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One reason I am not fond of glocks, especially in the wrong holster.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Cop shot as child pulls his trigger at school

    (SACRAMENTO.CBSLOCAL) — A Lodi Police SWAT officer had a Glock 35 with a flashlight in his thigh holster at a children’s reading event when a boy managed to pull the trigger and shoot the officer.

    “It doesn’t have an external safety or anything like that,” said Lt. Sierra Brucia with the department. “The gun functioned how it was supposed to. When the trigger was pulled, the gun went off.”

    The officer was showing off the department’s SWAT truck, vest and other gear at a children’s event called Reading Roundup on Aug. 24.

    “A small child, witnesses tell us was 6 to 8 years old, was able to walk up to the officer and was able to pull the trigger.”

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    Don't get me wrong, they function well. I am just not fond of them. Too many stories like this out there involving them.
     
  2. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The cop wasnt the brightest bulb in the room either.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    And yet leos are thought to have super incredible situational awareness us civilians couldn't ever dare posses.

    What a joke.
     
  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I think you mean John Fogerty of the great band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
     
  6. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    ...How does the trigger get pulled without removing the gun from a holster first?

    Seems to me Mr. Officer did not properly secure the firearm.
     
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  7. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    What the heck kind of holster?
    Something doesn't add up here.
     
  8. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    And I'm not even going to mention it's, "Jim Croce......" :)
     
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  9. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    My first thoughts. Every holster I own requires the weapon to clear leather (or kydex) before anyone can physically pull the trigger.
     
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  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Exactly, my first thought was what holster leaves the trigger exposed. And how was this policeman not paying attention? WTF.
     
  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's something very fishy about this story - I personally haven't come across a law enforcement holster that would allow someone to pull the trigger while still fully engaged in the holster. Very odd.

    But I'm curious why the hate on Glocks over this issue (I'm huge Glock fan myself, but I do own one). Many other striker-fired pistols don't have external safeties - take my M&P as an example. And what about a revolver? They've been around far longer and don't have an external safety- they could just as easily be fired by someone pulling the trigger. I think your issue might be with guns in general that don't have a traditional, lever-type safety. Glock is certainly not unique in this area. In this case, something went really wrong when a child had the ability to get a finger into a trigger guard.
     
  12. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    LOL that's what the cop gets for wearing a race holster.
     
  13. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Calif cops will get there guns taken away too.
     
  14. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Just another dumb a** cop that is the only one qualified in the room to handle a gun and gets shot with his own gun:rofl1::rofl1:
    there is a higher being in charge of life
     
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    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Also, what the hell is a state security goon doing at a children's reading event. Can those animals even read?
     
  16. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    wait... i thought that a school was no placed for heavily armed and armored individuals? its supposed to be a distraction from a healthy childhood or something like that, these things just make less and less sense every day.
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    No, no, no... This is an incident of "work place violence"... unless of course the kid was white, then it was a hate-crime and act of domestic terrorism... ain't that right, Holder?
     
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  18. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    My guess is probably one of the high rides that leave the grip and trigger wide open.
     
  19. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    If he were carrying in either of these two holsters, I can imagine it happening. He should have been paying more attention or used a better quality holster.

    Excuse the pictures, shamelessly stolen from other websites:

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    The first from Google, the second from The Truth About Guns
     
  20. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Even with those holsters the kid would have had to unsnapped it and raise the gun in order to get their finger into the trigger. Meaning the cop was not attentive and deserved what he got.