posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:22 PM
I'll take the hate but they have a very valid point on the suit for merit. I just think the Cop got off on what would have had any normal shmuck
dealing with some good time in prison that way. Figures...
The Glocks are dangerous though. no question in my mind and I'll say why I say that vs. what IS NOT dangerous and how little a difference it takes.
Here is the Glock-21. For all those who don't shoot, that little angle piece on the trigger is the Glock's safety. When that moves back in line in the
trigger, it can all be pulled. I've never looked at a glock where that trigger safety wasn't very lose..and about all the good I think it does is
prevent a misfire from a falling gun onto a hard surface.
This is what that kind of configuration leads to:
Pilot accidentally discharges gun due to lock
and if anyone wants a laugh, a cringe or just something to consider if you're in direct line to a cockpit wall as they handle this little accident
waiting for an excuse.(The holster this time, not the gun)
Now how easy would it be to make it safe? Enormous retooling? Designs to make all kinds of problems? Hmmm
Here is the Springfield XD class.
Now you'll notice this also has that stupid little nubby thing on the trigger....they really are worthless in my opinion. However, the safety that
matters and the one that little 3 year old hand WOULD NEVER have properly engages AND reached to pull the trigger at the same time is the bar
extruding from the rear of the grip or backstrap. For what it matters, the model sitting in my safe is the Springfield XD-9 Service model which is
about the same as what is pictured. Also, for what it matters, it's a surplus Police Duty weapon from the local city. So these being issued or allowed
isn't unheard of....Glock gives Police Departments a better deal so...Glock it is for many.
A final note on that grip safety. I have been red faced and embarrassed to go clickity-click on a shooting lane at the worst possible moment...a
couple times because these safeties are THAT touchy. They have to be ALL the way in. Just wiggle your hand from a full, straight and solid grip...it's
not firing and the slide isn't moving. He ought to sue the LAPD for choosing the Glocks.
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