Pocket Gun discharge in pocket

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    +1 Hotguns!

    I for one can NEVER be reminded enough times regarding firearms safety. Most times the subject of a ND will even make the statement... "and I knew better too"!
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    Glad he is ok. I pocket carry a bunch...but never without a holster and nothing else in that pocket. Be safe.
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    I have pocket carried for about 10 years and I am a firm believer in 2 things......NEVER carry without a holster, and NOTHING else in the pocket, but the holstered pistol.
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    Very glad your friend is okay. USMC buddy asleep on couch, rolled over, and somehow the .38 in his pocket fired, into his leg. No medical complications but it was scary.
    I carry a SP101 .357 in an open holster in my right front pocket so the trigger guard is covered, and I make sure nothing else goes in there, not even pocket change, not even a dime. That pocket is reserved for the holstered gun.
    I don't think I would carry in a pocket without a holster except in a very dangerous part of town if I were on foot, and I had no choice but to be in that area.
    And even then it would be just for that short time I was on foot there. Do not need to waste the extra time to get that gun out of the holster.
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    As Tankdriver said -
    2 rules when pocket carrying
    1) always use a proper holster
    2) NOTHING goes in the pocket but the gun and its holster!
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

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    At least he was shot in the leg and not in between the legs. Good Lord, can you imagine. This has also been in the back of my mind; one of the reasons I haven't been carrying chambered yet.
    It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.

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    I prefer carrying my .40 Glock 23 but when wardrobe prevents it, I pocket carry my 9mm Kel-Tec in a Galco holster. I've never had any issues or bad experience since the trigger is guarded by the holster and I carry nothing else in that pocket.

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    I had friend about 8 years ago who was paralyzed from the chest down from a pocket gun (derringer I think) that went off and shot him in the chest. The bullet lodged against his spine where it could not be removed. It was his own fault as he left the gun in the pants when he took them off. His room mate reached in to get a lighter that was in the pocket and threw the pants back down onto a tile floor, that is what discharged the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    As Tankdriver said -
    2 rules when pocket carrying
    1) always use a proper holster
    2) NOTHING goes in the pocket but the gun and its holster!

    +1. Hard and fast rules. Nothing short of those are safe. It should be considered "basic rules of safety" for carrying a pocket gun.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    Ruger LCP ND in pocket

    Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
    Long story short- I responded to a call last night where a man had his first negligent discharge....right into his ass. Pocket carrying condition one sans holster is not the smartest thing in the world.

    Nice guy that I am, my squad and I are chipping in to buy the guy a pocket holster for his LCP. Call it a gag gift, but it certainly has some PR quality, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach and Holly View Post
    At least he was shot in the leg and not in between the legs. Good Lord, can you imagine. This has also been in the back of my mind; one of the reasons I haven't been carrying chambered yet.
    I hope in a high stress situation you can remember to chamber a round let alone have enough time to chamber a round. You might die, why take the chance. I pocket carry with a round chambered and nothing else in that pocket.
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    Very iffy to try to chamber a round when you HAVE to.....
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    the point is very simple.

    use a holster and clear the pocket out while carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    You should NEVER carry a pocket pistol without a holster that covers the trigger up. I don't care how double-action that trigger is.

    I always get really nervous when I see these belt clips or other contraptions on small pocket-type guns:
    I think EW3 sumed it up.

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