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I decided it can happen to anyone that's careless after a buddy of mine, a 20 year Marine Gunnery Sgt., did the same damn thing. That's my takeaway.
 

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Gotta disagree with those calling the unfortunate trainer "stupid", or that he had no business being a trainer etc.. No one knows the guy, or how competent he is or is not.

These things should NOT happen,, yet they do, and to good competent individuals in ALL walks of life.. guns are dangerous when loaded, although thats not a common theme here.. Mishandling one is the usual cause of an accident.. Either that or inexperience.. However, good, knowledgeable, safety conscious people have accidents with guns on the very rare occasion.. Yes they DO minimize their chances, but even the very diligent and competent can do something wrong for an instant for the first time in his/her life, have attention diverted for a half second, or just plain have a freak 1 in a million happenstance on any given day.
If you are arrogant enough to say "It can NEVER happen to me", I would say that you are being very naive'.. Bad things happen to good, or smart, or accomplished, or even expert people in all disciplines ... bob
 

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It’s why they call it an accident

Gotta disagree with those calling the unfortunate trainer "stupid", or that he had no business being a trainer etc.. No one knows the guy, or how competent he is or is not.

These things should NOT happen,, yet they do, and to good competent individuals in ALL walks of life.. guns are dangerous when loaded, although thats not a common theme here.. Mishandling one is the usual cause of an accident.. Either that or inexperience.. However, good, knowledgeable, safety conscious people have accidents with guns on the very rare occasion.. Yes they DO minimize their chances, but even the very diligent and competent can do something wrong for an instant for the first time in his/her life, have attention diverted for a half second, or just plain have a freak 1 in a million happenstance on any given day.
If you are arrogant enough to say "It can NEVER happen to me", I would say that you are being very naive'.. Bad things happen to good, or smart, or accomplished, or even expert people in all disciplines ... bob
^^^^^. THIS ^^^^^^

I hope the instructor’s okay. And I think this forum’s members are better than than the early posts in this thread might indicate.
 

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Gotta disagree with those calling the unfortunate trainer "stupid", or that he had no business being a trainer etc.. No one knows the guy, or how competent he is or is not.

These things should NOT happen,, yet they do, and to good competent individuals in ALL walks of life.. guns are dangerous when loaded, although thats not a common theme here.. Mishandling one is the usual cause of an accident.. Either that or inexperience.. However, good, knowledgeable, safety conscious people have accidents with guns on the very rare occasion.. Yes they DO minimize their chances, but even the very diligent and competent can do something wrong for an instant for the first time in his/her life, have attention diverted for a half second, or just plain have a freak 1 in a million happenstance on any given day.
If you are arrogant enough to say "It can NEVER happen to me", I would say that you are being very naive'.. Bad things happen to good, or smart, or accomplished, or even expert people in all disciplines ... bob
Which is exactly why the "booger hook ,bang switch" cliche is so absurd. It ignores the risk of an ND all together with a loaded gun as if fingers were the only possible danger to a trigger getting tripped.
 

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One little brain fart.
Glad I don't get them.:smile:
Had a ND once, never forgot it, no one was around or hurt.
Except my ego of being a ....
Me, too.
Although there were good-friend witnesses.
My essentially-otherwise-safe gun handling assured that there were no injuries to either person or thing.
 

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One little brain fart.
Glad I don't get them.:smile:
Had a ND once, never forgot it, no one was around or hurt.
Except my ego of being a ....
Ditto. Very accidental, yet careless on my part. Let the hammer slip when "decocking" my .30-30. I'm so glad it wasn't striker fired. Could have been bad...
 

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I'd be willing to bet that his shirt got caught with the gun when he was holstering because it happens more than you think, especially drawing and reholstering from concealed carry.

Get distracted, feel a bit of resistance from the shirt being pressed into the holster, it fouls the trigger, you press it home and then BOOM.:blink:
 

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Gotta disagree with those calling the unfortunate trainer "stupid", or that he had no business being a trainer etc.. No one knows the guy, or how competent he is or is not.

These things should NOT happen,, yet they do, and to good competent individuals in ALL walks of life.. guns are dangerous when loaded, although thats not a common theme here.. Mishandling one is the usual cause of an accident.. Either that or inexperience.. However, good, knowledgeable, safety conscious people have accidents with guns on the very rare occasion.. Yes they DO minimize their chances, but even the very diligent and competent can do something wrong for an instant for the first time in his/her life, have attention diverted for a half second, or just plain have a freak 1 in a million happenstance on any given day.
If you are arrogant enough to say "It can NEVER happen to me", I would say that you are being very naive'.. Bad things happen to good, or smart, or accomplished, or even expert people in all disciplines ... bob
An interesting article about another instructor having an negligent discharge: https://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/layers-of-firearms-safety-a-teachable-moment/
 

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No matter what he carried (or tried to ) GREAT lesson for us all--"Let's be careful out there ".....
Very true. It’s important to remember to not finger the trigger until the gun is presented on target.
 
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