Teen shot when officer’s weapon ‘accidentally’ discharged during high school drill

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I have had only one AD in over 50 years of handling firearms.
The bullet went up, just as I was trained to handle any weapon do.

Perhaps it's my desire to carry a 1911, instead of plastic DA only pistol. :rolleyes:

As you pull the gun up and out, the strap glides across the rear of the slide until it is free of the hammer. As the gun comes farther out, the thumb safety becomes reachable, and your fingers wrap fully around the grip just as the barrel clears the holster. At that moment the firearm is free, pointing at the ground and rising to its firing position. Your thumb can now drop the thumb safety and a trigger pull will fire it.


 

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Sorry, that was not an accident, that was negligence. I am not a high speed low drag SWAT person, but when you are doing any training with real guns on or near you NO ammo. No loaded mags, no loose rounds in your pockets, zero.
Agreed. There is a huge difference between an accident and negligence. This incident was absolute negligence.
 

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I have had only one AD in over 50 years of handling firearms.
The bullet went up, just as I was trained to handle any weapon do.

Perhaps it's my desire to carry a 1911, instead of plastic DA only pistol. :rolleyes:

As you pull the gun up and out, the strap glides across the rear of the slide until it is free of the hammer. As the gun comes farther out, the thumb safety becomes reachable, and your fingers wrap fully around the grip just as the barrel clears the holster. At that moment the firearm is free, pointing at the ground and rising to its firing position. Your thumb can now drop the thumb safety and a trigger pull will fire it.


Accidental dis-charges happen more than one thinks. Just ask an old ex-cop. It's just you don't hear a lot about them when they go off in the Police locker room.
But generally, they are Semi-Auto's not Revolver's. That makes me question, and without knowing the facts I will not weigh in. One thing it certainly received, it got front page billing, and how many Chicago shootings have there been just in the last week? I question everything that comes from the slanted media.
 

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no ammo and no loaded guns anywhere nearby. Better that such things be locked up while training and in no case point the gun at anything that you are not willing to destroy.
My idea of an accidental discharge is when the gun goes off and misses the target that I was aiming at. Happens too much as I get older.
 

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no ammo and no loaded guns anywhere nearby. Better that such things be locked up while training and in no case point the gun at anything that you are not willing to destroy.
My idea of an accidental discharge is when the gun goes off and misses the target that I was aiming at. Happens too much as I get older.
Dad ALWAYS told me never point any gun at anything you are not willing to destroy. Great advice.
 

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