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There’s a YouTube video that’s currently circulating around the Internet that shows YouTuber Derek Grebner, of Tex Grebner Outdoors, taking his audience through his Negligent Discharge and how he wound up shooting himself in the leg with his Kimber 1911.
His expensive bullet wound could have inflicted much more damage and he was extremely lucky he didn’t blow out his entire knee cap. I strongly feel that this ND could have been prevented by better trigger discipline, but I’m sure he probably thinks that himself too.
While I agree with Derek’s statement that he didn’t feel it was caused by the Blackhawk SERPA holster, I still feel like the SERPA is NOT A BEGINNER’S HOLSTER. The SERPA holster relies on your index finger to slightly depress or graze the trigger guard release to draw your firearm. If trigger discipline is not fully developed or rushed, it’s easy for an index finger to curl and press the release, rather than slightly rub the release with a properly indexed trigger finger.
If the index finger is already curled while drawing, hopefully you can imagine how easy it would be for that finger to naturally find the trigger. I personally own and have used a SERPA multiple times and have my own reasons for disliking it, but this issue isn’t one of them. I feel an important take home message from viewing this video is that
Originally posted by _BoneZ_It probably scared him more than it hurt at first.
Originally posted by Soldier of God
Wow, that could have ended much worse. I want to add one other thing, don't shoot alone! It sounded like he was by himself and if he had hit an artery he might not have made it alone. Always have someone with you for back up.edit on 6-7-2011 by Soldier of God because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ANNED
How did he shoot himself with a 1911. with multiple safety devices.
Even in condition 1 you still have to drop the safety and press the grip safety plus hit the trigger.
I don't believe the holster was the problem
Ether a defective gun or a gun that had mods made to it for speed shooting.
The range i go to you have to show that your gun has all the safeties working right before they let you do practical pistol courses or matches.
And if you think its easy to happen with a 1911 A glock is downright dangerous.
Originally posted by ANNED
A glock is downright dangerous.
Originally posted by Erno86
Once again, this guy, had his finger inside the trigger guard, while the pistol was at rest, pointed at the concrete pad near his feet. Before I could warn him of his mistake, the gun went off, at that time; making a nice crater in the concrete pad about 6 inches from his right foot.
I advised the shooter, not to have his finger inside the trigger inside untill he was on target and ready too shoot. So, he then proceeded to perform the same error again; only this time, he did not have a negligent discharge. Thats when I wrote his range badge number down, and went to the range safety officer to complain.