27th February 2005, 20:59
I am new to the site so I was reading everything I could. Somewhere on the site I found a link to an artical, I think it said "is cocked and locked safe?". The author did an excelent job of answering the question as far as the 1911 goes describing the different conditions of carry, and even provided pics to show what he was talking about. Hell he convinced me. However he makes several refrences trying to compare the 1911 to Glocks, I don't even have a beef with that. A side by side comparison just makes everybody a little smarter and better informed. What got me were the comments that glocks have no external safety and he don't consider the trigger flange a safety at all. Ok that is opinion but I am ok. Now he goes on to say that carrying a Glock is like carrying with the hammer back and no safety engaged because the hammer is always back. WRONG! The striker on a Glock is never ever locked in the rearward/cocked position! The striker is always in the forward/down position! The striker acts just like the hammer on a DA revolver. The striker is always forward with a block in front of it until the trigger is pulled, as the trigger is pulled the striker starts traveling rearward, just a fraction of a second before full pull the safety block raises out of the way then at full pull the striker releases..boom..trigger resets..but the striker does NOT cycle back like an auto does. So there are 4 safeties on a Glock. The factory says 3 but I added a very important one. 1: trigger flange 2: sriker always forward (glock safe action) 3:striker block 4: and most important shooters brain. I enjoy shooting all guns of all types and would never knock someone elses prefrences but this dude was just putting down glocks to people who may be trying to decide what kind of gun they want. He should have done his homework.