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 Post subject: Negligent discharge !
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:04 pm 
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I am 64 yrs old and been around guns all my life and safety is always number one with me and guns. About a month ago I went in to take a shower and was removing my IWB pistol (a XD sub compact) I pulled out the pistol to lay on my dresser so I could get undressed. I unconsciously placed my finger on the trigger. BANG scared every one in the house,put a hole in my dresser.Long story short. Do not get complacent or so used to having a pistol on that you forget to think about what you are doing. This made me look up this subject and wow a lot of people have shot them selves and/or their work place. Police are always having to remove and handle their firearms for safety in some locations and the chance of a negligent discharge goes up every time they touch their weapon. So don't learn this the hard way. So slow down and THINK before you draw your weapon. I hope this helps someone. It embarrassed me but I'm safer now. :eeewww: Glad it was just the dresser and my pride.


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en7kids, I think it is very good of you to tell us about your experience. I think it happens more often than most people think! And, with anything, accidents do happen, no matter if it's caused by negligence, equipment failure or circumstances. The more guns that are around and the more people that own them and handle them, there's bound to be more instances of an ND. It just goes with the territory. Liberal's have a tough time understanding things like that...

Below I have a link people can go to. Click it and on the left side, scroll down to the bottom. There is a fellow there that also had an ND, but he wasn't as lucky as you! He shot himself in the leg with Rock Island 45acp loaded with Federal Hydra Shok ammo. It's quite a story! He was sitting down when it happened and the bullet went in and out his thigh, then in and out his calf.
He has a lot of pictures and really had to suffer through many things before he got healed up.

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So all of us - let's do our best to be safe!! What happened to en7 could happen to any of us!! :shock:

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I like statistics and probabilities. The more you handle anything a handgun, a knife, screwdriver, whatever the more chance of a mishap. If you never touch it and leave it in a drawer your chances are excellent nothing will happen. Oh and I have felt that OH Shit! feeling. Negligent absolutely. Unscheduled sounds better

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Glad to hear it was a simple learning experience and nothing more. Just out the cost of a new dresser (and what was inside) I guess instead of funeral expenses. :thumb:

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Definitely a butt clenching experience... very glad no one was hurt. I shoot a lot, and clean/lube/service regularly just so they are always top shape. But I "handle them" hardly at all.
Don't carry one around the house or sit and hold them. Whenever I USE them, I am in full alert mode with attention to all details. Never casual.

I am happy (and perhaps lucky) that I've never had an ND, but can certainly imagine many scenarios where it could happen easily if distracted or not in
full attention mode. (I made up that term but I'm sticking to it LOL)

Your post is descriptive and quite sufficiently scary, as it should be when NDs happen!

Thank you for sharing it... it's a good reminder for all!!

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IMO there are two types of people that have never had a ND. Those who are very lucky, and those who just haven't had one yet.
Thanks for sharing your story, I have had a couple of ND's and they are Negligent NOT accidental, and always try to keep in mind that guns are a deadly weapon and not a toy.

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I had one once, ended up married for 25 years to a spiteful, nagging....oh, not that kind of discharge...need to read better I guess...

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Glad you are good, other than your butt taking a bite out of your underwear. I am the type of person who would keep the dresser around as a reminder.

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IMO there are two types of people that have never had a ND. Those who are very lucky, and those who just haven't had one yet.
Thanks for sharing your story, I have had a couple of ND's and they are Negligent NOT accidental, and always try to keep in mind that guns are a deadly weapon and not a toy.


Are we thinking of the closet incident?

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yes phat the closet incident

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Walt, I was trying not to bring that up... I mean, if you want to come out of the closet here, that's fine!! It's your personal choice..

Hmm, What?? - - - Oh, Ok sorry - It's not THAT kind of a closet thing!!! I see...

Nevermind...



Walt, how much longer are you going to let us abuse you like this!! :shock:
We are a bunch of ungrateful people, aren't we... :( :whistle:

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I choose not to carry a round chambered, I don't feel like it really takes that long to rack the slide, and I think the safety benefits outweigh the risk of not getting a round on target in time.

I'm not saying everyone should do this, and there may be certain scenarios where I would camber a round ( if I had to stop for gas after dark in Detroit) but maybe more people should consider chambering a round less often.


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Walt, I was trying not to bring that up... I mean, if you want to come out of the closet here, that's fine!! It's your personal choice..

Hmm, What?? - - - Oh, Ok sorry - It's not THAT kind of a closet thing!!! I see...

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Walt, how much longer are you going to let us abuse you like this!! :shock:
We are a bunch of ungrateful people, aren't we... :( :whistle:
I like to do things different, I went INTO the closet LOL

Hell Jason I have to put up with you guys, you all are about the only friends I have! ;)

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waltham41 wrote:
jasonsch wrote:
Walt, I was trying not to bring that up... I mean, if you want to come out of the closet here, that's fine!! It's your personal choice..

Hmm, What?? - - - Oh, Ok sorry - It's not THAT kind of a closet thing!!! I see...

Nevermind...



Walt, how much longer are you going to let us abuse you like this!! :shock:
We are a bunch of ungrateful people, aren't we... :( :whistle:
I like to do things different, I went INTO the closet LOL

Hell Jason I have to put up with you guys, you all are about the only friends I have! ;)

Same thing for me Walt!! Kind of sad in a way... :( But it's nice to hang out with some like minded people!! :D Even though I haven't actually met anyone from HPT - I am glad to say, most everyone here I consider a friend!! Group Hug!!! (Not so tight, Randy!!)
I think my family would learn a lot about me, just from reading my posts here on HPT...

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