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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    interestingly enough, this is not the first time I have heard this happen to a cop. when I was in my michigan CCW class the instructor told us of an officer who was carrying his glock without a holster and went to adjust his shirt which was tucked in and it snagged the trigger and went off shooting himself in the foot. so is this a trend or something that off duty officers don't use holsters??. I mean come on. get a freakin holster!

    I know of a few LEO who carry a Glock pistol off duty without a holster. The one thing they all do when carrying in such a fashion is to ensure that there is a "trigger block" installed behind the trigger. It's not clear why they carry without a holster, just know that they do so safely.

    I don't recommend that ANYONE carry any firearm without using a holster that encloses the trigger. Protecting the trigger is critical to prevent NDs' from happening.



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    Maybe they were filming an episode of Reno 911!
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    Does anyone remember the Keystone Cops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADnMO View Post
    Maybe they were filming an episode of Reno 911!
    Just glad it wasn't "Cop Rock"!



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    I checked out the hole in the floor and it isn't much of anything to see. It actually hit in a carpeted area which helped with ricochet or any fragments causing harm. That off-duty was one lucky guy and he should probably retire at 65 and consider that a sad way to end his career.

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    I can't imagine any agency allowing it's officers to carry w/o a holster. A thug in some alley in Chicago, yes, but a cop? They ought to be more professional than that. And especially not with a glock that basically has NO safety.

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    The gang bangers and bad guys are the ones who carry loose in their pants... This guy missed the dept memo on that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCjones View Post
    They ought to be more professional than that.
    Welcome to the People's Republic of South Carolina.

    And especially not with a glock that basically has NO safety.
    Actually the Glock series of pistols all feature three (3) safeties, the drop safety, the firing pin safety, and the trigger safety. Unless of course the officer negligently deactivated one of the safety mechanisms, but why would one do so?

    The Glock pistol design is one of the safest out there. But even with all that, the design cannot make up for basic stupidity.

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    As with any gun, as well as the Glock, keep that freakin' finger off the trigger is the safest way to handle a gun no matter how stupid one is...

    hmmm...what would I do without my Glock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    interestingly enough, this is not the first time I have heard this happen to a cop. when I was in my michigan CCW class the instructor told us of an officer who was carrying his glock without a holster and went to adjust his shirt which was tucked in and it snagged the trigger and went off shooting himself in the foot. so is this a trend or something that off duty officers don't use holsters??. I mean come on. get a freakin holster!
    Sounds like that passive Glock trigger "safety" isn't so safe.
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