Another one !!!!

Another one !!!!

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    damn shame. there is, indeed, a lesson learned there..

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    That's gotta sting.

    When I drop my mag to clean my handgun I eject the chambered round and then I check again to make sure nothing is there, I may even do it again for good measure. Total time from dropped mag to slide removed after double checking for a round is all of 30 to 45 seconds. It ain't that hard.
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    I will bet he is more careful next time.

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    Here's the Article:

    Newberry man shot, injured while cleaning gun

    By Karen Voyles
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    Published: Friday, July 17, 2009 at 3:46 p.m.
    Last Modified: Friday, July 17, 2009 at 3:46 p.m.
    A Newberry man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a gun he had owned for about a week.

    According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Frank Kirkelia, 59, was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper right thigh.

    "It was a Glock that he bought last week and was cleaning," said sheriff's spokesman Lt. Steve Maynard. "Apparently the magazine fell out and he did not realize that there was still a round in the chamber."

    The shooting was classified as accidental and no charges were filed.
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    There you go, proof positive that Glocks are bad.
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    Check then Check again.....
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    Wow! This apparently happened in our small town, I'll have to ask the barber or the gun shop owner about it.

    I guess there is some 'stupid' around here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    That's gotta sting.

    When I drop my mag to clean my handgun I eject the chambered round and then I check again to make sure nothing is there, I may even do it again for good measure. Total time from dropped mag to slide removed after double checking for a round is all of 30 to 45 seconds. It ain't that hard.
    true, same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Wow! This apparently happened in our small town, I'll have to ask the barber or the gun shop owner about it.

    I guess there is some 'stupid' around here...
    Wow! Got a little worried there for a moment.

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    I wonder if it's possible to make a pistol that does not have to be 'racked' to fire. In other words, the top round in the magazine rests in the chamber. Dropping the magazine truly clears the weapon.
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