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    Two officers hurt in accidental shooting - Kansas City Star

    I'm still not sure how you shoot your own finger.


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    Probably doing a press-check with his finger in front of the muzzle and booger-picker in the trigger guard
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    One officer was attempting to clear the weapon for a weekly inspection and believed it was unloaded when he pulled the trigger and it fired. That officer was struck in the left index finger and was undergoing surgery tonight, according to a police spokesman.

    A second officer was struck in the leg by the bullet


    Couple questions, 1 why was he puling the trigger if he was indeed trying to clear it? 2 Why was the second officer in front of the weapon being cleared? OK so three questions, 3 why did he have his booger hook in front of the muzzle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    One officer was attempting to clear the weapon for a weekly inspection and believed it was unloaded when he pulled the trigger and it fired.
    That's the problem He believed...........

    He forgot the rules................Now he can look at his finger for the rest of his life to remind him of them.

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    The officer that shot his weapon was on the force for about 3 months,I'm wondering if he had any previous firearms experience.And some people think LEO's are the only ones experienced and capable enough to handle firearms.
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    Never take some ones word that a weapon is unloaded, check it your self.
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    A vague story from the paper. I guess if it was a Glock, and inspection required a feild strip, I could see pulling the trigger.

    But I am baffled by the concept of the press check. I was raised that a semi-auto isn't empty, or safe to hand someone, unless the mag is out, and the slide locked back. And once my gun hits leather, I have no doubt it's loaded.
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    I sometimes wonder about the level of training for some cops. I have a friend who is a municipal LEO who has been to the range once in the last year. He says that most officers in the town go only once or twice a year. He is a retired marine and is highly qualified on weapons but I wonder about some of them that have not had that level of training.
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    Wow! Must be a great shot...a '2-fer'...hard to screw up that badly.
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    It's common enough to actually be known as "Glock-hand".

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