Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Big Hole, Big Artery

And an Orlando man is lucky to be alive after shooting himself in the thigh with his own pistol.

Enece Guerrier, 36, of Orlando was a guest at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 4110 SW 40th Blvd., when police say he walked into the lobby around 1 a.m. bleeding profusely from a wound to his femoral artery.

Guerrier later told police he had accidentally shot himself with his own .45 caliber pistol in his hotel room, while removing it from his holster, according to a report.

Cpl. Matt Walters, Officer Mary Davis and Officer Crystal Castor responded to the 911 call. The three officers used their Trauma Kits to try to stop the bleeding until emergency medical personnel arrived within minutes.

I'll guess two things here: that the pistol was a Glock 21 or other striker-fired pistol, and that he was carrying it in either a crossdraw or appendix holster.

Ya know, the makers of striker-fired pistols without active safety levers really should include a tourniquet with every unit sold. Just sayin'. And for all of you owners of such pistols, you should own and carry a tourniquet for just this very reason.

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