I still cant believe this happened. I work in a pretty decent sized 3 story office building, our company takes up most of the bottom floor. The two owners of the place I work both know I carry and fully endorse me doing so, they are glad that I do. I have been carrying for almost 12 or 13 years, pretty much every day.
I carry a NHC 1911 in an M-tac holster.
Flame me if you want, whatever, but this is what happened.
I went into the bathroom, had to go "number 2".
My routine here, that I have done hundreds of times, is take my 1911 out of my holster and put it into that plastic dealio that holds the "ass gaskets" that is attached to the stall wall. (those paper things you lay on the seat).
I have done this countless times, and I even remember the first time I thought about putting it there...I was thinking how clever I was that I found a new "secure" place to put my gun when taking care of business.
So today I go in for the routine....
I take gun out of holster, place in ass gasket holster, and this time the gun stays for a second and then drops right on through the bottom and lands muzzle first on the tile floor....I remember watching it start to fall thinking for a split second that I hope it doesn't ding my gun.....
This is the part the I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
How does the gun go off with the grip safety not engaged and the thumb safety on? You can see in the picks the thumb safety is STILL ON!! IT IS JAMMED BACK?????
Anyway, call me stupid, whatever.....but this is what happened.
ETA since I have had more time to think about it
From the standpoint of an AD or ND....I can see the case for both, but I absolutely agree that leaving it in the holster when I take a dump would have prevented this whole thing from happening. It was a freak one in a million accident, but I agree that I was negligent for taking it out of the holster, even though I thought I had good reason to and thought it was "safe".
From now on I will find a new way to take care of business, and I think I am going to get a new carry gun, maybe an M&P shield, a single stack nine since I do love that slim profile.
Anyway, hopefully this will help someone out and we can all learn something from this, I know I have.
ANY IDEAS ON HOW THE GUN COULD HAVE GONE OFF WITH THE GRIP SAFETY NOT ENGAGED AND THE THUMB SAFETY ON?
the thumb safety is still on!