Forums / Gun Discussion / Glock in-line safety. How does it work

5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

Schuyler

Schuyler's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3905
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
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

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

Anonymous

reaper

this one is all you!

5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:29 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
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 assembly...it 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.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Users
Currently Active Users: 1024 (1 member and 1023 guests)
teko52

Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,642, Comments: 160,907, Members: 23,517
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity