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Man’s gun goes off in Walmart bathroom stall

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by TBO, Feb 20, 2012.

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Are revolvers generally not drop safe? Never thought about it. Another reason for a shrouded hammer.
     
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    SolidGun Addicted 2 guns

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    Cheap people buy cheap holsters with no retention.

    Also, it states, "Western style revolver" so he probably had a holster to fit that style designed for quick draw.

    Probably had a live round in the chamber on an old single action design.
     
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    ...and then the man standing at the urinal moved to a stall while a walmart associate retrieved him a new pair of underwear.
     
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    kda NRA Life Member

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    Yep, I'll bet a few patrons had to change their "huggies" that day. And talk about L O U D ...

    "Cleanup in the men's room!"
     
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    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

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    My thoughts too!! :rofl:

    :wavey:

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    It would have to be a very old gun. My single action Ruger is 30 years old, and it has the transfer bar between the hammer and firing pin that is only in place when the trigger is pulled. Just like a Glock can't discharge if dropped, there is no way a revolver with the transfer bar could discharge if dropped. I know Ruger had a free recall program for many years, which I think they would probably still honor today, to add the transfer bar safety mod to those early single action model revolvers.

    I would say if his revolver had the transfer bar, throw the book at him, because he was playing with it. The hole angle in the stall door should tell if it discharged from a floor strike and either back up his claim, or prove he's a liar.
     
  8. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    Are they certain it was a gunshot?

    I have this buddy....when he goes in a stall, it sounds like a young war.

    And it smells like the sewer plant took a direct mortar hit.

    :ack:
     
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