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#1 pca16

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:41 PM

I was told there was an accident at a trade show over the weekend (Saturday) in either Virginia or Georgia, one of the Eastern Southern States. Anyway someone put a live round in a Thompson at the Kahr Arms booth and a rep was demoing the gun and discharged the round into a ladys leg. ohmy.gif Anyone know the details?
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:42 PM

The event was a trade show being held by Ellet Bros. One of the attendees asked the Kahr Arms rep about one of their carry guns. He didn't have one on the table, but told the customer that he carried one daily and he would get his from his car to show him.

For some reason he brought the gun in to the show loaded, and while clearing it managed to discharge a single round.

The round hit the Browning rep in the leg, severing her femoral artery. One of the Blackhawk guys apparently had some .mil medical training, recognized the damage and triaged her while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. According to the EMT, she would have bled out if not treated before they got there.

The Kahr rep was removed in cuffs.

Thsi, of course, is all hearsay.
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#3 full auto 45

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

Only thing I can find on the web is from May '05,.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

The way I understand it from my sources...Gun was accidentally discharged while demonstrating it. Not sure if it was a Thompson or even a .45. A lady was shot in the leg and I hear she will fully recover. I hear that she is not making a federal case out of this. The Kahr rep who was responsible for the security of the guns is now on desk duty until thier lawyer does a full investigation as to the cause of the accidental discharge. That is all that I know for certain.

Thank god no one was killed! I think it is a good thing that the press did not sink thier teeth into this and run away with it. This could be bad for all of us. Perhaps the best thing to do is not draw any unecissary attention to it. Just my .02

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Mike...I don't think the article you pointed out was the Kahr incident but yet another.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:16 PM

I did a google search and that was the last one I could find.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:12 PM

First I'd heard of this . Thanks for posting .

I turned down a free ride to that show . Ellett wants more of our business . I now definately have no regrets about not attending . I placed some orders through the safety of the internet .
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:41 AM

Hey , atleast I don't have to worry about incoming rounds ! ohmy.gif

I'll talk to my sales girl and see if there's any news .

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:18 PM

I got a carefully worded response from my sales girl about the " unfortunate accident " .
She will recover . The lady only received a flesh wound sad.gif

I don't see any reason to scold her , but what other type of freekin wound is there ? Bullet enters body , tears flesh in it's path . jeez

I believe the press didn't run with it for 3 reasons . No one died . It was a privately held dealer only show . Invitation only . Also , Chapin , SC is very rural ... atleast it used to be .
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:45 PM

Of all the goddamn times for a Kahr Thompson to actually work.... blink.gif
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:17 PM



Well, I suppose a flesh wound would be one which penetrates skin and muscle tissue only but NOT vital organs, major arteries or bone. .02
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (guy sajer @ Jan 12 2006, 01:18 PM)
I got a carefully worded response from my sales girl about the " unfortunate accident " . 
She will recover . The lady only received a flesh wound  sad.gif

I don't see any reason to scold her , but what other type of freekin wound is there ?  Bullet enters body , tears flesh in it's path . jeez

I believe the press didn't run with it for 3 reasons . No one died . It was a privately held dealer only show . Invitation only . Also ,  Chapin , SC is very rural ... atleast it used to be .

A flesh wound means nothing hard was hit... ie bones... When you shatter a leg bone it just adds that much more damage to the hydrostatic shock that damages blood vessels, nerves etc.

EDIT Yeah what Jay said above....
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for clarifying .

My point was mainly that they were downplaying the shooting as only a flesh wound . Not the cluster that it was . The only attendees were dealers , manufacturer reps and distributor people . These peolpe are supposed to have a clue !
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:26 PM

Guy,


do you know the name of the person who was shot? I have done alot of business with ellet in the past and hope it wasn't someone I know

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:23 PM

Sorry , I don't . I was told that she was a former employee that left Ellett to work as a manufacturer's representative .

The news traveled like wildfire through the dealer/distributor community . I'm betting the SHOT Show will be extra tight this year .

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE (ghostsoldier @ Jan 12 2006, 02:45 PM)
Of all the goddamn times for a Kahr Thompson to actually work.... blink.gif
Rob

LOL,
I know its not funny, but I must say that your statement really struck me...

I deal with life and death situations several times a day. Perhaps I'm just getting morbid. blink.gif

The last show I was at there were signs placed around some of the booths stating that someone had made the statement that there was going to be a possible incident.

A lot of CrAzIeS out there! sad.gif
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