Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Breaking the Big Four

Weaponsman has a post up about a young man who decided that only half dropping the magazine out of his Glock and then re-seating it after cycling the slide was a time saving shortcut. This has the bonus effect of making double checking the chamber impossible.  The inevitable happened.

No word on why he was pointing the gun at his leg when he heard the sound of inevitablity. If he had at least pointed the muzzle in a safe direction when he pulled the trigger, he could have learned his lesson with a little less emphasis.

Kudos for sharing this to the Hopalong Kid, though. He deserves our respect for publishing his experience. Perhaps someone else will decide that a bucket of sand in the corner of the shop is a good place to point your muzzle when pulling the trigger.

6 comments:

grendel said...

Psst. Hey, kid. Yeah, you. You don't have to be holding the slide release levers down when you pull the trigger. You can dry fire at the floor or the cat or something. Tell a friend.

burt said...

(sigh)

A weapon is always loaded. Even when it isn't.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Burt... double sigh...

genericviews said...

Perhaps someone else will decide that a bucket of sand in the corner of the shop is a good place to point your muzzle when pulling the trigger

No way. Sand is expensive. And have you seen the price of a good bucket?

Graybeard said...

That post-puncture picture is so sterile, it almost looks like a nothing happened.

I bet if eff'ed up his knee, though. If not now, by the time he's 50 or 60.


Robert Fowler said...

I have that bucket of sand in the shop. I'm allergic to gunshot wounds.