Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Bigsnake, Apr 29, 2005.
This might be a repost but I just saw this article...
Trying to catch a falling gun
must have been a sig
i'll bet glock.
1. the trigger pull is too heavy on a sig.
2. more idiots choose glock than any other brand.
3. cops love to make glocks look unsafe.
where did the other bullet go? And how did it fire TWICE?
i somehow doubt that... the hammer cannot strike the firing pin unless the trigger is fully depressed.
what the hell was he doing with one in the tube anyways?
You know the customs agent who got killed by the judge killer in GA? That agent is dead because he DIDN'T have one in the tube.
WTF... How many times do you see a cop pull out his gun and have to rack the slide? They always carry one in the tube ready to go when they need it...
Even when off-duty though?
what's the purpose of carrying it, even when off duty, when you can't use it to its fullest potential when need be? excercise?
Why wouldn't you? When you're actually where you have to fire the weapon, you'll need it right now. There isn't any time to rack the slide...
All the negligent discharges I see are when people make stupid mistaks like this story. Carry a firearm loaded in a holster isn't any problem. I have a loaded gun with me a lot and I never have the fear that it is suddenly going to go off on it's own.
Many depts. require that there be a round in the chamber at all times you are carrying the weapon, including when off duty. For civilians, it's preference, I have had students that to this day refuse to keep one in the chamber although they are carrying weapons that are drop safe. Just makes them uncomfortable. I personally keep mine in condition 1 both when wearing them or they are sitting in the house. (I'm single so no one else is around them) If I HAVE to draw or reach for a weapon it's because crap is happening and I don't have the extra few seconds to chamber a round.
What this cop should have done is just let it fall and pick it up after it was on the floor. Alot of us though would do the same thing, if something falls, we reflexively reach to catch it.