Ever Play With Your Gun In The Bathroom?

Ever Play With Your Gun In The Bathroom?

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    Ever Play With Your Gun In The Bathroom?

    Odd topic I know...

    As many of you know, mother nature put on a nice display of her power for most of Kentucky. As such I got the nice opportunity to
    live in the dark and sleep in a 40/f house.

    While in the bathroom (in the dark and no G&A or other edcational material) I began to play with my SW9VE. Changing magazines, chambering a round and removing it and clearing the gun while in the dark. I can tell you it IS different in the dark. While you
    may say, heck I can load my gun, change magazines etc in a flash, doing it in the dark presents far more difficulty than you would think.
    Or at least it appears that way to me. If you drop something feel is your only option. Something I did learn however was the the sound something made we it fell. After a few minutes I began to learn where something was based on where I heard it fall. [Learn to listen closely!]

    In the dark my gun initially felt foreign. Bigger, clumsy and pointing was was everywhere.

    After a couple of days practice, noting where my arm/hand was in relation to my body gave some better pointing skills. Finding things became a bit easier and a fieldstrip was successful 4 times in a row after trying 20+ times to get it right.

    I know this is elementry to those of you with many years of practice but for those like me I encourage you familirize yourself
    with you primary gun in a dark or subdude light environment. You will find it ain't near as easy as you might think.

    By the way, my wife who heard all of this going on thinks I may need to be commited. Probably so but I sure feel a lot better about my abilities.

    Best to all.

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    With all due respect I think you are an accidental discharge waiting to happen.

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    While a field strip and assembly in the dark probably isn't very useful (but yeah, it is fun, especially with AR's), weapons handling in the dark is definitely a good skill to have. A bg attacking at night probably won't do so in a well lit area. It's best to avoid those dark areas, but you can't always. Also, when manipulating your weapon in an engagement, you need to keep your eyes on the target. Taking them away from the target to reload or operate a control is no good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    With all due respect I think you are an accidental discharge waiting to happen.
    This has some truth in it...better to practice with snap caps :)
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    "Playing" with the gun? You have too much time on your hands...
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    You probably do need to be committed...

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    The idea of getting used to the gun, to working it, loading it, unloading it, by feel in the dark is interesting and perhaps worthwhile. But, it can also be dang dangerous as another poster suggested, an nd waiting to happen.

    There's a reason G-d invented flashlights and batteries, Coleman lanterns and gasoline.

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    I hope you aren't the guy that recently shot the toilet?

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    Here's an idea that will help people who want to "practice" with their firearm of choice. They sell "dummy" cartridges that are used for dry fire of firearms.
    I've seen them at several of local gun shops here in Vegas. If you must practice for sudden blackout conditions you might as well do it safely. There is no point in injuring or losing any body parts in the event of an accident. Let's all be safe!

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    I read the title and thought this might be an inappropriate topic for this forum...


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    I just think this is not a very good idea to recommend...an accident waiting to happen....unless of course you are FBI agent Stearling in Silence of the Lambs...

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    No I never play with a fire arm while on the throne I'll unholster the rig & put it to the side.

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    It took me ten years to get my wife comfortable with the idea of a gun in the house. Any mention of me "playing" with it, especially with live rounds, would put all that work out the window.

    No thanks.

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    Like others have said whenever practicing your draw or magazine changes you need to do so with dummy ammo,one slip and you got a round going off in your house,no matter how careful you are It's a bad Idea
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