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Lake City Man Drops Gun in Wal-Mart and Discharges

This is a discussion on Lake City Man Drops Gun in Wal-Mart and Discharges within the Florida Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; A man in Lake City dropped his handgun in a Wal-Mart. It was in a holster but discharged when it ...

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    Default Lake City Man Drops Gun in Wal-Mart and Discharges

    A man in Lake City dropped his handgun in a Wal-Mart. It was in a holster but discharged when it hit the ground. Luckily no one was hurt. Being that he was booked with Culpable Negligence and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, I'm assuming he has a concealed carry permit because if not it would have been a felony. I haven't seen any reports confirming either way.

    While I hate hearing about these type of incidents, we should all take a second and remember that you should have a high quality SECURE holster and know where your firearm is AT ALL TIMES!


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    That would suck. I've carried for almost a year and fortunately no incidents. That's what I like about a DAO, it's almost impossible for it to accidentally go off. Almost. I would never say never when it comes to guns. :-)

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    I would like to know what kind of firearm this was. Most modern guns have a firing pin block, to make them drop safe. Cheaper guns with inertia firing pins may discharge when dropped.

    Can anyone expand on which guns are not safe when dropped.
    I know the Beretta M9 & the 8000 Cougar has firing pin block. I'm not sure that the PPK/S has a firing pin block. Does anybody have definitive info on this?
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    is there a link to a article for this story?

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    Hm. Sounds like someone went out and bought a cheapo holster....Never regret spending the little extra for something with tension screws. Hope everything works out for this guy, thank god noone was hurt.
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    Here is a couple of news links - No mention of what type of gun, but it sounds like the gun & holster fell out and the gun shot through the holster.

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    I think we are jumping to conclusions, We do not know what type of firearm he had or the holster he was using.

    We are asumming that he had a cheap firearm and holster.
    We know that it was dropped and then discharged and nobody got hurt.

    (assuming here, bear with me). the gun drops and hits the ground barrel first and discharges, so nobody gets hurt. or he pulls the trigger by accident while the gun is pointing at the ground. so it gets dropped.

    anything could of happened. But I agree with Luke.

    if you carry, Get a reliable gun and holster. But most important We as CCW holders need to excersice caution and safe firearm handling at all times.

    public incidents like this will give ammo to the gun control lobby, lets doublecheck our rigs and our guns and make extra sure we are carrying safe.

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    Had this been an automobile that accellerated uncontrollably into a crowd, we'd know the year, make, and model. It seems to me that not publicizing the model of firearm does a great disservice to the reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich7553 View Post
    Had this been an automobile that accellerated uncontrollably into a crowd, we'd know the year, make, and model. It seems to me that not publicizing the model of firearm does a great disservice to the reader.
    I agree with you completely. I think that if an incident like this occurred the gun make and caliber should be publicly known. Not only would this help the consumer with a decision in what weapon to carry, but also the manufacture should know that their weapon could need a recall to fix potential problems. But that is my 2 cents.

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    Default Accidental Discharge

    Typical of American newspapers, they are so worried about being first to cover a story, they mangle the story so all information is suspect. The article in the papers states in the first paragraph that the weapon fell out of the holster and discharged. Then, in the second paragraph, the weapon, in the holster fell and shot through the holster. Which was it? The two statements are mutually exclusive. I do feel that the gentleman used poor judgement either in the holster selection or the weapon. I would love to have the REAL story.
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