View Full Version : Chamber Check Notch/Glock .40 S&W

Dave Sample
July 21, 2005, 04:05 PM
Attention Glocksers! One of my buddies who uses a Glock as a carry gun because he doesn't want to lose a good gun to the cops if he gets in a fight, had me do a "Chamber Check Notch" for him.




Please remember you saw it here first! Glocks are very dangerous guns and I do not allow them in the yard, but this visual inspection notch could be a very useful thing for a gun that has NO condition indicator. Sneek a Peek and see the cartridge rim!

I will take the barrel back now and we will do a nice test fire soon. I leave the gun there as I do not allow these Glocks in the yard.

July 21, 2005, 05:09 PM
What's a "condition indicator", and does a 1911 have one?

July 21, 2005, 05:19 PM
Dave, they have an extractor with a nub on it that sticks out when a round is chambered, it will provide a tactile indication of chamber loaded. The skin of the Glock barrel is as hard as woodpecker lips too isn't it?

July 21, 2005, 07:54 PM
Glock started installing the loaded chamber extractor only a few years ago. Obviously many Glocks in use don't have such a feature.

July 22, 2005, 09:47 AM
Tim, thanks for clearing up that it wasn't always the case. What I had in mind with my post was alerting Dave that it was availalable but I didn't get that across very well.

BTW Dave, they are pretty inexpensive if he would like a tactile indicator in addition to the visual indicator you have made.

Coop de Ville
July 23, 2005, 10:06 AM
You can see the round by looking sideways at the barrel hood, too.

B/N the extractor and the chamber

August 9, 2005, 01:08 AM
^^ That is how I quickly make sure my sig is loaded too. You can see the rim from the side.