I thought about a lot before I decided on posting this information on the Glock striker. In the end, I decided that to keep potentially useful information from responsible individuals. If some idiot decides against common sense censorship would not protect the idiot, but would punish everyone else. Please read the entire post and fully understand what I am saying before you use the information.
The tip will give and indication that the gun is ready to fire.. It does NOT in ANY way replace the fundamental safety rules. If you choose to trust this indication and not follow standard safety precautions you can kill your self – or worse – you could kill someone else.
The Glock pistol is striker fired. The trigger activates the striker by means of a bar connected to the trigger. As the pistol recoils the slide moves to the rear. This recocks the striker is and keeps it at about 40% of the pressure needed to release.
As the slide move forward the trigger bar and spring moves the trigger forward and resets it.
A Glock that has been properly reset has the trigger held about midway in the trigger guard.
If you see the trigger of a Glock pistol against the rear of the trigger guard then for some reason the striker has not reset. This means the pistol has had its trigger pulled but for some reason the slide did not operate. This could mean that someone dry fired an empty pistol, or dry fired a pistol with a dummy round. It could mean the gun has had a misfire or a hang fire that has not cooked off yet.
This could mean the trigger return spring is broken or there is other damage to the Glock internals.
IT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE HANDGUN IS “SAFE” . It simply indicates something is not normal.
I mention this because as a child I was a fan of Gen Chuck Yeager. He attributes his long life and success as a test pilot to his understanding of the machines flew. Furthermore, in several emergencies he was able to fix issues that would have killed someone with a weaker understanding of the airplane.
I doubt you will ever use this tip in an actual life threatening scenario. However, it may come in useful at some point. Therefore, I tell you about this so you can sock it away for a time you MAY need it.