Well boys and girls, ladies and gentleman....the results are in from the intial test to see if there was a mechanical failure of the pistol.
I did the full mag test on cocked striker...slamming it home silly hard, striker held. Buddy of mine, a master limited shooter did hard as hell surrender draws, striker held. Did draws from all angles, top, side, striker held. Held gun by muzzle and smacked the back as hard as possible, striker held.
Checked holster closely as well and nothing looked wrong or anything that could snag the trigger.
So at this point I can really only blame myself, nothing else adds up. My ego wishes it to be different but I want to be open and honest and I will do so.
I am thinking about taking it to a gunsmith for another set of eyes just in case. But we really went overboard with the harshness of our tests this afternoon and not on failure.
What do I from here? I have started to plan this out. One....lots of draws and dry fire before I shoot again. Two, repeat step one. Three, I think I am only going to shoot guns with a manual thumb safety. Yes an AD could and has happened with these types of guns, namely 1911/2011 platforms, but it is what I know best. I have spent 20 years shooting these guns and I believe a thumb safety "could" buy you a little time to get muzzle further away from your body.
So thats where I am at. I am now able to walk, ok hobble on my own. Being laid up has allowed me a lot of time to reflect and make my go forward plan.
Lastly, I plan to put my own first aid kit together and have with me when shooting. We really did lack any first aid/trauma kits close by.
Thanks again for reading and stay safe out there.