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Old 07-17-2017, 10:38 AM
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A friend forwarded this story to me. Terrifying, really.

Worn Leather Holsters SAFETY WARNING: Accidental Discharges

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:46 AM
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"I can’t say I didn’t know the crease had been formed in the holster."

Bingo. Operator error. Sorry..I don't believe in "Accidental" discharges. They are always negligent discharges. If you knowingly use an item that has a potential safety issue...and "It" happens..you have only yourself to blame.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:13 AM
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Seems Galco discontinued that holster.

Good thing he didn't appendix carry.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:06 PM
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Shoulda bought a better quality holster to start with.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:01 PM
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Shoulda bought a better quality holster to start with.
Galco is pretty decent mass produced Leather,That Holster should have been trashed long ago especially when carrying a Gun with no external safety.
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Seems Galco discontinued that holster.

Good thing he didn't appendix carry.
Agreed :-). And the OP has done us all a service by reminding us (surely we've ALL seen that link before) that bullets don't care whose "fault" it is when the muzzle is pointed at the wearer or anyone else.

Under the laws of torts, holster makers absolutely are expected, like every manufacturer of goods sold to the public, to anticipate the result of wear on what we make and sell. It's called a 'duty' and we breach it at our peril because we can be the ones found negligent (which word also has a specific meaning in law).
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A friend forwarded this story to me. Terrifying, really.

Worn Leather Holsters SAFETY WARNING: Accidental Discharges

Slàinte,

Bob
This story was first posted on the Internet at least 5 years ago. But it's a good reminder to beware of our equipment.....and not carry Glocks.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:55 PM
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Six years old. Facts unverified. More terrifying that you're sharing it now . . .

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Worn Leather Holsters SAFETY WARNING: Accidental Discharges

Slàinte,

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Yes, if I remember correctly from back then some online sleuthing revealed some credible evidence this incident may not have happened at all. In any case, it is a good reminder about safety, if perhaps the writer had other purposes for the story. I never did like any of those tiny belt-slide type holsters and that particular one, worn between the belt and pants, looks like the worst design of them all.
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Well, that's it for me. Going to a 1911 in the holster and a revolver in the pocket. Both 9mm.


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But, wait! Glock Safe Action Pistol! There are frame mounted safeties, slide mounted safeties, drop safeties, and mag safeties...but there ain't no "trigger safety" that requires only, oh I don't know, pulling the trigger to overcome! I have three Glocks, but I know that thing in the trigger isn't a safety.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:18 PM
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I never did like any of those tiny belt-slide type holsters and that particular one, worn between the belt and pants.
The "Yaqui Slide" holster predates the Glock type action by many years. Col Cooper can be seen in many photos with a 1911 "cocked and locked" in just such a rig. I refuse to bash any "firearm system" but I will admit here, in public that I am not "expert" enough to carry a "single action, striker fired, 5lb trigger" on a day to day basis. "Civilian casual carry" is very different from the LE duty belt. Just like my revolver of olde, I get great comfort putting my thumb on the bobbed hammer of my 6906 whenever I handle it because if'n it stays down there's no "earth shattering kaboom." Joe
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