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Big oops at Walmart, gun on the floor!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by chrisnoel27, May 17, 2011.

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  1. chrisnoel27

    chrisnoel27 Member

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    I was concealed carrying my Glock 26 at Walmart yesterday when something scary happened. I decided to try on some work pants, while in the change room I took the pistol out of it's small of the back holster and placed it on the provided shelf. Tried the pants on and got my pants back on, reached for the Glock and all of a sudden got a case of the butterfingers. Dropped the gun on the damn floor, it's momentum carried it under the door and out into the open. I quickly snatched it up and waited for voices rising in panic. I heard none, I sheepishly exited the change room, went home and sulked.
    Anyone else expose themselves on accident?
     
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  2. hardluk1

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    Nope. Carried 26 years and lucky to say not yet. But one day it will happen.
     
  3. malakili

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    It happens more often than most will admit, unfortunately. Happened to me only once, I won't go into details, but suffice it to say I won't be using a crappy nylon holster anymore.

    Lessons learned: Use a good holster with proper retention and be aware of your weapon's status constantly.

    In your case, I'd leave the gun in the holster, you want the trigger guard to stay covered at least.

    I'll bet you a million bucks it will never happen to you again, once is enough to learn the lesson.
     
  4. KimberUltra

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    I dropped my Ruger lc9 on the asphalt in my parking lot a few days ago. No one was around but the thumb safety broke. It's at ruger getting fixed as we speak. I was ok with it, mostly because I was glad it was a 400 dollar ruger than my 1200 dollar kimber. haha.
     
  5. CoRoMo

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    Two employees of mine have outed me, and one business colleague that I meet with every week or so. I carry IWB in a tuckable, and if you stare long enough at my belt from behind, you're bound to ask, "What are those belt clips to?".

    The three times it has happened, it bummed me out for a week or so, each time. But what can you do. I tuck in my shirts and I don't want to pocket carry a NAA mini-revolver.
     
  6. Joe from N.Y.

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    yeah, i can see why. Some dude in the deli or the bank behind you looking to rob the place will take you out first, and get a free gun in the process. We never want to lose the tremendous advantage of the element of surprise.
     
  7. dirtykid

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    While using the facilities at a local restaurant,I didnt want my SP101 to touch the bacteria-laden floor so i set it on the TP-dispenser and it slid-off and hit the tile floor with a CRACK ! Person's peeing in urinals next-door commented to each other: You ok buddy ? DDuuooohh !!
     
  8. Cop Bob

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    Opps! It can happen.. at least it didn't go off...

    Once many years ago, (diso was still the craze to give you an idea) I went to a club with some buddies after work. (Eve Shift) and one of they guys made friends with a young lovely.. they hit the dance floor.. A few minutes later, while setting at the bar, a few folks screamed, a few folks ran off the dance floor.. and setting there, framed in flashing lights in the middle of one of the lighted panels in the dance floor was my partners 4" Model 66 in all it's glory.. My partner was scrambling red faced as all get out, to recover his pistol.... after a few minutes and blank deer in the headlight looks, my partner pulled out his ID and tried to make it go away... We were setting at the bar laughing out tails off... The owners and management were all friends, as some of the guys worked side jobs there.. They were as amused as we were.... Different times.. today, it would probably be a different story...
     
  9. cambeul41

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    I'm gimpy and have no agility. When I teach, my cane hangs on a chair near by. This summer, I casually leaned against an unstable table while waiting for student response. The table flipped and I took a fall. The rivets in my paddle magazine pouch broke, and there it was, laying on the floor in front of 30 college students. I palmed it and put it in my briefcase. No one appeared to either notice or care -- but for the rest of the period, the warned me back if I drifted toward that table.
     
  10. MarkDido

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    My colostomy bag.

    Wanna see?

    ;)
     
  11. oneounceload

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    Your Walmart has changing rooms?...........:D
     
  12. CajunBass

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    My wife dropped her Bersa Firestorm 22 at Wal-Mart once. The pistol clattered down the aisle, and stopped at a fellows feet. He heard the noise, looked around, bent over to pick-up whatever had been dropped. He picked it up, and handed it to my wife while saying..."Excuse me lady...you dropped your...gun?" My wife said thanks, put it back in her pocket and went back to shopping.

    She did get a carry purse after that.
     
  13. chris in va

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    Yup.

    Bought a holster meant for a Beretta 92 for my CZ 75. It sorta fits.:scrutiny:

    Only my third time carrying, went to the grocery store and leaned down to get some icecream. CZ came sliding out, skittering across the floor. :eek:

    I remembered enough not to catch it, "just let it go"...and fortunately there wasn't anyone else in the aisle at the time.:p
     
  14. One-Time

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    Closest i came was while at a Wal-Mart(ironically) and i was loading our cart at the register, evidently my holster worked its way back and when I bent over I think it profiled the butt, as next thing I know a guy moved closer to me looking around my waist i guess to see if he saw what he thought he did, I just gave him a ***? look and exited the store
     
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    I assume you're also carring a piece. OK, in a college classroom in the state of Michigan. Bet that goves over good.
     
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    Finally! Somebody that will surely be able to post some examples of where this has happened in real life! I can't wait to read about them!
     
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    I normally carry with an exposed holster wearing a vest covering it, or a coat in the winter. At times when shopping when reaching for an article on the top shelf the sidearm may be exposed. In Indiana, no big deal, we have the right to carry, not a right to carry concealed. However I do believe its best to keep it concealed if at all possible.
     
  18. Roy Rogers

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    The takeaway from this thread is there are lots of folks carrying in the local WalMart. :)
     
  19. CoRoMo

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    Navy, don't pass out from holding your breath buddy. He can't back that up. Nor could we get an example of an armed robber who first 'took out' an armed citizen who happened to be in the same establishment, only because he was printing, open carrying, whatever.

    The three guys who've outed me, in all my years carrying, have spent enough time in my company, that I'm not surprised. Plus, they are all three, very gun knowledgeable themselves. The two employees actually worked for me for about 7 years before they happen to notice a couple belt clips on the waistline of their boss, whom they work with daily. Therefore, I think Joe Methead doesn't stand much of a chance then.
     
  20. Heretic

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    I had pumped gas and was walking in to pay, when I heard a clatter. Took a couple steps before I realized my Sterling mod 302 had fallen out of my back pocket. Just went back, scooped it up and stuck it back into my pocket like it was no big deal. Still got some looks!
     
  21. Nushif

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    My wife dropped her Baby Browning out of her cargo pocket one day while skipping through Home Depot. The people at the paint isle and me laughed. Very Hard.
    "Cute" doesn't even begin to describe this situation.

    "Skipping, pink haired girl with videogame tattoos drops firearm in public." BWAHAHAHAHA!
     
  22. hso

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    We all need to be careful when away from "home" and handling our carry pieces. Be comfortable with them but don't become complacent.
     
  23. Sav .250

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    Like you said," butterfingers." :)
     
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    I was at a family bar-b-que and that one wild child whom your relative refuses to discipline was running up and headbutting everyone. I showed up and ka-blamo...he stopped headbutting people after he got up off of the ground.

    I remember once letting my pants hit the floor too fast in a public bathroom stall before I sat down. It made a loud thud on the tile and whoever was n the stall next to me flushed immediately and left really fast without washing his hands.

    Then there was the extended mag release incident that made me eject the mag when reaching for my wallet. Not only did I try to catch it (let it fall...always), but I fumbled it and ended up knocking the mag across the floor about 10 feet. I learned that you should always let it fall and that particular mag release was extended too far.
     
  25. springfield30-06

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    After reading other posts about people leaving a gun behind while in the bathroom stall, I now use the 'hammock' created by your pants to temporarily place the gun. Not only will you never forget it but it's not going to slide off the TP dispenser, nor will it touch the nasty floor.
     
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