ND - some blood

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Re: ND - some blood

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Ouch!

In addition to corrective actions #1 & #2 that the guy pointed out (buying a holster that's actually made for the particular firearm, & not getting complacent), I'd add

#3: Actually LOOK at the holster and ensure the re-holstering is free of any obstructions that can interact w/ the trigger...

Hopefully he escaped w/o any femur or major vascular damage.

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Ouch

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It can happen to anyone.
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AndyC wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:18 pm People asked and he said he wouldn't need surgery - dude got VERY lucky.
A friend who was a Pasadena cop when I worked in the ER negligently shot himself in a similar manner and ended up with exactly this wound. He didn’t need surgery either, but he did get a blooming wound infection from all the bits of holster and pants material that was blown into the wound. The round in that case was a .38 Special +P.
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GOOD GOLLY! That had to hurt!

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This could have been any one of the many modern, striker-fired, pistols without thumb safeties, but if anyone ever asks you what the term “Glock leg“ means, just show them this picture.
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Exactly why I watch my gun all the way into the holster. I don’t practice reholstering without looking, simply because, in a SD situation, my gun will be in my hand, until I am completely satisfied, there are no further threats. If the police arrive, they are not going to ask me to re holster.
I am also not a fan of straps on holsters, they do tend to get in the way, and can create the exact situation, described in the OP. I have thumb break on one holster and I don’t even consider re holstering without, holding the thumb break out of the way with my off hand, and watching throughout the process.
I have heard people extoll the virtue of being able to re-holster without looking, and how quickly they can do so, but as I’ve said before, I’ve never heard of anyone winning a gun fight by being the first one with their gun, back in their holster. JMHO
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Jusme wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:57 pm Exactly why I watch my gun all the way into the holster. I don’t practice reholstering without looking, simply because, in a SD situation, my gun will be in my hand, until I am completely satisfied, there are no further threats. If the police arrive, they are not going to ask me to re holster.
I am also not a fan of straps on holsters, they do tend to get in the way, and can create the exact situation, described in the OP. I have thumb break on one holster and I don’t even consider re holstering without, holding the thumb break out of the way with my off hand, and watching throughout the process.
I have heard people extoll the virtue of being able to re-holster without looking, and how quickly they can do so, but as I’ve said before, I’ve never heard of anyone winning a gun fight by being the first one with their gun, back in their holster. JMHO
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I was taught to reholster "slowly and reluctantly"
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Jusme wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:57 pm Exactly why I watch my gun all the way into the holster. I don’t practice reholstering without looking, simply because, in a SD situation, my gun will be in my hand, until I am completely satisfied, there are no further threats. If the police arrive, they are not going to ask me to re holster.
I am also not a fan of straps on holsters, they do tend to get in the way, and can create the exact situation, described in the OP. I have thumb break on one holster and I don’t even consider re holstering without, holding the thumb break out of the way with my off hand, and watching throughout the process.
I have heard people extoll the virtue of being able to re-holster without looking, and how quickly they can do so, but as I’ve said before, I’ve never heard of anyone winning a gun fight by being the first one with their gun, back in their holster. JMHO
:iagree: yup.

Reholster slowly, with both hands, clear any cover garments. Also not a fan of holsters with straps and or doohickeys.

On the upside he appears to have missed his knee!
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Russell wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:47 pm This does not appear to be .45, and definitely does not appear to be hollow point.
I treated a guy who shot himself in the thigh with a .40 Speer Gold Dot hollow point that fully expanded and the exit hole was no bigger than what was in the picture. Maybe less. Skin is pretty elastic. We know the bullet fully expanded because he picked it up off the floor and showed it to us when we arrived. Seeing that it had expanded was his first indication that he shot himself -- he thought he just made a loud noise because he didn't feel a thing...at first.
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Agreed that watching the gun during holstering is an asset. Gabe Suarez is known for taking gun handling risks that some people are extremely uncomfortable with, and even Gabe recommends watching the gun during holstering.

For myself, I also have a strong appreciation for manual safeties, but I practice enough with manual safeties that using them is automatic. I don't even put thought into operating them.
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