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Negligent discharge video (in the leg)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dieselfuel12v, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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  2. BroncoFan

    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't have been an ND cause it wasn't a Glock! lol. Glad he is ok and kudos for posting for everyone's benefit.
     
  3. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    sure blame the holster lmao that is too rich gun went off on the up swing means he had his finger IN the trigger already
     
  4. olydemon

    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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    You can see him drop the finger in on the trigger as it exits the holster. Astonishing.
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I expected this to be about one of the holsters that has the index (trigger) finger trip the release as was being discussed in a thread earlier today.
    While he didn't really blame the holster, I would be as cautions about this type of holster as I am about the one that uses the trigger finger to trip the release. I'd just as soon not have anything that forced me to have the thumb near the safety on a cocked and locked pistol or the finger near the trigger. It would just be too easy for something bad to happen.
    I carry a cocked and locked 1911 as a primary pistol and am just stating my opinion. That's all it is, my opinion.
    That said, I'll bet that hurt like crazy!
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    When I first started getting back into pistols my finger loved to gravitate toward the trigger. Hard to get into the habit of not putting my finger into the trigger guard. So I actually took an unloaded/checked G17 and got into the habit of holding it while walking around the house with my index finger up high, straight, and out of the trigger/guard. (Live alone, no biggee). Did this for a long time until my hand naturally picks it up with my finger extended and away from the trigger. I thank the people who have helped me with that and after watching this video I give them a triple thank you.

    That said, if I ever shot myself and it wasn't too bad - a flesh wound - I'd probably slink away and not say anything rather than suffer the embarrassment of the situation.
     
  8. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    As a kid (boy was that a long time ago) I watched Jerry Lewis, the actor, Burn the top of his knee with a blank while demonstrating his quickdraw abilitys, ouch! I loved "redcaps" comment on it, and to that I would add a quote by old Forrest,,, stupid is as stupid does.
     
  9. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That looks like it must've hurt like crazy! Cool he has the guts to post it and admit it was his fault and a ND.
    I grew up without being aware of rule #3 like Noisycow mentioned. Eventually I have ingrained in my head to always index my finger alongside the frame and keep it out of the trigger guard until the sights arrive on target. I hope I can avoid ever shooting myself but like he alluded in the video, even after thousands of draws it only takes one slip up to injure yourself or worse.
     
  10. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Props for saying it was his fault. But should have practiced with snap caps until he learns the holsters. Oh my expensive bill and hope he has insurance.

    Plus who shoots a target from 6"? I don't get that.
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I think he was going to demonstrate moving away from an attacker and firing in motion; just a guess.
     
  12. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Dang one lucky fella to have a kneecap still best wishes
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder how light the trigger pull is set on that pistol. After watching the slow-mo section, it looks like he barely touches it, as he slides his finger downward.
     
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  14. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I never understood that complaint about the serpas. When I release it and draw it indexes my trigger finger perfectly alongside the frame, not in the trigger guard. Took me about 2 whole practice draws to get used to. Where else does your trigger finger go when drawing from any other holster? Mine goes in the same place on all holsters I've used.
     
  15. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    it has nothing to do with the holster it is all about letting his finger get into the trigger when not on target
     
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    Griz81 Renton New Member

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    Agree that this is not a Serpa problem but a training problem. I use a Serpa and a Bladetech. The Serpa is my preferred holster and as the post above says, the trigger finger is properly placed straight as the gun comes out. An ND on reholstering worries me more and that is why the Serpa is preferred - the gun slides in without the friction of a compression holster.
     
  17. bow503

    bow503 where it rains most the time Active Member

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    OUCH!!!
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This guy needs to go back to the basics before he hurts someone besides himself. :nuts:
     
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    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A huge kudo to him for posting this video - that took ballz.
    I am sure we all know better. I am also sure he knew better. We can all learn from others mistakes - if we are still open to learning. Pretty easy to call him an idiot - but also pretty easy to see that this could happen to just about anybody.
     
  20. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    would that not be true on all or any holsters?
    how many grew up playing cops n robbers cowboys and indians and the firts thing you did was put your
    finger IN the trigger?
    the only way a gun can shoot (besides it dropping and maybe having a AD)
    is YOUR finger IN and ON the trigger, you dont have it in you cant shoot it's that simple