Originally Posted by lakedude
I know. I just happened upon the info and decided to update the thread with the additional information. I've wanted a 10mm or similar for a while now, but not bad enough to actually spend the money to get one.
Judging from the outcome of this shooting it looks like you made a wise choice. Maybe you should be in charge of officer weapons training?
Wouldn't touch that job with a stick.
While in the Coast Guard reserve most of my shipmates were also cops and most of them were total jackasses. It seemed to me to be a combo of that job being a draw to jackasses and the pressures of the job turning all but the most decent and caring types into jackasses over time. It takes someone with real personal integrity to not let a job like that get to them.
We had to re-qualify on several different firearms at least every 6 months.
Over the years there were several "incidents" that resulted in injuries.
All but one of the 5 I recall happened to cops and I attribute it to a "already know it all" attitude towards the instructors.
The worst "incident" was when a reservist who was a Washington State Patrolman propped a loaded 12 gauge pump against the bench pointed up, round in the chamber, firing pin under spring tension, safety off.
Someone bumped the bench and the weapon fell over and discharged it's chambered round of 00 Buckshot into a cement curb and the pellets all glanced upward into the nimrods crotch area.
Bet he won't ever do THAT again.