Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

  1. #1
    Gold Member Kim-n-Dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora
    Posts
    5,592

    Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    I know I have, and I found out last Saturday that it will not. Well, at least mine didn't go off.

    A car changed lanes on me in a turn and I crashed. Fortunately, I was on my WR. The R1 would have been totaled! Anyway, slid on my left side and ground down the left side of my Springfield 1911 Champion. It tore the thumb safety off and that mechanism is completely useless, now. It doesn't engage with anything, now. The grip safety still works.

    When I picked myself up, I saw my holster about thirty feet down the road. And there's my gun another twenty feet from the holster. So, along with grinding up over $2,000 in gear, I lost my 1911, too. That sucks!!

    You know, it would have been funny if it had fired and hit the idiot that crashed me!!
    Kim & Dean
    60th Anniversary R6 - '16 R1M


    .

  2. #2
    Senior Member j0ker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Longmont, CO
    Posts
    1,303

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim-n-Dean View Post
    I know I have, and I found out last Saturday that it will not. Well, at least mine didn't go off.

    A car changed lanes on me in a turn and I crashed. Fortunately, I was on my WR. The R1 would have been totaled! Anyway, slid on my left side and ground down the left side of my Springfield 1911 Champion. It tore the thumb safety off and that mechanism is completely useless, now. It doesn't engage with anything, now. The grip safety still works.

    When I picked myself up, I saw my holster about thirty feet down the road. And there's my gun another twenty feet from the holster. So, along with grinding up over $2,000 in gear, I lost my 1911, too. That sucks!!

    You know, it would have been funny if it had fired and hit the idiot that crashed me!!
    Glad you walked away from what it sounds like. Christ, fucking cagers. Sorry about the 1911.

  3. #3
    Huge Member Site Admin Mother Goose's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    272,190

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    That sucks! Glad you're alright. Did the turd driver stop, or keep going?
    Chadwick
    MRA #825

    "You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike like that, than other people do in all of their life." - Marco Simoncelli

  4. #4
    Gold Member madvlad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Greenwood Village, CO
    Posts
    9,854

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Glad you’re okay man, people keep getting more and more stupid out there for sure. Hope the douche stopped and is paying for the damages
    www.mo-door.com
    https://64degreeracing.com/

    2016 60th R1 - Garage mates to follow soon
    2002 Nissan Maxima SE 6SPD - 250k and still running strong

  5. #5
    Gold Member Kim-n-Dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora
    Posts
    5,592

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mother Goose View Post
    That sucks! Glad you're alright. Did the turd driver stop, or keep going?
    He stopped.
    Kim & Dean
    60th Anniversary R6 - '16 R1M


    .

  6. #6
    Senior Member Moderator Gramps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Littleton
    Posts
    1,470

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Sorry to hear man. Glad you are OK!

    The streets are getting more and more crazy. I decided a few months ago to convert the Duck to a track bike and leave the streets to the crazies for a while.

    Be careful out there!
    Tom
    '07 ZX-6R
    '12 1199 Panigale S

  7. #7
    I'm pumped... Let's let the healing begin! Lifetime Supporter ~Barn~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lone Tree
    Posts
    17,619

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Glad you're alright.
    ~Brandon~
    Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory - "Gemma"
    MV Agusta F3 675 - "Amy Lou"
    (720)935-6438
    I rarely think of motorcycles without a little yearning. They are about moving, and humans, I think, yearn to move its in our cells, in our desires. We quiet our babies with cyclic movement, and we quiet ourselves by going.
    Melissa Holbrook Pierson

  8. #8
    Senior Member Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    In front of all the slow bikes.
    Posts
    2,187

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Make sure insurance buys your gun! And great time to get a Glock

  9. #9
    Senior Member FZRguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Lakewood
    Posts
    4,473

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Sounds like you are okay, minus gear and piece...but how's the bike!?
    John
    KTM Duke 690

  10. #10
    Gold Member Kim-n-Dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora
    Posts
    5,592

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Make sure insurance buys your gun! And great time to get a Glock
    Never have liked Glock. Doesn't feel right in my hands. I want the same damn 1911 I already had! But like everything, they only make it for so long.

    It'll be another Springfield or Colt.
    Kim & Dean
    60th Anniversary R6 - '16 R1M


    .

  11. #11
    Gold Member Kim-n-Dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora
    Posts
    5,592

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by FZRguy View Post
    Sounds like you are okay, minus gear and piece...but how's the bike!?
    I'm actually pretty tore up. Small amount of road rash where my jacket lifted on the left side. Make sure everything is full zip from now on. Mainly lots of sore spots (ribs, shoulders) and bruises from impacts. Road, curb, etc.

    It's a WR! You can throw it off a twenty-foot cliff (and I have) and it'll be fine!
    Kim & Dean
    60th Anniversary R6 - '16 R1M


    .

  12. #12
    Senior Member The Black Knight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4,494

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim-n-Dean View Post
    Never have liked Glock. Doesn't feel right in my hands. I want the same damn 1911 I already had! But like everything, they only make it for so long.

    It'll be another Springfield or Colt.
    You may look into the Gen 4 Glock's, with all the different back straps that come with them, it helps to make them fit better. I've got two of the G19x's(Gen 5) and love the way they fit and I use the medium beaver tail back strap. My G41(Gen 4) was the same, liked all of the different back straps, however ended up running it without any of them as that's what felt best.

    I will say, some of the older(Gen 1-3) Glock's aren't for everyone. But the newer ones do have a lot more modular attributes to them.

    Bummer about the crash least you walked away from it, I would of been worried someone could have snagged my gun sliding across the ground and drove off with it.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    "So live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
    "

    "Do today what others won't, so you can achieve tomorrow what others can't."

    "Respect is earned, not given. Some people have done nothing to earn my respect."






  13. #13
    Gold Member Kim-n-Dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora
    Posts
    5,592

    Re: Have you ever wondered if your gun will fire in a crash

    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    I would of been worried someone could have snagged my gun sliding across the ground and drove off with it.
    They can have it! It's all busted up.
    Kim & Dean
    60th Anniversary R6 - '16 R1M


    .

Similar Threads

  1. More gas on the TSA fire...
    By McVaaahhh in forum Non-Bike Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Thu Apr 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
  2. Fire at St. Malo's
    By Reyven in forum Non-Bike Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Tue Nov 15th, 2011, 10:37 PM
  3. Won't fire/start
    By Achupernt in forum Bike Tech
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Fri Mar 25th, 2011, 05:50 PM
  4. Any Fire Fighters here?
    By RyNo24 in forum Non-Bike Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Sun Mar 1st, 2009, 12:26 PM
  5. R6 On Fire, Literally
    By Matty in forum Pics and Videos
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Tue Feb 26th, 2008, 12:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •