Safe action


Safe action

The "safe action" is a firing pin lock systemcite web
last = www.glock.com
title = GLOCK Advantage: trigger system
url = http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_adv01.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-12
] which Glock developed to be used in the vast majority of their pistols. The action is very similar to the quick action used by Walther and other pistol manufacturers.The system consists of one external and two internal safeties which use a striker-engaged firing pin, rather than the more traditional hammer-engaged. It uses additional precautions to prevent the firing pin from moving or being struck if the firearm were to be dropped or shaken. It is specifically designed so that the firearm will only fire when the trigger is pulled. The three safeties are:

*Trigger Safety: An external lever mechanism contained within the trigger that prevents the trigger from moving unless the lever is depressed.cite web
last = www.glock.com
title = GLOCK Advantage: trigger safety
url = http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_adv02.htm
accessdate = 2007-10-13
]

*Striker Safety: A spring-loaded pin attached by an extension bar to the trigger assembly blocks the striker from striking the primer of the cartridge until the trigger is pulled.cite web
last = www.glock.com
title = GLOCK Advantage: striker safety
url = http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_adv03.htm
accessdate = 2007-10-13
]

*Drop Safety: The far end of the same extension bar locks the striker into place from the rear until the trigger is pulled.cite web
last = www.glock.com
title = GLOCK Advantage: drop safety
url = http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_adv04.htm
accessdate = 2007-10-13
]

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