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Old 10-07-2009, 01:21 AM   #11
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I can't imagine (with in reason) how a holstered pistol could AD. I expect some have claimed this has happened to them but if the pistol was checked out I bet it would show that it didn't happen with out the trigger or hammer being touched. Some firearms have gone off when dropped but that goes back to the firearm being handled.

In sort a firearm at rest will remain at rest.

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Happened to me once...
The lap dance or the AD?

If you had a holstered weapon discharge, please share the details.
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The lap dance or the AD?

If you had a holstered weapon discharge, please share the details.
Obviously he meant the lap dance (and that may have caused an AD)...

The only way a holstered weapon can discharge is if...

A) The trigger is pulled (intentionally or unintentionally) or...

B) A part of the gun is in such a state of disrepair/rust/etc., that it breaks/fails due to vibration/etc.

ANSWER B...Is HIGHLY unlikely, and can only be due to extreme disregard on the gun owner/carrier's part.

Or...
C) A solar flair/nuclear explosion close enough to generate enough heat to 'cook off' a round in your firearm...of course you'd never be able to use this excuse, because you and any whitenesses would already be dead too.


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[QUOTE=I know it is common to carry with one in the chamber[/QUOTE]

I can't imagine carrying a weapon without a round chambered. I know some say it only takes a split second to chamber one but.... what if you don't have that split second when the time comes?

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To bypass all the jokes about what discharged, and what it took to cure the discharge-

No. Have never seen a firearm fire a cartridge without some outside force. The force is USUALLY a finger on the trigger when it should not be (keep yer booger hook off'n the bangswitch) RARELY has the force been a foreign object (twig inside trigger guard, dog pawing at a cocked shotgun)

The cookoff mentioned is when a weapon has been fired over and over- and the heat of the weapon causes powder in chambered cartridge to ignite. Have only seen in a smokin' hot full auto (one of the reasons many full autos are open bolt guns) Don't think is possible to get a revolver that hot.

Now, in fairness, the ORIGINAL single action revolver COULD fire if hammer was resting on a cartridge, and the hammer were struck with sufficient force, or if gun were dropped and landed on hammer. Design has been changed to keep that from happening with modern arms.

Last ND I saw, weapon was being replaced in holster- with finger ON THE TRIGGER. Holster pushed finger on trigger, gun did what it was designed to do- went BANG.
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I've had an M60 cook off many years ago while in the USMC. Gets your attention! I don't think it could happen in a handgun. Can't get enough rounds through it fast enough to heat the barrel sufficiently. The M60 was white hot when it happened.

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That stuff was flat out funny, even if it didn't support the cause much!

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I've had an M60 cook off many years ago while in the USMC. Gets your attention! I don't think it could happen in a handgun. Can't get enough rounds through it fast enough to heat the barrel sufficiently. The M60 was white hot when it happened.
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