A person who holsters any gun with his finger on the trigger is probably going to have a ND, sooner or later. The guy may be a fine instructor on 99 days out of 100, but on that day, he was an idiot.
Bisley is 100% correct. There is a huge difference between an accidental discharge, and pulling the trigger and having the gun discharge like it should. Branding a gun in response to human error is kinda like blaming the gun itself when a person commits a crime. It makes no sense....
Off-topic, but holy crap! The dude shot himself and then tried to keep teaching the class? That's dedication.
Personally I have shot and loved both the sig 226 and the beretta px4, they feel great in your hand.
The glock 17 is reliable but I prefer the glock 19 over it for some reason. The springfield is a decent gun and although I shoot well with it I am not a fan of the trigger.
Personally I am a Sig fanboi but the 3 above guns I have experienced and liked. Its really up to user preference. You need to handle these guns even if you don't shoot them before making this decision. Get the one that feels right in your hand. All of these guns are reliable so thats not an issue, get the one you are comfortable with because no matter how good a gun is you will only shoot well with it if you are comfortable with it.
I like them all, it will be a hard decision for sure, you have DA/SA's and Striker fired, that in and of itself should be a determining factor as well.
Thread's from 2009 -- Closed.