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A friendly reminder

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sadiesassy, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    A friendly reminder

    The other day at the Gun Site Academy training facility one of the students managed to discharged her pistol in to her uper thigh as she was placing it back into the hoslter. Injuries were minor but she was flown to major hospital close by as a precaution.
    Just a reminder that even skilled people can make mistakes,

    Gun Site does a lot of tactical and combat style training at their 2000 acre site.
     
  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    How does one do that when reholstering? I want to know so I can avoid doing that myself. The trigger obviously has to be pulled by something. Did it catch on something?
     
  3. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Not clear on the facts. Was a police officer. Most logical would be finger was on trigger. But that would be speculation on my part.
    I know when I took some training - they were really paranoid about proper holstering of a firearm. I think a couple times I inserted it and then repositioned my hand to complete it and the instructor corrected it.

    MAybe someone else could clarify
     
  4. DEADTIME

    DEADTIME Coeur D alene Active Member

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    Seal it with crazy glue and rub some dirt on it......
     
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  5. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    +100
     
  6. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  7. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fail!
     
  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    At OFA we were repeatedly reminded that there's no prize for rapid reholstering.
    I think it has more to do with training to exhaustion. I don't see the point of eight-hour marathon classes unless you're a soldier.
     
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  9. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Saves money, although not in this lady's case.
     
  10. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, she got her money's worth!
     
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  11. tedium27

    tedium27 Craigmont, ID Member

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    IF an Officer using an issue or similar holster, almost HAS to be a FOT failure.
     
  12. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Don't most police officers use GLOCKS???
     
  13. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    LOL! I was waiting for that. Thanks Pokerace.

    You do have to wonder though. That's one of those things I'm really paranoid about.
     
  14. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    People don't kill people; Glocks kill people.
     
  15. duran21

    duran21 Lacey Active Member

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    If the threat is down, why worry about putting the gun away so freaking fast. "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" heard that all the time when in Basic and AIT with the Army.
     
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    97321 Albany Active Member

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    Ouch! I don't worry while it's in the holster, but that little, nagging doubt is always chiming in my mind when it comes out and when it's going in.
     
  17. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Glocks seem to have a serious hatred for the legs of LEOs. I am surprised they use them. Maybe Gaston has a plan to invade the US with tall soldiers and finish off all the LE stumps his guns created.
     
  18. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    Gun Site is not exactly a good school. Not speaking from personal experience but from someone who takes a lot of courses all over. It ain't MagPul Dynamics.
     
  19. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I seem to recall hearing that very same statement in an entirely different venue...