AD: Some Respect for Nine Millimeter
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November 25th, 2007 07:01 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 07:04 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 07:09 PM
Thanks, Bob. This kind of thing makes ya humble.
November 25th, 2007 07:43 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 08:00 PM
I assume We includes a wife. If so, did you receive the obligatory scolding?
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November 25th, 2007 08:20 PM
November 25th, 2007 08:24 PM
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 08:27 PM
Good example of why the four rules are so important. The safe direction is what kept people safe.
Glad nobody got hurt.
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November 25th, 2007 08:47 PM
So we may all learn from your ND, how did it happen?
November 25th, 2007 09:28 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 09:51 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
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November 25th, 2007 10:03 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 10:41 PM
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November 25th, 2007 11:02 PM
Gimpy: she thought it was funny. I was very embarrassed. Me being embarrassed was funny.
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November 25th, 2007 11:03 PM
Man...I dont want to be shot with anything...
To tell you the truth I would want to be shot by a .22 cal.
They make em tough in NC eh?
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