Over the years, millions of shooters have employed GLOCK handguns for sport, personal defence or various other pursuits. While the GLOCK lineup does indeed feature three mechanical safeties, some shooters have expressed a desire for a more manual solution.  Around 2011, I was privy to a new development for the GLOCK family of pistols- it was known simply as “The Gadget”, which has proven to be a novel and ingenious solution for those that desire an additional measure of safety on a striker-fired handgun.(rounds fired thru SCD equipped GLOCKS since 2012- 68,000)The Tau Development Group Striker Control Device, known in the parlance of our time as “The Gadget”, is the brainchild of Tom Jones, a New Mexico nuclear engineer and the late Todd Green, of Pistol-Training. The Gadget is brilliant in its inherent simplicity, yet this same attribute belies its efficacy. The Gadget is made from steel and replaces the rear plate on the GLOCK pistol. When the striker of the handgun is in its forward resting position, the plate rests flush with the rear of the slide. As the trigger is pressed and the striker begins its rearward journey, the hinged portion of the slide plate moves rearward with it, letting the end-user know that the trigger is being pressed.If you apply thumb pressure to the rear of the Gadget and attempt to press the trigger, you’ll get immediate resistance and important tactile feedback. Where the Gadget really shines is during the reholstering process. I know, I know. Finger off the trigger. We all understand and adhere to the safety rules when handling any firearm, as we should always do. Despite our best efforts, Mr.Murphy always gets a vote and will proceed to ruin your day in a moment of lapsed concentration, negligence or in the event that a drawstring or detritus has found its way into your holster. With the Gadget, if properly used during the reholstering process, you’ll get invaluable tactile feedback that yes, something REALLY is amiss, and you need to see what it is instead of ramming the pistol into the holster, Conan style.Despite what some of its detractors have claimed over the years, the Gadget does not inhibit the reliable functioning of the pistol while shooting, nor does it serve as a conduit for dirt, dust or range debris.All things said I’ll be using an SCD on every current and future GLOCK that comes my way.Thank you to Tom Jones for his insight and assistance with this article.*The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Spotter Up Magazine, the administrative staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site. срочный займ на карту без отказа

By Fred Moore

Fred is a full-time law enforcement officer with an agency in the Washington D.C area. He is also a Field Training Officer (FTO) and full-time law enforcement firearms instructor. Prior to this, Fred served in the U.S Army for eight years, deploying to the Former Yugoslavia several times to support international peacekeeping operations in Bosnia & Herzegovina. After leaving the military, he would deploy multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan, in support of DOD efforts in the Global War on Terror as an intelligence & security contractor. Fred has also trained and qualified support contract personnel in the use of small arms prior to their deployments in the Global War on Terror. Fred is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Firearm Instructor Training Program (FITP), and RangeMaster’s Instructor and Advanced Instructor development programs. He has trained with many of the very best in the training industry, to include Larry Vickers, Kyle Defoor, Mike Green, Todd Louis Green, John Murphy, Jared Reston, Tom Givens and Bob Vogel. To date, he has completed over 400 hours of formal firearms & instructional training and is an avid student to this day. Fred is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and has shot competitively in KSTG as well as 2-Gun matches.

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