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Had a thumb safety installed on my G 27, best thing I ever did.

I know some of Glock worshippers are going to flame me, but I did it, I had Ten Ring install a thumb safety on my Glock 27.

The first auto I ever owned, and still have, is my Springfield 1911 A1, I really rely on its thumb safety to keep it from firing when I don't want it to.

But I always wanted a Glock, don't know why, just one of those things. So, I bought me a G27, but I was always uncomfortable with the idea that a piece on my shirt, or something else, could snag the trigger and make it fire as I re-holstered it. I experimented, and with the gun empty, I let it hang from my finger, kinda bounced it, and the trigger pulled, so I know a piece of shirt could make it do it, too.. I guess I could say that that G27 has a "hair trigger" (makes it shoot REAL good, though). I thought about keeping the chamber empty, but didn't want to do that. Solution, thumb safety - I came across it in one of my gun rags.

I'm so sold on a thumb safeties, that I even sold my old XD45, then turned right around and bought the new one with the thumb safety.

The only autos I own with no thumb safeties are my Ruger LCP and KT PF9. But on both of them, the length of the trigger pull is considerable, so I feel okay with those.

It's my hangup, but I just like notion of a safety on a gun that shots as easily as one like my Glock. Oh, the thumb safety on the G27 is right were it is on the 1911, so it took no getting used to.

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If you want a really light trigger, yes. If not, then just something else to go wrong.
 

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I used to be into single action 1911s, then SA/DA semi-autos. I've since converted to DAO. Not being a pro-gun fighter, the simpler, the better. For any handgun for self-defense, my rule is "pull the trigger."
If you're happy with the Glock + external safety, great, but it would of been cheaper and in keeping with the simple Glock design to install a heavier connector and/or a New York trigger.
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I used to be into single action 1911s, then SA/DA semi-autos. I've since converted to DAO. Not being a pro-gun fighter, the simpler, the better. For any handgun for self-defense, my rule is "pull the trigger."
If you're happy with the Glock + external safety, great, but it would of been cheaper and in keeping with the simple Glock design to install a heavier connector and/or a New York trigger.
Allan Schisel
Agree. I like the Glock simplicity, and it's a very safe firearm. I carry the G23 everyday, loaded of course, not an empty chamber like some folks. I don't see the need for the safety but to each his own, and if it works for you, that's all that matters.
 

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I think the thumb safety on a Glock makes a lot of sense. While I carried and used Glocks for decades, I always felt the trigger stroke was too short to qualify as a true DAO. That's why I carry an M&P now.

Our local sheriff's dept. uses the Glock 21 and several deputies have had aftermarket thumb safeties installed.

One of Glock's problems is that they take their "Perfection" advertising too seriously and for that reason have failed to upgrade their pistols. Now other brands - the M&P and XD specifically - have passed them by when it comes to offering a safer, more user friendly product.
 

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I used to be into single action 1911s, then SA/DA semi-autos. I've since converted to DAO. Not being a pro-gun fighter, the simpler, the better. For any handgun for self-defense, my rule is "pull the trigger."
If you're happy with the Glock + external safety, great, but it would of been cheaper and in keeping with the simple Glock design to install a heavier connector and/or a New York trigger.
Allan Schisel
I think all safety is in the brain. Practice safe handling of the Glock and you should not even need the crutch of a safety, although far be it for me to begrudge a man an alteration to his pistols to make them work better for him. Personally, I agree with Allan. My regular carry piece is a S&W 640 double action only, no active safety, all stainless steel, .38 Special. At best it gets carried in a leather pocket holster; at worst it is just jammed into my pocket. My Glocks, that are for defensive use have all been adjusted to have the longer, heavier pull of the NYPD trigger spring installed to replicate the experience from my S&W 640. My other carry pieces all have double action first shots and de-cockers to drop the hammer after use...in effect a safety.
 
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