Firearm safety is something alot of people lack, and as for how much "training" this pilot had I wouldn't count on it.

Not to "Cop bash" but not all cops can shoot decently, many just practice and re-qualify every 6 months or a year when the department makes them, and then the gun sits in the holster till they start practicing for a couple of weeks before next re-qualifying testing. Just like, just cause this pilot may have had a small "course" to outline some of the "rules" he should fallow if and when he ever did shoot on the plane doesn't make him a safe gun handler or a good shot. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

As Dryer said, its probably a Glock, BUT this is still a training issue, the pilot should have never had it in "condition red" which means a round in the chamber and the safety off. You only have a firearm in that condition when your going to shoot at something, condition yellow with a loaded magazine in the firearm, safety on and no round in the chamber should have been how he was carrying it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Bear spray doesn't always work there have been studies on this you may want to check out, so being in Ontario, where we are currently having issues with the over population of black bears thanks to the spring bear hunt canncellation, I'll trust my life to my shooting skills with a shotgun loaded with slugs before I trust it to diluted pepper spray. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

And yes, I do go shooting, hunting and the like, thats one of the many symptoms of being a outdoor nut. You enjoy that kind of thing.