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Old 08-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #21
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I"ll buck the norm here. . ... There are ACCIDENTAL discharges. This sounds like one.

It might be less of an accident that the bullet went through your hand (because it shouldn't have been there), but Accidents do, and will, happen.

My son has asked me to remove the Ghost 3.5 from my 17, because the trigger is now 'too light'.

I probably will restore it to factory, I don't use it much, and he will be.

Glad to see that the damage was not more than this. Heal up!

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #22
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i give you props for maning up and accepting the fault. your shot group was a little off center btw...

in all seriousness tho glad your ok.

this is the hazard of the super short carry guns. i dont have a glock nor will i ever own one as i dont want a single dime of mine going into gaston glock's pockets.

i do own several short ccw guns colt new agent, xdm 3.8, ruger lcp, bersa thunders, beretta compact m9a1

when i unload or load them im super careful not to get in front of the business end and always use a pinch and pull type method to unload or chamber check. i have heard of folks putting holes in body parts with the shorty ccw guns. its just the nature of the things. they are uber dangerous if you lose your concentration when its out of the holster. this applies to all of em not just glocks.

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:25 AM   #23
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I replaced the glock with a ruger sr40c, so hopefully there will be a different experience with this one. Please believe, if this thing even thinks about screwing up, it's getting replaced with something with a hammer

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The OP probably shouldn't have had oily hands, but I don't fault him on this. Who's to say it wouldn't have gone off later when he chambered a new round? There is absolutely no reason that gun should have went off.

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All I can say is wow. Hope you recover quickly that looked pretty nasty.

I agree with many that oily hands were probably a mistake but hindsight is 20/20.

I am a little disappointed with some of the responses. When things like this occur it should be a reminder to us all to keep our guard up at all times. Its not a reason to attack someone because the post may cast doubt on the safety of a gun you like.

It sounds to me like the trigger was definitely not pulled so the gun should not have gone off under any circumstances. I don't blame Glock for their stance as it had been modified but it makes you wonder whether the small improvements these mods make are worth it.

For what its worth I have an SR9c and its a wonderful gun. Good luck with your Ruger and I hope you makes a speedy and full recovery.

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The firearm failed due to a faulty spring from the trigger kit. You're Absolutely right it could have gone off at another time and been much worse.
I don't mean to bash the OP as people have said. I just want to impress on everyone that the simplest of mistakes can have serious consequences when you're dealing with firearms. The simplest of rules are often the easiest to overlook.
Accidents happen, if you just blame the glock you can't learn from the mistakes.
Even someone who is meticulous about their firearm upkeep could overlook the spring.

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Well, I hope the OP's hand heals.

Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.

I've never seen or heard of that happening until now, but I know that anything is possible. I have heard of people accidentally pulling the trigger after the slide slipped from their grasp, either by contacting it with their other hand or on an object.

After the OP gets patched up or the guy he sold it to takes delivery, I would strongly suggest having that pistol examined by a professional gunsmith to see if there were any parts failures, excessive wear, or damage, and to see if it's possible to induce the failure with a dummy cartridge.

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From my talk with the gun smith, he determined that the firing pin safety spring had been pushed in on itself. Kind of like the end of a slinky if you push if hard enough. He put the stock spring back in and then The gun was sold.
So the spring more or less collapsed into itself? Wow that's really messed up. Can't say I blame you one bit for not wanting that thing around. How many rounds had went through it with the spring set up that was in it? Was it an aftermarket spring?
Man that pic of your hand is a real eye opener. Made my hands hurt looking at it.
I hope you heal fast and everything works in there like it did before. Sometimes the worst things happen because of small mistakes or chances we take. I can't say I've never racked a slide with oil on my hand in some fashion.

Pardon my questions. I just want to try to get it all in my head and be able to see it all from the right perspective. Any way you slice it though any spring should have not done what you say happened here. But apparently it did. It's like I say...All kinds of things are impossible..Until they happen.
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From my talk with the gun smith, he determined that the firing pin safety spring had been pushed in on itself. Kind of like the end of a slinky if you push if hard enough. He put the stock spring back in and then The gun was sold.
Was there an aftermarket trigger kit in the gun?

You stated that the gunsmith put the "stock" spring back in the gun, which is why I asked the question. If so, this would be a really good example of why you shouldn't alter or replace the operating components of a pistol with non-standard aftermarket parts. It's highly unlikely that any aftermarket parts firm has as much time, money, or experience as Glock does to properly engineer and test the parts that go into the guns.
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Anyone had a firing pin safety malfunction? I did. A week ago I took my carry pistol off, gen 3 glock 30 sf, and I was about to clean it. Had just finished cleaning my xds, so had some oil on my left hand. Went to clear the round in the chamber. Grabbed the front of the slide with my left hand and began to clear the chamber. Hand slipped due to gun oil and slide returned to its original position. When it did, the gun discharged the round. The round went through my hand, the table and bounced off the floor. No I didn't have a finger near the trigger. My trigger finger was on the grip so it wasn't that. Took the gun to a local gun smith and he took it apart and found that the firing pin safety had malfunctioned. Called glock, but was told that because I had different trigger components installed, they were free of liability. They wouldn't even let me send it back to have them look at it.
I'm just wondering, if one hand is on the grip and the other on the slide and the slide slipped out of your hand, how did your hand suddenly appear in front of the barrel.
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