This is par for the course in today's Modern society. Responsibilty is side stepped and someone/thing else gets blamed. The fact is a Glock won't fire unless the trigger is pulled. This 'officer' screwed up and now its the guns fault. As already mentioned if you don't want the thing to fire keep your finger off the trigger. Its no more complicated than that....which says ALOT about the knucklehead who committed the AD. That said the Glock is the single most reliable combat handgun ever designed. In live fire its administratively perfect...point and shoot. Theres no decocker or safety to actuate (or not and wind up hurt or dead). For that reason a Glock is faster to learn than any other handgun....BUT if you don;t want it to go bang! you must keep it unloaded OR keep your finger off the trigger until you want it to go bang!!!! I think you get the point...
posted on 08/07/2002 6:50:10 AM PDT
That said the Glock is the single most reliable combat handgun ever designed.
I'm not anti-Glock but you go too far with this statement. I would put Sigs up against Glocks on reliability. Aside from that I have to agree the Glock is fine for law enforcement use IF officers are well trained and kept current through retraining on handling proceedures, to avoid negligent discharges (they should not be referred to as "accidental."
posted on 08/07/2002 8:57:56 AM PDT
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