Don't ever let your guard down!

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    Hope you heal quickly. I'll sleep in a chair, but my EDC stays in the holster.
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    Thanks

    Appreciate the post. A good reminder. Thanks and get well.

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    Man sorry to hear this bro, glad you are ok.

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    Glad you are going to be ok. I tend to sleep with my 32 laying on the night stand with one in chamber and in a holster, facing away from me. This story has me rethinking that, maybe I will keep it unchambered, just in case and for me to have a similar accident would be fatal, my night stand is at the head of my bed

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    Thanks for sharing. Hope your recovery continues without issue
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    Forgot to mention in my first post that this has definitely changed how I store my 'sleep gun'. I usually have either my G32 or G31 laying on my nightstand (it doesn't have drawers) for quick reach. I'm a very light sleeper and after reading this, I think it being a little less in reach is the way to go. I have since moved it a little further away.

    Hope the recovery process is going well for you.

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    To the OP;


    "Holy razor's edge Batman, that was a close shave!"

    Glad you survived to give a firsthand account of how deadly firearms could be, and how nasty a wound is created by my main carry round.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    When my pistols are not on my body, or in a safe, they are in a wallet-style pocket holster such as this:



    Found here: Pocket Holsters

    I take the flat backing off with the chicago screws.

    These might very well have saved the accident you are now suffering from.

    Learn from it.........


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    Thanks for all the kind thoughts, as well as for understanding the true meaning behind my OP. I'm recuperating at home now (never realized how long GSWs take to heal since they have to heal from the inside out). Should be no permanent damage, other than some nasty scars. I've also learned some valuable lessons. A long list of seemingly insignificant factors combined to let me make one tiny mistake, and it very nearly killed me. My new motto: If you're not 100% in every way, you should not be around guns. (BTW, the Glock 33 that bit me went to a new home, and allowed me to justify getting the Springfield Trophy Match I've always wanted :-) Now if I can just talk my wife into letting me slip out to the local range this weekend.....
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    I am just about speechless. Glad you are okay.

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    trigger-locks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pythius View Post
    trigger-locks.
    What on earth do trigger locks have to do with this? If he didn't remember to put the gun in it's holster then what makes you think he'd have remembered to attach a lock? In any event you can't use a trigger lock on a loaded gun.

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    Can't be easy posting that story,sounds like you gripped the gun and pulled the trigger in your sleep,I've seen a few GS wounds posted by people that had ND's and they weren't pretty.Hope you didn't suffer any nerve damage and your lucky you didn't shatter the Femur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nazshooter View Post
    What on earth do trigger locks have to do with this? If he didn't remember to put the gun in it's holster then what makes you think he'd have remembered to attach a lock? In any event you can't use a trigger lock on a loaded gun.

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    I used to unholster my M&P and lay it on the headboard with my glasses and light. One morning while trying to hit at the alarm clock I hit the grip of the pistol instead...one instant I went from half asleep to wide awake realizing what I'd just done. These days I always leave it in the holster...one never knows what they may do while asleep or half asleep.

    I elbowed my wife right in the temple one night while "fighting" in a dream I was having. Put a good bruise on her. I've done several things like this while dreaming, I can see somehow grabbing my nightstand pistol and shooting it while asleep.

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    That is a horribly unfortunate story. I wish you a quick recovery and I am glad you are able to share the story. How I store my carry gun at night has been a constant debate in my mind. I have a dedicated bedside gun in a GunVault safe, but more often than not I plop my holstered gun from that day down on the far end of my night stand in a holster. May rethink that strategy. I appreciate your message and encourage you to share it everywhere, other forums, blogs, etc. I often use a similar story with wound pics from the incident when I am teaching new shooters, I find it helps to put some perspective to the issue of safety.


    Best of luck in your recovery!

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