Speaking of Glock vs. 1911 safety, I’ve received an email from a member of our Armed Intelligentsia who’s asked to remain anonymous. The headline is from the subject bar.
“I just found out that a friend of mine had a negligent discharge. He was hiking with his kid, carrying a Glock 27 [not shown]. One of his kids scraped a knee, so he stowed the gun unholstered in his backpack while he took care of the injury. At the end of the hike, he put the backpack between two young sons in the back seat . . .
Later in the day, one son threw a toy onto the backpack, somehow causing a discharge. Obviously something pushed the unprotected trigger. Perhaps something got wedged into the trigger guard? The .40 caliber bullet missed his other son by three inches (he was in a car seat).
The story is somewhat suspicious, but my buddy is sure the older son was not handling the gun based on how it was laying in the pack when he found it. Note: the gun owner’s been working around/handling guns his entire life and pulled several brain dead moves here:
1. Unholstered, loaded Glock
2. Loaded gun placed in bag and forgotten.
3. Loaded gun placed in proximity to kids.
My wife is completely shaken up by this incident. It doesn’t matter that he did a lot of things wrong here. To my hoplophobic wife, that gun “went off.” My odds of carrying with her approval are swirling around the toilet. This is partly why I carry condition 3. I want that extra step to prevent ND in my situation.”