This story sounds fishy

This story sounds fishy

This is a discussion on This story sounds fishy within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...o/4607498.html A Harris County Sheriff's Office reserve major accidentally shot himself in the foot this afternoon while working at a south Houston car dealership. Ronnie ...

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    This story sounds fishy

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...o/4607498.html

    A Harris County Sheriff's Office reserve major accidentally shot himself in the foot this afternoon while working at a south Houston car dealership.

    Ronnie Shapiro was off duty and working at Gay Pontiac in the 3300 block of the Gulf Freeway around 2:30 p.m. when he reached into his pocket and accidentally discharged his weapon, said Harris County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Martin.

    "I talked to our chief over reserve officers who spoke with Shapiro as he was being loaded into the helicopter. He was obviously very embarrassed but will be fine," Martin said.

    Shapiro was taken via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, common practice when an officer is shot.

    The small pistol, a .380-caliber Kel-Tec, is not a weapon that the officer would carry in an official capacity, said Martin. He added that reserve officers have the option of carrying weapons while not on duty.

    Of course he should have had a pocket holster, but I had a Kel-Tec P-11 and that trigger is so stiff, it would have been virtually impossible to pull by accident. Is the 3AT not as stiff?
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    I would say it is definitely as stiff, if not stiffer. The .32 is the same. Maybe he thought his finger was over the trigger guard and it was really on the trigger, meanwhile the heel of the gun gets caught in his pocket when he pulls it out. Still, it seems pretty hard to do.

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    wow....

    that cant be good for his resume...

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    You have to really pull back hard on the P3AT trigger to get it to fire. He really had to do someting really stupid. Steve48

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    Yeh, major brain dead move. The trigger pull is way toooo long and heavy for an AD.
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    It hung in his pocket and he gave it the old heve-ho and bang. Strong man weak mind. Happens all the time. Right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djturnz View Post
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...o/4607498.html

    "I talked to our chief over reserve officers who spoke with Shapiro as he was being loaded into the helicopter. He was obviously very embarrassed but will be fine," Martin said.
    Shapiro was taken via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, common practice when an officer is shot.
    If he was shot in the foot, and awake enough to be "very embarrassed" why does he need a med flight. Is it just me, or is that a bit excessive.
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    HAHAHA. Yeah, the .380 Kel-Tec is NOT easy to fire, even on purpose. The trigger pull is stiff and very long. You really have to WANT to fire that thing.
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    He was playing with it..........at least he didn't go blind............

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    For that reason I made this for my KTP3AT.

    Fits in my front pockets.
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    I don't think there's a trigger so stiff that it can overcome stupidity....

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    accidentally shot himself in the foot
    Sorry - can we say ''negligently'' - to be precise!!! I agree with others tho - how the heck do you heave hard and far enough on that trigger?? Sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    He was playing with it..........at least he didn't go blind............
    :rofl

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    Shapiro was off duty at Gay Pontiac
    Where's the mystery?
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    I would say that he was actually goofing around with the trigger while the gun was in his pocket.

    An ND would not be possible with a just pocketed KelTec unless it was getting fiddled with.

    It's possible that he could have had something else like car keys in the same pocket and yanked his keys out of that pocket hard enough to pull the trigger if a key or keychain was lodged in the trigger guard.
    That would be possible I guess.

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