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    Quote Originally Posted by slong115 View Post
    Amen! I have mentioned in other posts that it is not that I don't trust striker-fired weapons with no safeties but that I don't trust ME with them. Being a fellow 'revolver guy', I just feel safer carrying revolvers or DA autoloaders.

    I don't know if there is any available data comparing self-defense shootings vs negligent discharges but if the NG's don't outnumber the self-defense shootings, I am fairly sure that their numbers would be 'competitive'.

    Whenever I read about guys working on their carry weapon's striker-fired trigger to lighten the pull, I cringe and think to myself that there is no way in Hell I would ever do that.

    Gawd. ain't THAT the truth! I figure if they can't handle a 4 lb mushy trigger, they need a 1911 with TWO safeties, one on the grip and one at the thumb. Or, just learn to shoot DA. It ain't THAT tough. I learned on the best training gun possible for this, a DA revolver. What I lack in grey matter for carrying guns with no safeties, I make up for with mad DA shooting skillz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70 View Post
    No, not with an axe, but I have seen plenty of firemen knock themselves out with a loose hold on the hose, or was it just bacon grease on their hands, hard to remember.
    yea me too!
    almost everytime It was the result of a poorly (Or no training ) Engineer that had way to much pressure on the hose line.
    when you see three Firemen get lifted off their feet its kind of a sign of to much pressure!---LOL
    I was a Water Supply officer with the FD in my later 4-5 years after we got Large Diameter Hose and hydraulics was just kind of my thing well before then, I swear some of the Engineers there were just pitiful and many had been Engineers for many years as well.
    course IF you can't multiply or divide then likely you can't work out formulas>
    what can I say hiring requirements kind of went down the tube about 1980.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    Firemen are allowed to carry only single shot bolt action axes.
    It has drastically reduced accidental slice and dice incidents.

    TRUE!
    but then again the real Far Truck (Ladder truck) has several high capacity Gasoline saws for use!
    and the ever popular big thingy that mashes stuff really good, also known as the Hurst Power Rescue Tool, can't recall any Farman mashing his finger either?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    yea me too!
    almost everytime It was the result of a poorly (Or no training ) Engineer that had way to much pressure on the hose line.
    when you see three Firemen get lifted off their feet its kind of a sign of to much pressure!---LOL
    I was a Water Supply officer with the FD in my later 4-5 years after we got Large Diameter Hose and hydraulics was just kind of my thing well before then, I swear some of the Engineers there were just pitiful and many had been Engineers for many years as well.
    course IF you can't multiply or divide then likely you can't work out formulas>
    what can I say hiring requirements kind of went down the tube about 1980.
    Staying with this theme, I'm guessing there was quite a bit of "pressure" in that "tube" as well...
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    He was a corrections officer.
    Maybe he was correcting himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    He was a corrections officer.
    Maybe he was correcting himself.
    Yes!
    I thought that was apparent by the Badge he was wearing?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    Well, you can bet it's a striker gun with no external safeties. But, we all know, safety is between the ears, so you don't need no stinkin' thumb safety, right?

    I'm dumb enough I rather prefer my DA hammer guns....or revolvers.

    I was on our academy range going through a low light shooting class when the officer next to me discharged his Beretta 92 into the concrete walkway adjacent my right leg...I was hit be shrapnel from the bullet...we were doing movements from target to target...it can happen with any handgun...it's the knuclehead carrying the weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Sp5 View Post
    I was on our academy range going through a low light shooting class when the officer next to me discharged his Beretta 92 into the concrete walkway adjacent my right leg...I was hit be shrapnel from the bullet...we were doing movements from target to target...it can happen with any handgun...it's the knuclehead carrying the weapon.
    I fully agree with that last statement. When I got my first CHL, now known as LTC, a guy in the class had just finished a course of fire. While still standing at the firing line listening to the instructors directions, a shot goes off from his pistol missing his foot by just an inch or two. First, he loaded his pistol with more rounds than instructed, but fired the correct amount. Next, finger was on the trigger with it pointed down. This happened fast, as the instructor was telling everyone to keep muzzles pointed down range, and about to tell them to keep the actions open for visual inspection of clear.

    Not that it makes any difference, the pistol was of Colt manufacture. An old .380.

    This student was not allowed to complete the course, and was ushered from the range. Knucklehead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    I fully agree with that last statement. When I got my first CHL, now known as LTC, a guy in the class had just finished a course of fire. While still standing at the firing line listening to the instructors directions, a shot goes off from his pistol missing his foot by just an inch or two. First, he loaded his pistol with more rounds than instructed, but fired the correct amount. Next, finger was on the trigger with it pointed down. This happened fast, as the instructor was telling everyone to keep muzzles pointed down range, and about to tell them to keep the actions open for visual inspection of clear.

    Not that it makes any difference, the pistol was of Colt manufacture. An old .380.

    This student was not allowed to complete the course, and was ushered from the range. Knucklehead.
    Did you ever see the guy again? Situations like this make me wonder if the guy gave up guns, blamed someone else for his mistake, or learned from it and takes it more seriously than before.

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    I hope he did learn something from it. But no, never saw him again. This is a small town I live very near to, and if he had made news, I'm sure I would have known it.
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