That was a good video. Shows the perils of certain weapon / equipment design failures.
That 5.11 holster has a push-release immediately next to his 1911's safety and, coupled with stress-induced finger-banging of the trigger, led to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Guess he should go with a SERPA, or pretty much any other design, when using a 1911. Or ditch the 1911! :mrgreen:
It looks more like a Glock Leg to me. However, 1911 or Glock if you look at it in full screen on YouTube you'll see he clears the holster and immediately puts his finger on the trigger and it went off. Bad training and technique looks to be the culprit in this one.
I'm always afraid something like this might happen. I think the western style "quick draw" was originally done with single action revolvers which had a lot less opportunity for this type of problem. The old gun smoke street battles, probably never really happened the way we saw them on TV.
I'll bet that screwed his knee for life. I noticed his reflexes from the pain were almost as quick as the bullet traveling through his pants leg.
I wish I could say "It would never happen to me" But I feel that complacency can cause lots of safety issues. As much experience as I have, I occasionally catch myself making careless mistakes. Being self aware and acknowledging our own mistakes is important!
Even at the Range at the last shoot, I tried to get folks to not point guns down range when people were down range. That was difficult to do, Most felt it was unnecessary. I feel safety is NEVER unnecessary. A little inconvenience can save a life or limb.
Practicing quick draw should be done with an unloaded gun. How many of these vids must we see before people understand. Being cool is not the point! Trigger control is serious buisness!
While I definitely understand not handing a loaded weapon to anyone, I'm not sure what's wrong with taking a picture of a loaded weapon. is it because it's being handled while loaded when it should be put in the holster and left alone?
well, that's one way to introduce some chlorine into the gene pool. Unfortunately their stupidity turns into a tool that someone will try to use to take my rights away. I can understand hating that completely.
Dude is lucky. The round traveled about a foot down through his leg and exited just above his knee. No permanent damage. most likely due to a sub sonic round not creating hydro static shock which would have ripped his leg to heck.