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Firearm Justification

You are only justified in discharging your firearm when there is an immediate risk to your life, or the life of someone else, or there is an immediate risk of serious injury to you or someone else and there is no other way of preventing the risk.


Glock Definition

The Glock Pistol is a mechanically locked, recoil operated self loading pistol, with inbuilt trigger, firing pin and drop safety mechanisms.


Safe Direction

A safe direction is a direction in which any unintentionally fired shot would be safely stopped and contained with no human injury, and at most, only minimal property damage.



Anything that prevents the pistol from firing when the user intends that it should fire.


Glock Safeties

1. Trigger safety
2. Firing pin safety
3. Drop safety


4 Stages of the Draw



4 Safety Principles

1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
2. Be conscious of where the muzzle of your firearm is pointed at all times; (Never allow the muzzle of your firearm to cover another human being unless it is required by your duties as a police officer)
3. Keep your finger off the trigger and on the receiver until your sights are on the target and you have decided to fire.
4. Know your target. (Know what it is, what is in line with it and what is behind it. Never fire at anything that you have not positively identified.)


5 Parts of the Glock.

1. Slide
2. Receiver
3. Barrel
4. Recoil Spring Assembly 5. Magazine


Glock Functioning Sequence- FUEEFLL

1. Firing – of the chambered round
2. Unlocking – of the slide
3. Extracting – of the spent case
4. Ejecting – of the spent case
5. Feeding – of a new round
6. Locking into Battery – round chambered, slide locked fully
forward, ready to fire
7. Locking Open – locking of the slide open on last shot


Degrees of weapon readiness

• Loaded – Magazine containing rounds fitted, round in chamber, pistol can be fired.
• Unloaded – Magazine not fitted, no round in chamber, pistol cannot be fired.


Three steps for a Glock to Discharge

The firearm must be a functional, working model;
There must be a round in the chamber
Someone must pull the trigger


Three Function Checks

Tiger, Trigger Reset, Slide Lock