Bingo-the safety on the Glock is the same safety on revolvers-internal only. The idiots involved here forgot the primary weapons saftey rules of: handle all weapons as if they were loaded until you visually and manually verify otherwise, and KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READ TO FIRE. Sorry for yelling , but that's what I have to do on the range to re-inforce it with officers that oughtta know better. Like the idiots in the article
posted on 08/07/2002 6:36:55 AM PDT
That's READY TO FIRE
posted on 08/07/2002 6:38:51 AM PDT
"Bingo-the safety on the Glock is the same safety on revolvers-internal only."
Nothing in common. Double-action revolvers (only kind U.S. police have carried in decades) have a long, heavy trigger pull - minimizing chance of idiot shootings. DA semis like Sig without safety also have long, heavy trigger pull for first shot; some on all shots - also making accidents unlikely. But Glocks are single-action light, short trigger pull on all shots - without a safety.
Unfortunately to unload a Glock you remove the clip then pull back the slide to empty the chamber (thus cocking the weapon) then you must pull the trigger to uncock it. If you get out of order you fire the weapon. I never have liked the safety in the trigger feature of the Glocks, that's why I prefer my Jerico over my Glock.
posted on 08/10/2002 12:47:59 AM PDT
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