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glock safe-t blok... are they any good

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by barstoolguru, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. barstoolguru

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    I have been reading threads on here for some time and something that almost never comes up is the glock safe-t-blok (I did a search too). I see one guy that stood up and said he uses one, why is this? Is there a reason why no one uses then or are they not talked about because they are not cool? It’s just not here either, I looked it up on you-tube and there are only two videos that mention them. One guy said they are not holster friendly with a form fitted holster. I like some thoughts if they are worth the 15.00 or will it get throw in a draw and forgot about?
     
  2. fuzzy03cls

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    Are you comfortable carrying the Glock chambered in a holster as it's designed? If that answer is yes then there's no need for this.
     

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  3. ftw13

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    man up and carry your gun and keep your finger off the trigger. use your money on something useful.
     
  4. emore

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    It seems to me that finding that little item with your index finger and poking it out is somewhat of a fine motor skill. Getting your finger on the trigger and pulling it back seems to me like a gross motor skill. In times of extreme stress, most fine motor control goes away. A certain amount of gross motor skill remains. I don't want to push my luck...or a little plastic block.
     
  5. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    They are a joke. Only suitable for a drawer, and even then, they're unsuitable compared to a cheap holster.
     
  6. barstoolguru

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    But what if you’re not, say carrying in a fanny pack or in a belly band which I do..... The thought of an ND crosses my mind often…….. one posting mention some guy having one in a restaurant while carrying Mexican style and I might not have the time or Ability to rack the slide in a pinch
     
  7. Carry one in the chamber in a holster that covers the trigger guard, or do not carry one in the chamber at all. I will not put my finger inside the trigger guard unless I intend to put my finger on the trigger.
     
  8. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    I agree.
     
  9. Dogtowntom

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    Fine motor- use of small muscle groups that require precise control(handwriting, keyboarding, grasping, playing piano, and........ANYTHING with the trigger finger :supergrin:).
    There is a loss of fine motor skill over time if the skill is not practiced.

    Gross motor- use of large muscle groups (walking, jumping, balancing, throwing, catching, kicking, etc).

    In theory, if one were to practice drawing, dislodging the safe-t-blok and firing........you would enhance your fine motor skills just as you would if you practiced drawing and firing only. Additional fine motor tasks do not slow down 1911 users who need to thumb off the safety before firing....unless they do not practice thumbing off the safety.

    As with any motor skill, practice, practice, practice...........
     
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  10. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    If you must carry outside a holster (I don't recommend it) find a way to secure the nylon cord of a Zach or MIC holster to your belt if wearing a belly band or strap of a fanny pack. Of the five (or six?) holster types my girlfriend uses, one is a Zach holster secured to a fanny pack strap. There is no fumbling around or worry it stays put like with a Saf-T-Blok, just draw and yank off the Zach in one motion. I wouldn't use a Saf-T-Blok even if they were giving them away.
     
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  11. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Permit me to offer a bit of "commercial" history pertaining to the saf-t-blok.

    There was much discussion about the saf-t-blok when it first came out; opinions were vehement about it. Then the Siderlock, a permanently installed cross-plunger on the trigger, came along; equally controversial. The Siderlock pretty much took over the original saf-t-blok market. The saf-t-blok can still be found at gunshows and on the net, but (I understand) the original producer is no longer making them.
     
  12. barstoolguru

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    I did find this..............info on saf-t-blok

    http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/stb.html

    some ome mentioned the mini holster by zach or micro was a great idea IF you don't have a c/t ot rail mounted laser which I do
     
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  13. RustyDaleShackleford

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    It would probably be good if you're carrying with a ClipDraw.
     
  14. w provence

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    I had a mod 19 I carried in a fanny pack for years. Never worried about it going off by accident or any other way. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sites are on the target...........Bill
     
  15. Ruggles

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    They clearly have fans, they have been making them for years. I think if you want to use one on YOUR gun then they are perfectly legit. Popping one out takes very little motor skill and does not require the finger to enter the trigger guard at all, only touch the outside perimeter and only behind the trigger itself.

    That being said the design of the gun does not require one for safe carry IMO.
     
  16. barstoolguru

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    it seems to be a little difficult to find some stats because most ND’s are not reported but I did find this and the numbers are sobering

    In 2006, 642 people died in the United States from the accidental discharge of firearms. This is according to the 2010 Statistical Handbook of the U.S. Census Bureau. This represents of 0.00024% of all deaths for the year. 30% of all deaths due to accidental gun fires occurred in persons aged 15 to 24.

    http://www.numberof.net/number-of-accidental-gun-deaths/
     
  17. Ruggles

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    I would be more worried about blowing "something" off in the waist area than being killed from a discharge :)
     
  18. j-glock22

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    Just another 3rd party useless gimmick you do not need for your Glock or any gun for that matter..... too many things to go wrong for you.... Do a poll and find out how many GT'rs actually have and/or carry with this device. I'd wager the number is remote at best...

    Finger out of trigger guard and the (holstered) weapon is safe until you draw and fully intend to put that finger on the trigger...
     
  19. RustyDaleShackleford

    RustyDaleShackleford Giblet Head

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    Forget the number of people killed.

    How about some statistics on the number of civil suits after ND's?
     
  20. barstoolguru

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    Maybe it's me but all I hear is safety, safety, safety but along comes a device that improves safety and everyone is against it for some reason. Does it take away from their manhood, does it degrade the gun as far as being "safe". I for one am very surprised at some of the responses. As I go along with research into the safety issues I found this

    "Officer Craig Clancy strolled to the appropriate facility and was lowering his trousers when his pistol fell from his waistband. When Clancy fumbled for the falling firearm, it went off, twice."
    http://sleepless.blogs.com/george/2005/04/accidental_poli.html

    Gun accidentally goes off in teenagers backpack - shooting two!
    LOS ANGELES – Authorities say a 17-year-old sophomore whose loaded gun went off at school when he dropped his backpack faces assault with a deadly weapon charges.
    http://805moms.com/data/assets/boards/805moms/showthread.php?p=20636#post20636

    and here is one from this forum

    SAFETY WARNING! Worn Leather Holsters Can Cause Accidental Discharges!
    http://www.itstactical.com/warcom/f...her-holsters-can-cause-accidental-discharges/

    it makes me think as much as I enjoy a glock they seem to be more prone to AD's even by pro's and a $15.00 saf-t-blok might be good for piece of mind and if it don't work out it will be a good conversation piece
     
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