Fess up...Accidental discharge

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    Fess up...Accidental discharge

    who has had an accidental discharge?
    I did lastnight. I was going thru the motions of drawing my spare weapon. (I put my weapons away empty, my friend used it at the range last) I failed to clear it and shot thru my kitchen wall. I know I should have double checked, but I took it for granted. Lesson learned...scared the hell out of me...Im just thankful nobody was injured.

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    Somebody will be along to explain to you that unless the gun malfunctioned, you had a negligent discharge. Tomato, tomahto. Clear it, clear it again, then clear it one more time before dry-firing, but now I am preaching to the choir, right? Glad no one got hurt. In answer to your question, I have.
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    Nope, not yet...

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    Not yet,but Im glad you brought it up. Brings my awareness back up to proper levels
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    Have had the Buck Mark go bang before I was completely on target. Making the transition from
    let's say a "normal" trigger to that ultra smooth extremely light trigger will do that. Always down
    range.
    I have "found" a live round chambered once in the .45. Reinserted the mag at the range and
    jacked the slide ... oops ... where did that come from ! The .45 was my HD gun and I neglected
    to clear the chamber when I headed to the range. That was a wake-up call.
    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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    OK. Here goes.

    I sort of "just got into guns" last Feb. I alwasy wanted a leve gun. so I found one from the Marlin owners board. I bought a 336 in 30-30.
    While cycling through about 5 rounds, cocking it then letting the hammer down slowly, I didn't know I could just "rack" it continuously, ejecting the bullet. Well, my thumb wasn't on the hammer this time. The rifle discharged, bullet went through the tail of a model airplane, through an outside wall of my hangar, through the stockade fence outside, and off into the woods.
    My daughter was in the room with me, and I have ALWAYS known and NEVER point a gun in an unsafe direction. The gun was intentionally pointed at the outside wall.

    No one or no property was harmed or hurt (except the model & wall), but it certainly got our attention, and we'll never forget, for safety's sake.

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    You picked up a gun you didn't personally clear and inspect to make sure it was unloaded violating Safety Rule #1 then pulled the trigger,Way to go
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    I'm not going to get into the accidental/negligent discharge argument, which is pointless, but I would place that one in the "stupid" discharge catagory. Consider yourself lucky no one was hurt and a lesson was learned. Now patch the hole!
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    Yup. That's all I'll say

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    There is no such thing as an "accidental discharge", they are NEGLIGENT discharges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm not going to get into the accidental/negligent discharge argument, which is pointless, but I would place that one in the stupid" discharge catagory. Consider yourself lucky no one was hurt and a lesson was learned. Now patch the hole!
    You just defined negligent discharges. They are the result of stupidity.
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    I haven't had a 'negligent discharge'... but a true 'accidental discharge' with an old Mossberg pump shotgun.
    After a couple of hours of rabbit hunting...I was racking out the magazine...and it discharged (I was nowhere near the trigger).
    The gun was pointed down and in a safe direction...no harm done.
    I was probably around 20 at the time...and didn't know much about guns.
    I got rid of it. Didn't trust it anymore. The buyer was informed prior to purchase.
    Follow 'the 4 safety rules' and even a true (and extremely rare) accidental discharge will be harmless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pir8fan View Post
    There is no such thing as an "accidental discharge", they are NEGLIGENT discharges.
    There you are. I knew you would be along sooner or later.
    "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pir8fan View Post
    You just defined negligent discharges. They are the result of stupidity.
    Complete with name-calling.
    "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pir8fan View Post
    You just defined negligent discharges. They are the result of stupidity.
    No, by definition they are a result of negligence.
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