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    No I never have. You are a No Go at this station! Make sure your head is out of your 4th point of contact before handling another firearm.

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    Once - at the range - bullet went into the ground - scared the (yeah, you all know the word) out of me! - 'nuf said - lesson learned.

    Mine was very definitely an ND, there was nothing accidental about it.
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    I had an accidental discharge last year. As I was competing in an action pistol match and shooting an array of multiple targets, I fired when the pistol was still moving between the last and prior target (just short of last target). This was a trigger manipulation error on my part to be sure, but it was not negligence. Some would say this was simply a missed target, but I know why I missed it - an accidental discharge.

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    Fess up...Accidental discharge

    I was a Watch Officer over in the sand. One of my lookouts had ND. The higher ups wanted to send me to Captains Mast because it was one of my guys.
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    Happy to say that every round I've touched off in my 40 years of firearm ownership has been intentional... most have actually hit the intended target as well.
    That being said, we (hopefully) learn from our mistakes, as I'm sure the OP just has.
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    Never had one. I was trained (rigorously trained) to check, double check, triple check by feeling the chamber with your finger. And you do this EVERY TIME you pick up a gun. If I put it down, and I turn my back, you check again! It sounds like the OP either didn't get properly trained, or didn't take the training seriously.

    If a negligent discharge occurs that range I used to belong to before I moved, after a damage/injury check, the shooter was escorted out of the building, banned from re-enter for 1 year, and was required to take one of their 1 on 1 safety courses before they can re-enter the range.

    Check, double check, and triple check by finger in the chamber and feel it is empty.
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    Just one stupid discharge and it left a hole in my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRolo View Post
    I was a Watch Officer over in the sand. One of my lookouts had ND. The higher ups wanted to send me to Captains Mast because it was one of my guys.
    My platoon sergeant was the head jump master on a particular jump. During the jump master personnel inspection, one of his assistant jump masters, the battalion training NCO whose primary job was to carry the colonel's clip-board for him, and to stay puckered up until needed, inspected and passed the guy jumping the M60 machine gun. The bungy line was mis-routed and mis-attached, and the inspector missed it. It was a 750' jump, so the kid jumping the 60 released it as soon as his chute opened. The 60 crashed and burned from 350 feet, which, as it turns out, exceeds its design and structural limitations. My platoon sergeant, who was not involved in the inspection, was court-martialed nonetheless because he was the NCOIC of the jump. He had to buy the machine gun, was fined, reduced in rank, and barred from re-enlistment with seventeen years in service. The REMF from battalion who tubed the JMPI denied any and all involvement, and suffered no consequences whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRolo View Post
    I was a Watch Officer over in the sand. One of my lookouts had ND. The higher ups wanted to send me to Captains Mast because it was one of my guys.
    What not the Commandant too? He is responsible overall, isn't he, like the captain of a ship?
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    Kudos to Jeff (OP) for having the testicular fortitude to admit his error on this forum, knowing that the forum is mostly inhabited by perfect people, who have never made a mistake in their lives, and knowing that these perfect people would point out that it could never, ever happen to them, because they are perfect. It also makes the OP feel better when some of the perfect people call him names too, because we all know this helps prevent future accidents or "negligence". (Sarcasm font off).

    Jeff, I'm not in the perfect people class, because I've experienced two (2) in my 57 years, that I'd like to have back. I'll share those with you, so the perfects have someone else to judge, which might just take a little heat off of you.

    The first one was when I was a teenager, and had been squirrel hunting with a buddy with .22 rifles. We had finished for the day, and I was getting out of his truck in front of my house, when I reached up to grab my rifle out of the gun rack (yeah, we used to have gun racks in our trucks back then), and apparently pulled the trigger on my rifle, that I had clearly not unloaded when we left the woods.

    No one was more surprised than I, when his back window shattered, right behind his head (still sitting in drivers seat). Lots of errors here, and I know what they all are, as will the perfect people, and a great deal of learning took place right then. And yes, he and I are still friends.

    Fast forward to three years ago. Had just finished cleaning my KelTec .380, carefully keeping any live ammo away from the gun. Was reassembling the pistol, and was having problems getting it back together. Sat down in my chair in the living room of my home (home alone at the time), and looked at some youtube video's on the subject, and negligently, foolishly, and stupidly put a loaded magazine into the gun, racked the slide, and pulled the trigger, with both hands on the pistol. Thankfully the gun was pointed in a relatively safe direction, as the round went through the arm of my chair, out the other side, through three walls, lodging in a linen closet, barely missing my rock fireplace, and the wrought iron fireplace tools.

    Like you, I didn't need anyone telling me I was stupid...I knew it. Thank God, he looks out for drunks and fools, and I certainly qualified as a fool that day. I've carried a gun for over 35 years, have worked as a Primary Firearms Instructor, have sat in judgement of others that have had negligent discharges with their service pistols, as well as investigated those instances for my agency. They should never happen. I know that. You know that. Hopefully we all learn a little something about ourselves when they do.

    Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    My platoon sergeant was the head jump master on a particular jump. During the jump master personnel inspection, one of his assistant jump masters, the battalion training NCO whose primary job was to carry the colonel's clip-board for him, and to stay puckered up until needed, inspected and passed the guy jumping the M60 machine gun. The bungy line was mis-routed and mis-attached, and the inspector missed it. It was a 750' jump, so the kid jumping the 60 released it as soon as his chute opened. The 60 crashed and burned from 350 feet, which, as it turns out, exceeds its design and structural limitations. My platoon sergeant, who was not involved in the inspection, was court-martialed nonetheless because he was the NCOIC of the jump. He had to buy the machine gun, was fined, reduced in rank, and barred from re-enlistment with seventeen years in service. The REMF from battalion who tubed the JMPI denied any and all involvement, and suffered no consequences whatsoever.
    Once again demonstrating the Zeroth Law of Civil Engineering... "stuff" flows downhill. Pretty sad that it came to rest on the wrong guy.
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    I've had one before. It was both accidental and negligent ("accidental" just means "unintended"). I put a hole in the bottom of my car's trunk while emptying my gun. It was the classic rack-drop error where I racked the slide prior to dropping the magazine.

    The only thing that got hurt (apart from my beater of a car) was my pride, and, man, I still feel shame over it. The good news is that I can't forget it and my safety habits have been better formed. I check, check, check, and check again before touching the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBSR View Post
    Kudos to Jeff (OP) for having the testicular fortitude to admit his error on this forum, knowing that the forum is mostly inhabited by perfect people, who have never made a mistake in their lives, and knowing that these perfect people would point out that it could never, ever happen to them, because they are perfect. It also makes the OP feel better when some of the perfect people call him names too, because we all know this helps prevent future accidents or "negligence". (Sarcasm font off).


    Be safe.
    Thanks...Youre right at least I was able to admit my mistake. I'm sure there are a few more on here who have done the same and are afraid to admit.

    To the members calling me out...What a great way to treat a new member, real welcoming feeling....again I admit I made a STUPID MISTAKE....for Christs sake I am a human being, I know what I did wrong...Thanks for rubbing my face in the sh*t

    Im off my soapbox now
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    Fess up...Accidental discharge

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    Once again demonstrating the Zeroth Law of Civil Engineering... "stuff" flows downhill. Pretty sad that it came to rest on the wrong guy.
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    Jeff - Don't let them rattle you. I'd rather one humble guy than a dozen arrogant.

    Welcome to the forum!
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