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.
MRnlightmnt: oh yeah ,
another great video !!!
MRnlightmnt: Glock has another loaded
its called the trigger!!
If you pull the trigger and the gun goes bang ,
it was loaded !!!
I don't know why Glock doesn't put that in their manuel?( sarcasm implied)
Is there a handgun with an extractor that does not move
a tiny bit when going from unloaded chamber into battery???
Maybe every gun made has a "loaded chamber indicator", they just don't know it!
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
Username7260: if you love the 27 you should try the 33
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.
apbiggins: Hell no that's my baby
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
TheFireArmGuy: Thanks bud
357minimag: Hey, similar to the North American handgun you can see the brass in the chamber on a glock from the right side of the gun. I don't care for the loaded chamber indicator, but that is not why I bought the Glock. I bought a Glock 27 for my concealed carry weapon.
John Ford: Of course. I understand. I just thought that taking the magazine out without ejecting the chambered round could lead one to a false sense of security. Clearly if you follow the other rules of gun safety, nothing's going to happen. Just an observation that's all.
Still, it was a very cogent, informative, and useful video. keep it up!
apbiggins: My thought too man. My brother has an xd I have a g23 I like his load indicator better its easer to see and feel but I'm not trading love my glock
TheFireArmGuy: No you didnt miss anything. I just watched the video again and yes I put a live gun on the table. Doesnt bother me a bit. I carry in +1 all the time. If the trigger isnt pulled then I dont see a problem. Also, nobody was in the room at the time
John Ford: Excellent video (and discussion) but just out of curiosity, did you lay down a "hot" XD 45 after you demonstrated it? It seems like you took out the mag but didn't clear the chamber. As far as I know that gun doesn't have a mag disconnect and that left the gun hot (though without a mag).
Is that really safe gun handling practice (or did I miss something)?
ae357em: I agree. I wish glock had an indicator like the xds.
bigsexy7909: I agree I love glocks but that is not a good chamber indicator. My smith has a place on top of the gun that u can see a round in when u look at it.
TheFireArmGuy: Yes I agree with a chamber check for sure
barstoolguru: I believe Glock uses the same ejector on the all the guns since case rims don't change thicknesses but you will notice that the load indicator is more defined (sticks out) in a .40 compared to the 9mm. I can assume this is with all the larger chambering. Noting beats a good old fashion crack the breach open and take a look
TheFireArmGuy: Now thats a comment worth considering
RichTF2: ya i wouldnt consider that a loaded chamber indicator either. Maybe 'result of loaded chamber' since it's not really 'indicating' anything lol.
TheFireArmGuy: You make a point that I never thought of. Thats worth thinking about
b3fiend: I had the same gripe on my 26 G4, until it dawned on me that it is to my benefit to not have the indicator be visible to anyone except the one holding the gun. If I were out of bullets for some reason, the person whom the gun was pointed at would never know there was nothing in the chamber, even if he was familiar with glocks.
Even if a loaded chamber indicator was flashing a big red light, I still would not rely on it to determine if a round was chambered - ALWAYS visually inspect.
Mallan530: I agree. I like that you mention the trigger on the Glock. Forward means there might be a round chambered. Trigger in fired position on a Glock I can tell without picking it up that there wont be a round chambered, HOWEVER, even knowing the Glock like I do I would still safety check it even if I was "positive" it was unloaded... Nothing replaces safe handling practices, always safety check a firearm if you pick it up, and always point it in a safe direction away from bystanders.
TheFireArmGuy: OK I can agree with your points
Steinbacker4001: Huh... Another gizmo to compensate for a lack of common sense. Every gun is always loaded, period. There is ALWAYS one in the chamber even when physically there may not be. Think like that and no blown-up walls, TVs or heads. I love NutNFancy on here, but he wears this chest rig with the handgun pointing right at anyone standing next to him. NO. Waving a gun around 'cause some indicator shows an empty chamber? No.
TheFireArmGuy: Good point Deputy and thanks for your insight
nylon camo: Agreed, I wish it wasn't on it.
deputysheriff100: Great question. I believe it IS a loaded chamber indicator to a person who knows his gun very well. Practicing with a Glock regulary is easy to feel the ejector or to see it pushed outward. To a "newbie" in guns they will not notice it. But a person who knows the gun well is a benefit. Just like the Glock trigger, in forward set tells you it's roostered, but is there a round in the chamber. I say yes to to a knowledgeable person but no to a person who doesn;t practice often with the Glock.
treesablowin: I agree I had a Glock 23 and with my big fingers I couldn't feel it either, like you I felt better with slide check. Good vid.
TheFireArmGuy: Yes good point and I couldnt agree more
kman12868: I'm a huge glock fan (I own several)....IMO that isn't much of a chamber indicator .... If people want that feature on a gun...get a Springfield or a Ruger. They've done that feature correctly. With that said, its a mechanical feature....always check for yourself.
TheFireArmGuy: I have a G19 too and love it
JGstunts22: Always press check tho for sure , to you down there I have owned 4 xds , I still own glocks , 19 is the best polymer pistol
JGstunts22: You can see the brass on a glock also , look just infront of the extractor u can see a round end or not just as well as that other gun you show
TheFireArmGuy: Yes I agree
BobbyHasADD: Don't need one. Always loaded.
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