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Old 04-07-2017, 05:27 AM   #1
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Accidental shooting at Sig Academy

Sounds like Sig Academy did a great job. I'm sure this happens more than we know at training centers around the country.

Man shot in leg at Sig Sauer's Epping training facility | New Hampshire
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:30 AM   #2
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I realize this stuff happens, but man, would I feel like an idiot if I did that. Especially there.
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Would sure like more details, the article is devoid much. Holster? Weapon? Did something, such as a drawstring, get caught in the trigger guard?
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"The chief said there have been several such shootings at the training facility in recent years"

Reading this, my first thoughts were what the media would do with such a statement. Then, I remember that my daughter rides horses- you often hear of riders getting thrown, whether on the trail, or in a ring, or in competition. They get back on, and no one raises a ruckus. Deadly wrecks have never stopped NASCAR. Sports injuries. Airplane crashes. And on, and on.
I don't think the focus should be on what happened, but how few incidents happen in relation to how many train there, and how well Sig is prepared to deal with it. Which, also is a good reminder- a trauma kit should always be close at hand when shooting, and a person should be versed in how to handle a gunshot wound.
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Man....that stuff just happens.
Sig did/does an excellent job imo.
Having Paramedics on hand is great.
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A somber reminder to all of us to be mindful at all times when handling firearms.

But I'm very glad to hear that SIG was so well-prepared, and glad that the Fire Chief complimented them for it.
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I'd assume a striker and that is what scares me with one. Even though I have two 320's and carry the SC often.
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I'd assume a striker and that is what scares me with one. Even though I have two 320's and carry the SC often.
Don't think I'll make that assumption. If this person doesn't understand your finger needs to be out of the trigger when reholstering, would he necessarily understand the importance of decocking a DA/SA or putting a 1911 on safe before holstering?

Still many unknowns here.
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It's a slow news day (Friday). I can see this holding headlines in the Washington Post Opinion section as another UN-Necesssary risk to people and which should be stopped or regulated to only LEO at the Federal level.
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I'd assume a striker and that is what scares me with one. Even though I have two 320's and carry the SC often.
Following the golden rules of gun safety would alleviate that issue no matter the type of firing.
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Even though I'm very confident in my safety and trigger discipline, for guns that I carry appendix, they are either DA/SA or have a grip safety, and I always look as I slowly holster. That way, with my thumb on the back of the slide/hammer or off the grip safety, nothing will set that trigger off. Can't imagine having to holster quickly if the threat has been assessed as over.

Still, even at a range, with a live fire drill and a lot of things going on, it can take just a nanosecond of concentration loss or what have you...with even the safest of shooters.
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So I guess they allow Glocks at the SIG Academy? Or should we also coin the term, "P320 Leg"?


For DA/SA hammer guys, in the habit of thumb pushing on hammer as gun is holstered, that type of accident isn't happening.
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I've taken numerous courses at the academy and safety is job 1 and the instructors do a great job. The #1 priority is that everyone goes home with the same amount of holes they come with. Before shooting starts the instructor will find anyone with medical experience and be assigned to help in the event of an emergency. If there are paramedics or Dr's (or anyone with more experience than the instructor) he will call out that they are the primary. 2 people are also assigned to call 911 and 2 are assigned as runners to go out and meet the emergency vehicles when the arrive to bring them to the range.

They do everything they can to mitigate problems and have contingency plans should they happen.
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Don't think I'll make that assumption. If this person doesn't understand your finger needs to be out of the trigger when reholstering, would he necessarily understand the importance of decocking a DA/SA or putting a 1911 on safe before holstering?

Still many unknowns here.
Agreed. The last IDPA qualifier I shot in, one of my squad mates was shooting a Beretta 92F from an Alien IWB holster at 4-5. I wasn't comfortable with this guys gun handling skills. The SO kept fussing at him about putting his off hand in from on the muzzle while he holstered. I finally walked up to the SO and reminded him that the DA/SA gun's needed to be decocked before they went back in the holster as he was too worried about the flagging to think about that. Finally got the guy shooting safe(r), but was scarry.
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