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#61 j28791

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:56 AM

I wonder if he failed the class? 

 

http://www.pantagrap...e87dd092fa.html

 

https://www.usnews.c...imself-in-thigh

 

"The owner of a central Illinois gun store says a man taking a concealed-carry class at his business was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the shooting happened on Thursday at C.I. Shooting Sports in Normal.

Business owner Stephen Stewart says the man was taking the course that's required by state law when the gun discharged as he took it out of a holster."

 

This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:59 PM

 

This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.

 

Neither article stated the brand of pistol.  One said .22cal, the other "small caliper".  People have accidently shoot themselves, regardless of type of safety.  

Perhaps we would be safer if civilians did not have guns?  



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

It is wise to learn any piece of machinery with small steps.

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:35 PM

The only kind of police that aren't civilians are Military Police


 

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 10:31 PM

I wonder if he failed the class? 
 
http://www.pantagrap...e87dd092fa.html
 
https://www.usnews.c...imself-in-thigh
 
"The owner of a central Illinois gun store says a man taking a concealed-carry class at his business was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the shooting happened on Thursday at C.I. Shooting Sports in Normal.


Business owner Stephen Stewart says the man was taking the course that's required by state law when the gun discharged as he took it out of a holster."

 


This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.


Did you see a report of what model firearm he was using? I have not.

An ND on the draw strikes me more like a classic Tex Grebner maneuver with a crisp SA trigger than a striker/DAO.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:58 AM

I wonder if he failed the class?    http://www.pantagrap...e87dd092fa.html   https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-02-09/man-taking-concealed-carry-course-shoots-himself-in-thigh   "The owner of a central Illinois gun store says a man taking a concealed-carry class at his business was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the shooting happened on Thursday at C.I. Shooting Sports in Normal. Business owner Stephen Stewart says the man was taking the course that's required by state law when the gun discharged as he took it out of a holster."   This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.
...says the guy with 11 posts who joined earlier this month. Manual safeties are mechanical devices that are prone to failure, just like any other mechanical device. Every firearm has two additional safeties. Finger and brain. Both must be engaged at all times. Modern firearms do not go off without the trigger being squeezed. This was NOT a problem to be solved by a thumb safety, but by proper training and supervision of students. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:15 AM

I wonder if he failed the class? 
 
http://www.pantagrap...e87dd092fa.html
 
https://www.usnews.c...imself-in-thigh
 
"The owner of a central Illinois gun store says a man taking a concealed-carry class at his business was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the shooting happened on Thursday at C.I. Shooting Sports in Normal.


Business owner Stephen Stewart says the man was taking the course that's required by state law when the gun discharged as he took it out of a holster."

This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.

Well that’s quite the slippery slope. It’s the same argument the antis use regarding AR’s, forward assist, pistol grips on shotguns, SBR’s etc. I have very specific reasons why I’ve chosen my EDC in a DAO configuration without a manual thumb safety, and I’ll keep it. Thank you very much.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:16 PM

This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.

While I don't carry a Glock I'll argue that thumb safeties are the stupidist thing. But to each their own, lots of different guns to choose from for everyones level of comfort.

If it's in a good holster, hasn't been tampered with, and in the hands of a user acting competently it won't go off on its own. I can say with confidence that Glock's have an amazing assortment of security features to make sure they don't go off in any other circumstance then PULLING THE TRIGGER.

I can list a million reasons why I carry my gun and not others, but that's just an opinion.

Besides, everyone knows most glock accidents are cause by police officers' wives getting in the way of clearing a barrel before cleaning.

Edited by chicagoresident, 21 March 2018 - 11:25 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 05:41 PM

This is why I always say that Civilians should not carry glocks or any gun without a manual thumb safety. People don't listen and think it's cool to carry a gun without a safety with one in the chamber. It's puts all our lives at risk.While I don't carry a Glock I'll argue that thumb safeties are the stupidist thing. But to each their own, lots of different guns to choose from for everyones level of comfort. If it's in a good holster, hasn't been tampered with, and in the hands of a user acting competently it won't go off on its own. I can say with confidence that Glock's have an amazing assortment of security features to make sure they don't go off in any other circumstance then PULLING THE TRIGGER. I can list a million reasons why I carry my gun and not others, but that's just an opinion. Besides, everyone knows most glock accidents are cause by police officers' wives getting in the way of clearing a barrel before cleaning.
Modern pistols will NEVER go off on their own. An incompetent user touching off the trigger while handling the gin fired it. It did not go off on its own. A gun that has been tampered with in such a way that it no longer functions this way was essentially fired by the tamperer. Manual safeties on modern pistols are a security blanket. A potentially deadly security blanket if you ever need to use your pistol defensively but have not properly trained disengaging the safety into muscle memory. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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