posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 12:10 PM
People can alter their firearms as they wish, assuming that they don't make them less safe.
The fact is however that the Glock does not need more safety features than it already has.
A manual safety might add some peace of mind for some, but in the moment of truth, one would only add one unnecessary step to fire the weapon.
It could be argued that a manual safety might prevent another who might wrest the pistol from one's control from firing the pistol immediately,
believing that the pistol has no manual safety.
The Glock revolutionized pistol design in a way that the world hasn't seen since the days of John Browning.
Why cripple genius when such is entirely unnecessary?
Many people want a fool-proof firearm and want such built into the firearm, but that really only creates a firearm that is worthless in an emergency
and all the attendant contingencies.
There is only one way to fool-proof a firearm and that is through training and even that can't eliminate all the fools.
Here the NY Times of all people tells us how to build a safe pistol. Remember folks that these are the same people who throw around such terms as
"assault weapon," Saturday-night special," and "cop-killer" bullets without knowing what they mean or even caring that they might mean
[edit on 2008/6/16 by GradyPhilpott]