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A holster idea a one-product Spanish company thinks is so innovative, they named their company Eureka:

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Let me just put it out there that I see absolutely no reason for anyone to carry a modern handgun without one in the chamber.

+1 for the good looking Spanish product rep / police officer, even though she obviously shoots like a total newb judging by the video.

-1 for the lame motorcycle drive-by shooting

This video gives you a better look at how the holster operates with different brands of handguns:

  • 2:04 – Oh LAWD.. did he just eject a live round with his entire hand in front of the barrel?  I sure hope that was a snap cap or an inert round; bad practice though either way.
  • 2:45 – Again… Sure doesn’t look like a snap cap.  Only hope now is an inert round.
  • 3:12 – Primer missing… I can rest easy.  (hahah I was actually going to delete these last 3 lines once I saw this, but I figured one of you guys would freak out in the comments too)

You might remember that the Russians have a similar holster for their Makarov pistols (Because the spetsnaz are obviously also so damn high-speed).  Theirs though you can push the gun straight through, unlike this Spanish one where you have to push down to load the firearm, then yank back up on it to get it out of the holster.  My guess is the “innovation” in this Spanish one which they think is patentable is that aspect alone.

In addition, what an absolutely excruciating logo they have (pictured right). LOL a glowing brain inside a globe, with blue lightening coming out of it.  ROFL I couldn’t even make stuff like that up.  I think I threw up a bit in my mouth.

Head over to Eureka’s website for the more pictures and info.

Thoughts?

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Check out this attempt at humor:

7 minutes that took… wow lucky he put that copyright 2011 watermark on there too.  I’m pretty sure Sandy Sheedy meant something else when she said “there has been a lot of people have been shot by an unloaded gun“.  I don’t like normally sticking up for people that want to take our rights away, but I don’t know how many times I’ve heard of accidents where someone has said “the gun isn’t loaded, watch this!” and ended up killing themselves or someone else.

The part about an unloaded or loaded gun still presenting a “threat” i’ll have to disagree with her on.

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Atlanta, GA – Boutte fired up the stove at his College Park home around 3:30 a.m. Saturday — heating up the .40 caliber Smith & Wesson along with it, a police report said.

While the food was cooking, the weapon’s magazine started to melt in the gun well, the police report said.

This caused the spring – and bullets – to come out of the magazine.

The bullets started going off like popcorn.

Full Story – HERE

I guess someone didn’t see the following Mythbusters episode:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BX1kvJVrjc[/youtube]

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Striker Status indicator on a Springfield XD-45 showing it's in the ready to fire position (thanks Cliff)

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Springfield Loaded Chamber Indicator showing a round is in the chamber

What’s it supposed to do? Encourage people to think “Well, it’s okay if I point this thing at Cletus over there because the loaded chamber indicator says it’s empty…“?

Exactly.  You should be treating all guns as if they are loaded all the time.  Relying on a mechanical “safety” of any sort is risky.  Your #1 safety should be your brain.

Hat Tip: View From The Porch Blog

UPDATE: I had incorrectly labeled the picture as being a “loaded chamber indicator” when it is in fact a Striker Status Indicator (thanks Cliff).  There is also a Loaded chamber indicator on the XD-45, and I found a proper picture of it (see above).

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