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    Has anyone considered buying a Glock and was ready to, but decided not to because...

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    The safety issues that lie within? No.

    I'm almost about ready to pull the trigger on a glock but I cant get over the safety issue. Am I over-reacting? Quite possibly. Has anyone else ever gone through this? Not me.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    do you fret like this over everything?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    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 think the appropriate statment would be "it won't fire unless something causes the trigger to be pulled."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    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!
    There is no safety issue with the Glock design of which I am aware. It was designed the way it was for a purpose and that purpose fits many people's needs. For my carry guns, I don't want any externally activated safeties. All I want to have to think or worry about is pulling the gun and pulling the trigger (pull and pull). Anything else just gets in my way. Granted that is an entirely personal preference but it must also be the personal preference of one hell of a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    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.
    This is an incorrect statement. Investigate how a Glock operates and you'll quickly see that it is in error.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    This is an incorrect statement. Investigate how a Glock operates and you'll quickly see that it is in error.

    I'm no Glock expert. Please school me further.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    I'm no Glock expert. Please school me further.
    The Glock has an internal safety in the form of a safety block or as some call it, a striker block. There is a cam on the trigger bar that contacts this block and as the trigger bar is pulled rearward, the cam pushes the block up further into the slide which frees up the striker to move forward to discharge a cartridge when released.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    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!
    No Glocks,Pass on the Glock, Stick with an external safety handgun. Much safer. Unless you get into a long double action, single action handgun.. You do not CCW . Your wife is just about to shoot one of your guns at the range.Glock will freak her out,lol. This is just my personal opinion about a glock. I own and carry a Glock but there are so many far superior guns to chose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ala Tom View Post
    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.
    I have three M&Ps and find them to be excellent shooters. Quite accurate and a very comfortable design with some of the best ergonomics going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    No Glocks,Pass on the Glock, Stick with an external safety handgun. Much safer. Unless you get into a long double action, single action handgun.. You do not CCW . Your wife is just about to shoot one of your guns at the range.. This is just my personal opinion about a glock. I own and carry a Glock but there are so many far superior guns to chose .
    Don't have a clue where you get any of this from. Not a flame, just an observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    The Glock has an internal safety in the form of a safety block or as some call it, a striker block. There is a cam on the trigger bar that contacts this block and as the trigger bar is pulled rearward, the cam pushes the block up further into the slide which frees up the striker to move forward to discharge a cartridge when released.

    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.
    Some would call that a safety feature not "a safety" in the sense of an external safety.


    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    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!
    Springfield XD for less asured. Excelent weapon with five diferent safties. I went with DA/SA in a different brand and don't feel like I'm missing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Don't have a clue where you get any of this from. Not a flame, just an observation.
    That's quite ok , I do get very blunt with my personal opinion,lol. LaGUY has reservations about the glock without a safety, he states this in his post. I think in my own opinion the glock has a reliable reputation. But quality and craftsmanship the GLOCK lacks in that respect. I respect and own a reliable Glock,. I always recommend for beginners ,,,is to buy an exposed hammer with an external safety. A glock is to be respected ,and never become over confident. That obviously pertains to all firearms . But more with a GLOCK

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    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.
    A manual safety doesn't really make a gun better or worse than another gun. Glock's following has very little to do with the absence of the safety but how well they perform given their price point and the specs that go with them.



    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.

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    Ahh so she got over it? Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    The Glock has an internal safety in the form of a safety block or as some call it, a striker block. There is a cam on the trigger bar that contacts this block and as the trigger bar is pulled rearward, the cam pushes the block up further into the slide which frees up the striker to move forward to discharge a cartridge when released.

    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.

    Okay, I knew this already, but thanks for elaborating on it.

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