Only One has ND, runs away

Officer Has ND In Store While Trying On Concealed Carry Shirt
According to the Warren Times Observer, the officer was attempting to see how his concealed carry pistol would fit in the shirt. During this time, it’s believed that his finger managed to drop by the trigger, causing a round to penetrate through the shirt and into the bench. The officer then abandoned the items in the dressing room and fled the scene. Police have charged him with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Am I the only person who unloads guns before testing them in a new holster?

3 thoughts on “Only One has ND, runs away

  1. MamaLiberty March 9, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    I always unload guns before I test them, but I wouldn’t be trying that in a store fitting room in any case. Other than at the range, my gun does not come out of the holster at all, unless I were in a situation where I really needed to shoot. Buy the darn shirt and take it home. If you don’t want the shirt then, take it back.

    But this idiot was merely stupid. A stupid cop… who would ever guess?


    • Bear March 9, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Granted, this idiot booger-hooked his gun, but… maybe I’m paranoid about new holsters. I knew someone who shot himself holstering a pistol in a brand new rig, which turned out to have a factory defect. So I inspect, and don’t assume that even a holster molded for my specific gun is going to work right, until I’ve tried it several times.

      (And if the picture with that story is the shirt in question, I don’t think I’d want it anyway.)


      • MamaLiberty March 9, 2016 / 5:12 pm

        But the thing is that any handling of the gun, especially outside a relatively safe place like the range or home, simply increases the odds of an ND… and unnecessarily. I can’t see any reason at all to unload a gun anywhere else. And, of course, he didn’t even do that…

        And what the hell is this “drop by” of his finger into the trigger nonsense? You either keep your finger along the frame, or you put it onto the trigger to shoot. He had poor to nonexistent trigger discipline evidently, no matter what he said. There are no acceptable excuses.

        I don’t have the “training” of a cop, not even close (though I have plenty of the non-cop sort), and in 40 years of handling guns I’ve never had an ND ( yet, of course). I came mighty close once, and learned a serious lesson, but it involved forgetting to visualize the chamber after dropping the magazine. The gun was still pointed down range, and my finger never went near the trigger. My instructor reminded me to rack the slide, and we went on with the lesson. I was embarrassed… you can bet. But it has not happened again.


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