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9 years 22 weeks ago, 8:13 PM


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Nov 2008
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

I swear I've read about the safety mechanism on a Glock a dozen times. Each time I come away saying, 'WTF?' There's not a separate switch on the side of the gun. It's all in the trigger mechanism, which looks like kind of a 'double trigger.' So what's safe about that? Can someone please explain what's going on here? TIA

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9 years 22 weeks ago, 8:19 PM



this one is all you!

9 years 22 weeks ago, 8:29 PM


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Jun 2008
Airstrip One, Oceania
Glock Safety

Glocks have a 3 safety system:

1. Trigger Safety: an external lever contained within the trigger that prevents the trigger from moving unless the lever is depressed. This is the 'double trigger' that you are refering to.

2. Firing Pin Safety: a spring-loaded pin attached by an extension bar to the trigger blocks the striker from striking the primer of the cartridge until the trigger is pulled.

3. Drop Safety: the far end of the same extension bar locks the striker into place from the rear until the trigger is pulled.... so no accidental discharges when a locked and loaded glock is dropped.

No external safety which some consider to be a draw back... but I don't mind, just be aware that when you draw a loaded weapon, keep you finger off the trigger until it is aimed at its target.

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