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Man accidentally shot in restaurant when firearm discharges

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikeyp, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. mikeyp

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    That's why they used to carry on an empty chamber back in the olden times.
     
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  3. LukeIronSight

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    Damn wtf


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    I wonder if my Son was on the flight. He is a Flight Medic on Life Flight at Vanderbilt University.
     
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    Yep, Ruger old style Blackhawk without the transfer bar system. New models should not fire when dropped.
     
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    Poor guy. But why carry a 22 revolver? Not familiar with the older style but what about half cock safety?


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  7. robjax

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    the media will have a field day with this. man legally carries gun for protection ends up being his own worst enemy. The dems/anti's will use it to prove either A - you're x times more likely to hurt yourself or B - the elderly cannot be trusted to safely handle/carry firearms.

    pick your poison, they are compiling their list...
     
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    Yup. Good reason to carry a more modern gun that won't fire when dropped or don't keep the hammer cocked.
     
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    So, anything semi other than a p320?![emoji23]
     
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  10. Rob Boudrie

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    The chamber was not supposed to be empty - you were supposed to leave a $20 in the chamber for the undertaker to pay for your funeral.
    Some older single actions can go off if dropped on a down hammer (no firing pin block or interlock).
     
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    He's amply demonstrated that even a .22 can be an effective weapon. Although maybe he'd be better off spending the cash on a more modern firearm.

    I should talk. I still CC a blunderbuss.
     
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    I don't understand why people carry these freakin fossils.

    This isn't the first time someone has been shot because an antiquated POS was used as a carry gun.
     
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    Don't flatter yourself. These people have other bigger issues to deal with. They are not scouring such news articles, like you, to obsess about.

    Thanks
     
  14. Rob Boudrie

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    There is a difference between "lethal" and "effective". He was able to get up and say "call an ambulance" - that energy could have leveled a gun and pulled the trigger.
    Remember the Sterling .380 - went out of business because of drop discharges.
     
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    I have to give you this one. According to the news I watch, despite NK possessing nukes and ICBMs and Chicago, Baltimore and other hell holes setting murder records, it seems the most important thing this nation has to deal with right now is civil war statues along with conservatives being given a microphone to speak in to.
     
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    LOL--I assumed it was a glock. [grin]
     
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    Why is the officer holding it like it's got cooties?
     
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    nothing to see here, maura will sue the manufacturer and keep us safe.
     
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    Yup. A few Christmases ago ish (actually early December) I responded to an apparent suicide. Poor guy did himself in with Benjamin .22 air gun. Its all about shot placement.

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    When I first started working, I carried a S&W Model 19 .357 Magnum. There were some old timers that left the hammer down on an empty chamber
     
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    Ruger will upgrade or replace these revolvers FOR FREE because of the known safety issue. Why people and FFLs that come across them don't bother calling Ruger for the complimentary upgrade or replacement is beyond me.

    http://www.ruger.com/safety/announcements.html
    http://www.ruger.com/pdf/safetyOfferAd.pdf
     
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