Is the Glock Inherently Unsafe?

If you look for instances of kabooms, you will find that unlike 1911s (which may shatter their slides and throw metal) and revolvers (whose frames may bend while the exploding weapon throws chunks of cylinder), Glocks that suffer catastrophic explosive failure generally blow downward. … In a world previously (and arguably still in some circles) dominated by the steel-framed, single-action, exposed-hammer, grip-safety and frame-safety equipped 1911, in concert with various other all-metal automatics festooned with decockers and other safeties in double-action, the Glock bucks multiple trends. … If the Greek philosopher, Plato, could have imagined a handgun in his world of forms-those concepts that embody the ideal versions of all we are capable of imagining, the earthly manifestations of which are but imperfect copies-he would have envisioned a combat firearm with a simple means of sighting, a barrel, a hand grip, a simple and light trigger, and a cocking and ignition mechanism that fires when the user pulls the trigger (but does not fire unless the trigger is pulled)…

Mastering the pistol trigger

That allowed, the basic premise of what he's teaching works on many semi-automatic pistols, and it's worth sitting through the relatively lengthy 14:20 video to soak it all in. … Now, is Glock pistol reset more positive in both tactile and auditory senses than some other pistols? … He calls it "Mastering the Glock trigger," but mastering trigger reset is an essential pistol shooting skill that applies across a wide range of pistols, not just the Glocks shown the video…

Guns Don’t Rule My Life, They Protect It

It's like when people hear that you carry a gun, they think you walk around all day with an evil Glock and good Glock sitting on your shoulder in a constant battle for your attention. … Sure, the likelihood of you needing some Altoids to cure a sudden case of halitosis is more likely than me needing my gun to protect myself, but having to put that combination of plastic and metal down my pants is an extremely small price to pay considering it could save my life one day. … My gun is the equivalent of a fire extinguisher, a seatbelt, a lock on a door or a can of pepper spray…

A Gun Ownership Primer: Revolver or Semiauto? Part 1

This is true to a point, but only the larger calibers of buckshot, such as the standard 00 ("double ought") buckshot are truly effective on human beings at beyond easy handgun range, and while some slugs can increase reasonable shotgun range to 50 yards and more with some weapons, accuracy will always be lacking compared to rifles because shotguns are, of necessity, smoothbore weapons. … The effectiveness of shotgun ammunition depends primarily on keeping the shot column together, as close to the diameter with which it left the muzzle of the shotgun as possible, which means that to be truly effective, shotgun range is essentially the same as handgun range: Out to about 25 yards, and the closer the better. … Our lives don't lose their value outside the home--though some are surely arguing that--and one is, depending on a variety of factors, arguably more rather than less likely to need to defend their life—or the lives of others–-outside their home…

California DOJ continues dumping handguns from “approved” list, attempting to affect a total semi-automatic pistol ban

Once again, I would encourage Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sturm, Ruger & Co., and other gun companies to boycott sales of all firearms to California Government agencies that are unconstitutionally denied to California's law-abiding citizens. … As a direct result of the technically non-feasible scheme, no new semi-automatic pistol designs can be approved for sale in California, while the state is culling an average of 59 semi-automatic pistols from the approved list every year, and have been for the past decade. … In one of two new declarations filed with the trial court, Smith & Wesson CEO James Debney stated that "as a result of the microstamping requirement, Smith & Wesson is losing its ability to sell many of its semi-automatic handguns in California, as its handguns are forced off the roster [by the California Department of Justice]."…

How To Peep Through A Glock: RAPS Rear Aperture Pistol Sights

The manufacturer states that the RAPS sight "This sight should not be used for competitive shooting where finite accuracy is required. … When you look at a post or dot on the front through a ring in the back, your brain kicks in to mega-OCD mode and wants to automatically center the front sight in the aperture circle. … While second nature to experienced shooters, standard notch rear sights are a little tough to explain to someone who's never handled a gun…

Lawyer Of Pulse Victim Claims Semi-Auto Rifles More Dangerous Than Machine Guns

These so-called "military-style" firearms (every firearm action type is "military style," just from differing eras) are used for more than a half-dozen different kind of competitive target shooting, informal target shooting (plinking), training, hunting every kind of small and large game animal in North America, and home and personal defense. … Then, after those who never believed that they would die from military weapons are put to rest in quiet cemeteries in towns across this country, the same scene follows that has sadly been accepted as part of our nation's fabric: the families of the victims come together with those that may one day be victims and in a collective voice of protest insist on common sense change. … "As we now mourn the senseless act of violence perpetrated against the LGBTQ and Latino communities, many of them killed by the Sig Sauer MCX and a Glock semiautomatic pistol, which fired off multiple shots in seconds and ultimately claimed 49 young lives and injured 51 others, our nation must act to ensure that the heartbreak and devastation will not ever occur again…

New Pistol, Magazine Policy Confirms NYPD Is Led By Howling Morons

The NYPD has long tried to cover up inadequate basic firearms safety training and a tendency of NYPD officers to negligently discharge weapons by mandating absurdly heavy trigger pulls in semi-automatic pistols that are twice as heavy as the pistols were originally designed to use. … Yes, the 17-round G17 magazines would work perfectly well in the department's existing G19s (with some caveats about generation to generation and mag release set-up we need not touch upon here), though the longer G17 magazines would extend past the grip of the more compact G19s approximately an inch. … The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight had Glock intentionally Harrison Bergeron the magazines of their G17s, handicapping officers armed with G17s so that rookie officers lose two rounds in every magazine so that they are "equal" to veteran officers armed with the more compact G19s…

Media Dubiously Attempts To Link “Assault Rifles” To Charleston Attack

What makes me doubt the credibility of the story is the supposed claim that the killer had enough money to buy the comapratively rare and expensive pistol that he used in the attack, but not the most common centerfire rifle sold in the United States AR-15 at a time where the market is flooded and prices are low for many models. … I'm sure that you're cringing after reading "40-bullet clip" when no such item exists in the real world, but there are 40-round magazines for AR-15s, though they tend to be relatively rare in comparison to 20-round and 30-round magazines. … The gun is a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S. military's M16, has a 40-bullet clip and can fire multiple, high-velocity shots without being reloaded - meaning Roof could have caused far more bloodshed at the Emanuel AME Church last Wednesday…

Classic Carry Guns

Any number of these models were standard issue in police agencies across the country, especially in the 1990s when many agencies were trading in their S&W revolvers for S&W pistols. … I apologize for the over-representation of Smith & Wesson products, but let's face facts, S&W has produced a number of undeniable classics, and was the primary supplier of law enforcement guns for many decades. … But despite advances in technology, the basic requirements for a concealed carry pistol haven't changed and there are many older "classic" handguns that will serve you as well as the most modern wonderguns…