WTF was he doing? Cleaning the gun while sitting in his truck or something?
Said he was taking it out of his waste band after he got back from lunch to leave in his truck. I still don't know how he fired it while in the holster.
I would say he prob should refrain from having a round chambered from here on out.
Was it a Glock? There have been cases of certain Glocks going off on their own while in certain holsters.
Happened to a relative of mine who is not someone who would have a negligent discharge.
This is incorrect.
Guns do not go off on their own.
There are three safeties built into the fire control system of a Glock.
Your "relative" is either lying, had a holstering system that wasn't designed for the gun he was using, or he introduced some other user-error to the situation.
A Glock is just a striker fired pistol so saying they're more or less prone to "going off on their own" is asinine...
Sounds like you get your info from the Glock website.
Any type of mechanical device can, and eventually will, fail. There are way too many reports of Glocks going off without any user intervention for it to be a coincidence.
And why is it you only hear about it with Glocks and not say, a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver?
Glocks are light triggers, no safety. If anything gets caught in the trigger guard or an accidental bump of the finger, the gun is likely going off.
A revolver has a much higher safety threshold when it comes to accidental bumpings of the trigger. It would take a very substantial "bump" to pull a revolver and make it fire.
I've shot guns since I was 8 years old and use a DA/SA for this reason. Nothing wrong with a glock but I personally like the safer DA/SA just in case I did something stupid and bumped the trigger accidentally.
Though I ALWAYS keep it in the holster.