Glock 26… nervous about keeping one in the chamber

Glock 26… nervous about keeping one in the chamber

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    Question Glock 26… nervous about keeping one in the chamber

    So I'm a little nervous and I hope you guys can ease my mind. I've got a Gen4 Glock 26 and I really like it. BUT without an external safety, (other than my trigger finger) I worry about keeping a round in the chamber. I'm not too worried about accidental discharge due to me putting my bugger picker somewhere it doesn't belong, I just worry about running or jarring something to make the firing pin move forward in a rather quick motion. I'm planning on getting an ankle holster for the weapon and I normally carry IWB. I have a Berretta PX4 and I have no problem carrying a round in the chamber with this one. It has a de-cocker so I am not worried.. but the Glock 26 is a different story. Am I just being paranoid?


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    Use a snap cap and carry in a holster.
    Jar it as much as you can. Hit something soft with it. Also check the schematics of the Glock and see how the firing pin cannot reach the round without the trigger being pulled.
    Walk around with as you normally would. At the end of the day, see if it "magically" fired. Keep doing this everyday until you realize that it won't fire by itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan.hanes View Post
    I'm not too worried about accidental discharge due to me putting my bugger picker somewhere it doesn't belong, I just worry about running or jarring something to make the firing pin move forward in a rather quick motion.
    You should be most worried about the former, not the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan.hanes View Post
    So I'm a little nervous and I hope you guys can ease my mind. I've got a Gen4 Glock 26 and I really like it. BUT without an external safety, (other than my trigger finger) I worry about keeping a round in the chamber. I'm not too worried about accidental discharge due to me putting my bugger picker somewhere it doesn't belong, I just worry about running or jarring something to make the firing pin move forward in a rather quick motion. I'm planning on getting an ankle holster for the weapon and I normally carry IWB. I have a Berretta PX4 and I have no problem carrying a round in the chamber with this one. It has a de-cocker so I am not worried.. but the Glock 26 is a different story. Am I just being paranoid?
    So, just carry the Storm. Problem solved.
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    The glock design has two drop safeties which protect you from your fear of making the firing pin move. First off there is a firin pin block the keeps the firing pin from moving forward untill it is moved by the trigger. Secondly the firing pin is blocked by the trigger bar that doesn't move untill the very last part of the trigger pull. So getting a glock to fire without pulling the trigger is practically impossible. You could drop it from 15 feet on the muzzle and it won't fire. A series 70 1911 will go bang doing the same thing. If you don't pull the trigger a glock won't fire. Also the striker is at rest and not partial cocked. Some striker designs have tension on the firing pin but glocks do not.
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    ...its like buying a car and willing to start it but afraid to put it in gear...

    the car, err.....the gun is made to be used in certain ways.
    for the gun thats a round chambered and holstered till needed.
    if you can not abide this, than get a model that you feel safe with.
    safe is subjunctive and a plastic gun with a safety , get a springfield.
    it has the 1911 style palm grip safety. or your px4. or as others have
    suggested--study and understand how the gun is designed.
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    You will not be able to make it fire by bumping, jarring, vibrating, or otherwise roughly handling the 26. You could do karate kicks with it in your ankle holster and it wouldn't matter. If you partially disassemble it and intentionally circumvent some of the internal safeties in a specific way, you might. Routine abuse, no way. Try it and see.
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    I carry a S&W M&P .40c, which also has no safety aside from not pulling the trigger. I've been carrying it for over two years now with a round chambered. I've carried it at work (IT), off-roading in my Jeep, hiking through the woods and while jogging/sprinting. I've also been rear-ended twice and side-swiped once while driving while I was carrying. No incidents (gun-related anyway).

    It took me a couple weeks at first to start carrying with a round chambered, so I know the feeling. You'll be good though.
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    Fear is fear and if it is there you will never feel comfortable. I carry a G26 and/or a g23 and I use a saf-t-blok or a mic holster depending on the clothing.
    The saf-t-blok with the belly band or the mic holster when Mexican style carry with an over shirt; both are safe ways to carry without chancing an AD/ND

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    I don't own a Glock, but I have the M&P 9c. Like you, I made a post on a forum asking if it was safe. I got lots of answers. None said that the gun would have an AD. After a short while, I stopped being concerned about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan.hanes View Post
    So I'm a little nervous and I hope you guys can ease my mind. I've got a Gen4 Glock 26 and I really like it. BUT without an external safety, (other than my trigger finger) I worry about keeping a round in the chamber. I'm not too worried about accidental discharge due to me putting my bugger picker somewhere it doesn't belong, I just worry about running or jarring something to make the firing pin move forward in a rather quick motion. I'm planning on getting an ankle holster for the weapon and I normally carry IWB. I have a Berretta PX4 and I have no problem carrying a round in the chamber with this one. It has a de-cocker so I am not worried.. but the Glock 26 is a different story. Am I just being paranoid?
    A bit. Glocks use a striker fire mechanism:

    The striker firing mechanism has a spring-loaded firing pin that is cocked in two stages, powered by the firing pin spring. When the pistol is charged, the firing pin is in the half-cock position. As the trigger is pulled, the striker is then fully cocked. At the end of its travel, the trigger bar is tilted downward by the disconnector, releasing the striker to fire the cartridge.
    In other words, a full trigger pull is required to release the firing pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan.hanes View Post
    So I'm a little nervous and I hope you guys can ease my mind. I've got a Gen4 Glock 26 and I really like it. BUT without an external safety, (other than my trigger finger) I worry about keeping a round in the chamber. I'm not too worried about accidental discharge due to me putting my bugger picker somewhere it doesn't belong, I just worry about running or jarring something to make the firing pin move forward in a rather quick motion. I'm planning on getting an ankle holster for the weapon and I normally carry IWB. I have a Berretta PX4 and I have no problem carrying a round in the chamber with this one. It has a de-cocker so I am not worried.. but the Glock 26 is a different story. Am I just being paranoid?
    The Glock has some integral passive safeties that prevent the gun from firing if you jerk it, hit it or otherwise disturb it.

    If you field strip your Glock, and look at the bottom of the slide, you will see a button on the underside beneath the extractor:



    That button is the firing pin block. It is spring loaded, and physically prevents the firing pin from moving forward unless it is lifted from below. On the tigger bar, there is a cam that sticks up above the frame which moves back against the bottom of the firing pin block and lifts it out of the way when you pull the trigger. Unless this block is lifted up, the firing pin cannot contact the primer.

    You can test this for yourself.

    Make sure the gun is unloaded, then field strip it. Remove the barrel and recoil spring assembly from the slide. Pull the striker back a fraction of an inch and you will hear a small click as the firing pin safety resets. (It has to reset here because you just pulled the trigger to strip the gun).

    After you hear the click, try to push the firing pin forward. You can't do it. Now, depress the firing pin safety button and hold it in while you push forward on the striker. This time, the striket moves forward and the pin protrudes from the breech face.

    As you can see, without the trigger bar (or your finger pretending to be the tigger bar) lifting up the firing pin safety, the gun cannot fire.

    Lock and load, and carry with confidence - your Glock is not going to fire unless you pull the trigger, even if you drop it, kick it, or hurt it's feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecucmgt View Post
    The glock design has two drop safeties which protect you from your fear of making the firing pin move. First off there is a firin pin block the keeps the firing pin from moving forward untill it is moved by the trigger. Secondly the firing pin is blocked by the trigger bar that doesn't move untill the very last part of the trigger pull. So getting a glock to fire without pulling the trigger is practically impossible. You could drop it from 15 feet on the muzzle and it won't fire. A series 70 1911 will go bang doing the same thing. If you don't pull the trigger a glock won't fire. Also the striker is at rest and not partial cocked. Some striker designs have tension on the firing pin but glocks do not.
    Exactly right on!
    Also review the 21 foot rule.
    It will make you re-think your stance on not carrying in condition one.

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    Any type of good holster from a reputable brand will insure that the trigger on your G26 never gets pulled. I was apprehensive about carrying with one in the chamber too; I got over my apprehension after carrying the gun without one in the chamber and with the trigger set. You do need to develop this confidence, so don't do it until you are ready.
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    Gunny says:
    "Get over it you jackwagon! In the war I carried a 1911 cocked and locked, and it wasn't as safe as my Glock!"
    Well, gunny is the official spokesman for Glock... and he'd probably be paid to say something like that...
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    I suppose

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