Towards an understanding of involuntary firearms discharges - Possible risks and implications for training
Publication: Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Education/Counseling Law Enforcement Students
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25 students participated in a series of trials that required them to move one limb while holding a pistol in order to identify factors that lead to accidental firearm discharges. Results suggest that motor activity can lead to a significant increase in grip force exerted on a firearm. Generally, the use of the lower limbs appears to offer a greater danger for involuntary discharges than movements involving the arm not holding the firearm.
Heim, C., Schmidtbleicher, D., & Niebergall, E. (2006). Towards an understanding of involuntary firearms discharges - Possible risks and implications for training. Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 29(3), 434-450.
Heim, C., D. Schmidtbleicher, and E. Niebergall. "Towards an Understanding of Involuntary Firearms Discharges - Possible Risks and Implications for Training." Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategis and Management. 29.3 (2006): 434.