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Glocks for concealed carry - safely

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by SIG-SOG, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. SIG-SOG

    SIG-SOG

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    I recently bought a G26, my second firearm. First gun is a Sig P229 SA/DA. I am still a little uneasy with the thought of carrying a Glock with a round in the chamber even in either an IWB or OWB holster. Just seems a little too easy to accidentally discharge. Now to the point, why should I not be concerned with this. Aside from the obvious (practice and training) why are you comfortable doing so?
    Thanks.
     
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    The only way a Glock will discharge is if YOU pull the trigger!
     

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    The main thing is to make sure you're using a quality holster that covers the trigger. Just make sure you are paying attention to your trigger finger when reholstering. You never want to be complacent. Do you carry concealed or is this going to be a range holster? You might feel a bit concearned at first always checking your weapon in the holster and all but you will get used to it. Just remember the holster is key, don't skimp on the quality.
     
  4. OngoingFreedom

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    I switch between using three holsters: a SmartCarry (especially when walking in sweat pants), a Crossbreed Supertuck (my favorite and used most), and a Blackhawk! Serpa. In none of them, including the SmartCarry, do I feel unsafe carrying my G23 13+1.
     
  5. SIG-SOG

    SIG-SOG

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    This gun will be for concealed carry. Any recommendations on a holster for the G26? My thoughts right now are OWB, with long shirt to cover it. I cannot carry at work, so I can dress as needed when I do carry.
     
  6. G-31

    G-31 .357 Sig

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    Look into the Siderlock it's a push button safety on the trigger. I'm probably in your same position, I understand that it doesn't fire unless I pull the trigger but I find it comforting. :wavey:
     
  7. OngoingFreedom

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    I highly recommend the Crossbreed Supertuck. Fits my wife's G27 as well as my G23. It took about two weeks to get comfortable (mold to my body), and getting the horsehide instead of cow leather probably prolonged the fitting, but I'm pleased with the final result.
     
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    What is the alternative?
     
  9. Jim S.

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    Next time you go to the range, look at the amount of travel the trigger makes before firing the round.
    Feel how much force is required to pull the trigger.
    Other than pulling the trigger, it will not fire by itself.
    It is perfectly safe to carry a round in the chamber of a Glock.
    It is a matter of getting used to and completely familiar with your Glock.
    Until then, carry it with an empty chamber.
     
  10. JuneyBooney

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    Use a holster that covers the trigger and use a NY1 trigger and you should be good if using the Glock for ccw.
     
  11. AustinTx

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    or get something hung inside the trigger guard.
     
  12. Kozel

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    Just keep your booger hook off the bang switch and you won't shoot yourself.
     
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    Simple. Just think of the Glock as an autoloading revolver. You pull the trigger, it goes bang. You don't pull the trigger, it doesn't go bang.

    YMMV
     
  15. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member Silver Member

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    I just recently hear that revolver don’t have safety ether
    And all the bullets are chambered
    So what is the difference?
     
  16. skyugo

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    or if the trigger is pulled by something else.

    watch for strings and such from your jacket making their way into the holster.

    good trigger discipline is of course necessary.
     
  17. Jack23

    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    Your BRAIN is the only safety you need. As was stated above the only way a Glock will fire is if you pull the trigger. Read up on the safety systems in Glocks. Understand how they work. Trust them. Rilly!
     
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    I use several holsters for CCW - Crossbreed Supertuck, TTGunleather, Galco Combat Master. Each holster provides a secure hold and my only concern is being sure that I draw fast and holster deliberately.
     
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    I've been carrying Glocks for about 10 years, on duty and off duty. Securing my Glock when going into jails and such, like other Cops that carry Glocks, my Glock is unholstered and holstered several times a day.

    Get a good quality holster that covers the trigger guard, and YOU cover the trigger guard with your finger when holstering and unholstering.





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  20. TeddyB

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    A $20.00 Fobus is excellent. It won't wear the finish off and will last you a life time in my POV. I have been carrying a 26 in a Fobus for 10 years now.