May 2001

Firing Line: May 2001

Magazine Releases
I read Stanton Berg’s letter in the April 2001 Gun Tests and was quite concerned with it. He states that he has investigated 28 cases where a magazine safety would have prevented an accident and collected 45 newspaper articles where accidents would have been avoided. He does not acknowledge the golden rule of firearms safety—Keep the muzzle in a safe direction. If he wants to blame something, it should be improper storage or handling, not magazine safeties. As for the 12 officers who had accidents, I can only speculate that they didn’t follow proper firearms handling safety. Being in law enforcement, I have heard multiple first-hand instances of “locker homicides...

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