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AD, man dies in family car.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ithaca_deerslayer, Nov 14, 2011.


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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-father-kills-self-grocery-store-20111114,0,314000.story

    Guy sitting in car with kids, waiting for wife to go to store. He somehow shoots himself in the hip, and dies.

    Says he was unbucking seatbelt, and somehow fired his Glock .40.

    No details on how it was carried, if in holster, or in pocket, or in hand, or what.

    Sad, but also what the heck happened?
     

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  2. LongGoneDays

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    We know less than they do. Sounds like he had a case of the stupids.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Very very sad. The article says he carried it "loose in his pocket"... When are people going to learn, that a loaded firearm, is not like your wallet or car keys.
     
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    Stupid is as stupid does.

    Perfect nominee for the Darwin Award.
     
  5. slickt0mmy

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    Sounds like an ND to me, not an AD. The man wasn't responsible in handling his firearm and he paid the price. It's very tragic.

    Sounds strange, dying from a shot to the hip, but it likely cut through his femoral artery.
     
  6. K1tt3n5

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    It's terrible that the kids had to watch their father die. Absolutely horrific. RIP.
     
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    You have got to hate hearing about incidents like this happening. Even a cheap Uncle Mikes may have prevented this.
     
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    Sounds like jacket pocket carry if shot in the hip.

    Very sad.
     
  9. packsaddle

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    a very respectful comment.

    +1
     
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    Very sad.

    Good holster ftw. I decided to raise the ride hight of mine the other day after the pictures of the guy that shot himself in the leg a week or so ago came around.
     
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    I agree. If carrying a gun "Mexican Style" a Glock is not the one to do it with. :shocked: Poor family lost a dad because of macho stupidity. :wow:
     
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    I think the location is summed up very well there. It would only take a few minutes to die from a shot in that artery. Very sad.
     
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    If it's true the deceased pocket carried with a loaded chamber then it tells me he was either negligent in understanding the mechanics of the pistol, too cavalier to care to understand, or too stupid to understand them. Plaxico Burris and this guy are twins when it comes to this issue.

    I have sympathy for the family's loss but am thankful that the only one he hurt was himself. It was an accident waiting to happen --- and it did.
     
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    Ive heard of some issues with glocks and older leather holsters. Something about the leather by the trigger guard folding over time. Scary. I am sorry for his family's loss.
     
  15. hamster

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    I don't know if this guy had a holster or not, but I always think of this type of thing when pocket carrying in the nemesis. I could see a pistol slipping out of such a pocket holster enough to expose a trigger.
     
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    Sad to hear.


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  17. cloudbuster

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    I have a rule that nothing goes in my gun pocket but the gun and the holster. That way, if you're reaching in that pocket, you're reaching for your gun, and there's nothing in there that can get wedged in the trigger guard.

    I have a similar rule for the pocket where my knife is clipped after a couple experiences where a quarter got jammed in the knife's channel and it wouldn't open until I pulled the quarter out.

    No spare change or small objects in the knife pocket. Nothing at all in the gun pocket.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    I know the situation and the pictures you are referring to. The issue is taking care of your gear, knowing when it is in danger of becoming defective and replacing it before it does so.
     
  20. vafish

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    There is another thread in general glocking about this.

    Poster on the thread claims to know the guy and to have spoken with his wife. According to her gun was in a holster.
     
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