Monday, March 2, 2015

Don't try this at home. It should only be tried in public by tax-paid, uniformed people who claim to be professionals. Only One provides a safety lesson.

From Herschel Smith: "Yea, I’ll bet he wanted to go home. Listen to me very carefully so that you don’t act like the man in the article. If your gun is falling and you have a round chambered, do not ever try to catch it. Ever."


Anonymous said...

"The other mistake came after Barnes sat down to tie his shoes ..."

Sure that was not beyond his capability too?

Should have gotten the Chief to do it for him!


Anonymous said...

This lesson applies to blades as well. Ya NEVER try to catch a dropped blade either. But that's a tough thing because the default action hard wired into us is to try to catch what we drop. That said - it's like cars. If we have cars, because of a lack of perfection among EVERY human, accidents will happen from time to time. Of course, nobody calls for the elimination of cars....but wait- controllers ARE trying to eliminate drivers with their centrally controlled and planned driverless cars! Chew on that one for a bit!

Guns are not really safe or unsafe as a general rule. People however, can be either or even both. To me, the moral of this story is twofold - be glad nobody was hurt and try to remember - just let it hit the floor.

Anonymous said...

My Aunt's ex husband was a local police officer who managed to shoot himself in the hip in a department store restroom.

He claimed his S & W revolver fell out of his holster while he was in the act of pulling up his pants. For years afterward his fellow officers would run screaming whenever he entered their locker room. All in good fun of course.

Anyway..... That was his story and he stuck to it.

Anonymous said...

Look at CA goofy gun testing. No handgun failed a drop test. When loaded, when cocked.

Same can be said of almost all other falling objects. Falling? Let it go. Has liquid? Move away.