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"When members of the Barre City police, fire and ambulance responded to Downtown Rentals, they found Monteith sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Pearl Street and North Main Street..."
I wonder what he was thinking about?
Too bad he wasn't Chuck Norris...he could have told the bullet to stop.
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
I've practiced fast draw indoors with Speer plastic training bullets before.
It's kinda fun. No powder...just the primer.
Reload by punching out the primer and pressing in a new one. Bullets are "seated" with finger pressure.
A hung up blanket makes a good bullet stop.
They really dirty up a gun though and they hit low.
And they WILL ouch a bit if you hit yourself with one BUT, they will not enter your skin and travel down the inside of your leg into your foot.
You're good for a nasty Black & Blue mark though.
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That was years ago...I didn't know that Speer still made them but, I checked and they still do.
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Nothing "magic" about it.... when the gun went off
Why in the hell would anyone need to quick draw a .44 magnum anyway? That would be like working on your room clearing with a .50 cal.
These folks just never learn! I'd ask what he was thinking, but it's obvious he wasn't!
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In another thread someone asked about "old cowboys"- there ya' go...
My brother inlaw did this to himself 20 years ago. Practicing fast draw with a cowboy style pistol and holster (can't remember the manf. or the caliber). He managed to hit both legs with one bullet. Stupid is as stupid does. Hard to believe his offspring turned out to be some really great kids.
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Makes a definite case for snap caps.
I just keep picturing his wife asking "was he wearing clean underwear?"
The correct response to that is, "before or after the gun went off?"
Curious about the police searching his house though, the article mentions other guns they found. Is that S.O.P.?
Anytime you have a victim with a gunshot there is an investigation just in case it wasn't accidental as they are claiming
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I have a magazine loaded with snap-caps that I use, or I keep the gun empty. MAKE SURE YOU EMPTY THE CHAMBER TOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Unfortunately, some people have to shoot themselves before they learn how to properly handle a hand gun. Chances are, he'll make sure it's not loaded the next time he wants to work on his quick draw... I wonder if the guy mentioned also uses a match to see how much gas is left in the gas tank?
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That "booger hook off the bang switch" rule comes to mind.
Several month back we had a pair of "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children" practicing thier 'quick draw' with thier issued M9's, one Devil Dog took a 9mm FMJ in the cheek.
.44 mag. in the leg or a 9mm in the melon, it don't matter who or why......stupid just hurts!
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