Title cut off: "Just another day in the "Big D".
For a Darwin Award, you have to die. What's the next step down?
Gun in pants in movies: nothing happens. Gun in pants in real life: incredibly stupid.
Man Shoots Himself in the Penis in Birmingham
The 45-year-old heating and air-conditioning company employee was on a job in Birmingham on Tuesday when the incident took place, Birmingham Police Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said today. He was getting ready to work and was moving the .40-caliber Glock pistol in his pants when it discharged at 11:15 a.m.
"Through and through, if you can believe it," Clemence said. "The situation could have been a lot worse. You think about it -- your femoral artery runs down there. He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. Itís a big bullet; youíre not talking a small bullet."
The affluent part of the "Big D" in an entirely different county.
Any other Dave and Chuck the Freak fans on here?
They were discussing this today. The question was: if you had your choice, would you rather have the bullet enter the frank or the beans? It made for some great morning entertainment, lol.
I do feel bad for this guy though, hopefully he'll be able to remain anonymous.
More importantly, hopefully he and "Little Mr. HVAC" make a complete recovery!
Have any of you ever seen this clever idea. "The speed draw champion"? Yipe!!! We had a deputy here in our county who went to the range for a little off duty practice. He was wearing the Thunderwear and had it stuffed with a Glock model 22. He got into his vehicle and decided that he needed to reach down and do a little adjustment. Bang. He survived and so did his parts.
I am always amazed at these stories. Firearms do not discharge because you adjust them. The discharge because you put your finger on the trigger and pull it. Pistol in your pants aka Mexican carry is fine if you do not put your finger on the trigger and shoot yourself.
I am well versed in the use of firearms. I have been an NRA instructor for over 35 years and am a Florida class K (law enforcement) certified instructor. On another thread someone asked why so few people use Toledo Talk. One of the reasons is that people on this board seem to enjoy spending so much time picking other people's post apart. My post was simply an attempt at applying some humor to a very serious subject. I learned during my two tours in Vietnam the fine art of trigger control.
when did they start equipping Glocks with decockers?
No problem! I didn't mean anything personal to you. The people who write these stories for the press are frequently ill informed as to firearms.
Glock with a decocker? Glock with a safety? Blasphemy!!
Carry hot and keep the finger off the trigger!
Surely you jest
star56 what part of his body did he hit, now re-read my comment.
Just call him stubby.
jhop- good one! :-)