Given that it's a newspaper report (usual veracity disclaimer), several points suggest themselves:Dean was wielding a 10mm Glock Model 29 automatic handgun, which is popular with both men and women, according to Lethal Force shooting instructor Massad Ayoob. She was among five students involved in a five-day firearms course.
Ayoob described Dean as a "very skillful and confident gun handler." He said she was using a holster that was not right for the gun and said that it was not immediately obvious to the instructor prior to the accident.
In 1998, the Washington Post published an article on MPDC's history of using the Glock, reporting 120 accidental discharges. One occurred before the pistols were actually issued:Snake45 said:When I took LFI-1 in 1988, I retuned home to read in the Washington Post (yes, I read the Post but I consider it enemy propaganda) that a DC cop's two-year old daughter had managed to shoot herself fatally with Daddy's brand-new Glock while he was in the shower after a shift.
Seems he forgot one of the basic rules of gun handling.JRWnTN said:"Officer Adam K. Schutz was helping to test and clean the first shipment of guns when he shot himself in the fingers.
"It bit me," said Schutz, who was left with permanent damage to a finger on his left hand. "I was moving my hand to lower the slide and it jumped forward. I had assumed the gun was unloaded."
The Fobus recall has been thoroughly discussed here, as Rob has noted.Trebor said:…I'm also wondering if the retention strap got caught in the trigger guard. Wasn't there just a Fobus holster recall for this very thing?
I have a call into Mitch, but have not had it returned at this writing.I spoke with her face-to-face on Tuesday.
Putting other issues aside for now, the round traveled down 20+ inches through her leg. She had been told (but had not verified) that the round was Cor-Bon, that did not expand following its passage through the Mitch Rosen holster that was loaned to her by the LFI staff.
Speir's Intelligencer axiom: Get to the highest reliable source.Al said:Not THE next step?
A Glock 29 in a USP holster certainly fits the description of "…a holster that was not right for the gun." But the blame for this ND really has to fall on the student ("finger on the trigger"), and not the holster, the pistol, or the instructor. This assumes, of course, that the information from the "Highest Reliable Source" is accurate.DeanSpeir said:we now know it was a Rosen Belt Slide for a USP.