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BUG Saved my Life Today

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nio, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. Nio

    Nio Member

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    Well, maybe not my life, but it sure saved me from getting sliced in half and going to the hospital.

    I carry two Glock 19s in CQC Serpa holsters under a sports coat while at work. One over each hip. I was working at a client's site today, and they are installing a new roof. It's a 2 story building, the the metal R-panels are about 35' long, and are pretty heavy. They're also rasor sharp on all the edges.

    I decided to head out for lunch, and walked out the front door, through the yellow caution tape corridor set up guide people through the work area, and had almost cleared the tape when I heard a lot of yelling - and a strange sound I didn't recognise - behind and above me. The strange sound was one of the panels sliding off the roof! :what: I turned a little left and looked over my shoulder just in time to see it and yank my arm UP out of the way, but the sheet of steel caught me full in the hip - or it would have, if the Glock wasn't there. The steel sliced through my jacked through the CQC holster, and was stopped by the slide.

    In the process, the mass of the sheet slammed me into the ground - and I'm not a little guy - and pinned me there until the roofers managed to get the sheet off of me. The CQC holster kept the sheet from sliding up my body as the other end slid down the wall. It's a good thing my leather belt has webbing reinforcement. They pulled the sheet off me, and the foreman was saying, "We need an ambulance..." into his cell phone. I stood up and said, "Why do you need an ambulance? Is somebody hurt?"

    He looked at me and said, "You're cut! You're cut!", and he pulled up my jacket as if to see how bad it was, and he stopped short and just stood there. I pulled the gun out and said, "It's a good thing I carry this for protection." (There is a pretty good gauge in the slide, but it's really just cosmetic. The gun is fine.) I put the gun back and stuck my hand in the hole in my jacket and said, "The next time you guys are going to put a hole in my jacket, try to do it while I'm not wearing it."

    He was so relieved that he started to faint and had to sit down on the ground.

    I was pretty aggravated about it until the owner of the roofing company showed up and fired the whole crew. Now I feel bad about it. Not as bad as they do, I'm sure.

    Feelings aside, I'm really glad I was wearing both guns.

    Nio
     
  2. Bigjake

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    pics??
     
  3. Third_Rail

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    My father in law works construction and he's had some close calls. I'm glad you're okay, but I do have to say that they earned being let go.
     
  4. freedom and guns

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    guess the name Nio explains the fact that you carry TWO!! Glocks. In any case it is good you are still in one piece. God probably has a job for you to do. btw what is your profession? If you are a lawyer it would explain why the workers were fired.
     
  5. Greybeard

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    You must have been living right! It could have been your neck.

    The typical 26 gauge R-panels weigh right at a pound per square foot, so you and the Glock took a hit from about a 100-pound razor blade!
     
  6. panzermk2

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    GEEZE. After I got out of the military my first job was in a sheet metal plant. You really have no idea how close you came to be cutting in half, not just gouged
     
  7. Fly320s

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    So, I guess that the caution tape was there for a reason. :neener:
     
  8. panzermk2

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    careful you may be treading on the Forum Reformation concerning posting:neener:
     
  9. Zundfolge

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    I'm with Bigjake on this one ... I wanna see pics.


    You should also send them to Glock with a story of how one of their pistols saved your life. :D
     
  10. U.S.SFC_RET

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  11. mr_dove

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    wow, great story. I have no doubt that the gun saved your life today.
     
  12. ABTOMAT

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    Wow, you sure doged a bullet there. No pun intended.

    Send your story to Glock. Who knows, you might get a free gun so you can carry three! :)
     
  13. SASS#23149

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    some days your the fireplug.

    and some days the dog has his day.YOu had more luck than I can even imagine on that one.whoooeeee!!!
    and,YES,send a picture to glock on this.

    and here too of course.
     
  14. Chrontius

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    you are one lucky son of a bitch.

    I keep flashing back to Battle Angel Alita, and thanking God that most of it wasn't in color.
     
  15. quazi

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    I'm glad I finished eating right before getting that image in my head.
     
  16. LiquidTension

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    +1 to pics.
     
  17. Technosavant

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    Glad to hear you're OK. You must have blown through a whole lotta luck.

    How's the Glock? Finish scratched? Slide bent?
     
  18. cpileri

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    Praise and thanks due!

    You were obviously meant to do something great later in life!
    C-
     
  19. bogie

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    Yeah - put the clothes back on, belts, etc., and take a picture. Show the holes. Show a piece of similar steel. Now show the glock. Mail the series in. Betcha get a new slide out of it.
     
  20. robert garner

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    You carry two Glocks?
    Is that like a man who wears belt and suspenders?
    rough n da hood?
    are you proffesional enuuf?
    as far as you know,
    to carry two fow-tees?
    and please stay away from the water,
    'less you carry a Mae West!
    robert
    duckin' for cover
     
  21. CajunBass

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    Don't dare get rid of that gun. Think of the story you'll be able to tell everytime you pull it out at the range. You KNOW someone will ask how you got the scratch on it.

    Glad you're ok.
     
  22. Shipwreck

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    I would complain and get a new jacket out of it - I would say have them refinish the gun - but if that happened to me, I would probably keep that mark on that gun so U can always tell the story again :p

    Make them buy U a new holster too :neener:
     
  23. orangelo

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    Throw away your horseshoes, lucky coins and rabbits feet. That Glock is a token of good luck.

    Or maybe it was divine intervention like pulp fiction. :D
     
  24. Headless

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    Awesome. +1 for pics of the weapon at least
     
  25. leadcounsel

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    Buy a lotto ticket today!

    I wouldn't replace ANYTHING on that Glock, and I'd carry it everyday from here on out!

    I would take pics and send them to Glock though... 15 minutes of fame and who knows what else?

    Reminds me of that robber who's gun stopped a cops bullet out east (Ohio?) recently. One lucky dude!
     
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