Re: I had my first negligent discharge today.
I've only had one, was screwing around with my GP100 walking down the hallway in my rental house; I was reloading rounds for it at the time and wanted to test out a primed case for some reason in it. I went and retrieved it from the living room from it's hiding spot and as I strolled down the hall towards the reloader, I thumbed the hammer to rotate the cylinder like a freakin' cowboy idiot. My hands being sweaty, the hammer slipped out from under my thumb and BOOM! sent a round throught the floor!
nobody was home so like you said, only my pride was damaged. never found the bullet hole either, thick carpet concealed it.
Never had one since and I'm not ever planning on it again, I consider it a huge error of the greatest magnitude. I go to great lengths to ensure I don't have an ND ever again. Where I work, an ND/AD means finding a new job!
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."