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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:37 PM   #41
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I was dropping the hammer on my .45 in the bedroom one evening before bed and thumb slipped off the hammer and my mattress caught the slug, i no longer hammer de-cock without dropping the mag and clearing the chamber first...
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How loud was it going off in the bedroom without hearing protection? I've always kinda wondered what it would be like if the day comes you need to fire inside...
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:54 PM   #42
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It was really effing loud, a 3 day ear ringer.....

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How loud was it going off in the bedroom without hearing protection? I've always kinda wondered what it would be like if the day comes you need to fire inside...
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 11:29 PM   #43
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Had this happen once with a 30-30 chambered a round put the hammer down with my thumb then set the gun in the back of the truck, waiting for my dad to get ready, he closed the truck door and the gun went off , the bullet went threw the front of the box, the back of the cab, threw the seat, the cb, and stopped at the fire wall he was pissed. Never used the gun again.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 12:32 AM   #44
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Saw this happen to my dad once with an old .25 pistol. The trigger guard is part of the take down, the bottom was out from the grip so it would not fire. He then tried to clear the round from the barrel and it went off pointed just above level, thankfully still pointing in the area of the target. Nothing behind it for a mile or so. Put the guard back in place and its all good
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:45 AM   #45
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I was dropping the hammer on my .45 in the bedroom one evening before bed and thumb slipped off the hammer and my mattress caught the slug, i no longer hammer de-cock without dropping the mag and clearing the chamber first...
You left out the part that you were trying to show your wife that you can safely decock the gun by dropping the hammer. Best part of the story!!


Never had an AD here. Only rea shooting mistake was right after I got my AR, tried a quick rapid fire for the first time(5 shots or so), got more barrel lift than I expected or was prepared for, and hit the target hanger, sending a ricochet into the ceiling, and a chunk of ceiling tile flew back and hit 0toncaddy in the chin. He whined about it for a while even though his wannabe beard scruff stopped most of it.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:49 AM   #46
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Does dropping 12 ga shells from a freeway overpass count?
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 10:04 AM   #47
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you left out the part that you were trying to show your wife that you can safely decock the gun by dropping the hammer. Best part of the story!!


Never had an ad here. Only rea shooting mistake was right after i got my ar, tried a quick rapid fire for the first time(5 shots or so), got more barrel lift than i expected or was prepared for, and hit the target hanger, sending a ricochet into the ceiling, and a chunk of ceiling tile flew back and hit 0toncaddy in the chin. He whined about it for a while even though his wannabe beard scruff stopped most of it.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:32 PM   #48
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Dose a high powered BB gun count...?
If so I had a CO2 BB/Pellet hand gun a few years back that had cartridge in and I had no clue that it was in there. Picked it pull the trigger and pop. Two years later I found out the BB was still in my finger and had to have it surgically removed b/c the bone was starting to grow around it.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 10:15 PM   #49
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Had a guy i work with had a m4 AD in a mobile bulletproof security post. Between the concusion and the surprise, i think he shat himself. Of course he was on a plane home the next flight out. Zero tolerance for ADs in my line of work.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #50
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A recent thread in the market place made me think of this. Has anybody ever had an AD? Back when I was about 14 or 15 I was out deer hunting with my dad. My deer rifle requires chambering the round, then putting a thumb on the hammer, and pulling the trigger to let the hammer down to the half-cock position. Well, this particular morning my finger slipped off the hammer, and the gun fired into the ground a few feet from where I was standing.
same situation but sitting in the blind, went to put the safety on with gloves and Boom!.

It was laying across my lap and fired it off into the trees.
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Just remembered this one, brother and I went to the range together.
He had his .357 stubby and I'm not sure what he was thinking or doing exactly but the first round hit the paper, the 2nd round hit the target hanger cable.

The hanger came crashing to the floor with all sorts of noise. The other half of the cable came back and was hanging in front of him. ( he's LEO so he'll never live it down)
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I have not (knocks on wood), but my gramps put a 30-06 through the floor of my FJ80...he is now deaf in his left ear luckily no one was hurt and no one else was in the lc.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #53
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I accidentily discharged on the wife yesterday, I did not even get it in her mouth, and bwamo, money shot.
Somebody just had an AD in Birmingham last week. It will be his discharge in a while I imagine, accidental or otherwise...

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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #54
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OH, Ive sort of had another, not really an accident, but weird none the less... We used to have an old Stevens side by side 12ga with a single trigger. It developed a habit of discharging both barrels on a single pull of the trigger. The gunsmith said that was common with that model, and it wasn't worth getting fixed.
I have an old Italian 20 gauge o/u that firse both barrels ocasionally.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #55
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i was like 11 or 12, .357 mag with a trigger job. I put my finger on the trigger and while raising the gun up to fire it went off twards the ground about 3ft in front of me...

never again does my finger go on the trigger unless i'm ready to shoot
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never again does my finger go on the trigger unless i'm ready to shoot
Isn't that one of the first things they teach you in hunter safety? Other than know where you're pointing the gun and keep the safety on until you're ready to shoot.
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Last summer my dad gave me an old .22 rifle semi auto he had so that I could start to teach the kids about proper gun safety, use, and practice. This particular .22 had been in his gunsafe, unfired for 20 years or more......well, while I am showing my kids (and wife who has never fired a gun) how to hold it, and handle it and showing why you never play around with a gun, and that you always treat a gun like it is loaded.

I continue my lecture with how to fire the gun, showing them that you squeeze the trigger, never jerk it because it will throw your aim off, well while I am demonstrating this "jerking" motion, the gun fires! We all freaked out, and I had the perfect example of why you always treat a gun as loaded.

Needless to say I had a few words with my dad for storing a gun for 20+ years loaded!
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I have nothing constructive to add, but this reminds me of basic training and all of the negligent discharges with blanks. It was funny seeing the drill sergeant flip on them. It was actually scary how much it happened at first.
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I continue my lecture with how to fire the gun, showing them that you squeeze the trigger, never jerk it because it will throw your aim off, well while I am demonstrating this "jerking" motion, the gun fires! We all freaked out, and I had the perfect example of why you always treat a gun as loaded.

Needless to say I had a few words with my dad for storing a gun for 20+ years loaded!
Needless to say you probably should have checked if it was loaded before showing it to your kids and pulling the trigger.
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Last summer my dad gave me an old .22 rifle semi auto he had so that I could start to teach the kids about proper gun safety, use, and practice. This particular .22 had been in his gunsafe, unfired for 20 years or more......well, while I am showing my kids (and wife who has never fired a gun) how to hold it, and handle it and showing why you never play around with a gun, and that you always treat a gun like it is loaded.

I continue my lecture with how to fire the gun, showing them that you squeeze the trigger, never jerk it because it will throw your aim off, well while I am demonstrating this "jerking" motion, the gun fires! We all freaked out, and I had the perfect example of why you always treat a gun as loaded.

Needless to say I had a few words with my dad for storing a gun for 20+ years loaded!
I know I wasn't there, don't know the situation, hindsight is 20/20, etc., but why when given a gun, any gun, would you not check to make sure it's clear before anything else? Especially when showing kids how to handle it safely? Same reason you're supposed to pass someone a handgun with the slide locked back, a revolver with the cylinder open/out, etc. It's good that you were teaching to always treat them as if they're loaded, but making sure it's unloaded first is a no brainer, especially if teaching proper trigger pull. I just don't get it?
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