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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Can'tGetRight, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Can'tGetRight

    Can'tGetRight

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    So when you're putting your Glock away for a while in the safe (unloaded of course) and it may be some time before you shoot it again, do you leave the striker cocked or do you pull the trigger to relieve the spring? Does it make any difference? Wondering what the best practice is.
     
  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Leave the striker set. It does no harm.
     

  3. 17119jfkioe

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    I always pull the trigger. I know it won't wear the spring if it is cocked, but it doesn't hurt it if the spring is depressed either. And you know 100% just by looking at it that it is unloaded (at least no round in the chamber)
     
  4. cesaros

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    this.

    I always pull trigger before storage. peace of mind.
     
  5. wacopolumbo

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    Same here. A quick look at the Glocks confirms no round in chamber and no mag in.
     
  6. NITE SITE 53

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    Same here. Trigger pulled.
     
  7. Bruce M

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    I doubt it matters much either way as long as the pistol does not get confused for unloaded when it is or vice versa.
     
  8. kaech

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    Fully loaded with round in the chamber. Sure would suck to need it and have to load it. Besides it doesn't "cock" until you start pulling the trigger anyway


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  10. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    No, no, no, my friend! The best gun safety rules aren't mental reminders or observations; they are ingrained personal habits, instead. 'THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED' means, 'THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED' - Period.

    It doesn't matter whether you leave the striker spring under tension, or not. Striker and trigger springs are easy to replace. I do mine every two or three years, regardless.
     
  11. cajun_chooter

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    i have a some what different answer.. first my gun is either on my hip or on my night stand (only after I retire for the night) AND ITS DANG SURE LOADED 24/7.. if its not loaded . .. you might as well have a rock..
     
  12. Can'tGetRight

    Can'tGetRight

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    Well, yes, but I can't keep every gun I own loaded and on my hip. The question was about storage. Most of them have got to be sitting unused at some point, and for me that's unloaded and locked in the safe. Am new to Glocks, did not realize they cock only as the trigger is pulled.
     
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  13. BMiracletx

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    My understanding is that the striker is PARTIALLY "cocked" when loaded, when you start to pull the trigger it "cocks" the remining distance. So at rest with the triggre forward, there is still some tension on the striker spring. Not enough to make a difference.

    Me personally, if its not loaded then I pull the trigger to release it. Not even sure if it matters.
     
  14. Z71bill

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    Pulling the trigger is the #1 cause of a ND.

    :tongueout:
     
  15. BMiracletx

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    Nope... disagree... failure to check that the magazine is removed and the cahmber is clear PRIOR to pulling the trigger is the #1 cause of a ND.

    :tongueout:
     
  16. uaengineer

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    Trigger depressed. At a glance can tell nothing's been put in the chamber when the trigger is back.