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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zappa, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Palladin

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  4. Zappa

    Zappa Road Warrior NES Member

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    Off the pager yesterday:

    Bath, ME *Shooting* Union St & High St. Units O/S With Victim Of Accidental GSW To Leg. 7:29pm
     
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    <raising hand> Retard here. First Glock I had, I wanted to show a friend the internals. I carefully racked the round out of the chamber, pointed it at the berm, pulled the trigger to begin the disassembly and BOOM, (okay, well "bang" - it was a 9mm). Total failure on my fault. YOU HAVE TO DROP THE MAGAZINE BEFORE YOU CLEAR THE ROUND IN THE CHAMBER.

    The only thing that kept this from being more than a case of red-faced embarrassment was that I followed the other cardinal rule of never pointing a gun at anything you're not willing to shoot and the gun was pointed straight at the berm even though I "KNEW IT WAS EMPTY" when I pulled the trigger.
     
  6. 42!

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    I'll give you 1/2 retard. Not dropping the mag is a noob mistake, and a serious one. But, even though you "knew it was empty" you pointed it at the berm before pulling the trigger. And to me that emphasizes the most important rule, always handle a gun as if it is loaded, even when you "know" it isn't. [thumbsup]
     
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    Yup, you get a lot of extra credit for that. At least you followed the safety rules and didn't shoot yourself in the leg like a full retard would've.
     
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    A friend and fellow member here got me into the habit of racking the slide a couple times when I clear it for exactly that reason. Thats always how I teach others.

    Mike
     
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    Update to the news alert I posted above:

    Maine man arrested on drug charges after apparent accidental shooting

     
  11. Zappa

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    Yep. That's what I've done ever since. It was a "learning moment".
     
  13. Zappa

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    17-year-old hospitalized after being shot in the chest in Litchfield | New Hampshire

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    That'll happen when you close the action with y our finger on the trigger.
     
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    And the hammer still needs to be manually cocked.
     
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    On that design, the hammer can be cocked while it's broken open.

    Cock the hammer, drop a round into the chamber, slam it closed with finger on trigger, and boom.
     
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    This kind of thing always bothers me, I have children and I just can't imagine the pain of this kind of loss.

    Sometime I wonder if we, gun owners, as a group are doing enough to insure safe handling of firearms. I see people handling guns with far less care than I was taught, and still practice, but they consider themselves as being safe when handling guns. I don't say anything because who am I to impose myself on someone else's life. (this is usually at a range, but if the person is obviously an amature and there is a distinct threat I say something to an RSO)

    So please, take a moment and look at how you handle your firearms, play a little of the what if game, assume the most unlikely of circumstances and think about what could happen, and what little things you could adopt as habit that would prevent something bad from happening.

    What I don't want is the gov stepping in. All they will do is pass laws and regulations that do nothing. They may even make it worse when a few people who are a little careless adopt an attitude because the gov is telling them what to do.

    So please, everyone, think, watch your actions, and try to be just a little safer.
     
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    See, I think that if you see someone being unsafe with a firearm at the range you have a responsibility and obligation to speak up and correct them. You don't have to be a dickhead about it, but for many it's simple ignorance of proper safety rules.

    That said, I only ever saw something bad enough to make me speak up once, but I don't regret it. Don't cross the firing line during live fire. If it's so critical you have to do that, call a cease fire.
     
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    4-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old cousin; grandfather arrested

     
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    It's interesting that no charges will be filed against him. As usual, if it happened in MA, the city would have been locked down and the man arrested would have lost his LTC, his job, his dog, wife, kids, home, car, etc. (Yeah, I know he's only 22, but I decided to magnify the absurdity). [laugh]

     
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    Clean a Glock. [rofl] Who cleans a Glock ? [mg]
     
  26. Zappa

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    Student accidentally shot at Blossomwood Elementary in Huntsville

    Imagine if that happened in Mass.
     
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    Remember, you heard it here first:

    Orleans, MA *Shooting W/Medevac* 5 Namskaket Rd. @ Fitness Revolution. PD O/S. 40 Y/O Male Accidentally Shot In Leg While Unloading A Gun. Severe Bleeding. Req Medflight. L/Z @ Barnstable Airport. 10:37am
     
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    Plaxico burris visits the cape gym scene.......
    Maybe an Aqib Talib fan....
     
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    Man Shot After Triggering Own Booby Trap While Feeding Squirrels At North Carolina Home

     
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