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Thumb safety

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 97harley, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. 97harley


    Aug 6, 2012
    Has anybody gotten a thumb safety installed? I've seen in gun mags back pages for about $120. The only reason I"m looking at it is for my nightstand gun. I don't wake up :shocked: but got to thinking, I have it within hands reach in condition 1 and wouldn't mind having to hit the safety. I shoot 1911's often so it's second nature.
  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
    I wouldn't and you'll find the general consensus here will agree. Just leave it in a quality holster, grab and go if necessary. If your used to a 1911 roll with that or if you want a hi capacity pistol with a safety, buy one already installed.

    My .02 cents

  3. tonyparson


    Jan 20, 2008
    Dayton, TN.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  4. skyboss_4evr


    May 1, 2004
    Keep your nightstand GLOCK in a holster.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    What is with these crazy threads lately? :faint:

    I think some of you are are flat out nuts to consider cutting the frame to add an aftermarket safety. Buy the gun you need in the first place, don't ruin your Glock.
  6. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

    Dec 16, 2003
    Damned if I know
    If you are that worried about it sell the Glock and stick with the 1911's.

  7. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    There's the answer - put a 1911 on your night stand. If you are familiar with pone type of gun, that should be what you use in an emergency.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
  8. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

    Jan 1, 2010
    A cat box in WA
    Good advice.
  9. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
    I don't get it either BAC, I thought school was back in session these kinda threads keep popping up. :faint:
  10. Are you going to carry it or just on the nightstand? I would just leave a round out of the chamber if you have kids and lock it up if necessary when not carried. Or buy an Hk with a safety/decicker.
  11. TK-421


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pflugerville, TX
    If you want a safety, then get a gun with a safety. If you don't want a safety, then buy one that doesn't come with a safety.
  12. 97harley


    Aug 6, 2012
    My daughter is almost 18 and it's not her I'm concerned about. I keep the G21 for a nightstand gun and just got to thinking it might be nice to have a safety in case I go to grab something on the nightstand half asleep etc. I have a couple of Kahr's and a G19 that I carry regularly and wouldn't consider this for any of them. I shoot a 1911 in our weekly combat shoot at the range I belong to due to it's nicer trigger, single action etc. but don't use one as my EDC. I'm fairly new to the sport, about 18 months and was just asking for an opinion, lol :dunno:
  13. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011
    Please review the other thread we did last week (linked above). The subject tends to drift toward just plain nasty. You won't find a bit of support for the concept around here.

    There are other guns that may be more appropriate for nightstand duty (in my opinion) like Sigs. The long double action pull on the first shot takes care of the "oops the safety is off" situation with a 1911 or the lack of a blocking safety on the Glocks.

    I have 1911s, Sigs and Glocks but I have a G36 on my nightstand along with a spare mag.

    And two defense dogs...

    Here's another thought: It's your gun, if you want to install a manual safety, go for it. Don't expect to find any support for the idea and don't mention it on GT. Just get it done and be happy. So what if it lessens the value of your Glock? It's just a cheap beater gun. As to whether it damages the gun? Well, nightstand guns don't always get a very high round count.

  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Glocks and M1911A1s are two very different animals.
  15. roadkill46


    Aug 6, 2009
    i wouldn't as above. i am a pretty deep sleeper anymore..thanx VA for the meds...unfortunately. i switched from a G19 with TLRS-1 and CT's for my FN FNP USG 9mm with a Taclite, condition one, decocked. Great DA and SA on this gun, i have 2. The dogs would wake me up no doubt, but we have a Ranch/SW AZ type house w/o upstairs, only 2 doors, front and patio so i think gun selection 'could' be house dependant.

    if you have a downstairs and wake up, you could shake off the cobwebs enough to either just p/u the Glock or thumb off the 1911 safety, or rack a slide on a condition 2 gun on the nightstand.

    dogs and a good alarm system give you time to get your critical thinking involved. my granddaughter sleeps in the back room on the other side of the house so def gotta be careful and ID target before engaging. i would like to be fully awake for that!

    go with the one with the manual safety in your case for sure. just my .03
  16. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit
    Hey 97harley! Come on over to my Thread!
    Maybe we could have a Civilized Discussion: I asked for the Haters to stay out, but you know how that goes.
  17. tonyparson


    Jan 20, 2008
    Dayton, TN.
    Why start another thread when you already posted in this one?? :upeyes:
  18. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit

    Maybe, just maybe, I didn't see this Thread until after I started mine... :dunno:
  19. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I might gravitate to the 1911 for the nightstand especially if I shot it appreciably better than the Glock.
  20. 97harley


    Aug 6, 2012
    The reason I bought the G21 was for it's capacity, 13+1 is a thing of the past here in Connecticut as of April of 2013. You can still own one but not buy one. I have two high capacity pistols, a G19 and a G21. I can't even carry the G19 unless I keep it with only 10 in the mag + 1. You can have/load what you want at the range and for the home. I am more accurate with a 1911 but lets face it, we're talking inches and at close range for home defense I"m confident of my ability. It's no big deal, just like I said I saw an advertisement in the back of a gun mag and was wondering if anyone had one installed. At the time I bought the G21 I wanted a STI double stack but was runnng out of time with the new BS laws in CT and kinda fell into the G21 SF. The G19 was my first handgun and up until the new laws carried it IWB often in the colder months when it dosen't print but now carry a 3 inch alum frame 1911 instead.