Glock Handgun Safety Tips Review for Beginners

Glock Handgun Safety Tips Review for Beginners

This video is a must see for first time gun owners and beginners who are not familiar with how to handle a handgun. Please share this video and make sure to watch all of the tips as there are some very important ones toward the end.

In this video we go over my Glock Model 22 which is a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. I’ll show you how to disassemble and reassemble the weapon. I’ll also show you how to make sure the weapon is safe since there really isn’t much of a standard on/off safety on a Glock. (More info on safeties below)

The “safe action” is a firing pin lock system 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.

The three safeties are:

Trigger Safety: An external integrated trigger safety lever mechanism contained within the trigger guard that prevents the trigger from moving unless the lever is depressed.

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.

Drop Safety: The far end of the same extension bar locks the striker into place from the rear until the trigger is pulled.

This passive safety system omits the manipulation of traditional on-off levers, hammers or external safeties as found in many other handgun designs.

However, the lack of a traditional external on-off safety means that the weapon will always fire when the trigger is depressed normally: “The ability to fire immediately, without worrying about an external safety, is one feature Glock has stressed as an advantage when selling its guns, especially to police departments

50 Comments

  1. David Kim on August 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    So simple. Great beginners handgun besides like a ruger .22



  2. Kyle Dupont on August 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    I you have a Glock, I highly suggest a 22lr conversion kit(advantage arms). You can shoot all day for much less money and its just amazing how well if functions for rimfire. I get more misfires ( somewhere around None) than my Ruger 10/22 which is known to be extremely reliable, and you can switch caliber back and fourth in less than 30 seconds. 22LR pistols are much more fun than 22lr rifles IMHO



  3. KenBeaconHill on August 20, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks. Great video.



  4. Gilles Ashley on August 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    U are good bro. Thanx.



  5. dat boi on August 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you for the video just bought a Glock still on the waiting period and i never realized that there is no physical safety button. thank you for shedding light on this and giving a great tutorial on how to properly handle glocks!



  6. Mike on August 20, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    This video was really helpful, thank you.



  7. The Northwoods Wanderer on August 20, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Great tutorial. Thank you



  8. Martin Latvian on August 20, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    8:12 Yeah! That is very important in combat. For quick reloading . After a bit of training muscle memory You can reload and return fire just within 2 seconds



  9. John Granato on August 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Good job



  10. Brian Macleod on August 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks, I’m brand new to hand guns and found this very informative



  11. Wesley David on August 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you



  12. Green Glory on August 20, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Great demonstration.



  13. Smokin' Joe on August 20, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Excellent



  14. DM23 on August 20, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    You should have mentioned the LCI on the side of the gun and how to check it, in case you ever need to see if theres one in the head quickly without pulling the slide.



  15. Nathan Tordjman on August 20, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I got my first Glock 19 yesterday. A bit life changing. I was never into guns or shawarma, but I have to say your videos are excellent! Clear, precise. Easy to understand, even for me.



  16. Raneem Maanoon on August 20, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    thaaaaankkkuuuuu



  17. quniok on August 20, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Superb video, thnx! How would you reholster it in the safest possible manner? It’s probably better to carry this type of gun without one in the chamber, right?



  18. EnVy-_xTryAgain- on August 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    great video bro🔥



  19. pudgee012 on August 20, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    the glock does not have a safety switch?



  20. Harrison Clark on August 20, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Great Video. Thank You!



  21. cotter4523 on August 20, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Best I ever saw thanks



  22. Louis DeLisle on August 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Great video.



  23. SURI Efrain on August 20, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Finally someone make a very good and instructive video. Very helpfull for those first time gun buyers. Thanks folk



  24. Martin Latvian on August 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I did work with Glock19 years ago. Miss that piece of art. Very good video! Love the professional attitude and simple language. This is a great video not only for people who would like to use Glock, but for people who have to learn how to handle a firearm in a safe way.



  25. Flinty McDuff on August 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    It’s like a double action revolver. Pull the trigger and it will go bang if loaded.



  26. 電子戦 on August 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Great video. I grew up shooting with my dad but I’m still very cautious. I purchased an airsoft Glock 17 Gen3 and have been watching videos like this to learn how to handle it. There is no doubt I would have inserted a load mag and pulled the trigger without clearing. The Umarex is incredibly similar to the real weapon, it’s kind of scary. I thought I knew about guns but learned a lot just my first day handling the weapon. Critical things like the fact that a Glock has no manual safety which I am incredibly accustom to growing up shooting long arms. Thank you.



  27. Peter Roos on August 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Very useful, thanks.



  28. Lalo EastsidePimpin on August 20, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you this helped so much ! As a beginner i feel like i learned alot



  29. 24fpsboy on August 20, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Great video, Great tutorial.



  30. American Patriot on August 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Great video



  31. alfredo Maldonado on August 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Wow. Thanks for u information. That’s a great videos. I have the same gun.



  32. Carolyn Hudson on August 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Thank u so much for this info! I am a new gun owner and this is exactly what I was looking for!!



  33. Crypto Fanatix on August 20, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    This video open my eyes to one little detail I overlooked. Thanks, Ryan



  34. Edward Pinnix on August 20, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    This is very helpful!



  35. Evan Ross on August 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Hi- I like the video. I think you do a great job. Very safe. I appreciate your work. Stay safe. Shoot true.



  36. Skipp Whipple on August 20, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Them tear down should be as simple as the operation



  37. KenBeaconHill on August 20, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    As a new Glock owner, this is the video I was looking for. No macho BS. Just facts presented in a smart way and very thorough. Thanks!!!



  38. John B on August 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for this video we now can carry in Jersey. My question do you keep a round in your chamber at all times when carrying ??



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  40. mike bite on August 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    great video….i hope the young guns watch this video….they could learn alot……



  41. Matt Murphy on August 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you Ryan. Thank you for your time doing this. First time gun owner. So thanks for all the safety protocols.



  42. Phil Webber on August 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you



  43. Mary Sarno on August 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    As a first time gun owner, Glock 43, I found this video tutorial to very informative and super helpful to me. You addressed questions and concerns that I needed explained in a simple yet comprehensive way. At least before I go for my gun safety class I have a bit of knowledge about gun safety and even how to disassemble my glock. I greatly appreciate this, thank you.



  44. Jamie Starr on August 20, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I just bought my first pistol! G19! Thank you this hase been very informative!



  45. Lucas Premat on August 20, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    When you live in a country where guns are not allowed lol….



  46. David Kim on August 20, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for showing proper gun safety



  47. Fonz on August 20, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Why should you decock after clearing weapon?



  48. R1 M1 on August 20, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    In the end part where you put the magazine in and the gun automatically loaded, does that apply to all guns of that size?



  49. Maciej Grochowski on August 20, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Very good Video! Excellent for beginners!



  50. Ivan Alvarado on August 20, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Dude this is the best tutorial I’ve come across specifically for Glock safety