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Yikes! Hope he has a speedy recovery.
Hope your friend recovers fully and tell him to stay away from Wolf ammo. I tried Wolf ammo years ago on my HK USP 45. About 20 rounds through I got a jam, it was a good thing it jammed. After closer inspection the casing had a hairline crack in it.
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
"I've actually had more problems with WWB."
So have I but, some folks are using WWB and have never had a problem.
I guess it just doesn't like me and so I don't ever use it much.
As for practice -- reholstering is a dangerous activity, when any bit of cloth from the shirt can catch the trigger. What's there to practice? -- it's different each time you reholster.
Maybe we should ask the OP's friend what he thinks about the relative danger of NDs vs gunfights.
Ouch hope he is back to it asap
XD .45, Glock 23, Mossberg 590A, M&P 15 Rossi 641, RIA 1911
If You Want To Know The Mind Of A Man Listen To His Words
What I can picture though is having your finger indexed along the slide, swinging the gun back to holster it, the front of the gun hitting the holster and then your finger slipping off the slide and into the trigger guard as your hand rotates due to the stoppage.
Anyway, that is a good reminder to take your time while reholstering, especially if you are tempted to cut corners while running a repetitive drill.
"I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!" Bart Simpson
Draw quickly, Reholster slowly. Advice given to me a long time ago, back in the stone ages when revolvers was the norm.
I hope he makes a speedy recovery. If he had a click(the loudest sound in the universe) instead of a bang, did he hold downrange, then keeping his face away from the action, eject the round to inspect it? My instincts are to tap and rack the instant I feel the click. Others do a double strike first. In his situation, I'm thinking hang fire or something hit the trigger before getting to the holster, from what I've read about the entry wound. I've experienced hang fires, dud primers, and squibs with just about every brand out there. Although few and far between, it's something that could use another thread. The M60, with all due respect for a fine implement, would win any texas chilli cook-off.
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
I have noticed a bad tendency to muzzle oneself when reholstering IWB. Good case for using dry fire with draw practice.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
Obviously, practice is key. Many times I will holster the gun and then put the holster on my belt. I can see what is going on and have the gun pointed away from me or anything I care about in case of an ND. Just makes me feel a little better.
Thanks for sharing the experience. It's a great thing to be reminded of! Here's wishing your buddy a speedy recovery.
XD Service models at least are available with thumb safeties but few have them I gather. I didn't even notice my XD 45 had one till I got it home the first day, I didn't even know it was an option. I *do* like it for re-holstering. I don't often holster it though, except in my Titan Gun Vault.
My regular carry is a Kahr PM9 which of course is DAO with no active safeties, not even a trigger safty like the Glock. So I am pretty used to careful holstering anyway. With the XD what I'll do is flip the thumb safety on, holster, then flip it off. That way my draw/fire routine is identical to the Kahr's. Even with the XD's backstrap safety you have to be careful reholstering just like with a glock or Kahr.