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After firing on the range at Camp Williams, a woman in training to become a police officer reholstered her gun and shot herself in the leg. No info yet on the specific kind of gun, but I would bet a little money I could make an awfully good guess. Certain guns just seem to lend themselves to negligent discharges.
 

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You wrote "Certain guns just seem to lend themselves to negligent discharges."
Sorry to disagree with you but, I've never seen a gun go off by itself. I believe some people lend themselves to negligent discharges. It's a sad day when we start blaming guns.
 

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I never said that the gun CAUSES the ND. But face it. Even well-trained people could be a little more likely to have a negligent discharge with a certain make of gun than with another make of gun. So a certain make of gun might LEND itself to being somewhat less safe even in the hands of a well-trained person. And when an ND happens, as did today, we might make a good guess which gun it was.

A defender of that make of gun might give all sorts of excuses (more of that particular gun in people's hands so more chance of an ND, or people need to be better trained, and so on). But when the ND happens more often with one gun than another, it's stupid not to think about fixing more than just the people involved.
 

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Mjolnir said:
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A defender of that make of gun might give all sorts of excuses (more of that particular gun in people's hands so more chance of an ND, or people need to be better trained, and so on). But when the ND happens more often with one gun than another, it's stupid not to think about fixing more than just the people involved.
However, this is still pure speculation regarding this incident, from what you reported. While you've not named the make that you suspect, I would assume that you're thinking about something without a thumb safety. Perhaps a DAO or LDA mechanism.

BTW, do you have a link to the story?
 

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Mjolnir,

Thats a pretty bold statement your making. Please be more specific.

I was a firearms instructor at the police academy for years. I even had the misfortune of having one of my students AD/ND next to me during a stress shoot. In this case, it was completely shooter error. I've also seen several others, and have inverstigated a few. I have yet to see one that could have been avoided had the weapon been another make.

EK

One more comment: I read the post from Packing.org. One thing to remember, there a FAR more glocks being used in the academy than any other weapon, so the likely hood that the AD came from a glock is much much higher. This is a statistics issue not a gun manufacturer issue.
 

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Glock is the most popular handgun in America, by sales. Pricing and reputation of the Glock also lends itself to first time buyers.
So more pistols + more first time buyers = more NDs.

There is no greater chance of me having an ND with my Glock as with my 1911 or my SP101 as the pistol never goes off unless I pull the trigger.
 

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Why can't those who don't like Glocks just not buy one and leave them functional for those of us who DO like them.

Who needs the VPC to distroy our hobby/life/freedom when we have those in our circles who want to push their view on us.

The no silly thumb safety to forget is one reason I bought the Glock in the first place. My LEO bro-in-law would tell you the same, in fact he gave me those reasons for going with Glock.

Leave my Glock alone.
 
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