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(Sky.com)   British police trying to be like their American counterparts in being issued handguns, carrying handguns on duty and shooting themselves while holstering their new handguns   (news.sky.com) divider line 31
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2014-01-24 11:11:51 AM  
i42.tinypic.com

LOLWUT?
 
2014-01-24 11:14:04 AM  
So was it a Glock?
 
2014-01-24 11:14:31 AM  

gopher321: [i42.tinypic.com image 418x274]

LOLWUT?


"Have you ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air?"
 
2014-01-24 11:18:02 AM  

Glitchwerks: So was it a Glock?


No, AK-47
 
2014-01-24 11:20:44 AM  
They have to wear their gun on the left side.
 
2014-01-24 11:23:00 AM  
 
2014-01-24 11:24:12 AM  
He was a member of their version of SWAT.
Feels good knowing that only those 'trained and qualified' are allowed t own guns, doesn't it?
 
2014-01-24 11:24:54 AM  
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Oblig
 
2014-01-24 11:26:25 AM  
Hey, he did his first desk pop!  :D
 
2014-01-24 11:27:54 AM  
static3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-24 11:28:20 AM  
My favorite part of Salman Rushdie's biography was when he told about his elite live-in security guard firing a round through a couple walls in his house while "cleaning" his gun.  Real confidence builder, there.
 
2014-01-24 11:28:22 AM  
Yup, Protecting and Serving's most important tool is a gun to shoot citizens with.
 
2014-01-24 11:29:00 AM  
At least he got to shoot someone.
 
2014-01-24 11:31:57 AM  

AngryDragon: At least he got to shoot someone.


Mission Accomplished!
 
2014-01-24 11:42:50 AM  

gopher321: [i42.tinypic.com image 418x274]

LOLWUT?


Came here for HF reference. Done in one.
 
2014-01-24 11:44:41 AM  
FTA

London Ambulance Service sent a responder in a car, one ambulance crew and an air ambulance to the police station.
 
2014-01-24 11:57:45 AM  

base935: FTA

London Ambulance Service sent a responder in a car, one ambulance crew and an air ambulance to the police station.


That explains the need for the picture of the building.
 
2014-01-24 12:10:04 PM  
Well, there's handgun egg sausage and handgun, that's not got much handgun in it.
 
2014-01-24 12:34:48 PM  
This just in people who handle guns daily are more likely to have a gun related accident.  Training and safety make it very unlikely but it's still more probable for a competent professional who carries a gun to shot himself than a complete moron who never handles one.

I don't normally dent cars but when I worked for a large rental company and did nothing other than move cars from one point to another in cramped commercial parking lots for hours on end I bent a few fenders.
 
2014-01-24 12:37:49 PM  
This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs
 
2014-01-24 01:02:46 PM  

PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs


All gun training should come with a Drill Sargent slapping the stuffing outa ya every time you touch that farking bang switch.
Only need 10-15 days to really set it in.
 
2014-01-24 01:28:36 PM  

snocone: PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs

All gun training should come with a Drill Sargent slapping the stuffing outa ya every time you touch that farking bang switch.
Only need 10-15 days to really set it in.


CSB:
In basic training we were on our first day of live fire. One guy had problems firing. The DS walks up behind him and ask what the hell his issue was. The guy turns around with the weapon and says "It won't fire!". Well the DS didn't like the guy suddenly now pointing the weapon at him. He picks him up out of the foxhole  by his rifle, snatches it out of his hands and buttstrokes him to the chest with it. He then said that if any of us EVER pointed a weapon at him again, it would be the last thing we ever did. This was, of course, just under 20 years ago. Today they would probably have a discussion about their feelings first.
 
2014-01-24 01:40:24 PM  

snocone: PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs

All gun training should come with a Drill Sargent slapping the stuffing outa ya every time you touch that farking bang switch.
Only need 10-15 days to really set it in.


Came here to say this.
The golden rule of gun safety; keep your finger off the trigger unless you are ready too shoot.
Dumbass.
 
2014-01-24 01:50:15 PM  

PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs


The thing is that striker fired guns without manual safeties, like glocks, can be sometimes discharged by something like a shirt, or a zipper, or a cinch string in the hip area getting caught in the trigger guard/trigger while pushing the firearm into the holster.

Extra care must be taken to assure that this is not the case, especially when
 
2014-01-24 01:50:52 PM  
.....  dealing with firearms of this nature...

/completed thought.
//derrrrrp
 
2014-01-24 02:01:28 PM  

Mr.BobDobalita: .....  dealing with firearms of this nature...

/completed thought.
//derrrrrp


It seems your Add Comment button fired accidentally, before you were finished putting your thought away.  Nice.
 
2014-01-24 02:59:21 PM  

Far Cough: Mr.BobDobalita: .....  dealing with firearms of this nature...

/completed thought.
//derrrrrp

It seems your Add Comment button fired accidentally, before you were finished putting your thought away.  Nice.


Keep your finger off the mouse button until ready to click?
 
2014-01-24 03:50:01 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-24 06:56:21 PM  
As a Glock owner (19 and 26), the methods of handling the guns are hardwired into my mind. I simply cannot physically place my finger in the trigger guard unless I'm on the range for qualifying. I've drawn my weapon on a few occasions on duty but have NEVER had a reason to place my right index finger on the trigger. Once you do that, there is no recalling the round.

Also, I clean my guns at least once a month. I have NEVER even come CLOSE to "accidentally" discharging it. If that happens, it's your fault. You simply were not paying close enough attention and deserve whatever concequence occurs.
 
2014-01-25 02:07:34 PM  

PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs


Glocks don't have safeties.
 
2014-01-25 08:17:40 PM  

DarkVader: PunkTiger: This should be Rule One to new gun owners: Engage the safety, and keep your fingers away from the bang switch when you holster your gun.

/noobs

Glocks don't have safeties.


Manual safeties are so unimportant that there are kits to add them to Glocks.
 
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