The grand opening of the Frisco Gun Club in Frisco, Texas didn’t go as expected when one of their employees accidentally shot himself while trying to clear a jammed Ruger 9-millimeter handgun.
Brandon Johnson, vice president of marketing for the Frisco Gun Club, gave a statement on what happened that day.
On the evening of December 14, 2013, while assisting a member with a jammed firearm, an experienced range officer at the Frisco Gun Club slightly injured his hand when the firearm accidentally discharged while pointing downrange. The range officer was transported to Medical Center of Plano, where he was treated and released for injuries which were not life threatening. No other patrons or staff were injured in this incident.
Kelly Hunter, a spokesman for the gun club, said the media, who initially said the incident happened while the employee was cleaning a gun, got the story wrong.
There was a range safety officer down range away from the public trying to clear a jam in a gun, not clean a gun. That’s when the Ruger 9-millimeter handgun unexpectedly fired.
On the club’s website, they discuss how seriously they take everyone’s safety.
Range safety officers and concierge staff are on vigilant to help keep the range safe. If you need or request advice or help with your shooting, concierge staff is here to help. And if you become aware of a safety issue at Frisco Gun Club, please contact a safety officer immediately. The expectation of Frisco Gun Club is that all members and guests handle firearms safely and responsibly.
Let’s hope thing are a bit safer from now on.
The $12 million gun club has 40 indoor shooting ranges and is said to be the largest gun club in the nation.