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Glock thumb safety?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by JesseA, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. JesseA

    JesseA Glock Historian

    Oct 7, 2012
    Shawnee Oklahoma
    I was talking to a friend of mine (who happens to be in Law Enforcment) and said he would buy a Glock if it had a manual safety. I was looking in my Brownells catalog and they have one. It comes with a Jig so u can make the 3/32 cut and the safety. Is it worth it? I wouldn't mind trying it on one of my Glocks, but I'm afraid it might hurt the dependability. Glock made one model with a thumb safety for the Tazmanian Police Force but I think there is a pretty good reason they don't offer it.
  2. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Incirlik AB

    Jan 13, 2006
    Glocks do come with a safety. The safety is located between your ears.

  3. cfr


    Feb 24, 2010
    Buy a different gun.
  4. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Nov 4, 2007

    If he's in LE, he's been through enough training to know he doesn't need a safety. Simple proper gun handling techniques is plenty.

    If you do buy the Glock, which I highly recommend, you'll do just fine without one.

    Take a gun safety class and you're good to go. On top of that, it's an accessory that fits any gun you ever hold.

    Good luck!

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  5. HeliGlock

    HeliGlock HeliGlock

    Jan 16, 2011
    OMG are yo kidding? Like previously said the Safety is between your EARS. Safety 101. Get real.
  6. KK40384


    Jun 19, 2009
    This thread is full of FAIL. Thumb safety on a Glock? Are you serious? Go buy a Ruger SR9. That has plenty of safeties
  7. you would think...
  8. ding ding ding :perfect10:
  9. rv4driver


    May 8, 2010
    Ft. Collins, Co.
    First, I'd like to apologize in advance for the following sarcastic comment. I'd like to say it's not like me...but we all know better.
    Without further ado...

    "Let's see...oodles of guns with manual safeties. Glock doesn't have or need one. Hmmm, which gun to buy? Wait! Wait! I know!
    The GLOCK! And then...purchase aftermarket parts to make them exactly like the one I didn't buy!"

    I am dismayed.
  10. duh. Glock is the only choice in the hood. rappers rap about them
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  11. dhgeyer


    Jul 15, 2011
    Well, you mention owning more than one Glock already, so the suggestions that you buy a different gun probably aren't too helpful. I would argue against the added thumb safety for 2 reasons.

    1. It involves cutting the frame, which seems to me fairly drastic and irreversible. It's not the way the gun was designed to operate.

    2. One of my functional specifications for a self/home defense pistol is that it must require only pointing at the problem and squeezing the trigger - both natural movements. I don't want to fumble with anything. That's one reason I like Glocks.
  12. Mister X

    Mister X

    May 12, 2009
  13. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    You fail to realize some people don't have THAT safety.

  14. TK-421


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pflugerville, TX
    And those are exactly the kind of people who shouldn't be even thinking about touching a gun, let alone shooting one or even buying one.
  15. I'm 25, I've carried my Glock since the age of 21, only time it's ever fired is when I want it to.

    My right index finger is my safety.

    The only Glock I know of with a built in thumb safety are the ones issued to police in Tasmania, Australia.

    Seriously though. If this is an issue, then don't buy a Glock.

    Personally I have no desire to ever carry a handgun with a manual safety engaged.

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  16. 9L0ck


    Mar 23, 2011
    Dallas TX
    I think everyone is reading the OPs post wrong. His friend the cop said that he would not buy a glock because it has no thumb safety. The OP wants to try out a thumb safety on one of his glocks.
    OP don't waste your time and money. Let your friend think what he wants. No sence in messing one of your glocks up to make him happy.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  17. Christopher67


    Oct 13, 2011

    Thats Mas Ayoobs gunsmith?:dunno:
  18. gun1three


    May 10, 2007
    I seriously wish Glock would offer an ambidextrous thumb safety on every model with a 15 lb trigger and then charge $2500 for the gun. Only offer it with a single ten round magazine with a bullet button and some stupid contraption that would prevent carrying with one in the chamber. Offer this stupid abomination of a gun only in fluorescent safety yellow with safety warnings all over it.:steamed:

    People that know nothing about safety and Glocks would feel better, these threads would stop, and Glock could use the money to develop our Glock carbines.

    Buck Ofama
  19. Aquagear


    Aug 29, 2010
    Sparks Nv.
    The main reason I bought my first Glock pistol was for my CCW . I wanted simple reliable and safe, much like a double action revolver (you want it to go bang pull the trigger) otherwise keep you're finger out of the trigger guard. I carry a G19, G30 or a Ruger sp101 all of witch are safe when handled correctly. Any firearm is dangerous when handled incorrectly, but if I have to defend myself I want simplicity, which means no extra gadgets to get it the way. (the best safety device ever maid is located between you're ears):wavey:
  20. Thumb safety on a Glock is crazy because of the KISS principle (why fumble with a thumb safety during a gun fight and when you needed that gun 1.3 seconds ago?). But why not make them with a grip safety a la 1911s and XDs?
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013