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Old 02-12-2021, 10:56   #1
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Canadian soldier wounded by accidental discharge used wrong holster: SIG Sauer

Does anyone have an opinion? any details?

Did Canada not get the M17/M18 with safety?

Is this a case where the S4 shop didn't keep up with the need?

Canadian soldier wounded by accidental discharge used wrong holster: SIG Sauer

Federal government intends to order up to 20,000 pistols for Canadian Forces
Murray Brewster · CBC News · Posted: Feb 05, 2021 7:03 PM ET | Last Updated: February 5

The American manufacturer of the new pistols belonging to Canada's special forces claims the soldier wounded in an accidental discharge last fall was using the wrong holster for the weapon.

SIG Sauer, a German weapons maker with its U.S. headquarters in Newington, N.H., issued a statement Friday in response to a CBC News report earlier this week that revealed the Nov. 5, 2020, incident and the fact the weapon, the SIG P320, had been withdrawn from service while the military conducts an investigation.

Canadian Special Forces Command has not said what caused the gun to go off unexpectedly, but the company said a conclusion has been reached.

"The investigation revealed the use of an incorrect holster not designed for a [SIG] P320," said the statement, which was released Friday and posted to a U.S. online pro-industry publication, Soldier Systems.

"The use of a modified [SIG] P226 holster created an unsafe condition by allowing a foreign object to enter the holster, causing the unintended discharge."

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Old 02-13-2021, 20:37   #2
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D squared S squared= Don't Do Stupid Shit: use the right equipment for the job do not improvise... By the way what ever became of the XX Green Beret that shot into her neighbors Apartment "accidentally" ?
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