A 50-year-old man was mistaken for a target and accidentally shot during an exercise at Gunsite Academy’s training facility in Paulden Arizona, authorities said.

Full Story – HERE
OOPS… Somebody needs new glasses! That’s a negligent discharge at its finest.  According to the article the man is is “good” condition, hopefully he recovers quickly.

I wonder what caliber he got hit with? There are a lot of important things in the abdomen, it’s a miracle he is still alive.


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At the Academy Awards (Oscars) last night, The Hurt Locker took home the following 6 awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Writing (Original Screenplay)

I didn’t want to set aside 15 hours :P of my time yesterday to watch it, but judging by the winners list, The Hurt Locker really swept the show.

I have not seen the movie yet, but I plan on watching it very soon.  I avoided it up until now because I heard from a lot of people that it was annoyingly inaccurate.  I seem to enjoy other inaccurate movies anyway, so I’m not sure why I chose to listen to people and avoid this one up until now.

There are a few different versions of the movie poster.  I found the one I inserted in this article especially chilling.

Any of you guys that have seen this movie, have an opinion on it?


The weapon will recoil backwards and to the weak side of the grip.  This sideways motion can move the weapon off the target.  It is helpful to tilt the weapon to the weak side from 45 to 90 degrees (it will vary with the shooter).  The recoil-induced motion will then more nearly stay within the target outline.

Source – Smith & Wesson M1076 (10mm Semiautomatic Pistol) – Instructional Tips & Techniquest for Firing – ( See Page 25, Note 1)

Author: SSA Urey W. Patrick – Firearms Training Unit – FBI Academy – Quantico, Virginia

More on why the FBI chose the m1076 10mm back in the 1990’s – HERE

Anyone have a scan of the original training manual, or any other manual to verify this?