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Saf-T-Blok?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Christopher67, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Christopher67

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    With due diligence to following gun safety, those are not needed. Welcome back to the fold!
     

  3. Christopher67

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    Thank you! :supergrin:
     
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    No, just keep your finger OFF THE TRIGGER! Welcome Back!
     
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  5. Christopher67

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    Roger that & Thank you. :supergrin:
     
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    No... but I use them on my carry guns when I carry in a pack/pouch and my little ones are walking next to me or my loved ones are with me.

    In a pouch my G26 sits upside down, and is at waist level, and points to my right, thus right where my kids heads are.

    As a matter of added safety and my paranoid fears I add one with a tight setting. Is it neccessary? No my Glocks like most Glocks don't seem to fire themselves but it gives me the added security to not fear where the barrel is pointed in those limited circumstances.

    Any other carry that has the gun pointed down - then no I don't have the same fears.
     
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    To be honest, if I carried my Glock 19 I would consider getting one of those. My primary CCW is a Kel-Tec PF9. Like the Glock, my PF9 doesn't have any external safeties, and I do carry with a loaded chamber. The difference is that the PF9 has a long, heavy trigger pull. It takes over twice the force as the Glock. I'm not suggesting that it's unsafe to carry a Glock with one in the pipe. This is just where my personal comfort level is at the moment.
     
  8. Jim S.

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    The Glock has a long and heavy trigger pull and extra safeties are not necessary.
    If they were I'm sure the legal people at Glock would have them in thier products.
    If you are that concerned then do not carry with a loaded chamber.
     
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    That's exactly why I think this could be a good product for some people. In my opinion, if someone would feel safe carrying loaded and ready with this Safe-T-Block, that puts them at a much greater tactical advantage than having to rack the slide first.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    If you are going to carry without a holster and one in the chamber it might be a good idea. But I have read reviews where they don't really seem to work as advertised.

    I think the Zack would be a better solution in that situation.
     
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    I had one when I first started carrying. I lost it at home more than anything. I carry with in in the hole without with no worries now, iwb or owb.
     
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    Not sure what they advertise, you have to make sure the tightness is correct or it can lousen up and fall out on its own. It comes with a allen wrench to retighten it

    In bringing the gun onto target the piece has no real issues, even if its super tight any pressure by your trigger finger pops it out. Any delay would be comperable to having to rack the slide and perhaps even quite a bit faster.
     
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    Mine don't :dunno: nothing even close to a long and heavy trigger pull
     
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    Neither do mine. And when the occasion presents itself I'll use the Saf T Blok -- especially on some of my older Glocks that have light triggers due to years of use.
     
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    I would say you should pass unless absolutely necessary, like you have to have your gun un-holstered and you could potentially have the trigger pulled. Like Plaxico Burress. but for us normal folks, Keep your finger off the trigger until you going to fire. Now you need to draw then consciously knock the little gizmo out and not accidentally pull the trigger till your on target in the ultimate hi stress environment. I think you are setting yourself up for failure.


    @legion I know your trying to minimize the risk, but I can't see taking the risk having you gun pointed at anything but the ground. (Rule #1) Figure out a better solution to that problem.
     
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    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Probably depends on carry method. If carried in a good holster then I would say no but if carried in another manner then perhaps it would be safer. I use holsters so have no experience with them. :supergrin:
     
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    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    Nope. "keep your booger hook off the bang switch." Some you tube video.
     
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    This /\/\/\/\... Why not just buy a handgun with a manual safety?
     
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    I use them on all my Glocks, they give me an added level of comfort. Takes no time to push out for me. What works for me may not work for you.