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Re: Gun Safety Instructor Shoots Himself

OMG! my glock would have tossed any bullet when he drew back the slide. Man, thats too bad...

safty first... I would have felt like the biggest dork...better he shot his leg then anyone in the class.

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I can't fathom it. If the round extracted but failed to eject, I suppose it's possible that when the slide went back into battery, the round went with it.

If the guy assumes he's then dry firing a safe weapon, BOOM.

Within the realm of possibility I guess.

Edit: after thinking about this, I believe it's entirely possible -IF- the weapon, upon inspection, is found to have a damaged or broken ejector.

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Can you say: 'lawsuit time' ?

I think I posted about this before, but it's such a great story here goes again - I bought my Glock .40 back in '91 at a local gun show. At that time, at least, they were packaged in a plastic carrying case, and when the gun was inserted the trigger guard fit over a peg. The dealer that sold me the gun warned me to never put it in the case with a round in the chamber. Apparently one of his previous customers did so and the peg squeezed the trigger, resulting in blowing off the end of one of the guy's fingers. Whether true or not, it could definitely have happened. Don't know why the dealer would make it up.

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Can you say: 'lawsuit time' ?

I think I posted about this before, but it's such a great story here goes again - I bought my Glock .40 back in '91 at a local gun show. At that time, at least, they were packaged in a plastic carrying case, and when the gun was inserted the trigger guard fit over a peg. The dealer that sold me the gun warned me to never put it in the case with a round in the chamber. Apparently one of his previous customers did so and the peg squeezed the trigger, resulting in blowing off the end of one of the guy's fingers. Whether true or not, it could definitely have happened. Don't know why the dealer would make it up.
Wow... only in the USA could you sue someone for making a defective gun that shot yourself. I guess the working guns are only supposed to shoot other people.

I feel bad for the guy. And not making light of the situation... I hope he sees the humour in what happened.

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Wow... only in the USA could you sue someone for making a defective gun that shot yourself. I guess the working guns are only supposed to shoot other people.
Like SMTB said, the live round should have been ejected when he pulled the slide back (if he pulled it back completely). I'm just saying that it could have been a malfunction, in which case a suit (unfortunately) is probably forthcoming. And yes, America is definitely litigation happy! But I think it's not just America in this boat...

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"Witnesses said when the agent released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. The gun was pointed at the floor."

Umm, no it wasn't, it was pointed at the top of his left thigh.....
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Re: Gun Safety Instructor Shoots Himself

Most likely he "cleared" the chamber BEFORE removing the mag. I've seen it happen. As a long time Glock owner, Glock Armorer, and Firearms instructor, I ALWAYS. make it a point to physicaly insert a finger into the empty mag well, clear the chamber, and rack the slide at least 2 times before pulling the trigger, pointed ina safe direction. When you have a gun that requires youto dryfire it to field strip it, overlapping steps of clearing the weapon must be taught.
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What a dumb ass.




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The gun was pointed at the floor but he shot himself in the thigh....yeah . (My BS detector is set on low, but this is hard to overlook) You should consider NO GUN is EVER unloaded! EVER.
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The gun was pointed at the floor but he shot himself in the thigh....yeah .
Was his thigh not between the end of the barrel and the floor? It's all about angle, baby...

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Updated link: http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/gunsafety.asp
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Here's the vid.



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Re: Gun Safety Instructor Shoots Himself

OMG, What a dumb MOFO!! Then the idiot tries to continue by showing them another gun (a rifle), and everyone in the room is telling the girl who was holding the rifle to put it down while the shot instructor was telling everyone THAT rifle is empty. The class didn't want anything to do with it and the girl finally put it away.

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Re: Gun Safety Instructor Shoots Himself

Got it, thanks LTL.
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