Now paranoid about Glock purchase

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by LFD2037, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. LFD2037

    LFD2037 New Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Waxahachie, TEXAS
    After reading alot of negative views about the (un)safety & unintentional firing of them. I have a 6 year old daughter & have taught, & continue to teach, her gun safety. She knows if she see's a gun anywhere to not touch it & notify an adult. BUT, and a very BIG but, should I be looking @ a different gun than the G 27 I'm about to purchase? The only time she would actually ever be around it is if she climbs in my truck & starts digging around, which USUALLY doesn't happen. Should I be looking @ a gun w/more safety's? Please don't turn this into a Glock Vs. ? thread. I understand they say it has 3 safety's and how they work but in my eyes, it's truely only 1. Thanks for yall's input.

  2. iratollah

    iratollah Active Member

    May 25, 2008
    Get a P7, she'll not have the strength to hold the squeeze cocker. Plus, that pistol shoots like a ray gun. Finally, get a touch pad bedside safe and keep that sucker locked up, because no matter what precautions you take, kids can find a way to circumvent.
  3. Stangfan93

    Stangfan93 Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    There is the obvious trigger safety. Then there is also a drop safety where if you drop the gun it will not fire. Then the other one I forgot.

    There is actually a company that can install a thumb safety on your glock. I forgot who does it but you can find it in the ads in the back of gun mags
  4. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

    Sep 20, 2008
    Not to sound like a d!ck, but a saftey does not replace responsable gun ownership or parenting... that being said I have two kids and own Glock and XD both. If my children are home my gun is either on my hip or in the safe, period, they are NEVER left alone around a hand gun. With that being said I think if you are uncomfortable enough, then perhaps you should look into something with a longer, heavier double action pull. If a child can figure out a trigger (or half these damn video games they play) then they sure as hell can figure out how to operate a saftey.
  5. htxred

    htxred Active Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    inner loop houston
    not to sound like a ******* but maybe someone should sit down and talk/teach you gun safety and responsibility.

    tons of police officers are issued/use/carry glocks daily and im pretty sure a large percentage has children of 6 years old or younger/older.... and ironically, EVERYONE has a story about a LEO they saw/know/heard of that had an AD/ND/did something that would be considered not safe.
  6. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    The simple solution is to never put child and gun in the same availability. If you are in the truck with your daughter then you need to secure your firearm. If you have a CHL, take the gun with you on your person into any stops. If they happen to be 30-06 / 51% then I recommend leaving the gun at home.

    If you trust leaving a 6 year old girl alone in a vehicle then you certainly should be capable of being unarmed for a day.

    That being said, I would recommend the P7, which has a unique grip-cocker mechanism, or leaving the gun chamber clear with a loaded magazine. A 6 year old child lacks the strength to rack a Glock.
  7. GM.Chief

    GM.Chief Well-Known

    Mar 16, 2009

    The company is Cominolli.


    I'll agree with DirtyD on this one. We do not have a safe at this time, so each of our handguns when not on our person has a cable lock through it. I do not yet have my chl, but have already started the practice of trying to carry it when I'm at home, so as to get used to it. I would not leave it in your truck. She may not usually get in there, but she obviously does sometimes from what you wrote. I have four kids, ages ranging from 3 to 8. I KNOW how curious they are. No matter how responsible they are on average, all it takes is ONE time, one second of letting their curiosity get the better of them.

    That being said, one of the guns we have is a G23. My wife absolutely loves it. She would not trade it for another gun (I tried for you DirtyD...j/k) because she has become comfortable with every aspect of it. When it comes down to it, if your daughter is 6, she can figure out how to switch the safety off. And if she's like my 5 year old daughter, she can probably figure out a way to pull the trigger on a 10lb double-action as well (my kids understand "mechanical advantage all too well). Granted that would take a bit of work, but if your child's curiosity is like most others they'll try it and they'll figure out how to do it easier. I had some of the same ideas about the XD and Glock and the lack of a thumb-switch safety originally, but let's face the fact that the only safety that matters is what YOU do with the gun. Or to put it more aptly: The best safety you have is between your own ears. Get a bedside safe, get locks, keep it on your person, etc. , but not somewhere a little girl can get a hold of it.
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    This. I don't care what kind of gun or what features, if you don't trust your kid around one, you shouldn't trust them around any.

    My favorite solution would be to leave the chamber clear, but even that has its drawbacks, and I don't think that such a "safety" method should be relied upon (see firearms safety rule #1). In fact, I'm not a fan of relying on any safety to keep a gun that is being handled from firing.

    Safeties are to keep guns from going off when being carried, transported or stored and during the little "oopsies" that can happen during those times.
  9. Vellcrow

    Vellcrow Active Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    I hear the same concerns from customers all the time. When I point them towards buying a Glock (or similar type gun), the usual responses are "Where is the safety?" or "I have children, the gun needs a safety".

    My response is this: I have them pick any handgun out of the case and try out the trigger pull so they can see how easy it is. I then have them move the safety on that or any other gun they choose. Once they see that the safety lever is just as easy, or in most cases, easier, to manipulate than a trigger, their viewpoint usually changes. They realize a safety does not prevent a determined child from firing the weapon.

    In the end, I always suggest what has been said above. Teach your kids about gun handling and safety. "De-mystify" the gun, they will be less curious about it. If the gun is not on you, put it in a bedside safe (loaded, of course).
  10. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX
    I'd say your fine with a glock. I'd say that the xd (just because I know there is a grip safety) is just as easy to fire as a glock. Maybe it would be a little safer but not much. I'll have to agree with the rest of the folks on here.


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