I dropped my RIA 45 and....

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    If you don't believe a 1911 45 can fire from being dropped,It happened to me about 15 minutes ago,I was in the bathroom and as I pulled my shirt up to set my gun on the sink the shirt had got caught between the gun and my crossbreed holster as the shirt came up so did the gun and I watched it drop barrel first on my tiled concrete floor then I heard bang and thought OH DANG but with an S.My ears weren't ringing but there was a shunk of tile missing and a chip out of the edge of the bathtub,If you look at the picture you can see powder burns from the muzzle around the hole in the tile.I did get a small cut from shrapnel on my ankle and I had to put a band aid on it.I know the safety was engaged in the holster but i believe when the weapon was pulled from the holster and started to drop it was disengaged.Thank god nothing worse happened but the bullet was smashed flat and the copper jacket was in the tub and the lead was in the toilet.I gotta tighten up the retention on my holster and make sure i never get my shirt wedged between the gun and holster in the future.
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    Wow... glad to hear that you're okay!
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    Holy smokes! Glad you're OK.
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    Bet that woke you up...
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    I think i'm gonna throw this set of underwear out.
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    That really could have been a lot worse. Glad you are O.K.
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    Very scary, and first I've ever heard of this happening (knew it was possible in theory).

    Landed muzzle first? So inertia of the firing pin set it off? Wow. Glad you weren't hurt worse!
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    So what's up with the bloody towel over in the corner of the first pic? Band aid?

    I did get a small cut from shrapnel on my ankle and I had to put a band aid on
    Well, glad you're still alive to tell about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    So what's up with the bloody towel over in the corner of the first pic? Band aid?



    Well, glad you're still alive to tell about it.
    That was toilet paper i was using to put pressure on the cut til i got a bandaid on it
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    Count yourself lucky that the bullet didn't do much worse!

    Now think series 80 firing pin safety or something like such that will prevent this.

    I've dropped my guns by accident or even better,, someone picked up my gun and somehow dropped it.

    Ever see what a hydra-shok does to the human hand??

    Another time..I thank God that my friend didn't pick up my DW .45
    instead of my 10mm.

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    throw away

    you're underwear that is don't even try to clean them. Scary thought even scarier watching the gun fall next to you. glad it was just a band aid situation.

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    Glad you weren't hurt worse.
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    Wow, glad it worked out , that could made for a bad time.

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    Glad you weren't seriously injured and nobody else was hurt.

    Muzzle-first is how I heard other 1911-style pistols failed a drop test.

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    Guess you still have some things left to do in this world.

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