Sidelock Glock Safety trigger

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

A new safety trigger for the Glock has been launched by American Tactical Imports

From the press release

SIDERLOCK® from American Tactical Imports is a security trigger designed for GLOCK® pistols which replaces the original trigger to offer a safer and more secure blockade of the firing action.

The concept is simple; with a push on the safety pin a sliding pin acts to block or release the movement of the central pivot of the trigger whereby avoiding an accidental discharge of the weapon. SIDERLOCK® behaves exactly as the original GLOCK® trigger when it is in the fire position all the while maintaining the original manufacturer specifications and its immediate availability of shot.

Having not seen one I cannot comment on how useful it would be. I just hope no one will draw a Glock in self defense only to have the trigger jam!
American Tactical Imports will be displaying it at SHOT Show this year.

Steve Johnson
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  • Dave Dave on Dec 26, 2011

    The critics seem to be unaware that this safety doesn't have the time consuming clumsiness of an extra lever located way up on the left side of the frame that requires contorted hand movements to disable (like most safeties), in reality, it's just where you'd want it (for RH shooters), it's located on the RH side of the trigger itself requiring only a slight nudge with the same finger that you are placing in front of the trigger to fire the weapon.

    I tried it last night and it was extremely fast, smooth & very natural for the index finger to deactivate.
    Its proximity is such that it will minimize delay to the utmost while still enhancing the questionable Glock safety.
    You won't find a safety that deactivates as quickly, nor is as close to your objective (the trigger) as this system.

  • EverettWilliams EverettWilliams on Jul 08, 2014

    Don't listen to the Glock pro naysayers, you want that trigger saftey, get it. I'd get and may get one of those, it's semiler to the ones on many shotguns just in front of the trigger. Never mention something on the internet, to many gunsmith and ""Professional Gunman"" on the net. Practicing twenty four seven will not prevent an accident, so go for it..