Recently I've been watching Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo. I think its a pretty entertaining show. On today's episode, Tim Ralston (creator of the well liked crovel) is showing himself and his family firing a guns in the Arizona desert. He seems like a very smart guy with things in order, but then.... he shoots himself in the thumb.
When asked by the camera man what happened he says "The damn thing... just misfired on it". Then he passes out. He gets evacuated by helicopter and apparently lost a knuckle. He then says again "It was one of those malfunctions... my thumb went in front of the barrel and it went off"
Man, I really hate how those dang handguns just "go off" when a thumb gets in front of it.
Once again this is just a reminder of safety and how important it is to always follow the basic rules. Who knows what would have happened had he not been surrounded by a filming crew.
I also think its funny that he doesn't accept responsibility for the accident but implies that the gun malfunctioned....
So what do you think? Did it malfunction?
See the video here 'Doomsday Preppers': Man Shoots His Own Thumb Off (VIDEO) (Thanks to OD* For the link)