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Offline stever1950

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Failed Wally walk
« on: April 11, 2017, 12:56:41 PM »
According to channel 13 "A single shot was fired in the store at 3040 College Park sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. No one was hurt. Police say the bullet hit a light fixture." No one was harmed thank goodness. They went on to say "Authorities describe the situation as an accidental discharge of a gun, but the circumstances surrounding it are not yet known.". Channel 11 surmised it was a CHL holder that dropped his gun.
Anybody think he was doing his wally walk?
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 03:06:17 PM »
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not really sure what a "wally walk" is

are those channels 11 and 13 in Houston ?  if so, will watch this evening's news
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
Wally Walk is where folks who have just received their LTC go for their first time out while carrying.  Good place to see if anyone notices.  Wallmart.
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 03:17:57 PM »
What gun is not drop safe at this point?
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 03:38:55 PM »
Wally Walk is where folks who have just received their LTC go for their first time out while carrying.  Good place to see if anyone notices.  Wallmart.

oh, ok
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 07:39:57 PM »
took my elderly mother to the grocery store a week or two ago
and the guy in front of us in the checkout lost his out of his
waistband and it went skittering across the floor. he just walked
over and picked it up and re "holstered" it and left with his goods.
the off duty cop working security didn't even leave his seat or
give it a second glance
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 09:17:12 PM »
Ranger99,

Here in The Alamo City, that fellow would have been laughed AT & called a KLUTZ.

I several months ago saw a fellow enter the Valero near my house with an AR15 slung across his back.
The clerk looked up  & casually asked, "You're carrying a rifle in here, huh??"

The guy with the slung rifle said, "Lock's broke on my pick-up door."

The clerk said, "Uh huh.  You oughta get that fixed."  - Then he handed the man his change.
(NOT another word was said, except the clerk thanked the man for being a Valero customer.)

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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 09:31:46 PM »
it wouldn't have bothered me at all in a different neighborhood.
that dude really should invest in a decent holster though.
the hood rats and border jumpers here like that waistband carry.
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 10:05:33 PM »
What gun is not drop safe at this point?

An interesting question. I would bet there are some elcheapo's that may NOT be drop proof.

With the exception of an 32 caliber built in 1867,  ( which I would NEVER CARRY anyway,)   I know all of mine are from 1973 & up. 
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 12:43:24 AM »
DCD327,

I note that your front page says 3 yard shooter. = Fwiw, a study done a few years ago by the USMS found that in COP vs. THUG shootouts, where ANYONE got hit by gunfire, were at an average of  8.75 FEET.
(The late & in his lifetime fairly well-known as a homicide detective, "Bullets Bob" McKay got his "macho cop nickname" because a thug, using a stolen TSMG, MISSED the detective 50 times at less than 10 yards. - The thug emptied the drum into the door, the wall, the floor, took down  a light fixture & shot-up a parked car outside the motel but came no closer to "Bullets Bob" than about 3-4 feet. - I suspect Bob's wife DID have a "laundry problem" to deal with later. = CHUCKLE.)

That same study found that, absent one more long-guns in the gunfight, less than FIVE PERCENT of such gunfire at 25M resulted in bloodshed.

Also, since before WWII I can think of NO handguns that were manufactured that were NOT "drop safe".

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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 08:23:45 AM »
Early Ruger SAs before the transfer bar were not exactly drop safe if all cylinders were loaded.

In fact many of the cheap 22 cal SAA types were not.
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 09:49:51 AM »
Nothing is drop safe if you squeeze the trigger while trying to catch it. Lol
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 12:11:04 PM »
The dropping part is just speculation.
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 03:06:23 PM »
Last thing I heard was that the guy was a retired cop with a LTC............................
I can imagine if somebody modified the sear a little too much it might not be drop proof.
I did have an old Ruger 22 semi that fired in the holster (two rounds) from sensitized primers.
Breech was dirty and bolt couldn't close 100%, enough to allow the firing pin to drop, but not fully strike the primer.
After 10 FTFs the guy reloaded the mag and when he stuck it back in the holster it fired. And no, it wasn't me... When I saw what he had done and was about to do I started to yell, but it was too late. Dumbass got 2 rounds in the leg and didn't feel a thing.
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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 03:07:25 PM »
Never would have happened in Target

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Re: Failed Wally walk
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 03:25:42 PM »
Never would have happened in Target

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so, it's been determined that this happened in a WalMart ?
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