The 'fess up thread

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    The 'fess up thread

    So I figured I should 'fess up to a little bit of stupidity at the range the other day . . . and then wondered how many of us have done something with a gun that wasn't dangerous still stupid or at least, made you roll your eyes. So here's my story:

    I am an indoor range and I'm shooting for both accuracy and speed, trying to get my self-defense shooting to be in a decent group at 10 or so yards. At our particular range, you step up into the stall, and there's a pretty low overhang. I'd say about three or so feet over my head. It's nice since they have a light in it, however, brass has a tendency to bounce off it pretty hard. I've had it come down and hit me in the head, or even drop behind my glasses before.

    But on this day, I finish my magazine and look down. It seems that I've left my phone face up on the built in shelf in front of me, and a casing hit it just right. My entire screen was shattered. Like I said, stupid, but not dangerous.

    Guess I've learned to leave my phone face down at the very least, if not in my pocket.

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    Sighting in my muzzelloader i seated bullet before powder. Had to go home and pull bullet.

    Brought my 40 to shoot but grabbed 45 ammo on accident
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    A small gun in your poket is better than a 45 in the truck.

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    I 'fess up honey. I did buy another gun.

    Once let a recoil spring plug get away from me at a gun shop counter while I was disassembling a 1911. It was propelled upward to strike an 8-ft. fluorescent light bulb which burst with a loud report, sending showers of broken glass and residue down behind the counter and into the long gun racks. A proper mess it was and the only other customer in the store was certain for a brief moment that he'd been shot.
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    Went to the range, but forgot all my magazines.

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    But seriously, I've made it all the way to the range only to realize that I left all my ammo at the house.
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    Was taking apart the m249 (only takes once to learn, pain retains). I went through the clearing motions prior to disassembling like one should. I hit the pin to remove the buttstock and WAAAAAM. bashed in the forehead with the spring rod. I obviously forgot to ride it all home. Could have been worse as that rod could go through a wall, however given how close I was to it, the momentum wasn't there. needless to say that never happened again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 031131 View Post
    Was taking apart the m249 (only takes once to learn, pain retains). I went through the clearing motions prior to disassembling like one should. I hit the pin to remove the buttstock and WAAAAAM. bashed in the forehead with the spring rod. I obviously forgot to ride it all home. Could have been worse as that rod could go through a wall, however given how close I was to it, the momentum wasn't there. needless to say that never happened again.
    I wish I'd been able to spend more time behind the SAW. Alas, being a POG means I got a few weeks of it at MCT and that's about it.

    I had fun with the little time I had behind it and the 240, though.
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    I recently dropped all my guns in the Puget sound. The whole dern collection.

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    1.) Took a new 9mm to the range, and found out that I didn't bring any 9mm ammo.

    2.) Decided I needed some quality time with my P64, so I packed it up with some other guns and went to the range. Got there, zipped open its gun blanket, and found a S&W snubbie. I had grabbed the wrong gun by mistake. Still need some quality time with the P64.
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    Got all they way to the range with a locked gun case. Then had to go home and get key for said gun case.
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    Took my wife to range and she forgot her g26

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    Hmm, can't recall specifically but then my wife says I have dementia, can't remember
    what that is ?

    Maybe volunteering to shoot a box of .50's in a friends revolver so the brass could be
    reloaded for a Moose hunt ? As I recall I got a lot of help from other interested guys.
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    Ah, yes...got to the range and forgot targets...had to buy them at inflated range prices.

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    My son busted me for sweeping my feet while I was concluding a lesson on gun safety.
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