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    Thanks for the post and welcome! No flaming from me - I commend you taking the time to post your experience and hopefully help someone else avoid a similar experience. Good work!
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    I'm glad you and your wife are ok and also that no one else was hurt. You are very brave to share your story and to take full ownership. While this sounds like an ND, you would also do well to have SIG check your weapon to ensure it is not defective.

    The most important take away from you post is to NEVER BE COMPLACENT!
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    Interesting turn of events..............glad no one was hurt.

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    Negligent Discharge in vehicle. Wake up call to the CCW community. Sig P238

    This story is a good safety reminder for everyone. You can never let your guard down while handling a weapon. Thankfully, this was a free lesson and did not come at the expense of an injury.

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    Negligent Discharge in vehicle. Wake up call to the CCW community. Sig P238

    Sobering story. Thank you for sharing. It's embarrassing, I know, but it benefits all of us. I remember accidentally sweeping a fellow shooter with a loaded pump-action .556. Nothing happened, but I was embarrassed and terrified that I could make an error like that. I felt awful. But you can bet I've never made that same mistake since.

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    Glad to hear you and your wife are safe. Also glad to hear that the round didn't exit the vehicle and strike a bystander. Do you recall anyone outside of the vehicle looking at your vehicle? and you are right you never never never can get complacent with anything you do.

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    Really glad that you guys are ok. Having the mindset that something bad can happen at any second is good advice while handling. That mode helps me to always to have it pointed in a safe direction if my hands are on a weapon. Looks like this may have saved you from a mountain of grief as well. I also agree that it could have been a limp wrist effect that jammed the action so keep that in mind as you fumble through the possibilities. Thanks for the reminder / wake up call and welcome to the forum.
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    I carry a gun the way it's meant to be carried my 1911 is cocked and locked,when I have to unholster it goes into my COM safe in the car still cocked and locked,when I unholster at night the gun remains cocked and locked.The only time I unload and drop the hammer is when I clean it.
    Sounds like you got complacent and was dropping the hammer on a chambered round in a gun that is designed to be carried with the hammer back safety on.
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    Welcome, and I'm glad everything turned out fine.

    In my opinion, having a AD/ND is one of the best things to happen to those who do get complacent, so long as the only thing hurt is pride. You won't ever make that mistake twice if the first one knocks the complacency out of you, because you will remember it every time you handle from then on.

    It's really easy to judge others for a ND, but when it happens to you, you feel about two inches tall and question whether or not you are responsible enough to carry. Frankly, if you are asking that question, you have already answered it. Those who take it seriously will ask such questions, and if you take it seriously, you are the person who will learn from the mistakes made and become an even bigger proponent for firearm safety, because you've experienced the effects firsthand. Thank you for sharing!
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    Thanks for sharing that. And welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Welcome to the forum, and thank you for relating such an eye-opening episode.

    Something we all need to remember is not to become complacent, and to always remember it is OUR responsibility to manipulate our firearms in a safe manner.

    Glad you're both okay.
    Ditto. Welcome to the forum..
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    Thanks for posting. Everytime I read of an ad/nd, I learn as much as the person it happened to.

    I think your post accident approach is a good one. I would have the pistol checked just to be sure.

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    Thanks for your post. Very good advice for us . Glad you were ok and your wife did not take your Sig away.

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    Glad you and your wife are OK. It takes a big man to admit something like this, and to own it, rather than automatically blame it on the weapon.
    Accidental/negligent/unintentional discharges do happen unfortunately, even to people that handle firearms all the time. Fortunately, and probably due to your gun handling skills, the muzzle was pointed in a safe (relative) direction. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully some learning will result.
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    That was scary.....
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