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Is it better to leave the trigger in the "pulled" position for storage?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by INEEDMILK, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. INEEDMILK

    INEEDMILK

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    Are you relieving tension from the striker spring after the trigger has been pulled and before it has been reset?

    Does it make sense to store your Glocks with the trigger completely depressed so it keeps the striker spring destressed?
     
  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    I store mine that way out of habit. If you look at the original Glock cases the trigger had to be pulled to go back in the case.

    So with that you can say without a reasonable doubt, Glock wanted them that way :whistling:

    Really I don't think it matters. This discussion comes up every now and again.
     

  3. SCC

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    glock did not want it stored with a round in it ... thats whey the case was like that ...
     
  4. di11igaf

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    I don't think it would matter enough to make any difference. Just like with magazine springs, it doesn't hurt to leave them loaded with spring compressed, its the loading and unloading of the spring that wears it out. I don't see the striker spring being any different. I'd probably store it with trigger back out of habit, but it probably wouldn't matter.
     
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    This/\/\/\..:thumbsup:
     
  6. SFla27

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    YuP what he said. SJ 40
     
  8. wagonm

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    I do, as a result of a safety habit. We always "hammer down" after the weapon is unloaded.
     
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  10. marv

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    I don't think the springs would ever notice the difference. But you can tell at a glance that the gun is not chambered or cocked.
     
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    One way to look at it too, is if you carry, it's staying in the "fire ready" condition for days, weeks, at a time and no one has complained about spring issues.
     
  13. fuzzy03cls

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    Makes zero difference. Do whatever you feel works for you.
    I keep the triggers depressed on all my guns when stored. Just because it makes an extra visual indicator the gun isn't chambered.
     
  14. Reswob

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    Seriously. Mine's had the trigger forward for about 4 years now. Still works just fine.
     
  15. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    It's a Glock. You can't hurt it no matter how you store it.

    :cool:
     
  16. attrapereves

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    I always store mine with the trigger pulled back. This lets me know the gun is unloaded (or a chambered round was a misfire :wow: ).
     
  17. TriggerHappy007

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    Locked and loaded with one in the chamber 24/7, 365 days a year, 366 days on leap year. Never a problem with any of my springs.

    I treat every gun as it is loaded and ready to fire until I make sure it is unloaded.
     
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  18. dkf

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    I don't see what it matters. When the gun is empty I store it with the trigger pulled. The gun I am carrying is always fully load (+1) with the trigger cocked and ready to go. Springs are cheap so I could care less either way.
     
  19. Sheppick.dan

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    Odd questions off of what you just said. The guys at my local gun shop told me that when watching tv 1-2 times a week I should load and unload my magazines so that the springs would be "properly" Broken in.. By what you just said I'm assuming that they were off?
     
  20. Markasaurus

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    You do run into the occasional gun shop employee who is "OFF" if you ask me. But wrong? Yeah, probably. Some types of machines do need a break-in but i don't believe magazine springs are one of them.