Frank Sharpe of Fortress Defense sent this photo of a very unusual stoppage experienced by one of his students this past weekend.
During last weekend’s Level II Pistol Course, a student’s 1911 grabbed hold of her cover garment during slide-cycle. She drew her back-up and continued with her primary pistol dangling from her shirt.
We almost had to beat the slide forward with a hammer to free it – the gun was out of action, completely seized up.
You do this stuff long enough and you’ll see everything.
1. It looks like he was having more fun than we were. (Although I’m sure some would argue teaching kids and newcomers to shooting is a very different kind of fun and very rewarding at the same time.)
2. What are the odds? The shooter should have bought a lottery ticket. And just another darn good reason to have yourself a back-up gun, because when the chips are down, Mr. Murphy loves to show up and party.
3. See everything. Hah! Never!