Man shoots himself with an unloaded gun

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Gojubrian, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Cop shoots himself in leg unloading gun :: Porter County :: Post-Tribune

    Ya'll be careful out there with your smith and wesson springfields......................and your pump action revolvers, etc...
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    the Smith & Wesson Springfield .40-caliber handgun....

    Does it come in 45?
     

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    I looked at one of those, but it was a Smith and Wesson Colt!:D
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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  5. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Beside the obvious misprint all I have to say is ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    A femur fractured in 8 places is a pretty serious injury. :eek: Of course in the chest, head or abdomen would have been much worse.
     
  7. Jpyle

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    Forget about the caliber misprint...who the hell told this guy that pulling the trigger would seat the magazine? :eek: He should be removed from the force immediately...
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it just amazes me how some people can be determined safe to carry a gun as part of their job.

    ok so he ejects the round puts the bullet back in the mag then reloads the weapon... i fail to see how that is unloading a handgun unless he usually keeps the bullets in his femur.
     
  9. Highpower

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    I think we are missing one little detail in the story about him dropping the slide after reinserting the magazine? :confused:
     
  10. CHLChris

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    -Drop mag
    -Rack slide to eject cartridge
    -Lock slide back
    -Load magazine
    -Release slide
    -Pull trigger

    Isn't that the unloading process y'all practice? Oh, no, that's to reload and fire. Oops, my bad.

    Was the guy in a fog or really had no idea what was going on that day? Pulling the trigger does NOT load a cartridge. What do you think happened to his Springfield Armory .40 Smith & Wesson?
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I'm guessing he did that before the kid got in the car. At least thats a blessing
     
  12. Dillinger

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    Can't blame his "police training" on this one, nor can you blame the weapon itself. This was a very stupid user interface problem with his own friggin gun. :mad::eek:

    It is interesting that his .40 cal round shattered his femur in 8 spots though. That will ruin your whole damn day. :eek:

    JD
     
  13. Highpower

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    Sounds to me like he tried to seat the fully loaded mag with the slide forward. Mag won't latch (duh) so he locks the slide back - then seats the mag and drops the slide again.....

    Assuming this IS a Smith. :eek:
     
  14. Jpyle

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    Believe it to be an XD in .40 S&W, the reporter just got the gun and caliber all screwed up...doesn't matter though, I cannot fully seat the mag with 12 rnds in my XD.
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    45, 46... whatever it takes.
     
  16. CHLChris

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    That's what happened, I bet. I think we have the winner.

    The first time (and only time so far) that I reversed the order--Rack slide, drop mag, pull trigger--there was something in me right before I pulled the trigger that screamed for me to stop and I realized my folly. It scared me straight.

    These days, the little maneuver that I still MUST get better at doing on my 1911 is: rack slide and IMMEDIATELY flip on the safety. Occasionally, I take a few moments before setting the safety. Nothing has happened yet, but I MUST get better at making that an automatic one-motion kind of thing.
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This story is exactly why, as a gun newbie, I'll stick with revolvers for a while. :D
     
  18. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just because he is a Police Officer, does not mean he has a thimble full of common sense. Stupid people and guns don't mix. Even if they have a badge.
     
  19. Highpower

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    I've not had the pleasure of handling an XD, so that's good to know. I though it might have only been a S&W thing. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  20. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Well, there's your problem.



    And 40 hours training is barely minimal. Don't seem to emphasise Rule no#1 too heavily either.