Skip to comments.Secret Service Agent Accidentally Shoots Self
Posted on 02/04/2011 7:33:34 PM PST by RKV
A Secret Service Agent is recovering after accidentally shooting himself Friday morning.
It happened just before 10 a.m. at the Ventura County Sheriffs Department shooting range on Aviation Drive, in Camarillo.
A spokesman for the Sheriffs Department says the gun went off as the agent was putting it back into his holster
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Booger hook, bang switch.
Dang, I hate when that happens.
Me either except my water heater and fau
SS is so overrated!
LOL.Yep lets blame it on those nasty Glocks.
let NO one tell you that “professionals” are the only ones to trust with guns. I’ve been shooting since I was 8 and never put a hole into anything I didn’t mean to.
Complacency is a killer!
I always treat my tools like they are loaded, safety off, one in the chamber or in the barrel the hammer is pulled back and it’s got a hair trigger. Even when I know they are empty!
Don’t know what the feds are carrying. My older brother carried 5 days a week for LAPD for 17 years and never put a hole where he didn’t want it to go. Of course that bad guys put 2 into him, but he managed to go home alive at the end of his shift, so that counts as a win. I don’t own glocks, but have plenty of others, and never manage to shoot myself.
Is his name, Barney?
I am sorry this happened. I hope he recovers quickly.
If I had to protect he-who-must-not-be-middle-named I’d be tempted to shoot myself as well...
I used to go to the range with a buddy of mine who worked for Bren as in Bren ten and test fire weapons it was scary funny
Bitchen, I’m a licensed plumbing contractor and have a couple very good friends that are HVAC contractors. Give me call when you need a professional.
Mind if I’m packing heat?
He was probably informed of his next assignment...barry’s security detail.
Can’t say I’d blame him what so ever.
Lemmme guess, he's going to retire on a medical at 38 years old, with $85,000 per year in government pension, for the rest of his life, and all the peasants in the private sector will be forced to pay for it.
This is exactly what will happen...
Hell yeah. Sonny Crockett rocks!
Professional, I would call that guilty of ingnorance in the 1st degree.
“I’ve been shooting since I was 8 and never put a hole into anything I didn’t mean to.”
“I still miss my Ex - but my aim is getting better!!” :)
I’ve carried Glocks over 20 years and have only shot myself 4 or 5 times./s
This was many years ago thanks I carry a b - license
Finger on the trigger while reholstering is my guess. Poor trigger discipline N.D.
And I bet we never know if I’m right.
I do the same. I learned that respect for guns from my parents, and I hope that most owners have experienced the same childhood lessons.
I think Secret Service carries the Sig in .357 Sig.
Great guns point shoot.
Sounds about right. ND. No excuse.
Your “B” beats my C-36, General.
The only Sig I ever carried was the compact in 9mm in the Navy, but it had the conventional DA/SA trigger with a de-cocker.
Someone probably told him he had to be willing to take a bullet for the president. So he thinks, “MAN this is probably gonna really hurt,,, but ok, its my job i guess, ,,,here goes,,,, BANG!”
A retired Marine told me this one:
“What do you do when you start to miss your ex?”
His self answer:
“I recommend 2 clicks right windage!”
I spoke recently to an in-law who owns a Glock. He isn’t as knowledgeable as he should be. I pointed out the notion that as far as a Glock is concerned - the holster is the safety. He was somewhat puzzled. I suggested that he buy a thousand rounds and sign up for an NRA sanctioned pistol training course and practice till the 1k ammo runs out.
I know one person who sold his Glock and replaced it with a Springfield XD Tactical - the one with the thumb safety as well as the grip safety and mis-named ‘trigger safety’.
Oh, right, blame the victim.
Has this article passed the smell test?
I have been shooting since I was old enough to remember and was taught safe gun handling from the same time, but I have had an accidental discharge. OK it was a negligent one but it was easy to have happen.
I was 18 and had bought a new Colt 1911 from Gibson’s in Ft. Walton Bch. Fl.
As I lowered the hammer on a live round, the hammer slipped off my thumb and it fired. Fortunately I did have it pointed safely at the ground.
Either the slide or hammer cut the end of my thumb. I still have a tiny scar to remind me.
I am actually glad it happened as I have never done anything like that since. I have to remind myself sometimes to never get complacent tho.
“A Secret Service Agent is recovering after accidentally shooting himself Friday morning.”
I’m just surprised that all secret service morons haven’t shot and killed themselves.
I dealt with these dolts in the Marine Corps.They tried to kill LBJ with typical SS stupidity but missed.
Here’s the SS scorecard in the last 50 years - one president dead, two nearly killed.
The idiot secret service couldn’t stop a dog rolling in his shit.
I could pick any 10 privates from the army or the Marine Corps to give a president better protection than the clown SS.
I treat my Glocks like a d/a revolver with a 5.5lb trigger pull. Keep yer finger off the trigger and protect the trigger guard.
Golleeee, yet another one of thum thar guns that just “go off” all by themselves...ya ever notice that no one ever pulls the trigger on these things? Nope, they just spontaneously fire themselves...it’s a miracle!
But you’re dangerous. Only a “professional” agent with a badge and title should have a gun./sarc
Bare facts yes. But an ND, well, there’s lots more too it than will make the news.
I bought a new Ruger SR 9 last month. It has a safety but I figure if I shoot myself I can just shake it off.
Laws of physics be damned.
You never be “professional” like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADb3NyYlSA
Or did he say “pofesional?”