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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Darwin Award Reply with quote

The following video shows a guy shooting himself in the leg. Contains swearing.

Guy shoots himself at range

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Is this also an example that the euro coin falls faster than the paper dollar? How long does it take for him to realize he shot himself? But he isn't a fast speaker neither and how much time did a dinosauris need to realize you were cutting his tail?

And who am I to judge? But I think that when I'm still standing after such an accident, my first act would be to get the magazine out and to open the pistol, before I put it down on the ground...
I now also begin to understand the different angles on holstertypes Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

poor Darwin got his name associated with moron like this..
But yeah.. Should have shoot bit more to the left to ensure the gene pool not to be contaminated..

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Good one Geland. I think he pretty much scared the gene pool dry tho. Kinda scares me away from buying one of those targets with the guy pointing a gun at me too. At least he aims low.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

gelandangan..... he probably would have ballsed that up too and ended up going off half cocked.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

This is one of those guys that I see at the range all the time, expert in all things, showin' the boys how it's done. I'm still trying to figure out why he was so close to the target Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Same thing, but the story is different once it's explained. He has been very lucky!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvAxLX6OzE
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Same thing, but the story is different once it's explained. He has been very lucky!

Thanks for the update post Aloysius, Kudos to him for explaining what happened. But one thing he didn't address like cbsweeney said, why was he so close to the target?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Theres an old military/police rule:
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire. Period

It appears to me that in his haste to draw and fire he pushed his finger inside the trigger guard as he was drawing......pure simple stupidity!

The sequence is Draw then fire. Taking into account threats and surroundings!

As for being so close we do a sequence during our qualifications shoots starting up front like that. The idea is to tactically withdraw, whilst putting 2 - 3 rounds into the badguy. Its based on a surprise encounter situation.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
poor Darwin got his name associated with moron like this..
But yeah.. Should have shoot bit more to the left to ensure the gene pool not to be contaminated..

That would have put some lead in his pencil.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

We've practiced scenarios like Radar mentioned, for the same reason. Starting with the off hand touching the target and retreating as you draw and fire.

I found the second video interesting because I have a similar holster and kinda wondered about pressing hard with the trigger finger to release the retention while drawing the gun. I haven't played much with that holster but maybe its time to start practicing, with a snap cap in place!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
We've practiced scenarios like Radar mentioned, for the same reason. Starting with the off hand touching the target and retreating as you draw and fire.

+1 we also do similar drills

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

I practiced to quick draw with my booger hooker pressing the side of the slide or just above the trigger hole.
In the event of a slip, you would have missed the trigger.

I dont know about that holster, but IMHO, good holsters would have THUMB release instead of index finger release.

Now I never practiced with me touching the target then draw, but, I believe if you do, you would at least start SLOW and safe
rather than hurried and unsafe, as was proven in this case.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

Gelan, I'm pretty sure it was one of these>> www.blackhawk.com/cata...t,1410.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Award Reply with quote

if you were that close use ya bowie knife ya flamin dork!!!!

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