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Pocket Carry Results in Negligent Discharge

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jph02, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. jph02

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  2. dosei

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    Based on the info it seems fair to surmise that he was not using a proper pocket holster, and he most definitely did not exercise proper trigger finger discipline.
     


  3. RJ's Guns

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    I would be interested to learn what handgun was in his pocket.

    If the article is accurate, it was revealing to learn that “he forgot the gun was cocked when he reached into his pocket”.
    RJ
     
  4. NDCent

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    I'd like to know the same, but whatever flavor he shouldn't have had his finger on the trigger.
     
  5. If it was actually cocked, I'm suspecting a revolver because most pocket-sized semi-autos seem to be hammerless.
     
  6. Chris Chris

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    If you are stupid you can shoot yourself in a lot of places when you draw or holster a firearm. Pocket carry is only one of them. That doesn't mean that pocket carry is inherently unsafe... only that some people are stupid; irrespective of where they carry.
     
  7. mrsurfboard

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    Pocket carry with a proper holster is just plain stupid.
     
  8. Glockbuster

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    If one is to carry without a holster in a pocket and the gun is not a revolver, then that is one of those times I favor an unchambered C3 weapon.
     
  9. Please explain. I pocket carry with proper holsters.
     
  10. concretefuzzynuts

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    A holster that covers the trigger and not having a cocked revolver would be the answer. Tough way to learn a lesson.

    I pocket carry every day DAO in a deep holster.
     
  11. krisspy

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    Pretty sure he meant "without". :whistling:
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder if it was a Glock or some other pistol without a safety?
     
  13. FireForged

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    if the guy accidentally managed a 10-13lb trigger pull on a revolver, he is a real goof. I dont read too much into the use of the word "cocked".. as most reporter just mean "its loaded"
     
  14. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    That should have been "without"
     
  15. Sig and Colt make SA '1911' style pocket .380s. Might be one of them.

    Deaf
     
  16. C6vetter

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    Doubt it. My wife's Sig P238 380 ACP has a safety if you carry cocked and locked. You'd have to be very careless to AD that weapon.
     
  17. jph02

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    Which is why we call it negligent discharge; it's not accidental at all, imho.
     
  18. jph02

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  19. Possibly, but they are relatively rare and expensive enough to weed out most of the candidates for the Darwin awards.

    Some other possibilities could be Walther PPK and clones, Makarov, or even the Saturday Night Specials such as Davis .380 or Raven .25 types, or Bryco, Jimenez, Cobra, etc. I'm thinking these are more likely to be carried cocked and locked by a tiny little safety, without a holster, and by someone who is not well trained.

    Or the media could be wrong about it actually being cocked, and it could be almost anything, even a Glock or Kel-Tec.

    :dunno:

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  20. TDC20

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    Good safety tips from the Sheriff, but I'm disappointed that he didn't mention using a proper holster that completely covers the trigger and trigger guard. Of course, if he had, a large number of readers would probably think he meant a holster as one that is "worn on the hip", not a holster intended for pocket carry.