AD: Some Respect for Nine Millimeter
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November 25th, 2007 08:01 PM
AD: Some Respect for Nine Millimeter
After fifty years of shooting guns, I had my first accidental discharge tonight. Fortunately, I was pointing my 226 in a safe direction. I shot a hole through the wood floor and all the way through a copper pipe in the basement. We have a leak now and the pipe is wrapped in plumbing tape awaiting the plumber.
The hole in the floor, which has a splintery exit, and the through- and-through of the copper pipe reminds me that a 9 mil is not a small caliber. Sometimes I think folks in the forums have begun to think of the 9 as just past a 22 in terms of effectiveness.
The holes were made with a Speer Gold Dot 124 grain. I hope I never get hit with one.
November 25th, 2007 08:04 PM
Hmm i must have missed that memo since i also carry a 9 lol .
Sometimes I think folks in the forums have begun to think of the 9 as just past a 22 in terms of effectiveness.
Seriously i am glad the ad was pretty much harmless , just enough damage for a good lesson i suspect .
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November 25th, 2007 08:09 PM
Thanks, Bob. This kind of thing makes ya humble.
November 25th, 2007 08:43 PM
And I always thought I could hide behind a copper pipe for cover...Glad all is ok, even if it's a bit soggy.
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November 25th, 2007 09:00 PM
I assume We includes a wife. If so, did you receive the obligatory scolding?
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November 25th, 2007 09:20 PM
November 25th, 2007 09:24 PM
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Thanks for being up front and posting ....... it matters not IMO how old we are or how long we have been shooting - an ND is always around the corner - potentially.
Glad no more problems than you have ... material things are at least mendable!!
My last ND was with a shottie - a few years ago - inexcusable in essence but thanks to rule #2 - more harm to my pride than anything really vital.
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November 25th, 2007 09:27 PM
Good example of why the four rules are so important. The safe direction is what kept people safe.
Glad nobody got hurt.
November 25th, 2007 09:47 PM
So we may all learn from your ND, how did it happen?
November 25th, 2007 10:28 PM
glad no one got hurt. i shoot mainly 9mm and believe me,i have always had respect for the mighty 9.
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November 25th, 2007 10:51 PM
9mm has been killing people for over a century now.
I am glad that your PHD on the four rules came out cheap and you are OK
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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November 25th, 2007 11:03 PM
i have a lot of respect for the 9, a friend of mine work in the ER and he see guys come in on a regular bases who have been shot by 9mm screaming in agony. To tell you the truth I would want to be shot by a .22 cal.
November 25th, 2007 11:41 PM
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November 26th, 2007 12:02 AM
Gimpy: she thought it was funny. I was very embarrassed. Me being embarrassed was funny.
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November 26th, 2007 12:03 AM
Man...I dont want to be shot with anything...
To tell you the truth I would want to be shot by a .22 cal.
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