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I’m ex Military too sor. I’ve shot full auto M-16. While they are fun spray with, semi auto is much controllable and ammo efficient.

My statement isn’t anymore of a blanket statement than yours regarding Glocks and ARs.

I think you quoted the wrong person...
 

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I’d have to agree with you. But like the beginning of this thread started it was about a “Performance Center” like gun coming from Taurus. Taurus is not that type of company from what I can tell and should probably not try passing their quality off on a new type of revolver they’re offering and call it “Executive Grade”.
That really depends on the gun does it not? You never know, the gun, and fit & finish on them may equal a good Smith. You are condemning without even trying one, yet you guys are getting your panties in a was when I do the same to ARs and Glocks. And this is not the first time for some of you.
 

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I wonder how many cops, etc have had accidental discharges with Glocks, etc. Or even poor, defenseless coffee tables been badly injured? :P :P :P
The GEN 1 glocks came with a molded Tupperware box. If you had a round chambered and put the gun in the box there was an area of the box that would depress the trigger and caused a negligent discharge. Those boxes are no more.

Anyone to include officers that accidentally sets off a round with a Glock is a human induced operator error that would have happen any other gun involved. That is a negligent discharge, not the guns fault. Rule #1, booger hook off the trigger.
 

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The GEN 1 glocks came with a molded Tupperware box. If you had a round chambered and put the gun in the box there was an area of the box that would depress the trigger and caused a negligent discharge. Those boxes are no more.

Anyone to include officers that accidentally sets off a round with a Glock is a human induced operator error that would have happen any other gun involved. That is a negligent discharge, not the guns fault. Rule #1, booger hook off the trigger.
I agree that most is a human caused error and have said so a couple times in this thread. That being said I still believe the Glock and any similar style pistols make it more likely to happen. I have read several reports of LEOs firearms going off unintended. Read a few stories about cops shooting themselves in the leg trying to holster their Glock.

Talked to one guy said it happened to him. Supposedly something in his holster tripped his trigger as he inserted his gun. Personally I do not see how, but I was not there so will reserve judgement. He does have an interesting scar down the outside of his leg.

Anyway the real point I am trying to make, is do not knock other people firearms unless you can take them knocking yours. Strangely enough we have a few people here that can not see that. When I knock the AR platform I try to make it clear it is my opinion only, based on my personal experience.

Glocks on the other hand, while I do dislike them and would not own one or a similar firearm unless it was all I could get, I mostly knock to shift a thread from a hatefest on one brand or another.
Again anytime I post about a firearm it is based on my experience and not some Utube cowboy looking for his 15 minutes of fame.
 

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I agree that most is a human caused error and have said so a couple times in this thread. That being said I still believe the Glock and any similar style pistols make it more likely to happen. I have read several reports of LEOs firearms going off unintended. Read a few stories about cops shooting themselves in the leg trying to holster their Glock.

Talked to one guy said it happened to him. Supposedly something in his holster tripped his trigger as he inserted his gun. Personally I do not see how, but I was not there so will reserve judgement. He does have an interesting scar down the outside of his leg.

Anyway the real point I am trying to make, is do not knock other people firearms unless you can take them knocking yours. Strangely enough we have a few people here that can not see that. When I knock the AR platform I try to make it clear it is my opinion only, based on my personal experience.

Glocks on the other hand, while I do dislike them and would not own one or a similar firearm unless it was all I could get, I mostly knock to shift a thread from a hatefest on one brand or another.
Again anytime I post about a firearm it is based on my experience and not some Utube cowboy looking for his 15 minutes of fame.

I initially didn’t care for Glocks. They were boxy, plain, ugly with a weird trigger. I liked the 1911s and the trigger that I had been trained with. Well a deal came by that was hard to pass on, a Glock, so I said what the heck and bought it. After a lot of rounds down range I actually came to like the ugly little duck called a Glock. And for me it has been very reliable. Can’t think of any malfunctions with it what so ever. Recently put new springs in it because of her round count getting up there. And accurate. Dang thing isn’t a bad shooter.

As for your friends Glock going off in his holster I can kind of seeing that happen. If a Kydex holster is molded wrong it can do like the old Glock factory gen 1 boxes do. Activate the trigger. Or maybe a thumb strap got into the trigger gaurd. Shite does happen.
 

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As for your friends Glock going off in his holster I can kind of seeing that happen. If a Kydex holster is molded wrong it can do like the old Glock factory gen 1 boxes do. Activate the trigger. Or maybe a thumb strap got into the trigger gaurd. Shite does happen.
There is this instance where a worn out leather holster depressed the trigger. Fault of the gun? Not really. Supposed to inspect your equipment and this holster should have been retired.
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The gun did exactly what it was supposed to do. Fire when the trigger was pulled. The operator failed to maintain his equipment. Now he has a painful reminder.

I remember that picture was making the rounds on the web some time ago. Good example of why you need to check your gear. I've become very, very complacent about this the last year or two.

Living in very rural areas has caused me to lapse in terms or carrying. I still use good stuff, just don't carry as often as I should.

Damn peaceful communities will do that to ya. I should probably move to south central Los Angeles for a year or two just to get the edge back!
 

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Re: Glock triggers and negligent discharges... I even do IDPA drills with a Glock. Come out of the holster and fire on a timer. This of course demands ultimate attention to where the booger picker is. Dang good practice and it is the model for all firearms to prevent NDs. Any gun is only as safe as the operator and all should be trained and drill regularly so muscle memory KEEPS your finger alongside the frame, not in the trigger guard. Training IS THE KEY to any firearms safety.

Here are some comments from a Marine instructor on his preference for no manual safety, IE 1911 or 92fs. Me personally, I like them all! Just have to train on each piece, as it should be anyway...
 
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