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    Ther are two type of people who handle firearms;

    Those of us that have had AD's, and those of you that will..

    I have a small .38 size hole in my left leg from a brain fart back when I was in the military in the early 80's.

    I wasn't an instructor then but have been for a long time since. I actually tell my students the story because I want to drive home the point that it does happen. I'm not embrassed by it anymore. its a teaching tool now, makes the lesson real personal.

    I was given a plaque with the following in a NCO meeting..(that was embrassing)

    TO: Dan Hop-a-long ******

    He went forth with good intentions
    But let safety slip aside
    He returned a wounded man
    In fact as well as pride
    He taught us all a lesson
    His act was not in vain
    Before you pull the trigger
    Be certain where you've aimed

    Still hangs in my office. Has the actual bullet on it..
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    Good point; but brain farts happen to everybody, its a part of being human.
    Bingo!!! During the run-up to the Gulf War a USMC Lt. killed himself while giving a class on the M1911 pistol. In order to demonstrate that the gun would not fire out of battery; the Lt. chambered a round, shoved the gun hard against his head and blew his brains out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    Bingo!!! During the run-up to the Gulf War a USMC Lt. killed himself while giving a class on the M1911 pistol. In order to demonstrate that the gun would not fire out of battery; the Lt. chambered a round, shoved the gun hard against his head and blew his brains out.
    That more than a brain fart. I think that qualifies as a brain shart or even full blown brain diarrhea. In a literal sense.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    Bingo!!! During the run-up to the Gulf War a USMC Lt. killed himself while giving a class on the M1911 pistol. In order to demonstrate that the gun would not fire out of battery; the Lt. chambered a round, shoved the gun hard against his head and blew his brains out.
    Wow, is this actually a true story? I take it that he caused the 'out of battery' condition by forcing the slide partially back with his head?

    Hard to imagine anyone being so reckless........

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    WOW I think I woulda used an inanimate object
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    We have to warn and tell and yell and discipline kids, after we hand them our Civil War black-powder guns, and remind them that they are to give 100 percent of their attention to that weapon while they are handling or holding it, and to stop joking and looking and talking and walking and messing around! Adults do it too, including "experienced veteran" reenactors who know better; but who regretfully forget some times or a few times or just ocassionally or just once in awhile. Is it empty? Did it misfire? Only an idiot would shoot a ramrod or leave one inside a barrel.

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    Wow, is this actually a true story? I take it that he caused the 'out of battery' condition by forcing the slide partially back with his head?
    Indeed it is a true story. Saw it on the news in Saudi the day after it happened. It is also mentioned in Gen'l Schwartzkopf's book, It Doesn't Take a Hero.

    Yep, that's exactly what he tried to do.

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