Friday, May 8, 2015

Unsafe Glock

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

In this article the author complains that there have been a massive number of unintentional discharges due to the design of the Glock pistol.  He says that the lack of a manual safety is dangerous and has caused these deaths.

I think the Glock could be rather easily re-designed to include a manual safety, not unlike the slide safety on an M1911 series pistol.  I think it would sell well and might even prevent some unintentional discharges; but I doubt it.

US police carried revolvers for over a hundred years.  Revolvers don't have manual safeties.  There were a few unintentional discharges with revolvers and a few deaths as a result.  Guns are like any dangerous mechanical device, sometimes someone will get hurt due to their use, usually because someone failed to use them properly; that's what the SGT Says.

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