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Hi guys. Just bought a Glock 19 a couple weeks ago and it is my first gun! So I'm pretty excited about it :D

Anyway, I got it for a number of reasons: home defense, personal protection, range use and shooting practice, plus I just think guns are cool and enjoy looking at it.

I have the gun lock included with the Glock obviously, the one that's kind of like a chain coated in red plastic. The directions tell me to run the lock through the magazine well and out the top of my slide with the slide locked, as I'm sure everyone that owns a Glock knows. This requires me to remove the magazine from my gun.

I like to keep my gun locked when I have it at home because I live with kids, but I REALLY do not like the added action of inserting a magazine after removing the lock. If an emergency situation happened at home and I needed to react quickly, that's just one extra action to take.

Lately, I've been running it through the barrel and out the slide. This allows me to keep a magazine fully loaded with GoldDot hollow points. Is that bad for the inside of the barrel? Will the gun lock hurt the rifling in any way? I know I'm only supposed to run the cleaning tool in one direction and that's plastic bristles, so I worry about the metal end of the gun lock.

If that isn't recommended... is there a better more "action ready" gun lock anyone can recommend? Hell, recommend it anyway even if what I'm doing is perfectly okay.

Thanks!

-DT
 

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welcome, and congrats! you know own the most popular 9mm in the world! :)

i'm sure you will find me both witty, as well as charming


the lock will not hurt your barrel. it's cable is coated in polymer. good job on looking out for the younglings! :cool:

unfortunately there is not a gun lock that expedites making it "ready to go". you might have to seek out a quality combination safe for that.
 

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My only concern would be that it might get hung up if you were to try and yank it out in a stressful situation. Not that it would actually stick on anything but bind as you yanked on it.

I would suggest getting a GunVault. They make single and double gun Gun Vaults, which operate when you enter a pre-specified keystroke with your fingers, so you can operate it in the dark. No keys to fumble with or let your kids find. Very quick access yet safe for the kiddies.

Welcome to the forum. Stick around and enjoy the company. If you haven't already, get some training. We have some safety articles on the forum, just search for them. They will be a good start! Merry Christmas.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I also bought a G19 Gen3 last summer and love it. I find the cable locks too slow to remove and yes they don't allow for a loaded & ready to go gun. A number of years ago I bought a 3 pack of the Master brand trigger locks and I use one of them on my gun and have found it to work very well. I leave the magazine in it and a round in the chamber. The quality of the key cylinder on these locks is quite good so it is fast and easy to insert, turn the key, and then remove the lock from the gun. In fact I have not found even one of my firearms that this lock doesn't fit. On the G19 the lock completely covers the trigger guard and prevents any access to the trigger which on a Glock is the real area of concern. The only thing you need to be careful about is that when you place the lock onto the gun is that you press the two halves together snugly so that the lock cannot slide rearward and affect the trigger. When pressed together tightly the two halves of the lock will sit against the grip on both sides and be prevented from shifting rearward and moving the gun's trigger. This style of gun lock used to be available at Walmart but I haven't seen them lately but rather a different styled trigger lock in it place (marketed under the "Winchester" name. Can't speak to whether or well how they work.) I did find the style of lock that I'm talking about still being sold at Amazon.com. They can be purchased individually, in 3 packs, 6 packs, or even 12 packs and come keyed alike within the package. Enjoy your G19 and shoot safely~ http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref...5251&keywords=gun+lock&ie=UTF8&qid=1293218814
 

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Welcome to the forum. I also bought a G19 Gen3 last summer and love it. I find the cable locks too slow to remove and yes they don't allow for a loaded & ready to go gun. A number of years ago I bought a 3 pack of the Master brand trigger locks and I use one of them on my gun and have found it to work very well. I leave the magazine in it and a round in the chamber. The quality of the key cylinder on these locks is quite good so it is fast and easy to insert, turn the key, and then remove the lock from the gun. In fact I have not found even one of my firearms that this lock doesn't fit. On the G19 the lock completely covers the trigger guard and prevents any access to the trigger which on a Glock is the real area of concern. The only thing you need to be careful about is that when you place the lock onto the gun is that you press the two halves together snugly so that the lock cannot slide rearward and affect the trigger. When pressed together tightly the two halves of the lock will sit against the grip on both sides and be prevented from shifting rearward and moving the gun's trigger. This style of gun lock used to be available at Walmart but I haven't seen them lately but rather a different styled trigger lock in it place (marketed under the "Winchester" name. Can't speak to whether or well how they work.) I did find the style of lock that I'm talking about still being sold at Amazon.com. They can be purchased individually, in 3 packs, 6 packs, or even 12 packs and come keyed alike within the package. Enjoy your G19 and shoot safely~ http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref...5251&keywords=gun+lock&ie=UTF8&qid=1293218814
That would be my concern because those require you to put a "rod' through the trigger from one side to the other, correct? Carefully putting them together is one thing but I would be worried about a stressful situation, trying to get it off and it sliding backwards.

Whatever works for each person though is the main thing. A gun owner taking the time to secure their firearm in some safe fashion keeps negligent discharges from happening.
 

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That would be my concern because those require you to put a "rod' through the trigger from one side to the other, correct? Carefully putting them together is one thing but I would be worried about a stressful situation, trying to get it off and it sliding backwards.

Whatever works for each person though is the main thing. A gun owner taking the time to secure their firearm in some safe fashion keeps negligent discharges from happening.
Yes, good point. I hadn't thought about that magic~moment when the connecting rod is coming out of the trigger guard :confused: I think you just convinced me to not have a round chambered when I use that lock:confused: I usually only use that lock when the gun is in a rug in a situation where I can't take the gun in with me and have to leave it in my vehicle (very seldom). A full mag will have to do~
 

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