Monday, May 11, 2015

Glock

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-owens-glock-accidents-20150508-story.html

The author of this article says that the short trigger pull of the Glock and the lack of a manual safety has lead to many unintentional discharges and several deaths.  He provides several anecdotes about officers shooting people, unintentionally, but nothing that identifies the short trigger pull or lack of a manual safety as the culprit.

He does not compare actual numbers of unintentional discharges between similar sized departments using the Glock and a different handguns with a long trigger pull and a manual safety, or a long trigger pull and no manual safety, or a manual safety and a short trigger pull over an extended period of time to validate his clams. 

Without that type of information it is impossible to make a reasonable claim that one or both of these features would make a difference in terms of unintentional discharges.  In most, if not all, of the incidents the author describe any manual safety would be in the "off" position and irrelevant; that's what the SGT Says.

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