Gun Safety ~ Hang Onto the Darn Thing


Assume you’re a robber. Assume you’re an idiot. Those statements were redundant.

If you’re going to rob a convenience store, you probably should retain your weapon until you’re done.

Hooded winter jacket with large inside pocket to conceal identity and carry gun: $65.00

9mm Handgun purchased from Big Ray up the block: $150.00

Failure to master proper weapon retention during your planned armed robbery: PRICELESS

H/T Parson Colt.

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Posted on January 28, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. That’s hilarious. But then it’s scary. The gun hits the counter with the muzzle pointed directly at the clerk’s groin. Thank God there wasn’t an accidental discharge.

  2. They, how do you get that trackback option to work?

  3. No such thing as an accidental discharge on modern weapons, especially semi-auto pistols. Inadvertant? Sure, but never accidental. Someone has to literally pull the trigger in order for a round to fire.

    With this weapon in particular, which appears to be a Beretta 9mm, there are two hammer catches. Even if the hopeful robber had ‘cocked’ the weapon (pulled the hammer back to it’s firing position), and the drop on the counter somehow kicked the hammer off that catch, there is a second catch that would stop the hammer unless the trigger is pulled.

  4. Yeah, I bet Michael knows all about “accidental discharge.” Or whatever they’re calling it these days.

  5. Well, I beg to differ with Anonymous on one point…
    He is correct to say there is no such thing as an AD, EXCEPT with a malfunctioning gun. Some people have defeated the safety function (grip safety on a 1911) or filed down the sear to give themselves a ‘hair trigger’. Those guns are inherently unsafe and CAN discharge if dropped.

  6. There absolutely is such a thing as an AD. It’s rare, but it most certainly can happen. Browning Hi-Powers have been known to fire a round when the slide is released on them. Weird stuff.

    And, although I am not 100% sure of this, I am *pretty sure* that this video is staged. I believe I read somewhere that it was (saw it a while back), in addition to the events that you see take place. Look at the robber, the gun lands right in front of him and he doesn’t even attempt to grab it. It’s almost as if he is waiting for the cashier to grab it before he reacts. Just doesn’t make much sense. Of course, neither does trying to hold up a convienience store.

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