My Glock 19's life flashed before my eyes!

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My Glock 19's life flashed before my eyes!

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Post by Scott in Houston » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:18 pm

I was at the Children's Festival in downtown Houston. My daughter was in a little show so I was back stage with access to a port-o-let. You know, the Waste Management temporary kind.

Well, without going into a lot of detail, let me just say that a new holster almost caused my G19 to fall right into the nastiness below! Luckily, it rimmed-out like a lot of my 5 foot par putts.
It came to rest right on the edge!! :oops: :shock:

The thing is, when it fell out of the holster due to lack of enough retention, I knew not to go and try and catch it! My natural reaction is to reflex grab for it like I have my phone when it's kept in the wrong pocket in a restroom. But thanks to this forum, I let it go and prayed for its safe landing. It was inches from dropping into the that wretched waste. My thoughts after were first gratefulness that it didn't fall in, but then after I started thinking about what I would have done.

I for sure wouldn't have tried to get it out!! :shock: The $500 it cost me to purchase a new one isn't worth that!
But then after deciding that "well it's gone," I wouldn't have been able to just leave either. It would have been a messy (pun intended) situation. I would have let a nearby LEO know what had happened, so that when/if it was found later, there wouldn't be any mystery as to why a gun was disposed of in an outhouse. Then, I imagine, I may have had to pay for whatever would need to be done to retrieve it. Then maybe gotten it back??? :eek6
I'm not sure there's enough Hoppe's #9 on the planet to have made it 'clean' enough for me to keep it after that. :smilelol5:

And finally, the worst case may have been that somebody got wind (pun intended again) of the story that a CHL'r carelessly lost his gun at a CHILDREN'S festival, and started some uproar about whether I should have been able to have it there in the first place.

Well, thankfully everything after the 3rd paragraph is just conjecture. Test those new holsters! Ensure you've put enough retention to keep it in place when/if it's inverted! Don't assume that it's solidly in place just because it's a nice holster. That was my idiotic mistake, that would have made today very crappy. (yep, intended again) :smilelol5:

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Post by Scott in Houston » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:25 pm

This was meant for "Never Again" forum. Sorry. Mods feel free to move.

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Post by Keith B » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:35 pm

Moved. :tiphat:
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:54 pm

It's a Glock. It wouldn't have hurt it at all. "rlol"
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Post by anygunanywhere » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:58 pm

If it would have gone in you could say you carry a blue glock.

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Post by MadMonkey » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:04 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:It's a Glock. It wouldn't have hurt it at all. "rlol"
Seriously. I wouldn't have an issue pulling one out of there either, but I've been through some nasty stuff :???:
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Post by Scott in Houston » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:24 pm

MadMonkey wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:It's a Glock. It wouldn't have hurt it at all. "rlol"
Seriously. I wouldn't have an issue pulling one out of there either, but I've been through some nasty stuff :???:
I'm a bit of a germaphobe... how deep are those things?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:31 pm

Scott in Houston wrote:
MadMonkey wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:It's a Glock. It wouldn't have hurt it at all. "rlol"
Seriously. I wouldn't have an issue pulling one out of there either, but I've been through some nasty stuff :???:
I'm a bit of a germaphobe... how deep are those things?
Deep enough. :mrgreen:
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Post by jmra » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:50 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Scott in Houston wrote:
MadMonkey wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:It's a Glock. It wouldn't have hurt it at all. "rlol"
Seriously. I wouldn't have an issue pulling one out of there either, but I've been through some nasty stuff :???:
I'm a bit of a germaphobe... how deep are those things?
Deep enough. :mrgreen:
I doubt you would be able to reach it. I expect it would require getting the vendor involved.
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Post by Divided Attention » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:26 pm

Its a Glock, can't you put them in the dishwasher? Of course then I wouldn't use my dishwasher EVER again!
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Post by Javier730 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:06 pm

It would of been fine. A little stinky though.
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Post by Wodathunkit » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:13 pm

Gross-gross-gross-Gross-gross-gross- :shock: Gross-gross-gross-Gross-gross-gross
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Post by rotor » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:22 pm

I have one of those long sticks with a magnet on the end which we use to pick up empty shotshells ( you thought they were brass). Tried it on a fully loaded G26 and easily picked it up. It's a Glock. Would work fine even with poop stuff on it. You might have had to dig around a bit but you would have found it.

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Post by A-R » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:38 pm

Something about the fetid potential of this situation reminded me of the story of The Watch from the film "Pulp Fiction"

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Post by Jason K » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:28 am

After you retrieve the gun, throw the holster in there.

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