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So I went to the gun shop today, for some random browsing. And I come to find out I have a sizeable credit from a previous visit. So after checking out a p239, p229, usp40c, kimber cqb, and the xd, I decided it was time to buy a glock(price helped alot) so I pick up a g23 in about a week, now I just need to get used to not having a decocker. Oh, thanks bruce lee, you were very much part of the reason the glock was purchased.
 

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It is odd not having a decoker...when I went from my Walthers to my Steyr I found myself trying to decock the pistol after activating teh slide release. Old habits die hard.
 

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I have been raised up on crappy 22 revolvers and glocks along with 1911. I have never had the oppritunity to use a decocker untill I started working at a gun shop so I have to get into the habit of decocking after the slide release. that will be an old habit (not decocking) to get used to.

I wonder why not all guns have a decocker. I have kinda shunned glocks for the fact that you can't tell if it is ready to shoot or not. no saftey besides don't pull the trigger, no pin indicator nothing. Does anyone else not like glocks for the same reason. I really like to be able to decock a gun to rule out human error that kills so many people (which is the main reason people don't like guns "human error").
 

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blzrd said:
I wonder why not all guns have a decocker. I have kinda shunned glocks for the fact that you can't tell if it is ready to shoot or not. no saftey besides don't pull the trigger, no pin indicator nothing.
Easy as pie! It's always loaded it's always ready to shoot! :mrgreen:

Seriously though. It's rule #1.

The only time I'm really paranoid about glocks (being a new glock owner) is when I holster it- I'm terrified that something will get caught inside the trigger guard when I'm holstering it, and pull the trigger. Everything else I've ever carried had a hammer, so if something did get caught in there, you could feel it start to push the hammer back (I pushed the gun in with my thumb on top of the hammer to feel for any movement). With the Glcok, you can't do that, you would not know until you heard a bang.
 

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blzrd said:
I have kinda shunned glocks for the fact that you can't tell if it is ready to shoot or not. no saftey besides don't pull the trigger, no pin indicator nothing.
Glock has 3 internal safeties. the ONLY way a Glock can fire is for the trigger to be pressed all the way to the rear by pressure on the front of the trigger.

Glock also has a loaded indicator, it's part of the extractor just rear of the action. When a round is chambered the extractor will stick out from flush with the slide, a simple touch or glance and you can tell if it's loaded or not.
 

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My big bitch about Glock and for that fact my Steyr is that it is really a single action gun and if you have a misfire you cant just pull the trigger again like on a traditional SA/DA gun. You have have to rack teh slide again to recock the striker. Thats why I like the Walther p99 so much. It has that ability, and it has a decocker as well.
 

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My big bitch about Glock and for that fact my Steyr is that it is really a single action gun and if you have a misfire you cant just pull the trigger again like on a traditional SA/DA gun. You have have to rack teh slide again to recock the striker. Thats why I like the Walther p99 so much. It has that ability, and it has a decocker as well.
they have a kit to fix that :D
 

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pbchief2 said:
So I went to the gun shop today, for some random browsing. And I come to find out I have a sizeable credit from a previous visit. So after checking out a p239, p229, usp40c, kimber cqb, and the xd, I decided it was time to buy a glock(price helped alot) so I pick up a g23 in about a week, now I just need to get used to not having a decocker. Oh, thanks bruce lee, you were very much part of the reason the glock was purchased.
Way to go Ben. We need to have another Sacramento shooting range meet after you pick it up.
 

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Adler said:
My big bitch about Glock and for that fact my Steyr is that it is really a single action gun and if you have a misfire you cant just pull the trigger again like on a traditional SA/DA gun. You have have to rack teh slide again to recock the striker. Thats why I like the Walther p99 so much. It has that ability, and it has a decocker as well.
they have a kit to fix that :D

I find kits like that arent as good as one would think. Back in the day there were a ton of firing system kits for 1911s to make them DA/SA and they all kind of sucked. I like Glocks especially the longslides by I will probably never get rid of a trust DA/SA for a carry gun.
 
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