AD: Some Respect for Nine Millimeter

AD: Some Respect for Nine Millimeter

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    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.


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    Sometimes I think folks in the forums have begun to think of the 9 as just past a 22 in terms of effectiveness.
    Hmm i must have missed that memo since i also carry a 9 lol .

    Seriously i am glad the ad was pretty much harmless , just enough damage for a good lesson i suspect .

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    Thanks, Bob. This kind of thing makes ya humble.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mojust View Post
    We have a leak now and the pipe is wrapped in plumbing tape awaiting the plumber.
    I assume We includes a wife. If so, did you receive the obligatory scolding?
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    Glad that nobody was hurt. That is the main thing that all are uninjured.
    Ears Ringing?

    Just helps to make my point to all who say that carrying in a horizontal shoulder is being unsafe because everyone around is getting muzzle covered.
    Just remember that when you carry at the waist - everybody on the floor below you has the tops of their heads muzzle covered.
    You just can't see them through the floor.
    But a wood floor will not stop a bullet.
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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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    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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    So we may all learn from your ND, how did it happen?

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    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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    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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    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.

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    Post I think you left out the word "NOT" :~)

    You would WANT to be shot with a .22?

    Quote Originally Posted by Natureboypkr View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    I assume We includes a wife. If so, did you receive the obligatory scolding?
    Gimpy: she thought it was funny. I was very embarrassed. Me being embarrassed was funny.

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    To tell you the truth I would want to be shot by a .22 cal.
    Man...I dont want to be shot with anything...


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