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Gun goes off in mans pants,,,,,he dies

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Alterego, Jul 14, 2017.

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  1. Alterego

    Alterego Well-Known Member

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    Sep 17, 2016
  2. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Not surprised.

    Good thing it was not one of those terribly unsafe 1911's in the cocked and locked condition.:roll:
     

  3. Alterego

    Alterego Well-Known Member

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    Sep 17, 2016
    yeah I dont carry cocked and locked in the pants either. This happen in Chicago, go figure....
     
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  4. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Feb 2, 2016
    I carry a lot of striker pistols (and 1911s) AIWB and haven't shot myself yet. I'd imagine this gentleman wasn't using a proper holster.
     
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  5. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Chicago birth control !
     
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  6. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Holster?? He don't need no stinkin' holster.
     
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  7. mikegalway

    mikegalway DILLIGAF Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Read the article , never says what brand or type handgun .
     
  8. mikegalway

    mikegalway DILLIGAF Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    I was at a LGS today , RIA sitting on counter . Store owner said customer traded it in on a revolver because he shot himself in the leg while holstering it .
     
  9. 1911wheelsnomore

    1911wheelsnomore LET IT RAIN Supporting Addict

    May 12, 2015
    Setting in the car in a neighborhood with working girls walking by.
    Had the gun in his pants to make him look endowed, then got a stiff one and that squeezed the trigger off.
    What terrible luck it was a million to one shot.

    Just kidding of course.
    Death is always a tragedy.
    I'm guessing he had no business with a gun and no training.
     
  10. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Oct 31, 2016
    Treating the trigger as a finger rest is a good way to win a Darwin Award.

    To the OP's point, if I'm carrying appendix, I'm carrying DA/SA.
     
  11. eboggs

    eboggs Well-Known Member

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    Oct 25, 2016
    1. Yes, I carry a Glock 17 appendix IWB every day....sometimes a Glock 19.

    2. Doubt this fine gentleman had the gun in a holster...I'm guessing this "accidental" discharge was not "accidental." Sounds more like negligent handling of a firearm. Something pulled the trigger while in his waistband.

    Striker fired pistols are safe to carry....end of discussion.
     
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  12. NewWaveGuy01

    NewWaveGuy01 Active Member

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    Nov 12, 2015
    I would have [hopefully] learned how to properly handle a pistol.

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  13. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Nope, it isn't.

    Have read of a number of incidents where people, mostly LEO's, have an AD with a glock. Key or somesuch gets inside the trigger guard as they are reholstering the gun. Bang.

    Can't do that with a 1911 in condition 1.
     
  14. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

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    Apr 6, 2017
    I've watched COPS enough to know that's how the idiots do it!
     
  15. BuckyP

    BuckyP Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2011
    YET? :o.o:
     
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  16. eboggs

    eboggs Well-Known Member

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    Oct 25, 2016
    Sounds negligent to me. Are these guys reholstering without looking? Without ensuring there isn't an obstruction that would prohibit them from safely reholstering their firearm?

    Saying a striker fired pistol ISNT safe to carry is a little dramatic don't you think? And I think a WHOLE bunch of people would disagree. Mechanical safeties are nice....I guess, if that's your thing. And I'll agree it is an extra, added step for someone's peace of mind, and there is no arguing it does prohibit the firearm from firing. But they aren't necessary to safely carry a firearm.

    Also, it would probably blow your mind to know how many LEO's out there don't know SQUAT about their firearms. It's a sad truth I know all too well first hand.
     
  17. aldodds3

    aldodds3 Well-Known Member

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    May 26, 2016
    I will never carry a gun with a safety for CC. Give me a compact Wilson Beretta 92G or Sig P226 .40 worn at 5O'clock.


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  18. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Feb 2, 2016
    I was told most LEO Glock related ADs into themselves are occurring when breaking down the firearm. Dropping mag, but not clearing chambers before starting the dissemble process. And @eboggs is correct. Your avg. LEOs are not gun savvy.
     
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  19. Greg6640

    Greg6640 John 14:6 Supporting Addict

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    Apr 20, 2015
    If it ever happens again I'll stop carrying my Glock in my appendix holster.
    Signed, Lefty
     
  20. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    LEOs serve and protect everyone on this forum everyday, the average LEO doesn't stick a gun in their waistband. I know, and have known, a number of average LEO's and they have been pretty knowledgeable around firearms.
     
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