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Let me see... can you say perfection?

Actually there was a similar incident in SC last week. A school resource officer had just gotten out of his car at school and the gun discharged while in the holster. There were kids around but nobody was hurt.

The department explained that he was putting his car keys away and accidentally tripped the trigger...

A spokesman on TV did a demonstration and holding a holstered pistol was about to poke a car key in and pull the trigger. Oh, by the way that was a Glock too.

Isn't the holster the last place you would put car keys?
 

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Nothing goes in my pocket with my carry piece - not even lint.

I take it you noticed the caliber faux pas...
 

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Didn't Glock come out with a phased pulse weapon in the 40 megawatt range?:rolleyes:
 

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Charlie Petty, et.al.,

And you wonder WHY I only carry a SIG-SAUER P225 that is as safe to carry (with a round in the chamber) as a DA revolver by Colt, Ruger or S&W?

yours, sw
 

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In the SC incident I reported the department's spokesman actually knew something about guns.

He said (paraphrasing) the trigger was pulled and the gun did what it was supposed to do- go bang...

refreshing
 

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Charlie Petty,

Unlike the States of the North, Carolina folks are mostly knowledgeable about firearms, though some of the politicians are no more honest than politicians elsewhere.
(My adopted family is from near Spartenburg & I know many people in the government there.)

yours, sw
 

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Hummmm. Wonder what brand of thigh holster was in use in the original incident???
 

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Me too. The department issues Safarilands to tactical and narcotics officers. Their triggers are covered. Don't see how a kid could trip one if it is a quality design. :confused: .
 

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Me too. The department issues Safarilands to tactical and narcotics officers. Their triggers are covered. Don't see how a kid could trip one if it is a quality design. :confused: .
...there is room for a set of keys or a kid-size finger to get into the trigger guard is the holster was designed to accept a pistol with a light mounted on the rail - the lights tend to be wider than the trigger guards.

It was not until the third or fourth report I saw that it was mentioned that there was such a flashlight involved in the Lodi incident.
 

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shep854,

It is also HIGHLY likely that "the reporter" LIED about the incident. - the current "main-SLIME press" is really good at doing that.

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shep854,

It is also HIGHLY likely that "the reporter" LIED about the incident. - the current "main-SLIME press" is really good at doing that.

yours, sw
Sw, silliness aside my skepticism of the MSM is abated.
 

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I had time and a few brain cells working enough to look at my Safailand 6280 holster for the M&P9/40/357 with a TLR-1 light.

I didn't have any grandkids available for an official Wesson family type evaluation (see stories about the Safety Hammerless), but it doesn't appear that there's sufficient room and access for a child to get a finger in far enough and have leverage to stroke the trigger.

Having said that, my holster is properly adjusted to hold the light/weapon combo. There's a definate lack of clarity in the factory instructions on how to adjust the holster to fit the weapon with a light. As a result, I expect there's a slew of holsters out there that allow enough movement to allow access. Lord knows we have enough badly/never adjusted holsters for M&Ps without lights.

There's also the question of which brand holster, weapon and light? Just because my example seems safe, doesn't mean there aren't other combinations that might have less protection for the trigger. Honestly, my money is on a badly (never) adjusted holster.
 
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