Edit : Can admin move this to a more relevent forum, thought I was posting in General.
Been a long time lurker of the forums. Have been around firearms since I was 10 years old (24 now), hunted, plinked, always lived by the 4 rules. Well last night I was at my buddies apartment checking out his new XDs45. We had his XDs out and his Kimber 1911 and all were cleared of course. He also had a new crossbreed holster for the XDs so we were trying that on. Well after an hour or so of cleaning and racking and chatting. I was playing with his Kimber, such a smooth slide on it. Well I dryfired it a couple times, no mag obv and nothing in the chamber. I set it down and was looking at the safety features on the XDs and ironically we were talking about carrying with one in the chamber and how safe it was lol. Well in the mean time I was about to leave and he slammed a mag back in the kimber, without me knowing (in no way am I blaming him, this is 100% my fault). I picked up the kimber racked it, aimed at the wall (exterior facing wall, brick outside) and...BANG. I didnt even know what happened and still dont really remember. It was just a flash and smell of gun powder. And a nice .45 acp hole in his sheet rock. No cops were called, the round didnt get outside. No one hurt...besides my ego and ears! But it could of been terrible. Makes me sick thinking about it. I thought I would never share this but the problem is I want some advice. This incident kind of scared me away from carrying or even touching my guns. All I can hear is that bang...Had trouble sleeping last night :( Should I wait a couple weeks to let it pass or should I head to the range? And by head to the range I don't mean "forget about it, stuff happens" I mean conquer my fear and know that I now have a new outlook on safety..where I once thought I was safe, now I feel OCD! I hope this story will help someone in thinking "it will never happen to me, im perfectly safe" to "it could happen to me, i better be even safer". Please no negative comments, I am already very shook up by the event, and I figured it was worth sharing.
Also going to go patch up his wall for him this week.
I take 100% responsibility for what happened, even though I still can't really recall the event...adrenaline.
Thanks, BE SAFE.