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What is this part? (stupid question)

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I know this is a stupid question, but I am new to Glocks and really handguns in general.

What is the part with the arrow to it in this photo and what does it do?

When I push down on it it "snaps" down, then when I put the slide back on and rack it, it "resets".

Just curious, trying to learn.

Thanks!

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I know this is a stupid question, but I am new to Glocks and really handguns in general.

What is the part with the arrow to it in this photo and what does it do?

When I push down on it it "snaps" down, then when I put the slide back on and rack it, it "resets".

Just curious, trying to learn.

Thanks!
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Great, thanks!
Why does it snap down and then reset like that? Is it part of the trigger safety?
As it moves to the rear, it "drops" at a certain point, allowing the striker to move forward; it's the "drop" in the "drop safety "feature...(that term has nothing to do with the pistol being safe if dropped to the ground, it refers to a mechanical part and the function of that part)

Here's a good explanation, with pics, of how it all works; specifically, look at Fig. 3....

https://us.glock.com/technology/safe-action

if you slide the mouse on the images, they will acutally move, and you can see the mechanism working.
 

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As it moves to the rear, it "drops" at a certain point, allowing the striker to move forward; it's the "drop" in the "drop safety "feature...(that term has nothing to do with the pistol being safe if dropped to the ground, it refers to a mechanical part and the function of that part)

Here's a good explanation, with pics, of how it all works; specifically, look at Fig. 3....

https://us.glock.com/technology/safe-action

if you slide the mouse on the images, they will acutally move, and you can see the mechanism working.

Perfect, thank you so much!
 

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That is the first time I have seen that diagram.
I will save it where I can use it to easier explain how it works.
Thanks.
 
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