The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Competition Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 14, 2020, 11:24 PM   #1
Aguila Blanca
Staff
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 15,639
USPSA Safety Officer killed

https://gatdaily.com/uspsa-range-officer-shot/

He was overseeing a match. The shooter fumbled reholstering his pistol at the load and make ready stage, the gun fell just wrong on a concrete floor, discharged, and hit the SO.

Tragic.
__________________
NRA Life Member / Certified Instructor
NRA Chief RSO / CMP RSO
1911 Certified Armorer
Jeepaholic
Aguila Blanca is online now  
Old November 15, 2020, 06:50 AM   #2
stagpanther
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 2, 2014
Posts: 8,210
That really sucks.
__________________
If you’re ever hiking in the woods and you get lost, just look up and find the brightest star in the sky and you’ll know which way space is.
I am NOT an expert--I do not have any formal experience or certification in firearms use or testing; use any information I post at your own risk!
stagpanther is offline  
Old November 15, 2020, 08:00 AM   #3
JohnKSa
Staff
 
Join Date: February 12, 2001
Location: DFW Area
Posts: 23,524
The article states that the CZ Shadow (the gun supposedly involved in the incident) does not have a firing pin safety. That's interesting--and somewhat surprising--but it's even more interesting/surprising that whatever drop safety it was equipped with apparently didn't work.
__________________
Do you know about the TEXAS State Rifle Association?
JohnKSa is offline  
Old November 15, 2020, 09:06 AM   #4
stagpanther
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 2, 2014
Posts: 8,210
Anything made by man can fail at some point.
__________________
If you’re ever hiking in the woods and you get lost, just look up and find the brightest star in the sky and you’ll know which way space is.
I am NOT an expert--I do not have any formal experience or certification in firearms use or testing; use any information I post at your own risk!
stagpanther is offline  
Old November 15, 2020, 11:07 AM   #5
RickB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 1, 2000
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 8,101
I read that the gun landed on the hammer, along with a suggestion that longer-than-stock firing pins are not uncommon in USPSA?
Years ago, there was concern about the legality of some CZ pistols in IDPA Stock division, that were made with firing pin safeties, but the safeties had been removed by the custom shop in the U.S.; was/is that the case in USPSA Production, too?
__________________
Runs off at the mouth about anything 1911 related on this site and half the time is flat out wrong.
RickB is offline  
Old November 15, 2020, 11:47 AM   #6
Aguila Blanca
Staff
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 15,639
The gun was reported to be a CZ Shadow, and I was surprised that a newer model like that didn't have a firing pin safety. It never occurred to me that some idiot might have removed it. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised -- being a 1911 guy at heart, I know there are lots of 1911 owners who still maintain the Series 80 firing pin safety makes it impossible to get a good trigger pull. (Yes, I know that's nonsense, but those folks are out there.)
__________________
NRA Life Member / Certified Instructor
NRA Chief RSO / CMP RSO
1911 Certified Armorer
Jeepaholic
Aguila Blanca is online now  
Old November 15, 2020, 11:57 AM   #7
ammo.crafter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 25, 2006
Location: The Keystone State
Posts: 1,775
safety issue?

Who ever altered the safety, if it was, is legally liable in a product's litigation case and CZ would be held harmless.

The shooter could be held liable in a civil action, of course.
__________________
"The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
Patrick Henry, American Patriot
ammo.crafter is offline  
Old November 15, 2020, 05:14 PM   #8
HiBC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 13, 2006
Posts: 7,166
Per the article update,the gun was made without a "firing pin safety" Personally,I don't find that remarkable.

The article did not suggest the shooter altered the gun. From what is reported in the article I don't see where the fire about "Altered gun" came from.

Its reported the gun was dropped holstering and landed on the hammer.

I can see how a range officer staging a shooter would be positioned to get hit by a pistol pointing up and to the rear of the hammer hitting the concrete.

Sad.
HiBC is offline  
Old November 16, 2020, 02:34 AM   #9
Aguila Blanca
Staff
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 15,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiBC
The article did not suggest the shooter altered the gun. From what is reported in the article I don't see where the fire about "Altered gun" came from.
That came from a different article, and it was apparently incorrect information.
__________________
NRA Life Member / Certified Instructor
NRA Chief RSO / CMP RSO
1911 Certified Armorer
Jeepaholic
Aguila Blanca is online now  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2020 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Page generated in 0.08773 seconds with 10 queries