FWIW, I wasn't referring to the military incident - I would never even attempt to judge him by what he did or didn't do while in the military. I'm not saying the guy is an idiot, and changed my original post to edit out the word tool as well. I just don't agree with his methods, and we certainly would never be buddies... his attitude has outgrown his shirts.
Comparing what he did to being in an actual gun fight... wow, there's justification for you.
3wggl the simple fact remains unless there is an actual mechanical problem with the gun causing it to go off without human interaction a ND/AD, whatever you want to call it, is the fault of the operator of the weapon. They touched the bang switch when they either were not supposed to or did not mean to, period.
Yes not carrying a round chambered would have prevented this, leaving your car parked in the driveway will also prevent you from having an accident on the freeway but that would get kind of boring.
I suppose I should have said "only a person can HOPE to achieve the status of safe." But you're right: it's still a scary thought.Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder71
How is my gun no better than a hammer? I can turn it into a lethal self defense tool in less than 2 seconds. Carrying in C1 would still take me just under 2 second to have ready. Very little difference.
Well you are right when practicing that in your living room there is very little difference, however when someone is drawing a weapon, they already have a weapon in hand, whatever that weapon is, or they are physically attacking you, not on top of you but close enough to touch you, that "very little difference" becomes a lifetime. In other words you can have yours ready to go in just under two seconds, mine is ready to go in 1.25 from the holster, you will lose every single time but remember you only get one chance to make a first impression.
I do agree you are handicapping yourself for a certain set of circumstances when carrying C3 but my point is you can still face many SD scenarios just fine and you'll also ensure there is zero percent chance of a negligent discharge. I'm sure everyone that has had an ND and hurt/killed another were confident in their abilities and never expected it to happen. I'm sure they wish they would have been carrying C3 though.