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Don't practice quick draw with a loaded weapon

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    Don't practice quick draw with a loaded weapon

    ALWAYS unload before practice.

    Barre man shoots self in leg practicing 'quick draw'

    October 16, 2008

    Times Argus Staff



    BARRE A Barre man with an itchy trigger finger accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .44 Magnum revolver Tuesday night, Barre police said.

    Gordon Monteith, 61, was practicing his "quick draw" in his Pearl Street apartment at about 7 p.m., according to police, when the gun went off and the bullet entered his lower leg.

    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. Monteith had extensive damage to his lower left leg and was transported to Central Vermont Medical Center for treatment.

    Police found three guns in Monteith's apartment, including the handgun he shot himself with. The bullet entered his lower leg just below the knee, traveled down the side of his leg and into his foot, according to police. Hospital staff found the bullet lodged in the bottom of his foot.

    Monteith was in stable condition.
    Barre man shoots self in leg practicing 'quick draw': Times Argus Online


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    When will they ever learn? <sigh>
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    Monteith was in stable condition.
    I beg to differ.
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    OOOoooo! Sheesh! Hurts me just to think about that! 44mag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    OOOoooo! Sheesh! Hurts me just to think about that! 44mag?
    I agree. That had to hurt.

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    Ouch A good old boy from Vermont knows better.
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    .44 Mag!!

    It's a wonder he still has a leg! Obviously his brain left a long time ago.
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    Was the guy or gun licensed?

    I think somebody once said something about 4 rules sometime ago?

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    Well, we could look on the bright side of things.......as far as we know, he had his thumb away from the cylinder gap!

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    If he were using a shoulder holster he'd be dead.
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    Wonder if he twirled it on his finger before re holstering??
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Wonder if he twirled it on his finger before re holstering??
    I laughed out loud at that one.


    I wonder if he blew the smoke off the barrel when he shot himself in the leg.

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    Didn't say if it was a single action or a double action. Was he doing a cross draw or drawing with his left hand? If it was a cross draw, that is just a little to close for comfort, if you catch my meaning. He probably had a single action, trigger pulled back and hammer slipped under thumb. You know practicing for Cowboy action shooting but doing it all wromg.

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    I can't even imagine the damage that a .44mag bullet will do...this guy is lucky if he will ever have the normal use of that leg.
    Pretty dumb thing to be doing...
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    I bet that will leave a mark

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