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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:22 pm 
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Shoppers flee after gunshot in Costco restroom

By The Associated Press

SPOKANE - Shoppers began fleeing a Costco store Thursday after a man in a restroom stall dropped his pistol, accidentally firing a bullet into the wall, a Spokane County sheriff's spokesman said.

The 59-year-old man, who was not identified by the sheriff's office, was released after deputies determined he had a valid concealed weapon permit and hadn't broken any laws.

Deputies said the man was carrying the .357-caliber semiautomatic pistol in a shoulder holster, but it fell out while he was in a restroom stall around noon on Thursday, Sgt. Dave Reagan said in a statement.

Another patron in the restroom alerted store employees after looking over the stall to find the gun owner fumbling with the pistol. Costco workers began evacuating the building, and deputies were called to the scene.

Authorities said the pistol was designed not to misfire when dropped, and deputies suggested the owner have it checked for defects.

They also said the ammunition was several years old, and the bullet that was fired did not manage to penetrate the restroom wall.

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There are any number of things "wrong" with this one....... :shock:


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Oops :shock: :shock: :shock:

He should learn not to drop is pants in public. :wink:

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It would be interesting to know what pistol this was. Must have been one that fires the Sig round or one of the few 357 Auto mags. Or they had the cartridge size wrong?


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So they've finally disproved the legendary penetration power of the (presumably) .357 SIG?


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It could have been a Desert Eagle...


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...Another patron in the restroom alerted store employees after looking over the stall to find the gun owner fumbling with the pistol...


Oh my. never fumble with your pistol in the mens room. :oops:


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Now that would scare the :lol: out of ya! What ever happened to the undies "hammock" idea? I'm sure the anti-gunners will be/are all over this one.

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Did it discharge when drop or when he was fumbling with it? Why did the guy look over the top? Wouldn't he have been able to see underneath?


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The OP said he was carrying it in a shoulder holster. I'm guessing it might have fallen out when he bent to pull up his pants. Another example of the necessity of having a good quality, well fit holster.

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The OP said he was carrying it in a shoulder holster. I'm guessing it might have fallen out when he bent to pull up his pants. Another example of the necessity of having a good quality, well fit holster.


with proper retention capability

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Why did the guy look over the top?
I think if I was in the next stall when a gun went off, it would be very easy to look over the top at least twice! On the way up and on the way down! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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The OP said he was carrying it in a shoulder holster. I'm guessing it might have fallen out when he bent to pull up his pants. Another example of the necessity of having a good quality, well fit holster.


with proper retention capability


This is a must. I have tried some holsters only to drop them in "the drawer" because they did not give me my warm and fuzzy on retention capability. :)

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ttousi wrote:
Jeff Bergquist wrote:
The OP said he was carrying it in a shoulder holster. I'm guessing it might have fallen out when he bent to pull up his pants. Another example of the necessity of having a good quality, well fit holster.


with proper retention capability


This is a must. I have tried some holsters only to drop them in "the drawer" because they did not give me my warm and fuzzy on retention capability. :)

I agree. In the early days of "Practical Pistol" competition, you could use any holster you wanted, but you had to demonstrate its practicality by doing a backward somersault. All my holsters have passed this test (or at least a forward somersault), and that includes the Clipdraw.


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Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "dropping a load" :roll: :roll:


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