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Re: Different Gun Question

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
.....Funny, I thought all the Glocks had a trigger safety. No finger on the trigger? It can't fire. They do call that a safety.
While that is a safety practice, a safety technically prevents the trigger from being pulled at all. The Glock actually has a two triggers, one is inside and extended just a touch in front of the other. You must depress this little one, or the big one (which actually cocks the hammer) won't depress. It is intended to prevent a side swipe from accidentally pulling the trigger, but your finger really can't avoid it.

Revolvers also have a safety, every cowboy knew that you kept one chamber unloaded and kept that one under the firing pin, so that the empty chamber couldn't accidentally be fired, you had to advance past the empty first.
That works. Again, the Glock was designed to have an internal safety that prevents the firing pin from accessing the round, unless the trigger is actually pulled. Good design.

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