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taudevgroup
05-22-2017, 09:56 PM
I should have started this thread a long time ago, but this will be a place to post links to any media coverage the SCD/Gadget is getting.

taudevgroup
05-22-2017, 10:07 PM
Jeff Bloovman put together a great video on the SCD on the Practically Tactical YouTube channel, check it out!


https://youtu.be/hQEiiKUcOBE

The origin story he relates in the video isn't exactly correct, and downplays Todd's contribution. Here's my version:

Todd and I met in 2009 when I hosted an AFHF in Los Alamos. We quickly became friends and attended various training classes and the SHOT Show together. It was at SHOT 2010, that he first mentioned the idea that eventually became the "gagdet" to me. He was meeting with his IP attorney for some trademark stuff for PTC and said he had another idea he'd been mulling over for a couple of years he wanted to talk to him about. Being nosy, I asked him to tell me about the idea. We were both shooting LEM P30s at the time and he said, "You know how you put your thumb on the hammer of your P30 when you holster it? Imagine something like that for the Glo.." At which point I interupted him and said, "Don't say another word, I know what you mean and exactly how to do it." Later that night in my crappy off-strip hotel a couple miles away, I drew my first sketch of what become the SCD/Gadget. :cool:

Doc_Glock
05-23-2017, 03:46 PM
Primary and Secondary Facebook Discussion Thread:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PSPrimarySecondary/permalink/1411094422270387/

Tamara Keel's article:

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2017/5/9/the-gadget-a-striker-control-device-for-glocks/

okie john
05-23-2017, 04:15 PM
Primary and Secondary Facebook Discussion Thread:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PSPrimarySecondary/permalink/1411094422270387/

Tamara Keel's article:

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2017/5/9/the-gadget-a-striker-control-device-for-glocks/

The link to Tam's piece doesn't work.


Okie John

Francis
07-12-2017, 09:52 AM
The Gadget on MDFI Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWbFCrxH_8f/?hl=en

taudevgroup
07-12-2017, 01:25 PM
The link to Tam's piece doesn't work.

It looks like the changed the slug, and therefore the URL, for the article. I updated the links.


The Gadget on MDFI Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWbFCrxH_8f/?hl=en


Thanks! Here it is embedded:

p/BWbFCrxH_8f

Les Pepperoni
07-12-2017, 02:26 PM
Who the hell needs one of those?!

;)

(If I shot a block, I'd rock it...)

idahojess
07-23-2017, 01:59 PM
There's an article in the August American Rifleman that mentions the striker control device as a potential Glock upgrade.

Not sure if there is a link, but it is in the print version of the magazine.

Francis
11-10-2017, 08:56 PM
A video at ASP mentions the SCD at about 4:55.

https://youtu.be/PShoOEUjlGg

RJ
12-27-2017, 11:46 AM
The coming availability of the SCD for the Gen 5 was a big part of my buying a Glock 19 for EDC last month.

WobblyPossum
12-27-2017, 11:58 AM
And then I went and read all the comments on the AR article it links to from earlier this year... :(

Ugh, I browsed through a few of the comments and had to stop before I had an aneurysm. It was nice to see Chuck Haggard responded to a lot of people with "You don't know WTF you're talking about."

RJ
12-27-2017, 12:02 PM
Ugh, I browsed through a few of the comments and had to stop before I had an aneurysm. It was nice to see Chuck Haggard responded to a lot of people with "You don't know WTF you're talking about."

Whenever I step into the wider audience of the average on-line gun discussion, I am simply astonished at the lack of critical thinking skills displayed.

Peally
12-27-2017, 12:21 PM
Ugh, I browsed through a few of the comments and had to stop before I had an aneurysm. It was nice to see Chuck Haggard responded to a lot of people with "You don't know WTF you're talking about."

The best one was where the inbred retard answered that he's been concealed carrying for YEARS (his caps not mine) and goes on to educate him.

Totem Polar
12-27-2017, 12:39 PM
Chuck Haggard is awesome. :cool:

OT, but, I was already thinking that from his posts back when he was tpd223 or whatever. Meeting him in person did nothing to disabuse me of his awesomeness.

As to the gadget, I foresee a black future for me... black, because the Gen5 and G42 gadgets’ arrival will pretty much assure a Glock-only diet in my life.

Artemas2
12-28-2017, 06:37 AM
TFB just post a new article
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/12/28/tau-development-groups-glock-striker-control-device/

Chuck Haggard
12-28-2017, 03:23 PM
Gadget all the things!

nate89
12-28-2017, 04:22 PM
TFB just post a new article
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/12/28/tau-development-groups-glock-striker-control-device/

I was coming to post the same. Comments there make me think I found the venue of the 2017 World's dumbest person competition. It seems like there are always a few people who jump into comment sections about the Gadget who are convinced that either 1)if you buy one you are too stupid to just 'keep your finger off the trigger' (this is my safety bullshit) or 2) all the sudden your perfectly reliable Glock will become some malfunctioning monster that will fill up with sand and debris through the back of the slide.

voodoo_man
12-28-2017, 06:44 PM
22675

hufnagel
12-28-2017, 10:22 PM
http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/09/sad.gif

my reaction on reading the comments on any article about the SCD

Skroob
12-29-2017, 12:22 AM
Kinda puts ďAn SCD is a no brainer Saftey UpgradeĒ in a different light...


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HopetonBrown
12-29-2017, 12:34 AM
The SCD moving is "distracting". I guess they've never shot a hammer fired pistol before?

Kyle Reese
12-29-2017, 01:48 AM
The SCD moving is "distracting". I guess they've never shot a hammer fired pistol before?Most of them just parrot what they've seen Cleetus McGulliver's YouTube channel, or read on various forums. I doubt that any are serious shooters.

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blues
12-29-2017, 08:05 AM
The SCD moving is "distracting". I guess they've never shot a hammer fired pistol before?

How utterly and pathetically lame. :rolleyes:

Chance
12-29-2017, 11:03 AM
Comments there make me think I found the venue of the 2017 World's dumbest person competition.

I've wanted to be an active SCD proponent, but the exhibited derpalanche is why I just keep my mouth shut. As much as I would like to help increase people's safety and help Tom's business, my blood pressure is bad enough as it is.

STI
12-29-2017, 07:42 PM
I must be the only one who likes it moving.

Totem Polar
12-29-2017, 08:10 PM
I must be the only one who likes it moving.

I sort of dig it too.

Hell, it's not like there's any soul in a Glock to leak out the back, so let's add a little interest, to say nothing of the safety benefits.

Totem Polar
12-29-2017, 09:04 PM
You should make all the Gadgets orange. How come we don't have orange gadgets? Maybe the Gen 5s should fly the P-F colors. Be easier to keep track of the pistols when digging through 26s and 19s in the safe.

hufnagel
12-29-2017, 09:24 PM
when you make them for the SD9VE, and I get both a gadget and gun of the same, I want mine in orange. :D

Artemas2
12-29-2017, 09:41 PM
what i find distracting is the massive explosion from my 9mm and the whole top of my gun moving.:D

GNRPowdeR
12-30-2017, 05:53 AM
what i find distracting is the massive explosion from my 9mm and the whole top of my gun moving.:D

You're not focusing on the back plate enough, if you're finding the slide and explosion distracting...

I'm finding that movement of the SCD helpful when working with new shooters. I'm able to have multiple points to watch when focusing on their trigger manipulation.

Artemas2
02-02-2018, 06:40 AM
http://www.practicallytactical.com/episodes/ottdg

Looking forward to listening to this later today.

UNM1136
05-29-2018, 02:45 PM
Suarez has a (semi) endorsement over on his forum.

Unable to post a link until later.

pat

Larry T
05-29-2018, 04:49 PM
Well, it's not a blazing endorsement but it's a lot better than what you'd hear at GlockTalk... "If I needed this, Gaston would have thought of it first...". When Rob Dingus called it "The Gimmick" I new everybody should have them.

I just got my Gen5 SCD in today's mail. Now I guess I need to go get my Gen5 19. My two Gen4s have had zero issues. I still get other shooters and even RSOs tell my my gun is broken until I explain it to them.

UNM1136
05-29-2018, 06:45 PM
http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?139091

:)

Thanks Tom, you got me again!

pat

blues
07-06-2018, 11:26 AM
Nice review by John at ASP Extra today:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVPgH8wWi44&feature=em-uploademail

JHC
07-06-2018, 11:35 AM
I've really gotten hooked on mine on my Gen 4 G19. The methods I carry in are almost exclusively clip/or snap holsters whereby the gun and holster are generally removed or put on together. It's the volume drilling on the range where I "feel" that warm tingly confidence feeling the most. ;)

RJ
07-06-2018, 07:24 PM
The "Gadget" -- increasing social media engagement stats since 2016.

I think I need to let the SMO (social media optimization) people in on a little secret... Share a post/photo/video about the gadget and watch your engagement stats soar! :)

Yep.

I tried that on Some Other Forum(tm) and half the responses were both profane and anonymous.

I was heartened though, that half the respondents seemed to Ďget ití.

I sometimes wish each gadget came with a few extra packing cards to use as handouts at the range for the curious and interested.

Qaz98
07-06-2018, 08:28 PM
I think I made some Ig comment on the SCD being the best accessory for a Glock, tagged Jeff Gonzalez, and he told me to spend money on training. I was like dude do you even know what it is? That's not a totally fair representation of a 100 character exchange but that's what I got out of it.

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David S.
07-06-2018, 08:42 PM
I tried that on Some Other Forum(tm) ......

Now why would you go do a silly thing like that? ;)

RJ
07-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Now why would you go do a silly thing like that? ;)

I know.

I felt if a complete knucklehead like me could see the obvious advantages of the SCD, I thought I would share it.

I wasnít of course prepared for the depth of Gunterderp I encountered on line.

But some got it and some did not.

mtnbkr
07-07-2018, 09:52 PM
I know.

I felt if a complete knucklehead like me could see the obvious advantages of the SCD, I thought I would share it.

I wasn’t of course prepared for the depth of Gunterderp I encountered on line.

But some got it and some did not.

First time I saw it, it made sense to me. I can see someone not thinking they need it, but the angst and anger against it is kind of perplexing but not really.

Chris

Duelist
07-07-2018, 10:17 PM
If I’d had a G43 SCD on me this morning, I could have sold it for more than Tom sells them for. The guy at the club match I told about them got so excited, I felt like an evangelist preaching the word. He probably made an order after he got home.

blues
07-13-2018, 10:00 AM
The SCD got a mention in Mas's column in the September 2018 issue of Guns magazine:

https://gunsmagazine.com/safe-holstering/

Okay, but who's Tom Brown?


Todd and his colleague Tom Brown came up with the Striker Control Device from Tau Development Group replacing the back-plate on a GLOCK, preventing the gun from firing as long as pressure is being applied by the thumb at the rear of the slide.

You sure you don't work for some three letter outfit you've been keeping us unaware of? ;)

blues
07-13-2018, 11:00 AM
I suspect that's me. When your name and persona are as vanilla as mine these sorts of things are bound to happen. :)

Then it would have been Tom White. If your persona were chocolate, then it could be Tom Brown.

Duh!

;)

Jay Cunningham
07-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Tom Purple. Tom Brown sounds too much like Tom Shit.

blues
07-13-2018, 11:30 AM
Tom Purple. Tom Brown sounds too much like Tom Shit.

Mods here are...

More on topic...when I was at the range qualifying with the sheriff's office this week, the captain was very impressed with the concept and engineering of the "gadget". I'd have recommended a departmental order for their .45 cal Glocks but I didn't want to come across as a shill. But I kinda sorta...

NickA
07-13-2018, 02:03 PM
Tom Purple. Tom Brown sounds too much like Tom Shit.No, some guy on another job is Mr. Purple. He's Mr. Pink [emoji41]

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Sherman A. House DDS
07-23-2018, 06:57 PM
He removed the posts?


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Francis
09-26-2018, 04:45 AM
Civilian Carry Radio - episode 65 with Massad Ayoob (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyBzINdxkC4) - starting at 1:30:55

RJ
10-05-2018, 04:57 PM
I am in the process of trying AIWB (yes again) and I tuned in to Ballistic Radio's recent episode featuring Tom from Dark Star Gear:

http://ballisticradio.com/2018/10/01/but-how-do-you-sit-podcast-season-6-ballistic-radio-episode-273-september-23rd-2018/

Near the end of the show (41"?), Tom mentions what you need to get started in AIWB: A Glock 19, and a Tau Development SCD.

I thought there was a lot of good relevant info in the podcast as well.

awp_101
10-08-2018, 07:37 PM
I listened to it on the way home today and between the two of them theyíve almost got me convinced to try it myself despite being...rotund.

RJ
10-08-2018, 07:53 PM
I listened to it on the way home today and between the two of them theyíve almost got me convinced to try it myself despite being...rotund.

Well Iíll tell ya Iím not exactly Mr. Washboard Abs and Iíve working on practice carrying my G19 AIWB. A not so stiff belt seems key (I have a Graith Specialist) as well as a purpose built holster (like a DSG, a Keepers, a JM CK or in my case a MMT). Iíve been fiddling with different wedges and locations and have just about got it working I reckon. Maybe top one of the ongoing AIWB threads and ask the experts (I am not one).

I will say I do feel a lot better holstering AIWB with both my Glocks being equipped with SCDs. I donít think I would have transitioned from HK to Gen 5 Glocks without the Gadget.

backtrail540
01-19-2019, 02:35 PM
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-january-18-2019

An article on the gadget made it into Greg Ellifritz's Weekend Knowledge Dump and he added a few comments including this

"This is a piece of equipment you Glock owners should consider. Iíve probably had a dozen students bring guns equipped with the gadget to my classes. Iíve never seen any issues with them."

TheCarl
10-09-2019, 07:53 AM
Lucky Gunner just released a decent video describing the SCD. I thought it was decent, and the comments were not as bad as it could be.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz7xYMChXjo

s0nspark
10-09-2019, 08:14 AM
28325 (https://www.facebook.com/TacticoolMemes/photos/a.1129253123762936.1073741828.1129228243765424/1925418877479686/?type=3&theater)

Thanks for that. :)

I had a rather unpleasant exchange with Mr. P. on social media regarding the SCD where he was totally dismissive and extremely condescending. Sad.

Rhippert
08-03-2021, 04:15 PM
There's an article in the August American Rifleman that mentions the striker control device as a potential Glock upgrade.

Not sure if there is a link, but it is in the print version of the magazine.

I found a reference to the SCD here:

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/10/25/appendix-carry-pros-and-cons

described as the Glock Gadget Device.