Glock leg #1000+.
This is a discussion on Concealed Carry Mistake! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I don't know the whole story but I was at the same mall today carrying concealed. https://www.9news.com/article/news/l...7-27b6c2421881...
I don't know the whole story but I was at the same mall today carrying concealed.
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Be polite, be professional but have a plan to kill everyone that you meet. General James "Mad Dog" Mattis USMC
A .380 in your pocket is better than a 45 in your truck.
Glock leg #1000+.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
A 9MM MAY expand to .45 but a 45ACP will never shrink to 9MM.
And the mall management thinks that making the mall like 92% of the active shooter incidents is making it safe for customers?
When seconds count, help is only 18+ minutes away!
Really, this was not a concealed carry mistake...this was a gun handling mistake.
“The everyday man who holsters a handgun for come-what-may eventualities cannot improve on a .44 Special revolver.” Skeeter Skelton
Luckily, here in CO "Codes of Conduct" are not laws themselves.
Let me guess- a non-manual safety striker gun with a "great trigger"...
Arkancide- Three self-inflicted gunshots to the head with hands tied behind the back.
Active Shooter Response- Assess the situation, Position yourself to gain tactical advantage, Engage perpetrator violently (APE).
Do signs carry the weight of law in CO. Hope the guy gets something other than a Glock now.
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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As Shootnlead wrote above it was a handling failure. I am continually amazed when people manage to acciently shoot themselves. I just don’t get it. Really, how difficult is it to keep your finger off the trigger and keep the trigger protected? It is not.
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Nothing in the news coverage so far seems to have identified the make of the gun. I hope the guy’s going to be okay.
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Yeah, maybe it was a Glock. But if you try hard enough, you can shoot yourself with anything.
"There are some ideas that are so wrong, only a very intelligent person could believe them." - George Orwell
Something like this is hard for me to imagine. I say this because all of my carry holsters are designed to cover the trigger. And once that gun is in it's holster, it is not coming out useless I have to move it somewhere* or use it. I have been in shopping malls many times while armed and my carry gun has done just fine. No one knew I was armed and the gun did just fine where it was.
Hard to tell how this incident happened but my guess is either his holster was not of good quality and design (didn't cover the trigger), weak and didn't offer good trigger protection, or for some reason he handled his gun and when reholstering, got some piece of clothing in the trigger guard which pressed against the trigger forcing a discharge.
* When I am on vacation, I carry one of my M&P Shields. All of those guns in my collection do have externally settable safeties since when on vacation, they tend to get moved from my holster to a glove box or some other place several times. In those incidences, I do what a manually settable safety. That is the exception for me.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?