Know the condition of your Glock?
This is a discussion on Know the condition of your Glock? within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by rumrunner
I have always carried, but, untill recently, carried a handgun with a safety. I just purchased a glock 23 for personal ...
August 10th, 2012 12:49 PM
First handgun without a safety lever? Do you have any idea how many have found death 'accidentally' from a handgun WITH a safety lever?
Originally Posted by rumrunner
What concerns you actually about the lack of external safety levers? Once you put humanity behind anything, it's a recipe for tragedy.
There are no accidental discharges. This has been proven. Negligent discharge is the definition.
If you laid your loaded Glock on the table and didn't touch it.....what would concern you about hitting the trigger? A falling meteor, or a 15mph wind perhaps. Maybe a stray hummingbird?
My apologies for being so blunt and to the point.......(I've gotta do this to make a point, and keep up my image). Take it any way you'd like. I've been accused of plenty in the past, and I'm sure it will continue into the future. I'm willing to accept my fate as it were.
August 10th, 2012 12:53 PM
Keep the trigger protected as in, in a holster until it's time to not be nice.
Originally Posted by rumrunner
Remove the magazine, rack the slide and eject the round in the chamber. Check the chamber and see if there is a bullet in there, if not proceed. Wait, before proceeding to next step check the chamber for bullets again. Now that you are positive the chamber is empty examine the trigger. Put your finger on the outside of the trigger. Can you pull it back? No. The lever in the middle must be depressed first. What you'll find is that the GLOCK trigger requires intentional action to activate it. Even after disengaging the trigger safety there is some travel and deliberate pressure needed to make the gun fire.
The bottom line is safety devices can fail and the best policy is to keep things out of the trigger area and fingers off of the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
If you are carrying the pistol it should be in a quality holster that covers the trigger. The only times that pistol should leave that holster is for that last resort in a personal defense situation, safe storage when not being carried, cleaning, practice, and if you should have to disarm to go to the post office etc. It's not a toy, it's not for show and tell.
Forgive me if this sounds like a lecture, I didn't intend it that way.
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August 10th, 2012 12:56 PM
Someone awoke a 3 year old thread.. and Ramrod too !
August 10th, 2012 01:17 PM
Sometimes old threads are good to find. It's also good to know they can still be found.
Originally Posted by Yoda
"Awoke"? Sure you don't mean Ewok?
August 10th, 2012 02:09 PM
That's exactly what I do (not a Glock). I have my nice, shiny, expensive Federal Guard Dogs in the magazine, and one Fiocchi JHP in the pipe. So, if I do load/unload a couple times, I set that round aside in favor of another 'cheap' one to keep my expensive rounds in good shape.
Originally Posted by Thanis
"Rock and load, lock and roll... what's it matter? FIRE!!"
"Gun control means hitting your target every time."
Please take everything I say with at least one
grain of salt- I am a very
sarcastic person with a very
dry sense of humor.
August 10th, 2012 02:15 PM
Some of your advice I agree with, some of it I don't; but I wouldn't characterize any of it as "bad".
On this topic:
All I can say is that leaving the chamber loaded has had the opposite effect for me. It ensures (in MY mind) that there is never a "relaxed" condition with my firearm. There's no need to remember the chamber status from one moment to the next: It's ALWAYS loaded, period. All my gun-handling habits are based on this because I don't carry any other way.
Originally Posted by Ram Rod
Rather than inducing complacency, I've found it to be a constant reinforcement of good habits and a careful frame of mind.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
August 10th, 2012 02:52 PM
Mind old threads, I do not. Only aware of 2009 dates I make.
August 10th, 2012 02:53 PM
Welcome to the forum rumrunner.
October 2nd, 2012 05:19 PM
Very good advice.
Originally Posted by joker1
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