Our “Safe Action”® System. Always safe and always ready.

GLOCK pistols are equipped with the “Safe
Action”® System, a fully automatic safety system
consisting of three passive, independently oper-
ating, mechanical safeties, which sequentially
disengage when the trigger is pulled and auto-
matically reengage when the trigger is released.

Trigger Safety

Trigger Safety >

The trigger safety is incorporated into the trigger in the form of a lever and when in the forward position, blocks the trigger from moving rearward. To fire the pistol, the trigger safety and the trigger itself, must be deliberately depressed at the same time. If the trigger safety is not depressed, the trigger will not move rearwards and allow the pistol to fire.
If the trigger is in the forward position the pistol
may be loaded.

Trigger Safety

Firing Pin Safety >

The spring-loaded firing pin safety projects into the firing pin channel and mechanically blocks the firing pin from moving forward. When the trigger is being moved rearwards, a vertical extension of the trigger bar pushes the firing pin safety upwards, clearing the firing pin channel. During the slide cycling process, the firing pin safety automatically reengages.

Trigger Safety

Drop Safety >

The rear part of the trigger bar, which has a cruciform shape, rests with both arms on the drop safety shelf located in the trigger mechanism housing. When the trigger is pulled to the rear, the trigger bar begins to move down off the shelf until finally separating from the firing pin lug. During the slide cycling process, the trigger bar is lifted and caught by the firing pin lug. The trigger bar is reengaged by the firing pin lug.

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