Federal agent shoots himself in foot at Orlando International Airport

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Federal agent shoots himself in foot at Orlando International Airport

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/01/fe ... rport.html
While the weapon was falling, the agent tried to catch the firearm and inadvertently pulled the trigger.
Never try to catch a falling weapon :nono: :nono: :nono:
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Well, at least the story didn't say that the gun, "went off". They acknowledged that the trigger was pulled, albeit by mistake.

On a related note, I assume (since the shoulder bag caught on it) that he was carrying openly. If he was, then his choice of holster retention level should likely be revisited.
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Must have been a "cocked and locked" 1911, right? "rlol"
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Vol Texan wrote:On a related note, I assume (since the shoulder bag caught on it) that he was carrying openly. If he was, then his choice of holster retention level should likely be revisited.
I'm surprised that happened too. I would think the feds of all people would have strict retention policies on their sidearm holsters, considering the people they typically have to interact with...
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Frankie wrote:Never try to catch a falling weapon :nono: :nono: :nono:
:iagree: This is probably the most important lesson. The same as if you drop a knife.
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Let's be glad it was his foot that got shot and not somebody else's foot or worse.
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Vol Texan wrote:Well, at least the story didn't say that the gun, "went off". They acknowledged that the trigger was pulled, albeit by mistake.

On a related note, I assume (since the shoulder bag caught on it) that he was carrying openly. If he was, then his choice of holster retention level should likely be revisited.


Might could use a bit of baling wire. It would serve two purposes, one to keep the gun in the holster and the other would keep them from being too hasty to draw!! :biggrinjester:
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/quote]
Never try to catch a falling weapon:[/quote]

I started shooting IDPA nine years ago at PSC. During the New Shooter briefing, they said if you drop a weapon, you're DQ'd but if it slips out of your hand to just let it go. They mentioned a match elsewhere where the shooter grabbed for a falling weapon, discharged the firearm, and shot himself in the femoral artery.
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Clearly, this is a case of insufficient Gun Control. :biggrinjester:
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