Accidental discharge leads to suprising results. 9mm

Accidental discharge leads to suprising results. 9mm

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    Accidental discharge leads to suprising results. 9mm

    I confess I did a stupid today. I take full responsibility its not the gun.
    I was dry firing my 26 today and I had taken 11 bullets out of the gun (have +2 but normally only load 11).
    I called myself double checking guess I didn't. I practiced drawing and dry firing and pulling the slide to reset and shooting again.
    Well, somehow I cycled the slide and loaded the last live round and "Bang."
    Let me tell ya it was the loudest shot I've ever heard.
    I think its because (thankfully) it scared the crap out of me.
    Where the surprise comes in is it at 7 yards it went through roughly 1" of wood in the French door between panes, hit the facing and left a dent.
    I found the spent bullet on the floor roughly 5 feet to the right of impact.
    It went through the door and ricocheted back through the glass and separated casing and lead that was flattened.
    I guess I figured from previous experience shooting into wood that it would have lodged.
    I do take into consideration that the wood is real wood and each piece has 50+ years of paint.
    I'm not sure what this tells me other than the obvious double triple and quadruple check.
    I think it will be a while before I dry-fire in the house. I am thankful I was home alone, no one was hurt and that my wife is understanding and everything was repairable. These are just my observations.


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    Glad nobody was hurt. I had a stupid the other day on the range ...luckily. Learn from it and move on.
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    The more we handle, load, unload, and practice with our guns the more opportunities we create for ourselves to make a mistake like that. I'm glad no one was hurt and I hope your experience serves to make us all a little more careful. Thanks for relating this to us.

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    Thanks for posting. Glad nobody was hurt.
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    Glad you were not hurt. Was kind of ammo was it, FMJ or JHP?

    I did something similar several months ago. I learned a lot from it. I was new to guns(only been shooting a year now) and I fffed up bad.

    long story short I put a .380 hollow point into my bedroom wall. I was pretty surprised to see it penetrated a good 15-20" into my sheetrock and couldn't be retrieved. I realize sheetrock isn't very tough but it is still surprising how well it penetrated considering how many people dog the .380 round.

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    Thats the issue I have with light bullets in the 9mm. Glad noone was hurt. Live and learn.

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    We ALL do something stupid every now and then. What really matters is whether someone gets hurt or not. I am ecstatic that no one was hurt. Please, let's not do that again.
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    Do you think there would have been more penetration and less deflection of a heavier bullet. This also a standard velocity round. I think its time I load up the 125 +p+ Federals I have. May look into 147's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camsdaddy View Post
    Do you think there would have been more penetration and less deflection of a heavier bullet. This also a standard velocity round. I think its time I load up the 125 +p+ Federals I have. May look into 147's as well.
    Old wood can be very hard, but the heavier bullets do have better penetration. There would probably still be some deflection though as its kind of hard to compare wood and tissue such as flesh and bone. I don't want this to be misconstrued here as saying the 115 grain bullet would not have penetrated flesh, but a heavy bullet gets my nod.

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    Snap caps for practice are well worth the money.

    Glad no one was injured and the door can be repaired.

    Hope the wife doesn't cut your future gun purchases because of this.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrange View Post
    I was pretty surprised to see it penetrated a good 15-20" into my sheetrock and couldn't be retrieved. I realize sheetrock isn't very tough but it is still surprising how well it penetrated considering how many people dog the .380 round.
    You know, I've never been able to find sheetrock that thick. Special order?

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    Glad no one was hurt.
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    Presumably your observance of Rule #2 kept everything safe.

    If you're going to dry fire, empty your gun, visually and digitally (i.e., with a finger) verify that the mag well and chamber have no ammunition present, then move into a room where there is NO ammo or magazines, and a safe backstop. Follow the same steps even if you dry fire outdoors.

    Nothing like a ND to prompt you to revisit The Rules. We shooters can be separated into two groups: those who have had NDs, and those who will.
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    Glad no one was hurt.

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