Ouch!!!!

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by JimRau, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well I just got word my grandson just shot himself in his left hand while 'manipulating' his new Glock 23 Gen4!:(
    The bullet passed through the lower part of the hand missing the metacarpal and it would appear the only permanent disability may be some nerve damage affecting his left little finger.
    I live 900+ miles from him so I have no details about this.
    When he got this gun I warned him to be VERY careful as Glocks are single actions without any active safeties. I hope he learns from his mistake.!!! :eek:
     
  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Sorry to hear that Jim, hope his hand recovers fully
     

  3. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Sorry to hear, hope he recovers soon! Just a good lesson to keep the booger hook off the trigger.
     
  4. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Roger that, thanks. I HOPE he learns something from this. Kids, don't just love them. :D You can tell them about the mistakes you made, and even show them the scars, and they just don't learn. They have to go out and make the same silly mistakes we did!!!!;)
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Damn! Painful lesson at that.
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    My condolences. I hope your grandson is alright.

    But this is a training and safety section. It occurs to

    me that this has nothing to do with training, or safety.


    Doesn't this belong in the Glock Section? Maybe we need

    a separate "glock accident" section?
     
  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Booger hook,:D I like that. But the 'booger' would kind of make it a little slippery would it not???? ;)
     
  8. DaughterofAres

    DaughterofAres New Member

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    HEAL-ium Baloons for the grandson ---O ---O ---O
     
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe. But what I saw here was a mistake which resulted in an unsafe act with an injury.:)
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Jim,

    Sorry to hear about your grandson! We will be sending prayers his way that is causes him no prolonged issues and he heals quickly. Obviously as you mentioned, seems it could have been much worse. Keep us informed!

    03
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Here's hoping he heals up quickly and without any permanent damage.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree it could have been much worse. :( I hope he recovers well. How old is he?
     
  13. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    My thoughts are with your grandson and I hope he recovers quickly.
     
  14. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hope he recovers full use of that hand. Is this his first gun?
     
  15. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    sorry to hear he was injured...hope a full recovery is in order...

    i get on friends even who fail to follow the golden rule..."treat every gun as if...."

    i knew a kid who popped himself in the hand with a 22....a year later he wasn't quite able to get full moment in his hand....hollywood doesn't teach people a gunshot wound can leave a life long reminder! :eek:

    respect those guns! especially the business end!
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Getting people to use the "slingshot" to load and unload is hard for them to understand.
    (Yes, I slingshot the slide to load and unload. Only when I am sure that there are no rounds in the firearm do I put my hand over the ejection port to lock the slide back.)

    Isn't this the second Glock this year that something was posted about shooting the left hand?
     
  17. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    That's why I don't like single action hand guns.
     
  18. blackxpress

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    Sorry to hear about your grandson but I wish you wouldn't come on here and blame it on the gun. The Glock is just as safe as any other gun as long as you follow the rules of gun safety. As to your statement that it has no active safeties, that's not true. The Glock has 3 safeties, all of which are activated by pulling the trigger. Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot and this kind of thing won't happen. You don't say exactly how he managed to shoot himself so are we to assume the same thing wouldn't have happened with a 1911 or Browning Hi-power? Bottom line: one should never "manipulate" any firearm with a round in the chamber unless one is certain the gun is pointed in a safe direction.
     
  19. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    " Glocks are unforgiving of human error " according to an AGI video .

    That said, it isn't hard to keep from pointing the gun at your hand, a surprisingly common error people make when disassembling the gun . I can think of at least two other such cases and hereby propose that the term " Glock Leg " be joined by " Glock Hand " .
    Rule #1 applies here : Dry snap at a suitable barrier during disassembly because ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED Rule #2 also applies .
     
  20. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    1. He is 18.
    2. This is not his first gun, he has been shooting since he was 6 years old and does some gunsmithing.
    3. I did not 'blame' the gun.
    Thanks for your thought and prayers.