View Full Version : What dumb ass things have you done with a gun?
05-16-2012, 12:08 AM
The worst thing I have done, was 13 years ago. I just bought a reloader, and was checking the bullet depth on my revolver, to see if it cyclced ok. Click, click, maybe another. Ok. Opened the cylinder to find a live round mixed in. Luckily I observed the rule that you don't point guns at people, so it was pointed at the ceiling, above my bed. That could have really sucked.
Every now and then I pick up a gun, and do something that bothers me, like puttin my finger on the trigger. Which seems to be the more common one. Tonight I was going to clean my derringer, and I almost cocked it, and then realized, dumbass it is loaded. I didn't cock it, but just putting my thumb on the hammer bothered me. I hope the guilt about these things makes me a better gun owner.
Dammit, I just love cocking guns.
I have a buddy retired army, who discharged a loaded gun twice. One a 30-06 in a motel room. Kids were jumping on the bed, making all kinds of noise. He said after that, they sat down. No called the cops, he turned himeself in. Another one a hole in the camp floor with his 9mm. I can see how that could happen with semi autos, sorta.
05-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Recently dropped my carry gun on the tile floor in the bathroom. It was an interesting moment.
05-16-2012, 12:21 AM
Couple months ago did that, at home. Pancake hoslter with no hammer strap, hammer less model. I am just a hillbilly with vinyl flooring though. But I was thinking imagine a public bathroom.
05-16-2012, 11:11 AM
How about getting wacked by a .32 bullet in the chest after it bounced off the back stop?
Then there was the time my brother shot at a grouse and a pellet wacked me in the leg after bouncing off a limb.......it just stuck in my skin slightly.
05-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Another one a hole in the camp floor with his 9mm. I can see how that could happen with semi autos, sorta.
Guns don't just go bang.
Even if they are semi auto's People make them go bang. In this case a very careless person. I can not imagine it happening even with a semi auto, I can only imagine it happening with some one unaware of the state of their gun and to careless to be careful or to be sure. You should never place your finger on the trigger unless you are going to fire the gun. In the case of a few if you are cleaning it and need to take it down....ie Glock type pistols. However if you dont make sure it is empty it you, not the gun!!!!!
The dumbest thing I ever did was sell one of my guns. I have only sold one and I wish I still had it.
05-17-2012, 02:07 PM
I'm with RCG, I sold a gun once and wish I had it, even though it was a POS, it was a gun. Glad I was brought up by a man who no matter what, safety was number one. He was a crop sprayer for 41 years and lived to retire, and he started when he had to stitch up the holes in his plane with thread, tape, and glue in order to make it airworthy.
Mom on the other hand, would barbecue over a five gallon gas can! Drove cars with no brakes, yet raised us to be respectful and resourceful.
05-17-2012, 04:29 PM
I agree about knowing the state of your weapon, and not condoning any accidental discharge. Though clearing the chamber is an extra step, which is what maybe gets some in trouble. I dunno.
05-17-2012, 04:30 PM
, would barbecue over a five gallon gas can! .
I have to remember this one.
05-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Went hunting once with a guy that was my boss at the time. He borrowed one of my guns to go hunting, a .444 marlin lever gun. I explained VERY explicitly about being careful with dropping the hammer back down once he shcuked one in the chamber.
he loaded the gun in the trailer, and proceeded to let the hammer down.....I was outside strapping my .44 on my hip when I heard it go off..
A very clean hole was in the side of his brother in laws trailer.
Of course i ran in and said WTF?
Reminds me of a story concerning a muzzloader than had no powder in the pan as he was showing someone how to use in inside the cabin.......
You can guess the rest.
05-18-2012, 10:24 AM
If you had to have a job to vote how high a priority do you think Obama make it to fix the economy. The problem today is more people vote for a living then work for one!
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