GADGETS FOR YOUR GLOCK: A Safety Tip When Using the Tau Development Striker Control Device

I’ve been running the Striker Control Device from Tau Development Group for the last few years.

I think that if you’re carrying a Glock pistol it’s an invaluable addition, especially if you’re carrying appendix.

The idea behind “The Gadget,” as it’s known, is that a shooter can now “thumb the hammer” during re-holster, as they would with a traditional double action gun.

After playing around with it, I discovered that, for me at least, there was one very specific consideration that I had to factor into my re-holstering procedure.

The pad of my thumb didn’t provide sufficient resistance against the backplate of the Gadget and the pistol could still discharge with sufficient pressure on the trigger.

So, when putting the gun away, I make sure I’m pressing with the TIP of my thumb, with the fingernail perpendicular to the backplate instead of parallel.

If you don’t have one already, you really should.

If you do, I encourage you to play around with it and see if this is something you want to work into your process.

The Suited Shootist
Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation's top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others. Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between "best practices" in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations. "I've never carried a gun professionally. I'm just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle. Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I've discovered that a lot of the "requirements" and norms of gun carriers at large aren't necessarily compatible with that professional environment. I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership. This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial. This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle."