Posted May 6, 2017 8:10 pm by Comments

By John Farnam

Smoking 45

By John Farnam

Guns are dangerous! Some degree of danger will always attach to serious training with guns. I don’t know how else to put it.
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( “Unlikely” doesn’t translate to “Impossible!”

From a friend and colleague:

‘Last week on our outdoor range, while setting-up a pistol (G19) for a stoppage-reduction drill, it unexpectedly discharged when the instructor released the slide. No fingers anywhere near the trigger.

Of course, this pistol was pointed down-range.

The cartridge case in question fired while half-chambered. The bullet itself was in the chamber and went on down-range, impacting into the berm. The case (mostly unsupported) split-open and discharged hot gas out the ejection port.

The instructor handling the pistol received some singeing of his arm, but no serious injury. He was, of course, wearing safety glasses. The pistol was not “totaled,” but did suffer some damage.

As near as I can tell, and it is just a guess, the corner of the slide struck the primer and, in effect, functioned as a firing pin, although it is hard for me to understand how the two came into contact with each other.

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Source:: AmmoLand

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