I believe in the bullet fairy (vicious fickle bitch that she is). This is in accordance with Murphy's Law and the attitude of the "Sons of Martha".Murph wrote:LowKey wrote:I always did when I was using a paddle holster.Murph wrote: Don't forget ADs can happen when unholstering / holstering too, not just handling or manipulating the pistol. Hence why I asked why people don't take holster off with the pistol still in it...
Guns are inanimate objects. If they are in good repair they won't go off unless you pull the trigger-period. No reason to pull it out of the holster to clear it when putting the whole shebang up for the night, just a press check in the AM to be sure it's still GTG. After all, you're still treating it as loaded (which it is) the whole time.
BTW, just a note- Unless the weapon in question has a mechanical fault, there are no "ADs" aka accidental discharges. When the gun goes boom because you screwed up it's an ND (Negligent Discharge).
I do arms rooms inspections on a regular basis, as in thousands of weapons each month. I check the damn chamber because it only takes one fuck up to ruin someones day; and you know what...the guys that work with and on them don't question it one bit....because they check the damn things every time they pick them up for the same damn reason. All weapons are loaded until you know they are not....and then you treat them as if they still are.
"You" don't always have to pull the trigger... There are enough accounts of pistols getting caught on clothes, pull strings, floppy holsters, and gone off.
And press check? Really? If someone came and unloaded your pistol while you weren't looking, then it wasn't secure enough! Not to mention that defeats the point of avoiding the extra manipulation AD risk...
Lose clothing, debris, what not PULLING THE TRIGGER will may cause it to go off. (f the trigger on a well maintained in-spec modern handgun isn't pulled it isn't going to discharge.
Press check is a peace of mind thing, on par with your trying your doorknob after you close your front door, knowing you've locked the door. Do you REALLY think a press check significantly raises the risk of an ND?