WBTV is reporting that a Concord, NC police officer shot himself in the lower calf while training at the range yesterday. The article vaguely mentions that the incident happened while the officer was holstering his pistol.
Just a quick reminder that there’s no need to race the pistol back into the holster. When training, the clock has stopped before its time to reholster, and if you’re involved in a defensive shooting, I don’t think it could hurt to take a deep breath, and assess what you’re doing before you go shoving the pistol back into the holster.
I hope the officer recovers quickly, hopefully the news of this incident will keep others from getting hurt the same way.