Combine Glocks with a bad holster
This is a discussion on Dad Shoots Self in Hip & Dies within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; When trying to unbuckle himself, this dad accidentally pulled the trigger on his Glock .40, shooting himself in the hip & dying shortly thereafter. Grocery ...
When trying to unbuckle himself, this dad accidentally pulled the trigger on his Glock .40, shooting himself in the hip & dying shortly thereafter.
Grocery Store Shooting: Man Shoots Self at Grocery Store - wdbj7.com
It's hard to say what the problem was, as the news story doesn't have all the facts, but I'm guessing his gun wasn't in a holster that covered the trigger. If it was in a holster at all...
For someone like myself, who carries the Crossbreed in the small of my back (so I take my gun off when driving & place it in my car door), it's a reminder to be careful putting the gun back on - don't sweep the muzzle across your lap!
This is tragic, yet a lesson for the rest of us - Be careful & carry your gun in a proper holster!
Amen to that, and the Glock is not the right gun for a holster cheap out.This is tragic, yet a lesson for the rest of us - Be careful & carry your gun in a proper holster!
This is why I'm very reluctant to carry any pistol w/o a thumb safety or is TDA. Too easy to make a mistake, especially if you've carried it so often before that its second nature to you. I'd rather not chance it. Yes, a good holster with a covered trigger is essential to preventing an AD like this.
Did you catch the reporters line "a licensed gun owner", not a licensed concealed carrier!
"Don't start none, won't be none!"
I wouldn't have expected a shot in the hip to be immediately life-threatening I guess it must have hit an artery.
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato
Another reason for a blow-out kit in your vehicles guy's/gal's,get training on gunshot wounds if you carry,might have to save your own life, a tourniquet placed correctly might have saved his life.
"If you're going to carry a concealed weapon, put it in a reputable holster," Capt. Scott said when asked about general gun safety tips.
Moral of the story.
This man died in front of his children. I find it very difficult to have a passive attitude when folks here talk about how great their cheap/soft holster is.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
Too bad, sometimes bad things happen to good people, very sad.
" The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." Thomas Jefferson
I don't think there was a holster? How can you hit the trigger when you unbuckle your belt? There are plenty of good cheap holsters avalible that cover the trigger.
Might have had a "Carry Clip",very bad idea for a Glock!
This is why I'm looking at getting a new holster, so I can finally carry one in the chamber with my Glock 26. Don't feel comfortable with the cheapo BlackHawk holster I have now.