posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 05:14 PM
I don't see it as a big deal, or a big mistake.
The Glock's passive safety mechanism is the culprit.
Cops wear alot of gear and a hang-up like this is inevitable.
On the plus side, the firearm would likely be in the holster
every time this type of errant rigger-pull occurred, so the only
damage expected would be to the officer's leg...and ego.
Personally, I never chamber a round until I want to fire, but
my personal preference probably goes against most police
force carry policy, because the fraction of a second lost
to chambering a round could be the difference in sudden
Of course an active safety mechanism would work as well,
but that would also take an extra fraction of a second.
Tough call, risk your life, or risk your leg.
edit on 12-3-2014 by rival because: (no reason given)