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    Accidental discharge = gun hits floor, goes boom
    Negligent discharge = trigger pulled incidentally
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    The word is negligent, not accidental. No one got hurt so you learned a cheap lesson, don't beat yourself up but don't be careless again. Live and learn

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    It is so refreshing to see an honest and humble post by someone who has a negligent discharge. I'm glad a tragedy was avoided. The OP can really be thankful no one was injured or killed.

    Like others have said: If you (OP) aren't 100% positive it was your fault, take the gun and have it checked. If the firearm is functioning properly, then I suggest find a good instructor and take a few advanced classes in order to help habituate yourself to "SAFER" gun handling.

    Good Luck!

  5. #14
    I read through some of these posts with a sence of horror. The prevailing attitude seems to boil down to: "Hey! It happens to everyone!" "Think safety but don't beat yourself up about it."

    In the first instance, it most assuredly does NOT happen to everyone. Just those who become careless and complacent in the handling of firearms.

    I want you to think about it. I want you to consider how the incident would have played out if you HAD caused injury or death by your actions. I want that to "bother you" and be taken to heart as cause to INSURE you "stay safe" hence.

    Witness: More lives are taken through firearm carelessness every year than civilian GGs "taking out" BGs. It's true, look up the figures. Personally, I would much rather see an increase in the latter and a reduction of the former.

    Safety first...... shooting accuracy second.

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  6. 2 types of ND's which require human input: those folks will tell you about and those that they'll lie to discount.

    Only 1 type of AD and that requires a mechanical malfunction, no human input.

    Given that nobody was hurt that's a lucky moment, so turn it into a training moment. Train yourself to "index" that index finger along the seam of the frame and slide. The "booger hook" is very sympathetic to the rest of the hand, as the hand squeezes to grip the firearm the index finger will try to curl and it seems to always wind up on or near the trigger. You CAN train yourself out of the sympathetic curl for the most part, but know that if you curl the finger even a little you'll likely see the same result (sympathetic curl) when squeezing the hand.

  7. I had an ND on April 7, 2011 (see the pics on my profile).

    After it happened, I couldn't even touch my weapons for over a month. I was shell-schocked. I'm back to carrying again, but so much has changed for me. Of course, it's a shame it took nearly killing myself to get the right mind-set.

    I thought I was developing the right attitude before I had my ND. I wasn't. But one blinding moment of stupidity, blood is suddenly everywhere, the side of my hand is blown out, and I've got entry-exit wounds in my leg.

    Today, I'm careful with my weapons in ways I should have been before. I treat them like snakes (to borrow an expression). I check and recheck them to make sure all is well, and they are as they should be. If it's loaded, I'm always making sure it's safe, and if it's unloaded, I'm always making sure it still is. And I never, ever fieldstrip a weapon except under highly controlled circumstances.

    When you have an AD/ND, it's likely pure luck that determines the consequences. You may be lucky, as I was, or you or perhaps someone you love may be dead.

    It's never going to happen to me again.

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    I have heard that sooner or later it happens to all of us that train on regular basis. It has happened to me when a handgun went full auto. Not a fun experience.

    As stated before, there are safety rules everybody should follow. The rules first will prevent most of the accidental discharges and second if they happen make sure the bullet ends up in the berm.

    I have to admit that I do not hear shooters talk about "accidental discharges". I admire your courage to bring it up and discuss it. It is a subject that definitely should be discussed and talked about.

  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by janknepper View Post
    I have heard that sooner or later it happens to all of us that train on regular basis. It has happened to me when a handgun went full auto. Not a fun experience.

    As stated before, there are safety rules everybody should follow. The rules first will prevent most of the accidental discharges and second if they happen make sure the bullet ends up in the berm.

    I have to admit that I do not hear shooters talk about "accidental discharges". I admire your courage to bring it up and discuss it. It is a subject that definitely should be discussed and talked about.
    Now THAT was a genuine AD. Broke gun. 1) Could you relate make and model? 2) Did you determine the cause of the malfunction?

    Just out of morbid curiosity, if nothing else. Thanks.

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    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

  10. Quote Originally Posted by janknepper View Post
    I have heard that sooner or later it happens to all of us that train on regular basis. It has happened to me when a handgun went full auto. Not a fun experience.
    Our club has magazine limits now. That happened to our current safety officer in the past. With a large magazine and a freaked out operator, it would be possible for fire to walk over the backstop pretty quick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLM View Post
    I must had put my hand on the trigger without realizing it.
    We generally consider this negligence, not an accident. I believe your recent experience will improve your gun handling skills. Keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are on-target. Stay safe and enjoy.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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