So I guess a tourniquet was out of the question?
He could have got the trigger caught on clothing or on the holster itself. I always holster the gun and then stick the gun that is protected by the holster back into my pants pocket. I have to protect the trigger with the LCP because I don't have a safety lever to switch on or off. Everybody would be better off if they treated their firearm like it didn't have a safety to depend on.holstering with finger in trigger guard?
^^^ This is spot on.There is a safe way to holster in the appendix position, I would guess I go around 1k draw and holster a month in classes/training, maybe more, never really tried to count it.
I don't holster aiwb seated; five or so vehicle classes in the past couple of years, I get out of the car, check my threats are out, and holster standing.
The trick: push your pelvis forward, step back with strong side foot, clear cover garments, make sure holster is clear, look the weapon into the holster.
If you do really fail and the weapon discharges due to negligence the round will impact the ground and not touch you at all, if your technique is correct.
Exactly why I carry hammer fired HKs. But I don't carry appendix. I put my striker up and switched to USPc because I found I handled my EDC more than I cared for during the day. I work in a Safe Zone building and sometimes travel back and forth to it.Ouch! I carry appendix with 2 guns. A S&W 642 and a HK P30sk. Both hammer fired and both with at least a 10 pound pull (at least first shot with the HK)
I never thought about color but that is a good idea.^^^ This is spot on.
When shopping for AIWB holsters also consider getting a light color holster which makes it easier to look inside the holster for obstructions; the shadow inside a black holster requires more effort to visually verify no obstructions.
“negligent discharge”? Could you possibly have meant...premature discharge?? Good thing he wasn’t loaded with tracers! I bet a crotch-fire would be the worst!! Hoppin’ around yellin’, screamin’ and, slappin’ at the flames. Each slap resulting in another discharge that just keeps feeding the fires!! People falling to the ground screaming, laughing and, pointing at you. Multiple gunshots reported. People seen falling to ground and pointing at some crazed lunatic. Multiple Police units with SWAT Teams responding to a reported Active Shooter event. Yep, Definitely what I would call a BAD day!!!I was hoping to open the link and find it was an old story previously discussed here. Sadly it was another numb nuts (sorry, couldn't help myself) with a negligent discharge that I'm sure he (and the clerk who helped him) will never forget. Let this be a lesson to all new (and old) carriers. Even experienced carriers have been known to shoot themselves, some in worse places than others.