Are Glocks Unsafe?

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  • Yes, I would never ever carry one!

    5 3.55%
  • Yes, but I shoot them at the range

    4 2.84%
  • No, but I don't feel comfortable carrying one

    21 14.89%
  • No, Absolutely not

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    Are Glocks Unsafe?

    Do you think Glocks are unsafe?

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    Depends on the ape that's holding it.

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    IMHO glocks are safe , but i have seen a bunch of unsafe glock shooters , more so than most owners of other pistols .
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    only when carried by a untrained person

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    Why would they be considered any less safe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertmc48
    Why would they be considered any less safe ?
    Yeah, that is my question. I think any firearm in the wrong hands can be unsafe. I think many people feel they are unsafe because they have no manual safety. However, I like this feature because it is ready to go the second it touches my hand. Like with any firearm...keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.

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    I think Glocks are perfectly safe, as long as the user abides by the rules of handling firearms. I personaly favor a good long double action pull for the first shot. This topic comes down to personal preference.
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    On Glock safety...

    My instructor experienced a situation where one of his students with a Glock, on a cold day, accidentally shot himself in the butt cheek when re-holstering.

    Apparently, the waste cord of his coat had one of those barrel style cord keepers, that ended up in the trigger guard area of his pistol as he re-holstered causing the loaded gun to fire.

    Could that have happened with any other loaded semi-auto or revolver? You’d have to ask Mr. Murphy about that!

    I pass this along not because it shows any particular weakness in the Glock handgun, although it does show that the trigger safety of the Glock is not fool proof, but more as a reminder to watch your weapon as you re-holster it!
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    They are safe as any revolver, however I did install loaded chamber indicator extractors on my G-19 and G-23.
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    I'm a 1911 guy. I wouldn't be caught dead with the tupperware gun.
    But... it's accurate, reliable and safe. I can't fault anyone for carrying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
    IMHO glocks are safe , but i have seen a bunch of unsafe glock shooters , more so than most owners of other pistols .
    +1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    only when carried by a untrained person
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    kinda like this guy..who i think is a u.s. marshall or something like that.

    as far as glocks being safe...i'd have to say.honestly i don't know cause i only dealt with one and that was rented..

    but by what i've heard about them going boom....
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    Nope.

    I think others are right. All depends on the person holding the gun. I voted "No, but I would never carry one." This is because I like the feeling of having a large selectable safety like on my H&K. Just a personal opinion, but it really comes down to the owner/operator.
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    I like grip safety, slide safety and trigger safety or any combination of two of them. I think having no outward indication of the state of a weapon is inherently unsafe, but I really dig shooting Glocks.

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    I voted absolutely not unsafe.

    Just keep your meathook off the bang switch....

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