Glock - Firing Pin vs. Drop Safety

Glock - Firing Pin vs. Drop Safety

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    Glock - Firing Pin vs. Drop Safety

    What's the difference?

    With the FP safety, the weapon cannot be fired since the firing pin is blocked.

    The drop safety is also tied to the trigger.

    Besides the fact that one is in front of the pin and one behind it, what is the difference in these two safeties? Both are tied to the trigger; if one fails, both will fail simultaneously, right?


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    GLOCK actually uses a striker, not a firing pin, but yes it's blocked until the trigger is partially pulled.

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    you are correct about the pin safety. as far as the drop safety it will not let the pin move until the trigger is pulled to a certain distance. as you pull the trigger the pin safety is removed as you continue to pull the drop safety is then removed. so if one safety fails the other will still be activated.

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    This has always boggled me. The trigger lever "safety" is disengaged when the trigger is pulled. This helps how? Does the trigger try to pull itself when you are not looking?
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    Why Yes It Does...

    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    This has always boggled me. The trigger lever "safety" is disengaged when the trigger is pulled. This helps how? Does the trigger try to pull itself when you are not looking?
    pull itself...haven't you heard..."guns kill people!"...every day...

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    The trigger lever safety is there so you do not catch the trigger on the holster or your cloths or something else and discharge the weapon.

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    And if you're apprehensive about the Glock system, you could always go with an XD because it adds an additional layer of safety with it's grip safety, similar to a 1911.

    Here's an interesting article that discusses the various types of trigger systems including the Glock and the XD.
    It's worth reading because it will help you to differentiate between and understand that these days, we're not dealing with just "double action" or "single action" anymore.
    We now have a mix of those types of trigger/safety systems... and more, to choose from.

    http://www.handguninfo.com/Archive/w...com/xddasa.htm

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    The only safties I am interested in are the one between my ears and on my right index finger. If I use those two properly, there will never be a saftey issue with my G23.

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