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    Orange cty corrections officer shoot self in leg during training

    Don't know what kind of handgun, I found a link that might say what's issued but can't open the link with my computer because it's a newer version of excel to open it. (newer than 97)

    https://www.wftv.com/news/local/corr...unty/956211750

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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...v5EeH6Ul2-57DE

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    yep had a Georgia officer shoot himself a week or so ago in a training accident.
    Could have happened but I swear in 32 years I never remember a Firefighter cutting himself with an axe while training?
    maybe we should think about arming police with fire axes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    Could have happened but I swear in 32 years I never remember a Firefighter cutting himself with an axe while training?
    Doesn't mean it hasn't happened though.
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    Firemen are allowed to carry only single shot bolt action axes.
    It has drastically reduced accidental slice and dice incidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Don't know what kind of handgun, I found a link that might say what's issued but can't open the link with my computer because it's a newer version of excel to open it. (newer than 97)

    https://www.wftv.com/news/local/corr...unty/956211750

    and

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...v5EeH6Ul2-57DE
    The file just lists types of lethal and non-lethal weapons, not brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    yep had a Georgia officer shoot himself a week or so ago in a training accident.
    Could have happened but I swear in 32 years I never remember a Firefighter cutting himself with an axe while training?
    maybe we should think about arming police with fire axes?
    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.
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    Back in my cop days, whenever we had to qualify on the range I would wear my vest. Other officers would ask me why I was wearing it and I simply told that that the odds of me getting accidentally shot at a range where lots of officers were shooting multiple weapons was probably far greater than my chance of getting shot on the street. I won't say that police officers are more unsafe than civilians but carrying a gun every day (this was before Michigan became far more friendly for civilian concealed carry) made if far more likely for police to be involved in negligent discharges. Knew 3 cops who had NGs in my 4+ yrs. Only one was on-duty at the time and he was unloading his weapon while seated in the patrol car. The other two were both at home when their incidents happened. The 3 officers were on 3 different departments, too.

    Only knew one civilian that had an NG and I was standing right next to him when it happened. He was my buddy and we were about 17 yrs old at that time. We were squirrel hunting and he was chambering a round in a lever-action .22 rifle while wearing gloves and suddenly "BANG!" Luckily his weapon was pointed down-range when it fired. That shook us both up pretty good and he was always extremely safe in his weapons handling after that.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    yep had a Georgia officer shoot himself a week or so ago in a training accident.
    Could have happened but I swear in 32 years I never remember a Firefighter cutting himself with an axe while training?
    maybe we should think about arming police with fire axes?
    If you do cut yourself with an axe, it creates one heck of an axehole!

    Don't axe me for any more...I have plenty of them. I'm kind of a smart-axe.

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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.
    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.
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