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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserteagle View Post
    Glocks are safe action pistols. They will not fire without the trigger being pulled. If you dont believe it, load a Glock and put it on your kitchen table for a year and see if it fires itself.
    I would prefer a vertical shoulder holster myself, but if horizontal is what you want, than get it. Dont let anyone convince you that your Glock is not safe to be held horizontally, they are just afraid of guns that require us to use our brain as a safety.
    I would definitely agree with this. I've never seen a Glock fire without a trigger pull. People claim it happens but most stories are just anecdotal.
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    I agree with Phill... You muzzle a whole lot of folks with a rig like that...On a quick "panic" draw you run the risk of muzzling yourself across the chest... Strong side OWB is best. IWB is next best...
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    1.- the problem is not when you carry your firearm horizontal. It can be a problem if you do not practice the unholstering in a confrontation and you accidentally press the trigger. That is the problem
    2.- Nobody is saying that a Glock is a bad or unsafe firearm. I carry a G36 all the dang time. But I know that if make a careless mistake an I press the trigger it is going to go boom.
    3.- We are giving the guy pros and cons. He is the one to make the choice.


    So in conclusion.. Relax people nobody is after your Glocks...!

    All firearms are safe if they are used in a safe way... Training makes you safer. Not the dang gun.

    If someone is stupid...A glock is not going to fix stupid..or as a matter of fact no brand of firearm will fix stupid.

  5. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle Safety View Post
    Don't understand what difference it makes where your gun is pointed if your finger isn't on the trigger and in a holster and if that's dangerous no holster is safe because its always pointed somewhere
    Ok. Now might be a good time to review the NRA's Three Rules of Firearms Safety:


    1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

    2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.


    3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
    Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.


    Guns ARE dangerous things. Carrying one around loaded in a holster IS a dangerous action. One should minimize risk to innocent bystanders by being as safe as possible, and adhering to the Three Rules.
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    I use a Kangaroocarry holster looks strange when you see it. It is super great for hot weather and shorts.

    I am happy with it and I carry it all day and forget it is even there.
    Crime has no boundaries - Carry Safe!

  7. #26
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    JSDs Three Rules of Firearms Safety

    Ok. Now might be a good time to review the JSD's Three Rules of Firearms Safety:

    1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in everyones direction.
    You never can tell what stupid animal wants to kill you because he likes the ballpoint pen in your pocket.

    2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger if your using the gun to scratch your parts.
    At other times, you have to have your finger on the trigger to shoot the thing, which is the purpose of the gun.

    3. ALWAYS keep the gun loaded so it's ready to use - and that means chambered and ready to go.
    An Empty gun is like a condom with a hole in it.

    NRA believes the only safe gun is the gun in the safe.

    PS: thanks to those who stay on topic here, like G50AE, and Deserteagle

    Now, let the replies commence.

  8. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    I carry a Glock 22 in a Galco Miami Classic shoulder holster. Has worked great for me for a number of years.
    I just looked at these online and it is exactly what I was thinking about when starting the thread. I notice it has no belt strap to stabilize the holster when presenting - do the cross-straps take care of that? And while I carry a G23, I have thought, why not the G22 for some more rounds and better accuracy. But next thought was although Glocks are light in comparison to others, do you have any problems with having that much under your arm?

    Thanks for the info.

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    I use a Galco Miami Classic II. Great for long driving trips. IMO if a gun won't fire when carried vertically, why would that change when it is carried horizontally?

    A gun carried vertically could fire through the floor. But it doesn't. There is a problem with sweeping an area when drawing but a vertical holster would have the same problem. You have to evaluate the risks involved for yourself.

  10. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swinokur View Post
    I use a Galco Miami Classic II. Great for long driving trips. IMO if a gun won't fire when carried vertically, why would that change when it is carried horizontally?

    A gun carried vertically could fire through the floor. But it doesn't. There is a problem with sweeping an area when drawing but a vertical holster would have the same problem. You have to evaluate the risks involved for yourself.
    Thanks for the comments. It is difficult to discuss safety since everyone has different levels of experience, various mindsets, and concerns, that put safety first or unfortunently sometimes last.
    I always consider safety as one component of handling anything, including guns, that are potentially lethal.

    I do not consider equipment causes a change in the level of safety unless the equipment is cheap junk, not designed for the application, or is used improperly.

  11. #30
    Something you also might want to consider when wearing a shoulder holster under a sportcoat. Go talk to a tailor and have them put in a fuller cut into side that you carry. Since most jackets aren't made with extra room needed to accommodate a pistol. No matter which shoulder holster you use. I used to have a galco Miami special for my 92' I didn't like it.

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