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    Keep your booger hook off the bang swith damnitt!

    From the Clayton News Daily:

    A Clayton County Police officer reholstering his gun after a brief foot chase Sunday morning accidentally shot himself in the leg.

    Officer Michael Hobbs, 36, shot himself in the right thigh after losing his balance stepping up onto a walkway behind a home on Shining Armor Court in Conley, said Clayton County Assistant Police Chief Jeff Turner. Hobbs and another officer had just chased a suspect believed to be stealing car rims behind the home. They were running with their weapons drawn, but lost him in the woods just before 5 a.m., Turner said.

    The officers were walking back to the home when the gun went off.

    “As he stumbled, he was at the same time putting his gun back into the holster,” Turner said.

    Hobbs was treated and released from Southern Regional Medical Center. His injuries were “definitely non life-threatening,” Turner said.

    The suspect, 18-year-old Curtis Jacobs, was found about an hour later by a K-9 unit hiding under a carport on Conley Road, Turner said. He was charged with theft by taking and obstruction.

    Hobbs has been with the department about a year, Turner said

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    What are the chances it was a GLOCK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    What are the chances it was a GLOCK?

    It was, a brand new M22.

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    Oh, I know the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    What are the chances it was a GLOCK?
    I think you still have to pull the trigger on a Glock for it to go off. I'm no expert on guns, but I know some people who are. They tell me that the Glock's design is such that it won't go off by itself even though some self inflicted shooters have tried to argue otherwise.

    By the way, cops where accidently shooting themselves with revolvers back before Glocks were being sold over here. Dumb is as dumb does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    I think you still have to pull the trigger on a Glock for it to go off. I'm no expert on guns, but I know some people who are. They tell me that the Glock's design is such that it won't go off by itself even though some self inflicted shooters have tried to argue otherwise.

    By the way, cops where accidently shooting themselves with revolvers back before Glocks were being sold over here. Dumb is as dumb does.

    Who said the gun went off by itself? The Officer obviously had his finger on the trigger when he reholstered.

    Edited to add:::::::

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm357
    Who said the gun went off by itself? The Officer obviously had his finger on the trigger when he reholstered.

    Edited to add:::::::
    By the way Longtail asked if it was a Glock. I sorta inferred, possibly mistakenly that he might have thought it was the gun.

    And as I recall, I was reading some article a year or two ago on a cop website about some cop who shot himself and blamed the Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    By the way Longtail asked if it was a Glock. I sorta inferred, possibly mistakenly that he might have thought it was the gun.
    Oh, no, I'm not blaming the gun. I have a G22 myself. My line of thought is simply that if one trips, a gun with no external safety seems easier to discharge than one with an external safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    Oh, no, I'm not blaming the gun. I have a G22 myself. My line of thought is simply that if one trips, a gun with no external safety seems easier to discharge than one with an external safety.
    One of the gun nuts, uh enthusiasts would have to answer that. But I believe I was taught that Glocks have some internal safeguards against that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    One of the gun nuts, uh enthusiasts would have to answer that. But I believe I was taught that Glocks have some internal safeguards against that.
    Pull trigger gun goes bang.

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    *sigh* Shouldn't have your finger on the trigger while reholstering.

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    Glocks have an internal safety, trigger safety, and a safety on the backstrap.

    BUT, as long as the trigger and backstrap safety are depressed, the internal safety will not work.
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    I shot glocks in the acadamy and they were the worst guns ever, EVER. I saw someone load the mag, pull the slide back and released and the gun went BANG. their finger was well outside the guard. It was a bad gun, the instructor had to take it away in shame after two days prior he stated that glocks were gods gift to cops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074
    Glocks have an internal safety, trigger safety, and a safety on the backstrap.

    BUT, as long as the trigger and backstrap safety are depressed, the internal safety will not work.
    No backstrap safety on a Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK320
    I shot glocks in the acadamy and they were the worst guns ever, EVER. I saw someone load the mag, pull the slide back and released and the gun went BANG. their finger was well outside the guard. It was a bad gun, the instructor had to take it away in shame after two days prior he stated that glocks were gods gift to cops.
    Was it a new gun? Any worn out gun will malfunction. Personally I'm a Walther fan myself, but they are a bit more pricey then the glock.

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    What Norm said... But you can throw a Glock off a 5-story building and it won't go bang due to the firing pin block and the trigger safety, and it's only half-cocked.

    My HS2000 / XD, it has the same safeties a Glock, plus a palm safety so you also have to grip it for it to go off. However, it stays fully cocked.

    Well, at least this guy had an excuse, unlike the DEA agent

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK320
    I saw someone load the mag, pull the slide back and released and the gun went BANG. their finger was well outside the guard.
    Most any semi-auto will have a slam-fire if the firing pin sticks in the extended position after the last round was fired, but of course there could be other reasons. I've heard it's not too pleasant if the round goes off before lock-up.

    That's why I point mine at the dog that messes on the carpet, when I'm cocking mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm357
    No backstrap safety on a Glock.

    Thanks. I had a brain fart.
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