The safety issues that lie within?
I'm almost about ready to pull the trigger on a glock but I cant get over the safety issue. Am I over-reacting? Has anyone else ever gone through this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm relatively new to pistols so forgive me if I am naive but what safety issues do you speak of? Do you mean the fact that there is no safety on the gun except for the trigger? If so its more than proved itself adequate and I would not worry much about it. It wont fire unless you pull the trigger.
I have only one Glock, and it's a model 21C.
I like it for it's simplicity and ease of operation. But, I feel one Glock is enough for now. That's not to say that I don't like them.
I recently bought a SA XD-45. It too, feels like a Glock to me. So, maybe I have a Glock and a half.
The Glock fans influenced the S&W M&P fans who influenced me when I bought my first modern pistol for home defense. I bought a S&W M&P 40 with no safeties except the magazine safety and an internal lock. Shortly after buying it I decided the internal lock was worthless most of the time - maybe when I travel and put the gun in checked baggage. My kids are grown and the granddaughter is getting that way. So I just ignore the lock leaving the key home and the gun unlocked. I like this gun a lot and have converted it to .357 Sig.
But a gun I bought for CC is another matter. It's a Ruger SR40c and has a thumb safety in addition to the magazine lock (no internal lock). I have carried both a little but the Ruger is my preferred carry piece because of the safety. I think it depends on your style of holster and method of concealment that really matters. I prefer an IWB holster. Getting it out is not too bad but there can be complications where clothing snags on it. Putting it away takes special care. I carried it daily for about two weeks and got pretty good with this rig.
I am considering getting a Glock 30 in .45 ACP for both home defense and self defense. I like the way the gun handles and shoots but I have not yet considered the holster problem except that I'd look for a different style holster - maybe a shoulder holster. I found the gun at least as easy to shoot accurately as the Ruger or M&P and as compact as the Ruger.
Always looking for suggestions.
My guess is that Cyn was thinking that there is no settable external safety on a Glock, however he didn't mention this in his post.
To put all this BS into proper context...
LaGuy is aware of a perceived safety issue with the Glock to which Cyn is asking if the perceived issue is due to the lack of an external safety other than "the trigger" as pulling the trigger either by the individual or foreign object renders the internal safety or safety features of the gun useless .....
Personally, I think it was Col Mustard in the conservatory with the revolver.
Who wants to argue clip vs magazine instead?
I'm just kinda curious as to how you guys think that Glock is superior without those safety interlock because I really like the way they look and handle. Just unsure about the safety interlocks.
There's a lot of guns out there that don't have a manual safety.
As to the question, my wife was very anti safety-less pistols for a long time and wouldn't carry one / didn't like guns without a manual safety. What's she packing now? A Glock 19 or 26.
Ahh so she got over it? Nice!