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pstan13

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Cop sues Glock
« on: September 02, 2016, 11:25:55 AM »
http://bluelivesmatter.blue/cop-sues-glock-shoots/

Two things about this got my attention.
1. Should a cop that is this stupid be hired to enforce the law?
2. Would using a manual safety to install a tactical light be ok, or should it be unloaded in any case?
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Re: Cop sues Glock
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 06:33:15 AM »
With a Springfield, which has a grip safety - possibly. With a 1911, which has a grip and thumb safety, the chances of not shooting oneself would increase.  With a Glock, there is no way that an intelligent person would try it.

"A stitch in time saves nine!"  With the 10th, he shot himself and required stitches. No time saved!

It might have worked if he had kept his trigger finger off of the trigger and his body parts away from the muzzle.

Yes, unloaded, always!
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Re: Cop sues Glock
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 06:52:03 AM »
I'd say that keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction would just about preclude ever shooting oneself, Glock or not.

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Re: Cop sues Glock
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 03:48:48 PM »
I'd say that keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction would just about preclude ever shooting oneself, Glock or not.

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Re: Cop sues Glock
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 04:17:37 PM »
I'd say that keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction would just about preclude ever shooting oneself, Glock or not.

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Exactly!

I seriously doubt that the pistol was defective at all. -- But as for HIM? He needs to look in a mirror to find the defect.
  • Make sure Pistol is not loaded
  • Point pistol away from anything you don't want to destroy
  • Keep finger away from the trigger.
  • Be aware of your target and anything beyond it.
He violated every single rule of gun safety but he now wants to blame Glock for his stupidity.

He is too dangerous to be a cop.
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