It happened during a shoot house portion, Gene and a student was doing an AAR after a run in the house. XXXXXX enters first room engages targets (no lights). Gene and student did not positively ID their presence in the second room, XXXXXX goes into room two, engages target with failure drill with Gene standing in front of that target and the student nearby. Two to abdomen, one to the arm. XXXXXX shooting under no light at a target he previously set up. But the problem compounded when XXXXXX did not account for all people in the class, the people in the shoot house upon hearing the shots, did not ID their presence, and shooting in low light with out a light to ID target…….
Well well well… looks like someone wasn’t as HSLD (High Speed Low Drag) as he thought he was. Whoever could have imagined such an accident would happen? *eye roll*
I’m not naming names (yet, although if you read the links you can figure it out), because although several of your emailed me various links which I’ll add below, there is very little concrete evidence to support the claims. I emailed the owner of the shooting range where this happened, and even he didn’t want to verify the story and told me to email the person in question. I declined to do that because why would that guy in question cooperate with me in me making fun of his dumb ass?
Here are some relevant links to discussions:
Play stupid games win stupid prizes. I hope the guy he shot (THREE TIMES apparently!#!#!#$!) makes a full recovery.
Amazing how information on this all seems to be “unavailable” or else wiped from the internet. Even this news story on the incident has basically no useful info.
I’m sure XXXXXX feels terrible, but in my opinion you don’t get any 2nd chances with stuff like this. Safety is paramount, and if that’s not your main concern when training people then you’re just putting everyone including yourself in a whole lot of danger, and stuff like this WILL happen. You can beat your chest and bark about “big boy rules” and “real world combat is 360 degress” all you want, but if there are not safety protocols that are being diligently followed (no matter what the class skill level is) then I would consider that gross negligence.
Hat tip: All you guys that sent it in! I don’t want to name names because some told me to keep theirs quiet.