This is a discussion on ND caught on tape within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Sucks to be this guy. While I applaud him for posting and helping people learn from his mistakes it was a pretty dumb one at ...
Sucks to be this guy. While I applaud him for posting and helping people learn from his mistakes it was a pretty dumb one at that. Looking at some of his other videos he is quite the character. I'm all for training how you fight and not just static shooting at a piece of paper but I think he should seek some professional instruction. Let me correct that, I think we all should seek some professional instruction to build our skill set and not assume we have seen it done therefore know how to train.
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YouTube - ‪I shot myself! NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES HAPPEN!‬‏
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"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
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I like to compare this to driving a car. You can have a perfect driving record for 30 years, but eventually you can make a mistake and cause an accident. When you do, the person you hit is going to call you a moron, an unsafe driver, etc. You will be judged by that one incident.
Before anyone starts insulting this guy and calling him a moron, saying his gun rights should be revoked, and all of the other comments I anticipate, I would like to point out that this could happen to any of us. I'm glad this guy's injuries appear to be minor.
This is the primary reason I like to carry unchambered 90% of the time. I realize there is an added risk in the event of an attack, but I also recognize this type of incident as being equal if not greater risk than the alternative. As I've said before, I do not attempt to advocate others to follow my example. I simply want people to understand the reasons for my person decision. One last thing - please do not turn this into a flame war. And lets all be glad this guy took the time to share his story with us, lets not ridicule him.
I have seen many times where some of the most trained persons with firearms have had a ND. I have known persons that have shot themselves in the leg or foot while training.
It's not the destination, it's the journey.