Brian D. wrote:Holsterless carry in small of back .....
I'm not sure that he's holster-less. I can't completely see clearly in the video (this one can be cranked up to 720 HD and the lighting/angle is better, but it's still not great - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueO1mFz ... r_embedded
), but it seems to me that there may be a holster.
Regardless of whether there is a holster or not, and irrespective of carry position/clocking, this is just awful equipment maintenance, selection and/or knowledge/training on the behalf of the supposed FBI Agent: if the gun can come out without an intentional drawstroke under physical activity, then what are the chances it will come out under a physical violent confrontation?
And I feel that -MUST- Brian D.
's excellent advice, here:
Brian D. wrote:Hurriedly picking gun up + finger inside trigger guard = bullet in someone's leg.
Had this supposed Agent just calmed down and picked up the gun properly, there would never have been the unintentional and negligent discharge.
Sure, the event is still embarrassing, but at least it would have been, overall, somewhat
"safe" for all involved, and his embarrassment would not have involved shooting an innocent bystander with his spastic and ill-trained (re)action(s).
Modern duty/defensive handguns are designed and made to be drop-safe, as the clattering of his sidearm on the dance-floor readily demonstrated. This is also why at every competition and training event we are reminded that should the gun come out of the shooter's hand (for any reason), to just let it fall
. Trying to grab the firearm to catch it in mid-air runs the risk of one or more of our fingers entering the trigger guard and subsequently discharging the weapon. The same goes for taking a moment to calmly and safely pick up the weapon thereafter.