This is a discussion on Negligent Glock Discharge- "It Can't happen to me". within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Not likely to happen to me since i don't own a glock but thanx for the safety reminder anyway you can never be too careful...
Not likely to happen to me since i don't own a glock but thanx for the safety reminder anyway you can never be too careful
Thanks for sharing. From this day forward, I will dry fire only in my backyard. It backs up to a national forest with a few hundred yards of trees to act as barriers.
"Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
It sounds as if you were too eager to futz with the new toy and thought you had the situation under control. It happens to a lot of us. I only had it happen once...no I didn't fire off a round, but I loaded a round when I thought I was inspecting the chamber for "empty". I was going some where and before I walk out of the house I check to make sure nothing in the chamber. I get into a lot of trouble on this forum because I don't like keeping one ready to go bang. My routine is to drop the mag first, slide the action next and look into the chamber...nothing. Then I flip it upside down and look into the magazine chamber and rack the slide again, give the pistol a bit of a shake to see if something falls out. Then I aim at the sofa or bed, depending on where I am at, pull the trigger. If nothing goes boom the gun is empty. I load the magazine back into the pistol and go on my way.
Just one other question or statement...I bet you didn't even know you had to go to the bathroom!
I suggest you stop dry firing before you kill someone with your next mistake.
Wow. Scary stuff. Glad no one got hurt.
GFL...... first off, welcome to the fourm. That was one heckuva first post too!
Bad event but nobody got hurt thankfully. Mistake ID'd, changes made to your SOP, application of changed OP's and your state of mind/thinking while clearing your firearms. Hard lesson learned but a positive outcome after the fact. Thank you for sharing this not-so-good event with us as a lesson for all of us to take heed to.
His post is a good reminder to keep your head in the moment when clearing your firearm. Drop the mag first then eject the remaining round. Reversal of that procedure spells disaster whether field stripping or dry firing a Glock.
I'm glad no one was hurt!
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
Check the chamber several times.
Rack the slide several times.
The ol' finger-in-the-chamber technique.
Multiple tests can't hurt. I've never relished the idea of having to walk over to Mrs. Johnson to explain how I put a bullet into her 3yr old child's head from my living room. Anything to avoid that sort of thing ... no matter what it takes.
This is one of the very reasons some people (and agencies) like magazine disconnects. I don't like them personally, but I can understand why some do.
I will agree with the advice above - drop mag, lock slide open, check the chamber visually AND by sticking your finger in there. Now - check it again. If you are handing the gun to someone else, demand that they check it as well for themselves.
Remember the old adage - "Measure twice; cut once." Applies here too.
Glad no one was hurt. How's your hearing, OP?
PS - Another tip is to do an ammo inventory. Count up all the ammo in the mag and the one that was in the chamber. Make sure all your ammo is accounted for. Another way to be sure there is none in the chamber.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.