Bad: Secret Service Agents shoots self in hip

Bad: Secret Service Agents shoots self in hip

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    Bad: Secret Service Agents shoots self in hip

    This is what happens when you get careless...

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...t,0,9688.story

    CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agents accidentally shot himself in the hip on the eve of a weekend filled with celebrations for the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.

    The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Friday morning at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department shooting range in Camarillo. According to sheriffs, the agent was putting his gun back in its holster when it accidentally fired. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury to his hip.

    The agent, whose identity was not revealed, is part of the division that handles security for Nancy Reagan. The division had rented a portion of the shooting range Friday morning for regular training.

    The Ventura County Star reported that the team was not training in connection with this weekend's celebration of Ronald Reagan's birth at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

    A spokesman for the Secret Service agency said an investigation is underway to find out exactly what happened and prevent shootings like this from occuring again.

    Secret Service agents are required maintain their firearm proficiency and undergo frequent training.


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    A spokesman for the Secret Service agency said an investigation is underway to find out exactly what happened and prevent shootings like this from occuring again.
    - I'd bet $1,000,000 that it had something to do with a finger and a trigger being too close together.

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    Either that, or givng him the best possible chance, he got a shirttail in the trigger gaurd during reholster....

    But I watch a lot of guys get complacent about holstering a loaded gun - they always seem to be in a hurry when there is no reason to...

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    I bet your right. LOL

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    Whoops..... ND. No need to rush the re-holstering as Gabe Surez discussed last week in a post on the forum.
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    Poor guy . . . never going to hear the end of this. So much for not looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Whoops..... ND. No need to rush the re-holstering as Gabe Surez discussed last week in a post on the forum.
    Back in the early 80s it was practically unmanly for you to not holster your firearm with one hand. I can see the point about staying alert when reholstering but the mindset back then was rather extreme.

    The flip side is back then, when revolvers and semis had hammers, you could always ride the hammer back down when reholstering. If the hammer didn't go back, the gun was not going off. Nowadays with the Glock type pistols, the margin for error is much smaller.

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    I’ll bet he will be the butt of many jokes.
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    ..and I bet you 10 to 1 on that bet it's true if he was reholstering a Glock!

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    Not positive but I think the Secret Service carries Sig 229 possibly in 357 Sig. Maybe someone has a for sure answer.
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    That would be interesting...this article just made me think of the DEA guy who shot himself with a Glock at that gun safety demo...and now is trying to sue. I love my G19 but an inadvertent finger is gunna make it go bang every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Not positive but I think the Secret Service carries Sig 229 possibly in 357 Sig. Maybe someone has a for sure answer.
    Secret Service carries the FN Five-seveN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zip777 View Post
    ..and I bet you 10 to 1 on that bet it's true if he was reholstering a Glock!
    They issue Sig Sauer P229s....
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    Secret Service Special Agents do not/not carry the FN 5.7 but rather, as has been noted, the Sig P229 in .357 Sig. My best guesstimation is that he reholstered without de-cocking, and something (most likely his finger) got in the trigger guard.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Sorry, I totally said that wrong. The Secret Service DOES issue the P229 in .357 SIG, and the FN Five-seveN is considered a "companion piece." I'm not exactly sure in what capacity the Five-seveN is used by the SS, so I'm not sure why I even said what I said above...
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