Travis Kretz: Your comment was, "in the heat of the moment I don't think I have enough finger dexterity..." But then you say, "I'd rather just do a slide press prior to carrying..." So what is it, are you going to check your firearm in the heat of the moment, or prior to carrying? Cause I'm pretty sure you'd have enough finger dexterity to check the indicator prior to carrying. If you don't trust it that's fine, just say you don't like it! Don't try and discredit Glock's smart design by making up unrealistic stupid scenarios about doing chamber checks in "THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT"! Apples to Oranges!!!
rbrisb24: Treat every firearm as if they were loaded....
GuitarLoveTV: Oh and yes i agree i wldnt rely on a lil bitty nub poking up either. Mine barely sticks out too.
GuitarLoveTV: My taurus 92-af has a red mark on the extractor when its protruding from being loaded but you really cant see the mark. However you can feel the extractor poking out slightly.
GuitarLoveTV: I honestly dont use my loaded chamber indicator. I mean its a very nice feature or for in the dark if yours protudes like mine. Considering you should treat all guns as loaded, with mine being loaded almost at all times i dont rely on any indicator other than my finger in the barrel and knowing theres no mag. Again tho its a nice feature to be able to feel it in the dark so you dont have to work the action on your gun.
TheFireArmGuy: I just checked out the Sig MK25 and its pretty sweet. The Navy Seals use it so who am I to knock it. I love Sigs anyways. Originally I thought the LCI was like Springfields & Rugers where a bar sticks up between the sights. I dont find that to be a big deal one way or another
Phil Jones: I just saw an LCI on the Sig Mk 25 P226. It is located on top of the slide near the from sights. Tell me do you find these LCI's necessary? Unlike the Glock the Sig's LCI sticks up in plan view and marked in red. One more thing part of this feature on the Sikh MK 25 for California compliance is that a round in the chamber can not be fired with the magazine inside.
lannim01: You can also see the brass on a glock fairly easily.
lannim01: I think it's plenty efficient enough. Visibly more than..tactily? Yeah
TheFireArmGuy: I think that exactly why Glock added one to sell legally in some states. Great stuff bud
Ballistic Bedlam: Yeah it can get chilly here in AK as well. I tend to check the firearm before I leave the house because I know the round won't fall out of the chamber while I am out. Ultimately it is the shooters responsibility to know the status of their weapon we used to get punished for pulling the trigger on a 'dead mans gun' basically pulling the trigger when a weapon wasn't ready to fire for any reason. I think the LCI is required by some states that's why glock added one as an afterthought.
TheFireArmGuy: Well you make a good point about the NAA and nighttime however I live in Michigan with cold winters and the Glock LCI would be hard to use with gloves on. The real LCI is in the mind of the user
Ballistic Bedlam: The Gen 2 was before the indicator was installed. The Gen 3 and 4s with the loaded chamber indicator doesn't work bad at all you just have to get used to it. I have large hands but its quite comfortable for me to sweep that chamber indicator with my trigger finger which I do every time I load the pistol. The difference is tactile and easy to get used to. The NAA you show will be quite hard to use the visual indicator when something goes bump in the night.
TheFireArmGuy: I disagree
Fredrik Studiee: You can clearly see it's loaded on a youtube video, so it's a definitive indicator. And if you were in a situation where you would draw the gun unloaded against an attacker you would be glad the indicator wasn't red, glowing, or blinking UNLOADED in bald text.
Know your gun.
TheFireArmGuy: I love all Glocks so its possible
0U8123MTA3: IF the glock "loaded chamber indicator" extractor could have a contrasting color so that when the chamber is loaded and the extractor protrudes, white, blaze orange, neon green or something could become visible, then I could see the glock extractor as a reliable indicator. Like the XD 45 at 2:00 has a "dot" on the rear of the gun, something similar could be used on the glock extractor to make the protrusion more visible.
TheFireArmGuy: Thats why I got a G27 too. I really dont care about a LCI however I tired of being corrected as if Glocks LCI is really good
TheFireArmGuy: I wouldnt trade that G23 for anything