FIFY..it's happened to a LOT of handguns, that, when trigger pulled, it goes bang. NOT unique to Glock or any other striker gun. AND it's a 'negligent' discharge, not 'accidental' discharge..Accidental means it goes off w/o pulling the trigger.Not to me, but lots of documented cases of things catching striker triggers while holstering.
I carry appendix and nobody is perfect.
Not unique to strikers. 2 1911s and a revolver.In the past, I would have thought that is was a useless product, and by adding more moving parts to my gun, I would be creating a liability. After watching the guy next to me put a bullet through his thigh, I may have a different view.
The guy who shot himself appeared (to me at least) to be a younger, but decent responsible safe guy.
He had a bad moment, and is paying for it.
Perhaps the striker block isn’t such a bad idea.
I take the assume out of it. Whenever I introduce someone to firearms, in the safe or on the range, I stress All Guns Are Always Loaded until you check to find out otherwise.Not unique to strikers. 2 1911s and a revolver.
What's that 'always assume the gun is loaded'..which number is that?
Pretty dumb to have a loaded gun in the gun case tho...
AGREE, particularly those who have shot nothing but revolvers. People with hammer fired with safetys/decocker type stuff EMPHASIZE all the time about training to your gun, 'train to sweep that thing as you draw'...but when somebody gets a striker..no big emphasis on learning that gun..there sure should be...I don't think a beginning shooter should buy a Glock unless they are willing to train with an instructor to drill safety of the weapon into their thick little heads.
Some training schools for civilians are emphasizing the need to not get shot when the police arrive & see you holding a gun on suspect. The training is to reholster your gun before the police arrive, often quickly....
I just don't see the utility of 'quick to reholster; holsters. Why is this even a consideration, to be able to quickly put your IWB gun away?
As a non LEO, don't see how this would apply..the threat is gone, disabled or I am gone, retreated..no need to 'reholster while keeping eyes on any threat', IMHO.