Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Be careful how you carry that pistol

The Tennessee Department of Safety has notified handgun instructors to mention proper holster use when carrying a handgun. It seems that an individual was practicing Mexican Carry, as documented by Massad Ayoob; he had his handgun tucked into his waistband without a holster. The gun was in the appendix position. The barrel was pointing down, violating Rule 2.

For whatever reason, the gun discharged, and said individual can testi-fy as to the folly of this style of carry. See the story here. Is there a Darwin award in his future?


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