That has got to hurt.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Shihan, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Explicit language is heard. Understandable in the situation. Lucky Dude.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvAxLX6OzE]YouTube - ‪I shot myself! NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES HAPPEN!‬‏[/ame]
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    that was awesome. lol
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    That's going to leave a mark,

    Just goes to show you what happens when you mix 1911s with glocks!
     
  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Saw this before.
    Poor trigger discipline with any firearm is bad medicine.
    Lucky for him it was only a flesh wound:eek:
     
  5. jca1

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    The video is a decent training video which I believe validates these statements:

    Don't train with different firearm platforms (Train with one gun and learn it well) edit: Don't train with multiple carry platforms. In a true defensive situation instinct and training will most likely take over. learning and training with one platform will make this much easier. I shoot multiple platforms at the range but I only "train" with my carry platform (revolver).


    Practice proper trigger discipline (don't finger the trigger while drawing)

    Practice proper safety control, and don't use a carry method that interferes in any way with a safe draw.

    In all honesty I don't even see the need for practicing a quick draw. Learn to draw your weapon the way you carry it, smoothly and quickly but not "fast", with proper trigger discipline and safety control if applicable.

    Guns aren't toys or objects one should use for "watch this" or "look what I can do".
     
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  6. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I saw this before as well, and I agree that proper discipline is key. Also there was no need for him to draw the firearm as quickly as he did, because unless you're very very experienced and even then, it is still dangerous.
     
  7. JonM

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    ill second the keep your booger picker off the trigger sentiment. im also not and have never been a fan of retention holsters for that very reason. if that can happen in a stress free environment what you gonna do when you 20 million cc's of adrenaline pumping??

    if you need retention get a holster with a flap.

    this is the one i use for hunting and GP:

    Bianchi UM84I Universal Military Holster

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  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Good lesson on trigger control :p.

    At least hes bold enough to share his mistake with the world.
     
  9. DrGonzo11

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    I couldn't agree more!! I shoot two handguns, a 1911 and a Styer M9-a1. The 1911 only gets drawn from either my leg mount serpa or my waist mounted serpa. the only time I practice draws with the Styer is from the crossdraw holster on my tactical vest and only intend on using it as backup anyway.

    One of my close friends is a Pistol junkie and thinks he needs every applicable holster possible. Every time we shoot together I fear that exact situation playing itself out, and I started carrying a trauma kit with quik-clot just in case.

    Unfortunately the law of averages comes in to play here, the more you are involved in an activity the more likely an injury can occur. The same is true with firearms, the more comfortable you are with shooting the more prone you become to a lapse in judgement.
     
  10. Hairtrigger

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    Yep... keep your trigger finger OUTSIDE the trigger guard until the barrel is pointed at the target....
    Darwin really had something :)
     
  11. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Changing platforms without proper preparation or planning can sometimes create problems. One thing, at least he blamed himself and not the equipment.
     
  12. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Ouch, that is going to leave a mark.
     
  13. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Ouch. Bet he practiced proper saftey after that.
     
  14. knfxda

    knfxda New Member

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    Two marks, actually! :p
     
  15. Hairtrigger

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    Maybe he should invest in some snap caps!
     
  16. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    If you don't want to get ridiculed you may not want to post it on the internet.
     
  17. Korey

    Korey New Member

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    my buddy did this with a .22 rifle while hunting I still do not know how he shot himself in the thigh with a rifle
     
  18. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Never liked retention holsters. I guess I figured that carrying concealed means exactly that. If someone discovers I'm armed it's because there either stairing down my muzzle or have already given me reason to fire.

    Now I have 2 reasons not to buy one.

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