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I guess Voltaire was right when he said common sense isn't very common.
Voitaire was right about a LOTTA' stuff. That makes him a popular quote source for folks who...aren't considered the most prolific writer, historian, philosopher of the French Enlightenment. He's my go-to smart guy, (right behind Mark Twain & Will Rogers). :biggrin2:
 

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Something tells me that it just wasn't the fact that the pistol was in his pocket when it fired.
It would have (more likely) been that the pistol was in his pocket (with the safety off) and it shifted.
So....he went into his pocket to adjust the pistol and pulled the trigger.
Guns don't go off all by themselves just because the safety is in the off position.

He could have been re-adjusting his pistol from the outside of his pocket and inadvertently pulled the trigger.
That is probably the most likely scenario.

All in all...not very smart. And I personally would want every pistol that I owned to have a on/off safety that was stiff enough that it could not so easily ended up in the off position.
 

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He needs one of these holsters. You gotta see the third demo he does at 2:00 in the video. That takes balls! Or lack thereof!

 

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I would never carry a pistol in the pocket without a holster and CERTAINLY not one that required a safety like a Sig P238. I don't know what kind he had that he said the safety got knocked off but I'm betting it was a S/A of some kind.
 

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He had to have something else in his pocket Lily or you had to shift the gun around guns don't go off by themselves. Regardless of that you should still never Carry a gun in your pocket without a holster. Even if you set aside the possibility of an egg would yo even if you set aside the possibility of an negligent discharge the idea of having a bunch of pocket lint or something else crammed in a barrel of my weapon when I needed to use it gives me chills just thinking about it
 

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Something tells me that it just wasn't the fact that the pistol was in his pocket when it fired.
It would have (more likely) been that the pistol was in his pocket (with the safety off) and it shifted.
So....he went into his pocket to adjust the pistol and pulled the trigger.
Guns don't go off all by themselves just because the safety is in the off position.

He could have been re-adjusting his pistol from the outside of his pocket and inadvertently pulled the trigger.
That is probably the most likely scenario.

All in all...not very smart. And I personally would want every pistol that I owned to have a on/off safety that was stiff enough that it could not so easily ended up in the off position.
He probably went to get his keys out of the pocket.
 

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He needs one of these holsters. You gotta see the third demo he does at 2:00 in the video. That takes balls! Or lack thereof!

I wonder if he was wearing depends for that last test example. Looks like a pretty decent product and not overly expensive but I certainly wouldn't be trying it out pulling trigger with my pistol in my pocket . I'm just saying
 

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I'm wondering what gun he was carrying.

Are there any pocketable 9mm with safeties besides the Sig P938 or Kimber 9mm Micro?

I guess the Ruger LC9s, M&P Shield, and PT111 can be gotten with safeties, but I wouldn't really consider them pocketable.
 

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Have never tried carrying in pocket. What is the advantage to pocket carry, the concealment? Comfort? Seems alot of people carry that way.
 
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It's very comfortable, and with a holster it just looks like you have a phone or wallet in your front pocket. It's also very easy to covertly have your hand on your gun if you see a bad situation developing.

I carried in my pocket for many years - PPK (kinda big for a pocket), Keltec P-11 and P-32, and now Sig P238. I've even shoehorned in a Glock 26 with pants that had huge pockets, but that one was certainly more obvious if someone was looking.

It's only in the last year or so that I've moved to a IWB or OWB holster and a bigger gun (Glock 26, Taurus PT111, or Para 1911).
 

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Have never tried carrying in pocket. What is the advantage to pocket carry, the concealment? Comfort? Seems alot of people carry that way.
I pocket carry a lot. It's mostly for convenience. The gun also disappeare's into the pocket so it conceals well. I like the smoking gun holster idea! It kind of reminds me of some old Quick Draw holsters that were made with a steel insert that would deflect an errant bullet away from the shooters leg. But I like that this actually stops it! DR
 
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