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Okay, how does one shoot oneself when loading?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by accessbob, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I'm confused. This guy shot himself in the hand while loading his .45? How in the world was he loading it? What type of gun?

    Vancouver man shoots self in hand | kgw.com Portland

     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if he's on the forum... ;)
     
  3. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    If so, I hope he can chime in with how in the world that could happen. I just can't picture it. But then again I always make sure my barrel is pointed in a safe direction and that includes my hand not being in front of it.
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    you mean they have gun laws in Chicago whoda thunk with all the shootings they have there
     
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  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Does it state what model of .45? An older style which discharged when he dropped the slide with his finger on the trigger with the other hand in front of the muzzle?
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not sure I believe this either. Just like all of the stories in the news about how someone had a discharge when cleaning their gun. I think those should read, discharge when playing with their gun...
     
  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what I was thinking.
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately some guns you have to pull the trigger to take the gun apart for cleaning And if you didn't clear the chamber for you get your nd.
     
  11. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Probably said he shot himself when loaded...
     
  12. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Well how do people shoo them self when cleaning a gun??

    I guess it can work either way.
     
  13. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If only he had a California compliant Loaded Chamber Indicator...
     
  14. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Duh? He was obviously dicking around (probably while drunk) attempting some sort of slide action with his hand on the front of the slide with a loaded mag in the the well. Nothing to speculate on here - ND!!!!!!!!!!!!! You simply DO NOT shoot yourself in the hand unless your hand is in front of the muzzle while the gun is loaded and the hammer is back and ultimately the trigger is pulled - simple mechanics of gun operation - any REAL questions here?
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Must have been a Glock.