First Glock I purchased was the G34 for USPSA Production competition. So I have got used to the 3.5 trigger and have been thinking of putting one in my G26 as well. The way I look at it is thus: if the difference of 2 lbs is what is keeping you safe, and not the fact you have proper trigger/finger safety muscle memory, then you are going to have an accident eventually anyways. However if you are practicing proper technique then the weight of the trigger is just not going to matter. The only reliable safety is between your ears.I've thought about upgrading my trigger, but I've become so used to my factory set trigger pull that I think I'd be too nervous to get the 3.5lb pull. Too many horror stories of accidental discharges that I've known have used the 3.5.
After a few months and a few thousand rounds I can safety say I will never miss an extra 20 Oz.I would miss the all-steel though.
People mention to me when they either see me carry, or know that I carry a Glock that I should get a different sidearm. They always begin with it being the world’s most dangerous gun. I simply respond with it being known as one of the most reliable guns available. And that I trust my life to my Glock. I have shot several other handguns, including revolvers and just prefer my glock. I am not trying to start a debate on who has the bigger gun or anything lol. I am just seeing what others opinions are on Glock Pistols. And in general what you carry, and why you prefer what you carry.
My EDC is a Gen 3 G23. I can conceal it well: just a cheap, simple Blackhawk IWB like this View attachment 8106
or, if I am choosing to deep conceal, I use this: View attachment 8107
However, I usually OC and only use the two above if I am doing something that demands I conceal.
In regards to handguns, I also owned the following before they were all lost in a very unfortunate boating accident: a NA Arms .22mag with the beltclip holster, a Heritage .22/ .22 mag that I used for squirrel hunting, a p64 in 9mm (Mak), a Nagant 1895 (7.62×38mmR), and a Ruger Redhawk in .44mag with a 7" Barrel. I would sometimes OC the .44mag when I was going shooting sometime during the day and sometimes the p64 when I wanted to "blend in". I almost always had my NA arms revolver on me and it was my "close-up and personal" bug, but I oc'd that too to avoid having to inform if I was OC. But, since the accident...
When I was going to buy my first CC handgun, I went with the Glock 23 listed above. I love it. IF people have a problem but it works for you, then who cares? One of my most embarrassing new OC moments was having the Glock in an OWB holster without any retention get knocked out of the holster when I was up on my roof doing some repairs. The pistol slid down the roof, fell a few feet to the lower section of roof, dropped off that ledge, hit my ladder, hit my deck, and tumbled down on to rocky ground. No discharge, no damage besides the edge of the rear sight had a small gash. I thought about taking it out but have decided to leave it there as a memento of my foolishness. I think Glocks are as safe as anything else I would carry, as I would never use a manual safety anyway. Keep your finger off the trigger and it should not be a problem. (Regarding reloaded ammo in a Glock, that is another issue with which I don't wish to derail this thread. Google it if you need more information)
* I did add reinforcement to my Smartcarry holster in the area near the trigger guard; when wearing the holster and re-holstering I noticed that the fabric could conceivably enter the trigger guard; I have enough children already but a shot "there" would NOT be enjoyable at all. But, as I said, any pistol would be a concern because I would never use the external safety anyway.
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Right, if you are pulling the triggers of other guns while loaded and not intending to fire . . . even with safeties engaged . . you are making a mistake which can eventually kill you or someone else. The ultimate safety of any gun is between your ears. Use it always in every situation and you will never form a bad habit which relies on a mechanism. Anytime my glock comes out of its holster its all about keeping my finger somewhere other than on the trigger. When I go to break down the weapon, no matter what state I think the gun is in, its loaded. Thus the first step is to unload it.Agree. I think alot of people arent doing their homework before they start bashing
the Glock safety.
Just because there isnt an external safety doesent mean its not safe.
I do think however, if you own a glock, you must have a bit more conscience
when handling the weapon. If you pull the trigger its gonna shoot.
Isnt that what guns are suppose to do in the first place?
It is an entry level striker fire combat pistol. It goes bang every time and even and idiot can shoot it. By far not the best at anything else like ergonomics, trigger, accuracy, function, safety's... but when you want to shoot something within 21 feet of you it really doesn't matter what you use as long as it goes bang every time. you can hit them with a brick at that range. If you like the glock shoot it but don't fool yourself that is anything other than a dependable handgun and there are plenty of other brands just as dependable on the market. You will find that muzzle control (holding still while pulling the trigger), trigger pull (striker/DOA/SA-DA), ergonomics (fit to hand and natural aim point) in a dependable gun to be an individual fit and not a one size fits all like the glockmaster gun instructors will tell you. My nephew loves his glocks but has moved on to better fit and function but still shoots his glock now and then.