Quote Originally Posted by PalatkaBoy View Post
Thanks for the welcome.

Unfortunately, that initial incident had made me kind of paranoid when it comes to handling a weapon. I was showing my dad my HK45c the other day. I pulled it from the safe, dropped the mag, cleared the weapon and handed it to him, slide back. He set the slide forward, looked it over, got a feel for it and handed it back to me. And I cleared it again. Then I locked the slide back and loaded the weapon before locking it up. He asked why I cleared it again...and I said I never want to have to ask that question: How'd that bullet get in there....
Nothin wrong at all with having a certain level of respectable fear and paranoia of guns! Matter of fact, as soon as you don't have that is when you should worry the most! Complacency and arrogance are what get people killed or injured.