Man shot after holstered gun falls, fires, strikes him in the leg while shopping

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    Man shot after holstered gun falls, fires, strikes him in the leg while shopping

    Ugly. Dude was lucky it was a .25 Auto he shot himself with.

    Friends don't let friends wear a cheap holster

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    When I answered the question about do I carry with one in the chamber, this is another reason I answered no, humans make mistakes. Glad nobody was killed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcsoftexas View Post
    When I answered the question about do I carry with one in the chamber, this is another reason I answered no, humans make mistakes. Glad nobody was killed.


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    It sounds like he was carrying an older model .25 auto, which are notoriously NOT dropsafe.

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    poorly made gun in a poorly made holster, partially begging for a visit from Mr Murphy.
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    I thought it would say he was treated at the scene, then went home.
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    Sounds like the GUN fell out of the holster and then hit the floor.People that carry guns in $10 holsters seem to make the news a lot
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    That .25 caliber could have easily killed him. I believe it was a .22 that almost killed President Reagan.

    He should have had a Glock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcsoftexas View Post
    When I answered the question about do I carry with one in the chamber, this is another reason I answered no, humans make mistakes. Glad nobody was killed.
    The mistake here is carrying a piece of crap gun that is not drop safe. Jeeeez everyone drops 'stuff' from phones to beer, and guns, but anyone with an IQ over room temp would consider carrying a gun that is not drop safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Sounds like the GUN fell out of the holster and then hit the floor.People that carry guns in $10 holsters seem to make the news a lot
    I guess if they are going to carry a $200 POS gun, the $10 POS holster is pretty much expected.
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    No drop safety, poor holster, .25 Auto... Bad choices all around.
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    Makes me wonder about my 950 jet fire, not that I carry it often, but it does double occasionally as a bug.

    Anyone have a resource regarding drop safeties?

    Might be a good time to post it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduc View Post
    Makes me wonder about my 950 jet fire, not that I carry it often, but it does double occasionally as a bug.

    Anyone have a resource regarding drop safeties?

    Might be a good time to post it.


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    DEA had a pretty extensive drop test as I recall. Glock actually had to retool the 2nd Gen and beyond handguns to comply with that test to compete for the DEA pistol contract.

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    This is a ND as far as I am concerned. I'm kind of very Black and White on these issues. If you cannot safely employ the tool at hand, don't pick it up and use it. Do not put youself or others (myself or my family) in harm's way. Ignorance is no excuse........................

    Train, train some more, then train some more and practice ADULT safety!

    Thank god the NRA offers many ADULT instructors who can correct this, if the individual decides to actually seek out the advice and training.
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    I liked the photo of the 25 cal 1911 in the article.
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    my buddie told me just the other day when he was in line at the gas station, dude in front of him set his items down on the counter to pay and his rusted pos fell from his pant pocket,went off and hit the dude in the leg.he reached down picked up his rusted pos and left the store with a blood trail all the way out in the parking lot.

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    Wyatt Earp dropped his pistol in a bar when leaning back on a chair, and shot a hole through his coat and the roof...

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