Accidental Discharge

08/05/23 - Woman at the Brandon Mall in Florida injured herself while reaching into her purse searching for something. Her firearm discharged.
A truth towards Training can help a person know - How, When, Where, Why and any other reason you can think of.
Yep, I bet a holster that was made for the firearm and the carring place & position it is made for could have helped.

"Update: The woman was not injured, round went into a showcase. The woman is being searched for because she ran from the scene.
I’ve learn something here, never take the first news report as actual information.

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Reminds me of the Cop in the elevator that was trying to figure out which pocket to put his Glock in and shot himself in the side. :roll_eyes:

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Remindes me of the atf agent who shot himself in a classroom…people who shouldn’t have firearm access

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DvfONckOPyaI&ved=2ahUKEwiF3NCs38aAAxVPIzQIHSA-AngQwqsBegQIEBAB&usg=AOvVaw3W3wshMfYKVXE0GUTr3_FA

Agree with you guys.

With proper training and holster this mistake could have been avoided.

But coulda, shoulda, woulda is all we can imagine this lady is thinking .

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Bad s— Happens wen you least expect it

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If you throw a handgun in a bag with a bunch of other junk you should be expecting bad things to happen every time you reach into it. Especially if the handgun isn’t in a really good holster.

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Hey Shamrock,
Remember the Idiot Fed (is that an Oxy-Moron…or just a Moron? Hmmm?)
Sorry, i digress again, as usual.
He was ‘dancing’ (if you could call it that) out on the floor and dumbsh-- did a back flip,
Gun falls out hits the Hardwood and goes off! I don’t believe it hit anybody, but scared the
piss out of party goer’s…
And these brain-trusts want to take away OUR Guns ?
The world is a truly weird place !

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John Travolta has NOTHING to worry about!

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You are just too damn fast brother!

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Just ‘stayin alive’ :rofl:

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Two thoughts: That gun didn’t go off until the idiot picked it up incorrectly and hit the trigger. When non gun owners hear that phrase “the gun just went off” it adds to fear of the unknown.

The woman who screwed up with a gun loose in her purse, well, duh. I have one carry purse I rarely use but it does has a specific compartment, a holster and the velcro holster does stay in place when you draw. But I prefer on body carry 100%.

Thanks @William377 for the topic!

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That clip never gets old. I’m the only one in room professional enough. :joy: :joy:

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Wow Wanda…ok… my badddddddddddd
The gun fired after he tried to pick it up triggering the AD!
Jeez can’t even make a joke here anymore without the
correction Police hovering over every word

Mea Culpa.
I was just trying for a funny.
I’ll be over in the corner w/ my ‘Dunce’ hat on.

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I do a pretty aggressive upside down shake test on my carry holsters to make sure the retention is set tight enough. I don’t think I was ever capable of a back flip even in my younger days so I wont be trying the backflip retention test any time soon.

To you FBI agents out there, when doing the apparently FBI approved backflip retention test I highly recommend doing it with an unloaded pistol and not in a public setting🫤

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One subject that we seem to be ignoring here:

Makes me wonder, what would you do?
Devils Advocate, Nobody injure, nobody know who you are.
They certainly have multiple videos of her and probably her car?

Me, I’d stay and face the music but I’m sure many people would run away.

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@Don102 I was responding to the thread as a whole, not you! In general what I meant was the public uses phrases like the gun went off but as we know, that is untrue. Sorry if it came across to you in the wrong way. No harm intended.

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Actually, he fired the gun when he picked it up, and shot a guy in the leg.

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