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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hunting accident

Had a call from a friend of mine asking me to take him to pick up his truck. Met him at his brother's house and took him to his truck parked at the State game lands. Asked him why his truck is here. He told me that he was hunting with his friends and one of them accidentally shot himself. He heard a shot and went over and found his friend lying there. He has putting his 44 mag. revolver in the shoulder holster when it discharged. Bullet crossed the body and came out the top of the opposite shoulder. Missed heart by an inch but completely destroyed the shoulder bones and part or the arm bone. According to his friend sometimes the hammer didn't stay back on the revolver. They surmise he holsterd the weapon and it discharged. He has a plate from elbow to neck and is facing multiple surgeries. Long recovery and rehab too.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 05:58 AM
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if I read that correctly, it would appear from your wording the the man was holstering the gun with the hammer "Back"?? Means it was cocked?

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Oh man sorry to hear that. Prayers to your friend.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 07:27 AM
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Thats bad! Hope he makes a full recovery. As prior poster said...was he attempting to holster a cocked revolver?
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Correct.Sounds like he had I cockef
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Cocked. Big finger's sorry
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He is lucky to still be alive, hopefully his surgeries and recovery go well. Accidents happen, scary stuff. I’ll be praying for him.
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Feel bad for the victim and hope he recovers, but I just don't know what to say about carrying and holstering a cocked revolver. What was he thinking?
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Hope he recovers quickly!!
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 09:32 AM
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The man is very lucky he survived. Trigger shoes are common cause of this type of accident. I’d be interested to know what type of shoulder holster and pistol was involved. I could only see this happening from a muzzle up holster, which seems very unlikely for a hunting pistol.

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