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  1. #1
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    Default Glock question???

    Why are aftermarket places putting
    thumb safties on Glocks??
    I carry my G26 with one in the chamber
    and have not blowin my balls off yet.
    Is this not exceptable? Or is it a real safty
    issue? Why on a Glock?? It's not like it's an
    1911. I guess if you can't keep your finger
    off the trigger during a draw you just might
    blow your balls off. Just wondering. Thanks!

  2. #2
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  3. #3
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    Because people are STUPID.

  4. #4
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    I've seen this modification done to SIGs too. It's the answer to a question no one should have asked.

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    I think because one place thought of it and offered it - with appropriate marketing - as an "important and secure [fill in other crap here]" thing to do, and then people bought it. Other places followed.
    If I come up with an idea that a Glock really should have a 30 pound trigger pull, would anybody be stupid enough to buy that? I don't know, but if people did, I'd be making money.
    Marketing and making money off of stupidity (thanks, memnock, I agree people are stupid) -- we can choose to ignore the dumb things out there and go on.
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  6. #6
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    IIRC the politically correct and left leaning French required Smith & Wesson to install thumb safeties on the model 10s they'd ordered, back when they still used wheel guns.
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    Default Thankyou Yall

    Thats what I thought except I was
    putting too much thought into it.
    Those people deserve to have their
    balls blowin off. :D

  8. #8
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    I prefer a NY-1 trigger spring with a 3.5 connector, myself. But, a 1911-style safety on a Glock is silly. Just buy a 1911, M-92, or S&W 3rd gen.

  9. #9
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    i always thought it was like haveing a magazine disconnect safety not needed if you are trained

  10. #10
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    There have been times when I would have liked such a safety.

    For holster carry in permissive environments it would be unnecessary. However, some people may find themselves in in odd situations.

    For example: Stashing the gun in your girlfriend's purse. Sleeping with the gun under your pillow in a seedy motel. Using a paper bag to carry and conceal the gun. Stashing it under or between the seats of an automobile. Slipping the gun to a friend to remove it from the scene of an adventure.

    I carry an unmodified Glock.
    Regards,
    Ron, in Miami

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