By Bob Owens
Despite lacking any manual safeties or disconnects, Glock pistols are perhaps the world’s most popular duty and defensive pistols. But with the rise of Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) carry, some have wondered how suitable the platform is, especially when holstering in such a sensitive area. The guys with Tau Development Group have developed a simple enhancement that may put those fears to rest.
While this is touted as being especially worthy for those who carry their concealed weapon inside the waistband, The Gadget Striker Control Device (SCD)* is solid bit of kit for those who carry outside the waistband as well. There are numerous stories every year of someone cranking a round off as the shooter re-holsters. In most of these events—including two near-negligent discharges I’ve personally witnessed—either clothing or range debris snagged the trigger and started to depress it as the shooter was putting his gun away with his finger high on the slide as he was supposed to do.
In the first instance an instructor just happened to see shirt tail and was able to shout out a warning that kept the shooter from pushing the gun deep enough to fully depress the trigger and fire the round. If it weren’t for the instructor being very focused and happening to look at that shooter’s holster at that time, we would have likely witnessed a negligent discharge.
The other incident involved a shooter who had The Gadget installed on his G19.
This shooter had his thumb on The Gadget as he re-holstered and felt the resistance of the device as the trigger started to move rearward. He immediately stopped his attempt to reholster, and cautiously removed his pistol. When he looked into the holster, he saw a Click to see the original article