Originally Posted by KeyboardDevil
Another accidental discharge causing a brand-spanking-new hole in someone's leg.
I didn't know the guy, and he appeared to be OK when they carted him off to the hospital.
It was during a stage which required you to turn 180 degrees around (bad guys were behind you in line), and engage targets. Actually 2 strings of fire here, as you did it again turning the other way around.
I didn't see it first hand, but I was told that he started drawing while turning around and pulled the trigger during the draw.
We shot 4 (out of 8 total) stages before getting stopped for the day.
This is the second leg-shooting self-injury to occur at that club. I certainly don't blame the club or it's officers, however I think very large turn-outs and a therefore slightly 'rushed' feeling might be a contributor.
Well, in a 180deg engagement, I start my draw prior to turning as well. That wasn't his problem, his problem was breaking a finite safety rule; never have your finger on the trigger until ready to shoot. Hopefully he is alright & learned a valuable lesson. BTW, I agree about the Serpa, not a holster for a newb or even exp shooter tht hasn't practiced with it. It is quite easy to get your trigger finger scary close to the trigger during the presentation UNLESS you are hyper aware ofkeeping that finger dead straight.
TO the newb shooters wanting to get into IDPA or other gun games, safety is rule one. Never go faster than YOUR skill level allows. It's easy to get caught up in trring to be like the guy in front of you that just smoked 6 targets w/ a reload in 14sec, but if you can't do that don't try @ a match. It's also important to know your gun & gear. A match is not the place to figure it out.