Friendly reminder

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  1. jason.hayes3 JAFO

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    Just a quick reminder to be double careful when carrying. My wife's best friend started carrying a 9mm in her purse a few months ago. This past weekend she goes with a church group to movies Sunday evening. She remembers she has the pistol in her purse so for some reason she decides to reach into her purse and disengage the clip. Without even thinking she thought the gun was empty and pulled the trigger! This gun still had a round chambered an fired off in the theater into the floor or back of the seat! Thank God nobody was hit. Theater manager came running in and calmed everyone down. No cops were called and nobody got hurt other than the girls pride. You can never be too careful. My dad always told me empty guns kill more people than anything.

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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Nothing kills faster than an empty gun. I guess that could be parsed two ways or even three but it's a good point. Also, off body carry is baaaad mmmkay.

    On another note, good on your wife's friend for taking her own safety as her primary responsibility. More armed people means more crooks will find out their occupation is growing increasingly dangerous and unrewarding.
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  3. Keith Moderator

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    Some many things to say on this... I'm just glad no one was hurt.

    If she is going to insist on off body carry, get a purse designed for it. Just throwing a firearm in the middle of all the junk ladies carry in their purses is just begging for an unintended discharge. I have to agree with Spamassasin on of body carry but that is another whole can of worms and leave it at that.


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  4. jwb47 Active Member

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    yeah Im an N.R.A. certified pistol instructor and a weapon off the body is just wrong in to many ways . I discourage carry any where except on a belt or inside the waist band the bra holsters for women are also a bad idea . This is an issue that needs more discussion than it gets in the class room . men are just as bad about dropping a pistol in their coat pocket , we had a negligent discharge here from a guy taking off his coat and the pistol falling out and hitting the floor in a crowded deli at lunch time . fortunatly the bullet hit a base board and lodged there not injuring any of the other patrons . Be safe . Be careful and always be in control of your weapon .
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  5. Keith Moderator

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    If and when I pocket carry, the pistol is ALWAYS in a pocket holster. If in a coat, it is a SECURED pocket. Something needs to be covering the trigger unless you are holding the thing.

    And ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE is in that pocket.

    I don't like doing either but there are times when it is necessary. Letting a loaded firearm flop around in a pocket unprotected and unsecured is just asking for trouble.


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  6. jwb47 Active Member

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    I was at an instructor course and saw one of the instructors go to holster his glock , the bean on the end of the draw string on his pull over jacket got caught in the trigger guard and the gun went off missing his feet by about 1/4 inch . carrying a weapon requires constant attention and common sense . I have been guilty myself . I left my finger on the trigger of a 12 guage automatic shotgun and bent over to pick up a rabbit . the gun went off and the butt struck me right in the crotch . thank god nobody else was with me to number one get shot and number two, laugh their butt off while I was singing soprano.
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  7. Ulfberht Training and mentoring the next generation.

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    Also relieved to see nobody was hurt.

    Concealed carry requires much discipline; particularly CC with a round chambered.

    Hard enough for a middle-aged "empty-nester" to give the CC firearm all the attention it deserves; I can't imagine the level of cognitive awareness required to add other responsibilities too; like being a parent of young children, although the cause is just.

    GIs weren't allowed to "carry", and I had a difficult-enough time being a parent.....

    Good reminder, thanks.
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