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    Question GLOCK striker pin spring

    I know that when the GLOCK is in cond. 1. Holstered and ready to fire. There is a preload on the striker pin spring. What I am curious about is weather or not there is enough potential energy in that preload to strike and fire a round off. I know the possibilities are extremely remote. But all this talk about one in the chamber, and how "DANGEROUS" GLOCKS are, has me curious about the existence of a video from GLOCK or some other source, on this subject. I am sorry to perpetuate this whole matter, curious minds want to know!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumman View Post
    There is a preload on the striker pin spring. What I am curious about is weather or not there is enough potential energy in that preload to strike and fire a round off.
    Nope, and not only would the firing pin safety prevent the striker from coming into contact with the round in the chamber, the drop safety is engaged untill the trigger is pulled.

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    There is no tension on the striker spring until the trigger is pulled. When you pull the trigger the spring is tensioned and when the bird's head of the trigger bar drops beneath the connector, the cruciform drops releasing the striker.
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    You will not have a problem as stated above. The Glock is a safe weapon.
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    +1 on all previous answers, keep your finger away from the trigger untill your ready to fire, and you will not find a safer weapon

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    I think my wording was not exactly correct...I was refering to the firing pin being under a partial preload, whitch it definately is in condition 1. This was taken from the GLOCK website: TRIGGER SYSTEM
    The “Safe Action” system is a partly tensioned firing pin lock, which is moved further back by the trigger bar when the trigger is pulled.
    "When the trigger is pulled, 3 safety features are automatically deactivated one after another. When doing so, the trigger bar is deflected downward by the connector and the firing pin is released under full load. When the trigger is released, all three safety features re-engage and the GLOCK pistol is automatically secured again". If you look at the animation on the website you can see the firing pin being put under preload when the slide moves forward and chambers a round. Then when the trigger is pulled it moves it the rest of the way to the rear before being released. It was that preload I was refering to when I asked about a AD, due possibly to a failed firing pin safety.

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    Any preload tension is not enough to cause a discharge. The the DAO of a Glock sufficiently tensions the striker an then releases it upon de-activation of all three safeties. In tactical training I've seen these guns dropped repeatedly without incident. We prefer Glock in training because of its safe-action design. We're condifent the gun won't discharge unless deliberately fired.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by titaniumman View Post
    I know that when the GLOCK is in cond. 1. Holstered and ready to fire. There is a preload on the striker pin spring. What I am curious about is weather or not there is enough potential energy in that preload to strike and fire a round off. I know the possibilities are extremely remote. But all this talk about one in the chamber, and how "DANGEROUS" GLOCKS are, has me curious about the existence of a video from GLOCK or some other source, on this subject. I am sorry to perpetuate this whole matter, curious minds want to know!!!
    The inertial firing pin block mechanism in the Glock makes it impossible for that to occur unless it's somehow been damaged, modified, or bypassed completely. With the pistol fully assembled, the block must mechanically be disengaged, failure to disengage should prevent the pistol from discharging.

    Some will say the only safety is in the trigger, but the reality is that there are multiple safeties on the Glock....the first one being your brain. See slide 3 in the Glock Advantage section!

    GLOCK "Safe Action Pistols"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iteach4U View Post
    Some will say the only safety is in the trigger, but the reality is that there are multiple safeties on the Glock....the first one being your brain.
    Some people have trouble engaging that safety though, a lot of those people are also Obama voters.

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