Those damn Glocks cry out for those professional enough to carry them!
That leaves me out..
What’s your point?
He pulled on the trigger enough to disengage the trigger safety?
To carry a pistol with a CHAMBERED round in it, I believe—is contrary to all safety training.
What do those Freepers with a CC permit say?
First firearms safety is your brain. Disengage that and bad things happen.
Holsters are your friends.
He must have hit his femoral artery.
Dang! I just hate it when that happens!
I think I’ll just stick with my wheel-gun and holster.
i hate it when that happens
My Ruger SR9 has a trigger safety pretty identical to the Glock. It has an additional thumb safety as well which I believe makes it an almost perfect weapon for CCW. Ruger even makes a compact version for smaller framed folks. One other thing about the full-size SR9, a standard magazine holds 17 rounds.
Unfortunately, it’s a tad too late for the dude to hear the helpful selfless advice expressed herein. Pity.
(Can he read it from the Great Beyond?)
Praying for this poor man and for his family.
The only constant in tragedies like this one is the victim’s mistaken belief that their own abilities and wisdom make them immune from mistakes like these. The only truly effective safety measure is humility, a virtue which is ominously absent from many posts on this thread.
One more data point in the negative column for Glock.
Don't need a mechanical safety IF you realize your BRAIN is your primary safety with ANY weapon.
Follow the three or four (depending on who put out the rules - military, NRA, firearms manufacturers, etc.) BASIC rules of safe weapons handling and there is virtually no way you can hurt yourself or anyone else.
Most of it is COMMON SENSE, like using a proper holster designed for the handgun you are carrying.
Isn't that called a Mexican holster?
Guns are always loaded.
Don't point the firearm at anything you don't wish to destroy.
Keep you finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
People start in childhood to develop the habit of putting their fingers on the triggers of cap guns, squirt guns, butane lighters, spray bottles, etc. The habit carries over to their handguns—grab the gun, finger goes to the trigger.
I would advise anybody who is new to concealed carry or is considering it for the first time to start replacing that habit with a new one. Practice drawing, over and over again. Get some snap caps so as not to freak out the family while practicing. Buy a realistic BB gun and practice while watching TV. Practice. Change the habit. POINT that finger.
As soon as I saw the headline I thought “Glock”.
I was right. Nice guns. But I wouldn’t want one for that very reason.
They can call that thing on the trigger a safety all they want. But it isn’t.