Sunday, May 10, 2015

Glock Problems

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-owens-glock-accidents-20150508-story.html

In the third example in this article, the author says an officer was killed when another officer was cleaning his Glock.  The officer failed to check his chamber and pulled the trigger to dis-assemble the handgun.  The officer fired a bullet into his partner and killed him.

This violated the first rule of firearms safety, don't point the gun at anything you are not willing to shoot.  Handle all guns as if they are loaded.  The officer cleaning his gun failed to insure his gun was unloaded.  Many times I have seen new officers rack the slide and then dump their magazine; thinking the handgun is then unloaded.  I always train my officers to check the chamber before unloading and after they dump the magazine; that's what the SGT Says.

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