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    Red face Arkansas cop sues Glock for $75,000 after shooting himself in the foot ...

    An Arkansas policeman is suing a large gun manufacturer after accidentally shooting himself in the foot literally.
    According to the website Guns.com, Larry Jones, a cop from Cherry Valley, Arkansas, was injured when his pistol unexpectedly discharged as he was trying to outfit the gun with a tactical light at a shooting range in June 2013.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nt-loaded.html
    Hmm...Glock, who wudda thunk it.
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    Is he listing his mother for bringing such a stupid child into this world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Hmm...Glock, who wudda thunk it.

    Humm.... Arkansas who wudda thunk it!

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    quote...unexpectedly discharged as he was trying to outfit the gun with a tactical light at a shooting range in June 2013. quote.

    uh, excuse me...will all those in the reading audience who work on their firearm with a round chambered please raise your hand...DavidB, you may put your hand down as you were already a known entity...

    i hope the judicial system throws out the suit as frivolous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    quote...unexpectedly discharged as he was trying to outfit the gun with a tactical light at a shooting range in June 2013. quote.

    uh, excuse me...will all those in the reading audience who work on their firearm with a round chambered please raise your hand...DavidB, you may put your hand down as you were already a known entity...

    i hope the judicial system throws out the suit as frivolous...

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    Hahaha .. but you're right .. all my guns have one (or two or etc depending on gun) in the chamber.

    Does this make me an irresponsible gun owner?

    I don't think so ... I have drop tested all my guns so I know an accidental discharge is off the table. How many members to that with their guns? The only reason for my gun to go pew pew pew is for me to want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    quote...unexpectedly discharged as he was trying to outfit the gun with a tactical light at a shooting range in June 2013. quote.

    uh, excuse me...will all those in the reading audience who work on their firearm with a round chambered please raise your hand...DavidB, you may put your hand down as you were already a known entity...

    i hope the judicial system throws out the suit as frivolous...

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    There are several Tac lights that are made to snap on and off I see nothing wrong when mounting one of those on a loaded firearm. But one has to now to keep is finger off the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    There are several Tac lights that are made to snap on and off I see nothing wrong when mounting one of those on a loaded firearm. But one has to now to keep is finger off the trigger.
    really...

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    Is this the Bill and Hillary Clinton child they don't talk about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    There are several Tac lights that are made to snap on and off I see nothing wrong when mounting one of those on a loaded firearm. But one has to now to keep is finger off the trigger.

    Seems you are in Wisconsin from your location listed to the left. Everyone here please make sure I never take any shooting courses from any instructor in Wisconsin. Unless you meant that as extreme sarcasm that just flew way over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    If one can't use equipment as designed then one shouldn't use it.
    If one can't install the equipment in the safest possible manner, then maybe they should consider not installing it.
    http://negligentdischarge.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If one can't install the equipment in the safest possible manner, then maybe they should consider not installing it.
    http://negligentdischarge.com/
    It is always up to the end user to know there personal limitations, if the user can not do something safely then they shouldn't be doing it.
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    Thanks it is nice to have my own spell checker.
    Last edited by Firearms Iinstuctor; 08-27-2016 at 09:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If one can't install the equipment in the safest possible manner, then maybe they should consider not installing it.
    http://negligentdischarge.com/
    I say let people install things as they see fit. No need to regulate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I say let people install things as they see fit. No need to regulate this.
    Next time it may be someone else shot, instead of the operator.

    Same as no need for traffic control lights - let people ignore them.



    Then there is air traffic control - abolish it and let pilots do what they may.
    Better to not open your mouth and be thought the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Next time it may be someone else shot, instead of the operator.

    Same as no need for traffic control lights - let people ignore them.



    Then there is air traffic control - abolish it and let pilots do what they may.
    Grape, you worry too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Grape, you worry too much.
    What me worry?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman

    Being careful does not require that too much worry be included., in fact no amount of true worry is necessary.
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    Better to not open your mouth and be thought the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    What me worry?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman

    Being careful does not require that too much worry be included., in fact no amount of true worry is necessary.
    "I choose the danger." McCoy, Star Trek: Search for Spock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Don't worry, be confident, with confidence borne of Sixty or Seventy years of good living. Something that the beardless will never have.
    Surviving 60 or 70 years does impart a confidence borne of that journey.

    If one has never had a burr placed beneath their saddle, they can't appreciate the ride it induces.
    Better to not open your mouth and be thought the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Surviving 60 or 70 years does impart a confidence borne of that journey.

    If one has never had a burr placed beneath their saddle, they can't appreciate the ride it induces.
    I remember a Star Trek, NTG, where a character had to kill himself when he turned 60 ......

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    Pistols that have the most negligent discharges

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...ent+discharges

    Rise In Negligent Discharges Accompanies LASD Transition To Striker-Fired Pistol
    http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2015/06...-fired-pistol/

    Did Gaston Glock Invent the Negligent Discharge?
    http://www.ammoland.com/2015/05/did-...#axzz4Iim8UPi8

    Op-Ed Why the police shouldn't use Glocks
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    tks for the cites OC for ME...quite useful

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    solus, my pleasure.

    The tidbit regarding cops are more likely to place their finger on the trigger and then state that they do/did/would not...until video is replayed. Filed away...just in case.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Your LAT linkey didn't send me where you wished, but I liked the 25 August item just fine!
    Sorry, really really sorry, that was not my intention...I just clicked and the first thing displayed put me off the remainder of my breakfast (almost lost what I have taken)...Hillary. Not sure other than having to search their site...never mind, op-ed anyway.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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