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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by bikethief, Jan 3, 2006.
I just discovered this on my 3rd gen G19! Meron na palang ganitong feature ang glock? Cool...
How does the indicator work? What does it look like?
is that the new extractor that bulges when there is a round in the chamber
I know you didnt ask but never trust it
Manually and visually check everytime
I have nothing against Glocks - used to own a G-17 - but hey, revolvers are rather good about empty chamber indicators. Just swing the cylinder out and voila! Still, of course not everybody swings the chamber out first to check and BOOM!
Loaded chamber indicator or not, I still believe that the safest way to treat guns is to assume that they are always loaded.
Yup, it's the new extractor that bulges out when you have a round chambered. I always have and always will mechanically and visually check and recheck my chamber when handling my gun. Wouldn't have it any other way. The only advantage that I feel the chamber indicator gives me is purely tactical:
It gives me the ability to check and confirm that I have a round chambered without the anyone else knowing so. Example: While in your car, a suspicious looking person approaches you. You secretly draw your weapon just to be safe. You now want to be sure that you have a round ready so you run your finger over the extractor to confirm. You never took your eyes off the approaching person and didn't need to raise the gun to check the chamber. Example 2: You wake up with an intruder in the house. It's dark and you're not sure yet if you want to announce your presence (there might be others.) Again, just run a finger over the extractor to confirm your ready to rock. No noise, no light needed.
in low light areas or at night the protruding chamber indicator can come in handy , but in clearly lighted areas or in the outdoors during the day just check the extraction port if a round goes in the barrel. DONT check from the muzzle side.;f
For me i never assume, i always remember a gun is ALWAYS loaded.
I don't think anyone here at BOG is dense enought to check through the muzzle. Again, I didn't wish to come across as lazy or careless. I ALWAYS manually and visually check my firearm. The indicator is purely of tactical value. Kung baga sa mahjong, mas lamang ang marunong sumalat!;f
When in doubt and you're in a gun fight, rack the slide.
when in doubt and want to make sure its empty, unload the gun and rack the slide.
Loaded chamber indicator in my 1 php is just a marketing add ons to make consumers think the pistol is sooooooo safe preventing AD's and an ANSI requirement (read it somewhere)and also Darwin25 is correct just rack the slide..KA-TSAK(perhaps)perp will go down on his/her knee. no one has to shoot anyone.
Otoh, this is the result and the fault of some gun laws (not of the manufacturer) in some states of the US that required this feature w/c they consider a safety add-on in handguns so that they will be allowed to be sold in the said states.
But the unexpected effect of it is that the gun owner or handler is made to believe that w/ such feature, he/she can be careless w/ the gun and still be safe. As a result this safety feature virtually creates an unsafe environment for an otherwise safe gun.