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Thanks.....I'll just stick to the others, such as Sig
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Last thing I do before I clean or disassemble a gun Is check to make sure the mag well is empty and then check the chamber to make sure It's empty,not point the gun in a safe direction and pull the trigger.The 1911 model Pistol does not require a trigger pull anywhere in the disassembly, so why even pull the trigger
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Everything else aside, about Glocks and their design, just reading this article made me want to puke!
Very typical of the Anti-gun crowd.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Was this article ran as a news story or was it an editorial? I'm hoping the latter.
I pointed the gun at a safe wall, underground. I was quite willing to shoot the wall if I was too stupid to see that the gun was loaded.
Do you practice dry firing (in my opinion, an essential part of firearm training)?
If so, you either have to pull the trigger (while aiming in a safe direction) or you are not getting the full benefit of dry firing which is practicing trigger control and reset.
This might sound arrogant but I will say that there is NO ONE out there safer with a firearm than I am.
Why? Because I know that ANY of us can screw up in a heartbeat and do something stupid. Because of this, I don't handle a firearm unless I am 100% there. . . in the moment.
I don't worry about a ringing phone, doorbell or anything.
By the way, pulling the trigger as a final check to show your gun is clear is also standard procedure at an IPSC match before leaving the range of fire: "hammer down, holster". Hammer down is done by pulling the trigger while pointing the gun in a safe direction.
Same thing with putting it away in the safe area.
So, I have to disagree with you. Pulling the trigger on ANY firearm before disassembling it is not a violation of safety rules.
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo (resolutely in action, gently in manner).