Re: I had my first negligent discharge today.
Originally Posted by JLA
How in the world did the cartridges stay in the cylinder with the muzzle up long enough for you to snap it shut? and how did you touch off a DA trigger without knowing?
The gun was level when I snapped the cylinder shut, then I raised the muzzle, then I guess I just squeezed. Like Highboy said, the noise and concussion scrambled my circuits and I don't remember actually doing it. All I really remember is raising the muzzle toward the ceiling, then I saw a flash, heard what sounded like a muffled pop and instantly I couldn't hear anything but ringing. It took me several seconds to realize the gun had gone off. I obviously squeezed the trigger, I just don't know why. The biggest cause of the accident was that I simply wasn't paying attention to what I was doing.
1938 Mosin Nagant 91/30
H. Schmidt 22 revolver
Heritage Rough Rider .22 revolver
Marlin 25 .22 rifle
NEF Pardner 12ga shotgun
Winchester 1200 12ga shotgun
CVA Buckhorn .50 muzzleloader
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Last edited by ilovenxstage; 10-03-2012 at 09:49 PM..