Do you store your Glocks dry fired when not in use?

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  1. ViperR

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    Hey all,
    Another question on my mind.
    Do you store your Glocks dry fired ,and trigger obviously all the way back, when put away for an extended time to relive the striker/spring assembly from being at "half mast" with tension on that spring?
    I know, another of one of my questions, but it's somewhat in the same line as having mags loaded for extended periods.
     
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  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I store them that way so I can easily tell there isn't a round in the chamber.
     
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  3. gjarcher

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    I store all my firearms, whether pistol, rifle, airgun, or shotgun, with the firing spring relaxed.
     
  4. oldmick

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    I , and everyone who has access to my firearms, knows to consider them ALL loaded and to clear them immediately after picking them up. I’m not in the habit of storing the Glock dry fired, although after cleaning I confirm it fires both from cocked and the reset (holding the trigger after firing, racking the slide and checking the reset works properly).

    My other habit is to slide-lock any pistol that has been fired but not cleaned, to remind me it needs to be done. But even then, drop the mag, visually and physically check for clear.
     
  5. John_AZ

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    I don’t care about the tension. But like Bren, easily know they’re not chambered and no risk of unintentionally pulling trigger when I take out of the safe.

    1911’s and DA/SA guns hammer down
     
  6. Nanuk

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    The Border Patrol did that once upon a time, stored all the pistols in the Armory with slides locked back. They ended up replacing a lot of recoil springs.
     
  7. Nanuk

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    Mine are loaded in the safe. Proper trigger discipline prevents accidents.
     
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    Ordell Robbie Giant Member

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    Mine are all stored fully loaded, one is in Bladetech Klipt and the others all wear a MIC.
     
  9. Jed Cooper

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    Always. Stored hot, ready to rock & roll. Makes no difference in Glocks, the prefire striker spring tension is mild anyway.
     
  10. gunsmoke92

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    Cleaned, locked and loaded, and stored in their holster ready to go. Every firearm I own is loaded, whether it is or not, so the manual of arms is always the same.
     
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    The only gun that isn't in a trigger pulled/hammer down state is my SD gun. I don't really have a need to keep all my guns loaded.
     
  12. Bradley T

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    Well, a GLOCK has no safety, so depressing the trigger is the next best thing. If the trigger is back, it is disconnected.
     
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    That's OK but I think it's better to treat all guns as if they were loaded.
     
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    Yes. Guns in the safe are unloaded, uncocked. Guns outside the safe are hot for HD.
     
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    Does it serve any legit purpose to do so?
     
  16. oldmick

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    FWIW, they only stay locked back for a day or two at most.

    It’s also a good idea to do annual spring changes to firearms that are used for defensive carry. A very inexpensive way to help ensure reliability. I think I paid less than $20 for my last set. So, I consider standard maintenance, and it won’t break the bank.

    Now if I had a Border to manage, maybe I’d reconsider. :)
     
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    If you are familiar with the old/original Tupperware boxes Glocks used to come in, it is interesting to note that the trigger had to be pushed in order for the Glock to be put in the box. That tells me that the preferred way of storage is with the trigger pulled.
     
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    I store all my non-HD firearms that way.
     
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    Very good point.... I forgot about Glocks not fitting in the original Tupperware box without trigger pulled back
     
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    Me too. And that's an adjustment going from Glock to DA/SA for production. I consider a Glock with the trigger back to be in a safe condition.
     
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