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Man accidentally shot in ankle at local gun show

January 9, 2013

MARIETTA — A Parkersburg man was accidentally shot in the ankle Sunday at a gun show at the Comfort Inn in Marietta, according to the Marietta Police Department. William Shawver, 46, of 418 Avery St....

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Jan-09-13 2:16 PM

I've never seen an automatic 1911.

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Jan-09-13 9:38 AM

coolbeans, you have obviously never heard the phrase "hold my beer and watch this".

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Jan-09-13 4:28 AM

**** reddnekk is a blocked word

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Jan-09-13 4:28 AM

i am not aware of anyone dying due to a holster malfunction. usually they just end up with a wicked leg piercing lol. i own a serpa, but my gun has a safety and a decocker. even with the safety off my first shot still has a 9lb trigger. heck we have had sheriffs here in the valley shoot themselves. most people just arent willing to learn the proper ways to use things, whether its a gun and holster, or a ******* with a chainsaw.

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Jan-09-13 3:35 AM

The NRA would say, "SERPA holsters don't kill people, people kill people." :-)

Man at a gun show is accidentally shot. Some might call this ironic; others, however, might simply say that it is mother nature doing what she does best - trying to weed out stupid people through survival of the fittest. She stays real busy in WV.

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Jan-09-13 12:55 AM

if i had to take a wild guess, i would say it probably involved a SERPA holster. those holsters are very dangerous for certain guns, like 1911's and glocks. they have a button you have to push to release the gun, that sometimes may require you to push down on your gun , which in a 1911 disengages the grip safety, and then a lot of people curl their finger while pushing the button down which then goes through the trigger guard upon withdrawl and ends up firing a round into a leg or foot if the gun doesnt have a manual safety, or a heavy trigger.

look up glock leg, serpa holsters, tex grebner.

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