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Offline Glockzilla3K

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"Glock Glitch" cop shoots himself and blames his pistol
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:25:58 PM »
A West Carrollton police officer’s accidental shooting of himself at a Franklin firing range is being attributed to his gun malfunctioning, authorities said.

“There’s a pin in the triggers of Glocks that keeps the safety in place, and the pin had actually worked itself out to the side of the gun to the point that it was sticking out far enough that when he stuck (the gun) in the holster, the pin caught the edge of the holster and pulled the trigger back,” Wessling said.


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"Glock Glitch" cop shoots himself and blames his pistol
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:25:58 PM »

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Offline masfonos

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Re: "Glock Glitch" cop shoots himself and blames his pistol
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 08:31:50 PM »
Uh, yeah. That definitely didn't happen.

The distance to get the pin to the holster past the trigger guard is >3.43mm. To get it to the holster past the frame is 10mm. The trigger itself is 9.33mm and the pin is almost as long. The pin goes through one side of the trigger, the trigger tab, and the other side of the trigger, each about 3mm.

To even reach the holster past the trigger guard, it would have to be completely out of the far side of the trigger and partially out of the tab, in which case the trigger safety would still work and "the pin catching on the holster" is bogus (plus you're a moron if you don't notice this). 
If it was out far enough for the trigger tab to fall out (the only way for the trigger safety NOT to work), then it's barely still in the plastic material and it would likely rip out before pulling the trigger (plus you're REALLY a moron if you don't notice this).

The cop either pulled the trigger and shot himself and is lying to cover up his screw up but he's dumb and doesn't understand how Glocks work so his story sucks (which is obviously the case), or he's so stupid that he can't tell when pieces of his gun are falling off and poking him in the finger. If it's the latter, then clearly he is too stupid to have a firearm and I'm shocked that he managed to figure out which way to point it when shooting for as long as he did.

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Re: "Glock Glitch" cop shoots himself and blames his pistol
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 02:20:28 PM »
Agree. Very unlikely that it happened as described. The pin catching on the holster wouldn't cause it to go bang unless it was out so far that the paddle fell out.

Full video with trigger safety at 3:40

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThsdG0FNdc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThsdG0FNdc</a>