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    I have had only one pistol accidentally go off on me. I have had at the time 12 years of firearm experience, and 9 years of experience with handguns. What happen in my case was. I was in Kuwait working as a contractor, and at the time in 2005 there were lots off insurgents trying to attack our living quarters, so I had a Kuwaiti friend of mine get me a pistol for protection, so he found me a .32 cal, (old one) and gave it to me. I was going to keep it in my room, and if we were ever attacked I would grab the pistol and lock myself in the bathroom. Well I was chambering a round to get it ready an put it in my locker, and as I chambered the round and let the slide fall BAM.. Talking about shook up, that was the first time a weapon has ever gone off on me. Come to find out the firing pin was engaged or something like that. So when I released the slide it struck the round then BAM… I just sat there for a min. thought to myself am I hit, am I hit? Now where did this round go?

    I MAKE SURE NOW TO ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, POINT IT IN A SAFE DIRECTION. I knew that before but this ND just drove it all home for me.

    Has anyone ever has a ND while handling a firearm. And how much experience have you had in firearm

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    You conflate AD in the 'subject' and ND in the body. You had an ND, negligent in not assuring the adequate mechanical condition of the piece.

    There are no accidents with a key in the ignition or a round chambered.



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    No.

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    Insurgents in Kuwait? In 2005?
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    http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2005/0...130.html?email

    here is a link to one event that took place there...



    The Kuwaiti interior guard would intercept them every time they tried to attack… I was very impressed with their intelligence , but I did not want to be part of the group that they got to, so I left
    http://english.aljazeera.net/English...ArchiveId=9237

    another link to another account....

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    One shootout they had was only blocks away from where some of our people lived, and also we had to be on look out for about 12 cars that were out to kill Americans, they even had a ice cream stand on the side of the road that was full of explosives ready to explode as we passed in POV’s….. We lived out in the city, and with no armed guards. I was only armed with a .32 so I said Nope not worth it. I’m out ta here..

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    Alwayspacking wrote:
    One shootout they had was only blocks away from where some of our people lived, and also we had to be on look out for about 12 cars that were out to kill Americans, they even had a ice cream stand on the side of the road that was full of explosives ready to explode as we passed in POV’s….. We lived out in the city, and with no armed guards. I was only armed with a .32 so I said Nope not worth it. I’m out ta here..
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    18 years AD Navy. 25 years of owning, shooting, and collecting.

    Never had an AD, but I did have a ND about 12 years ago.

    I failed to insure that a chamber was was clear before dropping the hammer. I can make a lot of excuses as to why I didn't see the round(low light, aluminum case blending in, etc), but none of them really wash. It was my complacency and negligence pure and simple

    Fortunately, I was following all the other rules; pointed in a safe direction, known back stop, etc. so there were no casualties except to my ego and pride.

    I have no problem relating this story at any time in hopes that someone else will learn from it.

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    Alwayspacking wrote:
    I was only armed with a .32


    Screw that ... glad you are home safely!

    I've never had an AD but I did have a SSDATTDD once (stupid stupid dumb ass thing to do discharge). ONLY thing I was doing right was pointing it in a safe direction. That was several years ago after I had gone for a long time without handling firearms and I can't imagine that the situation would or could recur unless I get Alzheimers.
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    Shhhh! Many of us will get Alzheimers/oldtimers and 'they' might want to proactively preempt our RKABA for safety...before the symptoms develop.

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    Never had a AD.

    Always treat my guns as if they are loaded so if it did happen.... it would be in a safe direction anyway.

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    Glad you are back safe and sound. Accidents do happen and occasionally they happen with a fire arm. It is good no one was injuredincluding yourself.

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    IMHO, there is no such thing as a "accidental" discharge, they're "negligent" discharges. Any, and all, negligent discharges are IMHO, the result of people not following the 4 rules and rule #5 (my personal rule) "know your weapon".

    I've been shooting for 45 years and have never had a negligent discharge.
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    Huck wrote:
    IMHO, there is no such thing as a "accidental" discharge, they're "negligent" discharges. Any, and all, negligent discharges are IMHO, the result of people not following the 4 rules and rule #5 (my personal rule) "know your weapon".

    I've been shooting for 45 years and have never had a negligent discharge.
    Same goes for automobile accidents... They are now known as a "crash."

    But then.... there are times when the crash really was an accident.

    Example.... your driving and you hit some black ice. You were driving at a safe speed and had absolutely no idea. At fault? Yes... Negligent? Not really.

    Just something to think about.


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    Nope, no accidental/negligent/magical weapons discharges to date, although manually decocking my work piece every day makes me fear that I'll catch a ricochet if my thumb slips (there is no "safe" muzzle direction in a concrete cinder block office).

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    Bookcase or sand barrel

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
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    Agree with Doug....

    Your backstop should be something that will help cushion the round... hard surfaces will likely send it back at you.

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    Alwayspacking wrote:
    I have had only one pistol accidentally go off on me. I have had at the time 12 years of firearm experience, and 9 years of experience with handguns. What happen in my case was. I was in Kuwait working as a contractor, and at the time in 2005 there were lots off insurgents trying to attack our living quarters, so I had a Kuwaiti friend of mine get me a pistol for protection, so he found me a .32 cal, (old one) and gave it to me. I was going to keep it in my room, and if we were ever attacked I would grab the pistol and lock myself in the bathroom. Well I was chambering a round to get it ready an put it in my locker, and as I chambered the round and let the slide fall BAM.. Talking about shook up, that was the first time a weapon has ever gone off on me. Come to find out the firing pin was engaged or something like that. So when I released the slide it struck the round then BAM… I just sat there for a min. thought to myself am I hit, am I hit? Now where did this round go?

    I MAKE SURE NOW TO ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, POINT IT IN A SAFE DIRECTION. I knew that before but this ND just drove it all home for me.

    Has anyone ever has a ND while handling a firearm. And how much experience have you had in firearm
    I'm fortunate enough to never have had an AD with a real gun. I had one once when I was 15 with an airsoft gun (before airsoft was really available in the states), and I had one when I was 16 with a blank pistol. Those were both negligent though, because they were my own fault. Thank God for gun safety classes!

    Anyway, I can see how yours wasn't your fault, but a malfunction in the gun itself, so don't beat yourself up about it. Thank God you knew enough about safe gun handling to have it pointing in a safe direction! That's exactly why we have the 4 rules.

    BTW, I like your new avatar pic. The kid in mine is my little brother. He was OCing his cap guns last 4th of July, and I OCed my Sig to the parade with him.

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    Never, but I did have a spud gun blow off an end cap once.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    I have never had an AD, but my brother did.



    He is twenty rears older than I am and it happened to him on two different occasions.



    The first time he was a kid and was cleaning his .22. It went off and shot a hole in the bathroom wall. He knew that dad would kill him when he saw the hole so he got a 10 penny nail and put it in the hole.

    When my dad went into the bathroom and saw the nail sticking out of the wall, he just shrugged and hung his pants on it.



    The second time he was cleaning his '06, sitting in his front room. Again the AD (I don't know what it is about him and cleaning his guns). This round went through three interior walls, through his daughters pillow on her bed and buried its self in the outside wall.

    He was so glad that his daughter was not in her room at the time.



    He was the one that taught me to shoot, when I was a kid, and I am so glad that I didn't learn his bad habits too.



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    Pointman wrote:
    I had a slam-fire in a Ruger 10-22 rifle. We'd put about 300 shots of cheap ammo through it that day, put another mag in it, released the slide, blam! Down-range and into the berm.
    Make sure to grease up your firing pin when you clean your gun. If they stick in the forward position, you can get into an automatic fire situation, and good luck convincing The Man that you didn't deliberately make it into a machine gun.

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    Alwayspacking wrote:
    I have had only one pistol accidentally go off on me. I have had at the time 12 years of firearm experience, and 9 years of experience with handguns. What happen in my case was. I was in Kuwait working as a contractor, and at the time in 2005 there were lots off insurgents trying to attack our living quarters, so I had a Kuwaiti friend of mine get me a pistol for protection, so he found me a .32 cal, (old one) and gave it to me. I was going to keep it in my room, and if we were ever attacked I would grab the pistol and lock myself in the bathroom. Well I was chambering a round to get it ready an put it in my locker, and as I chambered the round and let the slide fall BAM.. Talking about shook up, that was the first time a weapon has ever gone off on me. Come to find out the firing pin was engaged or something like that. So when I released the slide it struck the round then BAM… I just sat there for a min. thought to myself am I hit, am I hit? Now where did this round go?

    I MAKE SURE NOW TO ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, POINT IT IN A SAFE DIRECTION. I knew that before but this ND just drove it all home for me.

    Has anyone ever has a ND while handling a firearm. And how much experience have you had in firearm
    No, never happened. I've slammed the magazine into my Glock 19 and had the slide drop. This happened when the pistol was in the holster, so maybe something pressed against the slide stop.

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    I had a true accidental discharge (as opposed to an ND). My FAL blew up in my face as I was shooting it- the round went off out-of-battery and I never touched the trigger. I had thousands of blood dots all over my face. It was not a fun experience.

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