Re: I had my first negligent discharge today.
I had the same initial thought Jim. All DA revolvers are designed so they wont cock manually with the cylinder open. nor will the cylinder latch disengage if the hammer is cocked. And gravity will yank a loaded round right out of the cylinder of any revolver if the cylinder is turned up. closing one without dropping a round or 3 is next to impossible. So the cylinder had to have been closed with the muzzle down and the hammer then thumbed with the muzzle up and the trigger pulled.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!