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Glock Guy's and Girls what do you think?

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Post by Allons » Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 pm

Never heard of a Glock having a malfunction like this just wondering if any out there has experienced anything like this that owns a Glock?



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Post by carlson1 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:29 pm

I never have seen or heard of this. I have read about and witnessed an officer holstering his Glock 22 and and the thumb snap on the holster caught the trigger and it fired. The officer was only injured by concrete coming back up.

It would be interesting to know what generation of Glock this was.
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Post by cmgee67 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Never heard of that happening but there’s a first for everything.... prayers for a speedy recovery.
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Post by C-dub » Thu May 17, 2018 9:57 pm

What pin worked it's way out of the trigger, got caught on the holster, then pulled the trigger? I don't see a pin that could have done that.
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I think that's a garbage excuse and the officer did something stupid.
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Post by CleverNickname » Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm

C-dub wrote:What pin worked it's way out of the trigger, got caught on the holster, then pulled the trigger? I don't see a pin that could have done that.
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I think that's a garbage excuse and the officer did something stupid.
Look on the other side of the gun, there's a pin in the middle of the trigger that holds in the safety which is only visible from the left side. That said, I've never seen or heard of that walking out, and it would have to walk out really far in order to hit the side of the holster. I don't really believe the excuse.

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Post by C-dub » Thu May 17, 2018 10:52 pm

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Yeah, I'm being lazy and didn't want to go look at mine. That's a pretty small pin. I don't see it having that much leverage or there being enough strength when reholstered to pull the trigger enough to discharge. Plus, how does that activate the little center lever safety trigger? I still think it's a made up garbage excuse after doing something stupid.
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Post by carlson1 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Moral of the story... never be in a hurry to re-holster.
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Post by SigM4 » Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 am

C-dub wrote:Image
Yeah, I'm being lazy and didn't want to go look at mine. That's a pretty small pin. I don't see it having that much leverage or there being enough strength when reholstered to pull the trigger enough to discharge. Plus, how does that activate the little center lever safety trigger? I still think it's a made up garbage excuse after doing something stupid.
I’m very suspicious of the story as told. For one that pin is pressed in; it can’t be driven out the other side as it doesn’t go all the way through. For another, it’s so short (due to the above) that even if it did come out it would by no means have the length to clear the side of the gun to “stick out” and get hung up on the holster. And as noted above I find it hard to believe that it would have the rigidity to move the trigger rearward when it would have been hanging on by a thread.

Further, let’s say all that really did happen, the pin itself is the fulcrum point for the trigger safety. As a result no matter how much force you put on the pin it won’t (because it can’t) disengage the trigger safety, that has to be done below the point of the fulcrum. If the pin was caught thereby moving the trigger rearward, something would still have to depress the trigger safety (like a finger?) in order for the gun to fire.

Now I’m anything but a Glock fan (just the opposite) but I have a hard time blaming the gun based on the facts as stated.
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Post by Jago668 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 am

Seems odd, but you know the saying "truth is stranger than fiction". So I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until proof comes out otherwise. Plus just keep doing what I do, and inspecting my gear regularly so I don't join him.
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Post by MechAg94 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 am

I was also wondering if 1) has anyone worked on his trigger (pulled out that pin) or 2) was it a factory trigger?


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Post by Rob72 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:18 am

As noted, the pins are non-removeable, nor are they ever intended to be. Were there an issue with a bent trigger-bar, melted/damaged trigger, the armorer just scraps the trigger assembly. Department price used to be like $10.

I've heard of a striker tab breaking off (no AD), and a worn and bent (or possibly modified) trigger-bar failing to fully connect, resulting in a spontaneous full-auto experience. And, certainly, Glock has had its share of recalls. All that said, I'd believe the Department was covering for him before I'd buy the trigger pin story.

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Post by Allons » Fri May 18, 2018 8:25 am

Jago668 wrote:Seems odd, but you know the saying "truth is stranger than fiction". So I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until proof comes out otherwise. Plus just keep doing what I do, and inspecting my gear regularly so I don't join him.
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Post by Liberty » Fri May 18, 2018 12:18 pm

Its just another form of Glockleg. No surprises here.
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Post by flechero » Fri May 18, 2018 12:39 pm

Did previous generations of glocks had pins lower on the triggers. ?? Never owned one so I have no clue.


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Post by Abraham » Fri May 18, 2018 1:27 pm

This is a never ending story.

I shot myself by being careless, now how can I wheedle out of admitting it was my fault?

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