Springfield XD Safety vs. Glock Safety

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Following his article about Glock safety Rob has written an article explaining the differences between the safeties in the Glock and XD.

If the Glock firing pin is partially retracted and the Springfield XD is fully retracted we could draw the conclusion that the Glock is half-cocked while the XD is cocked and locked. Both will fire if there is an accident. Both have safeties in place to prevent this from happening. If the only unique safety on the XD’s is the grip safety, how does it work? It looks like the grip safety on the 1911, but it definitely does not quack like the same duck.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Mac Mac on Apr 25, 2010

    The XD's seem like a copy of the Glock which more and more gun companies have seem to try and replicate. I have no idea on the legal stuff regarding design patents and if they are allowed to use the same designs with Glocks permission or even how that works. Could it be the similar 1911 style grip safety is added to the XD in a manner that gives it their own unique design for a safety that mimic's the Glock safety?