Stupid accident at the range this morning...

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    First Off Citizen welcome to Combat Carry I hope you are able to gleen as much knowledge from this site as I have.

    Now Back on topic, This guy was just stupid and unsafe. STUPID people.
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    My brother's father-in-law used to deer hunt with a model 29. He always wrapped his hand around the frame with his left index finger under the barrel/cylinder gap. He ruined many pairs of heavy gloves and burned his finger numerous times, but didn't change how he held the gun.

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    that's why i like to shoot my guns in my own backyard; you never know when you get shot by some fellow shooter at the range. Sure, accidents happen but i'm at lesser risk shooting at home by myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    The problem is that in spite of being told to treat all firearms as though they are loaded people don't do it. The answer is always the same I thought it was empty. What part of "treat all firearms as though they are loaded" don't they understand. I never think a gun is empty even when I know it's empty. That way I check every time and I don't hurt myself nor anyone else.
    Yep... Lots of people killed with "unloaded" weapons!
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    Another dumb thing is that this incident will likely show up in the statistics as yet one more general "accidental shooting," probably lumped into the big bucket that also consists of children and babies, sadly, giving ammo to the anti's for their twisted statistical claims. Can't win for losin'.
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    Where was the Range Safety Officer?

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    ... cant unlatch a cylinder with a revolver cocked....

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    ... cant unlatch a cylinder with a revolver cocked....
    Ahh but - there's some folks will still try - and with finger on trigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Hmmm - hot super fast gasses = damage potential. As he found out. Not pleasant.

    Glad OTOH he was not being even more careless and bringing muzzle around into an unsafe direction too

    I think that in the case of someone with no trigger-awareness, it's probably just dumb luck that the muzzle was pointing in a safe direction.

    Or is it reasonable to assume that he was ardently observing one safety rule but then blatantly ignoring another even more important one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Where was the Range Safety Officer?

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    C'mon, does that matter? Are we not supposed to all be looking after our own safety?

    Should we be expecting RSOs to be like Superman, swooping in and catching every mistake just before it has a chance to blow up on us? That's just unrealistic. And the alternative seems to be that we'd have one RSO per shooting lane, watching every shooter like a hawk. What if the RSO was at another lane at the time, putting a stop to a different potential disaster?

    That's not the answer. Personal knowledge and safety training (and yeah, common sense!) are the answers.

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