OK, leading off with a non-whoops because it’s just too cool to ignore. You’ll remember Nick’s post from a few days ago that showed Jerry Miculek ripping off six rounds of .50 BMG in under 1 second. Well, Jerry’s back, this time with a V-Drill. Five targets, nine rounds, 3.76 seconds, 0.80 RT. The man is a machine. Click here if the embedded video doesn’t work, I don’t want you to miss this.
And with that, on with the show…
Seattle police responding to an unrelated call encountered two women fighting in a parking lot at 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Officers stopped to break up the fight, at which point one of the women took off running. When the pursuing officer caught up with her, she refused to show her hands. The officer drew his gun in response and accidentally fired a single shot, striking the 19 year old woman in the leg. He immediately radioed for medics and “offered his apologies” to the woman. She was later found to be wanted on several felony warrants. Reader Hasdrubal sends this comment he found on a local news site: “Funny story. At 19-years old I came up with this crazy technique for not getting accidentally shot by a cop. Here’s what I did, try to follow: At 11pm on a Wednesday night, I was putting up chairs and mopping floors at Godfather’s Pizza in Rancho Cordova, CA as fast as I could so I could rush home and finish studying to be ready for my 7am class on Thursday mornings. Crazy huh?!”
The Orlando airport seems to be leading the standings for most firearms confiscated at security checkpoints. The vast majority of those losing their gats are locals and the situation has the blue-gloved gropers freaking out. “‘Bringing a loaded weapon into a crowded checkpoint is a serious matter,’ TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz wrote in an email. ‘Sometimes passengers literally throw their carry-on suitcase onto the X-ray belt and an accidental discharge could be tragic!'” And as we all know, dropped guns – let alone properly packed pistols – go off all the time.
Two would-be carjackers in Wilmington, North Carolina were thwarted this week when they got more than they bargained for. The victim was stopped at a traffic light, smoking a cigarette with his arm out the window when a man grabbed his arm and said, “Give me your truck!” Instead of complying, the man pulled his own gun and pointed it at the suspect, who promptly beat feet along with his companion. Police are still looking for the suspects, having lost the trail after the brown streak petered out.
Finally, a followup on the Springfield Armory XD-s recall, now with video goodness. It’s not new information if you already knew about the recall, it’s just tnoutdoors9 (one of my favorite YouTubers for ammo reviews) going over the details and procedure. Thanks to Scott D for the tip.