anyone jumping on revolvers? Good Lord, look how many of those things are out there and how long they have been around. They have NO mechanical safety. It's a wonder people are not having ADs by the hundreds every day.:rolleyes:
  3. Cavik

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    Glocks are said to have much lighter and smoother trigger pulls than DA revolvers. Might be why.
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    I was taught the the safety is sitting on your shoulders and if you keep the booger picker off of the boom stick, you will be fine.
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    It's a humorous comparison. The simple rule of keeping your finger off of the trigger applies to both.

    It's just amazing to see someone who knows nothing about Glocks attack them for "having no safety" and rant about how "dangerous" they are when Glocks have 3 built-in safeties (besides the one in your head). Yet DA revolvers truely have NO safeties.

    I've always maintained that if someone is too dumb to absorb the simple concept of NOT TOUCHING the trigger until ready to fire, then they either need to get a gun with as many safeties as possible, or consider getting rid of their guns before an accident happens.

    If someone cannot be trusted to keep their finger off the trigger until ready to fire after being told numerous times, how are they to be trusted to use a manual safety?

    Manual safeties are not the be-all-end-all. They are NOT to be trusted. They are simply an added precaution (which NEVER EVER replaces proper training and techniques). Would you chamber a round, place the safety to "safe", point it at your head and pull the trigger?

    NO.

    Not only would you have broken several rules, but deep down you would not trust that blessed manual safety.
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    I personally prefer a thumb safety on a semi auto. I also prefer steel frames. That doesn't mean for the right purposes I wouldn't carry a Glock or XD if otherwise suitable. The bottom line though is that many law enforcement agencies issue Glocks. They can't all be wrong.
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    Is a Glock safe? Well, I suppose it depends which side of the gun you're standing on. :D
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    I agree with you on that. This clown friend of mine shot his pinky off with his Glock and now he says they are unsafe and he is getting a gun with a manual safety! I told him that even with a manual safety he would still have shot himself because he was being careless with his gun. He said he was just cleaning it and when he put it back together and pulled the trigger there was a round in the chamber!! WHAT??? I'm thinking he was under the influence...either drugs/alcohol or a few too many shots of STUPIDITY...
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    ... This CLOWN friend of mine shot his pinky off with his Glock and now he says they are unsafe and he is getting a gun with a manual safety! I told him that even with a manual safety he would still have shot himself because he was BEING CARLESS WITH HIS GUN. He said he was just cleaning it and when he put it back together and pulled the trigger there was a ROUND IN THE CHAMBER!! WHAT??? I'm thinking he was under the influence...either drugs/alcohol or a few too many shots of STUPIDITY...[/QUOTE]

    I think the capitialized words are where he went wrong.
  10. ryan42

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    Glocks have 3 safety's a trigger safety,firing pin safety and a drop safety.They are all redundant.I find that most of the people that talk down the glock had never had one let alone even held one.If you practice basic gun safety you will never have a problem period.
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    Really I just thought glocks were for shooting bullets I didnt know the sucked too.Do you pay extra for that feature?
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    Ruger pointed out around 1973 (when they left the original Colt SA design for their new "transfer bar" firing design) that there had been a long (100 years plus) history of accidents involving Colt's design that could only be carried safely when carried with the hammer all the way down on an empty chamber.

    Ruger went on to say that some persons expected a gun to be completely safe; and that there was no such thing as a completely safe gun.

    Persons who are, by nature, careless or have little common sense; should avoid interaction with all firearms.
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    I just don't have a round in the chamber of ANY of my guns unless I expect to need it. I've been doing that for many years now, and there have been times when I did need to chamber a round. If you have time for ANY manipulation of your gun, like taking it off of manual safety, you have that very same time to rack the slide. It's funny, what thinking can do for a man.
  14. 76Highboy

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    Ha, ha, ha. Words of wisdom.
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    Stealing that for my signature. Thanks, josh. :D
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