Re: After shooting for 27 years it happened to me...
Glad noone was hurt, and kudo's to you for not letting your pride get in the way and posting this for all to learn from, I had an AD when I was 14, pheasant hunting with Dad and a couple of his friends, my finger was inside the trigger guard, where it shouldn't have been, I tripped a little on something, did not fall but just caused me to grip the gun tighter, I thought the safety was on, but nope, squeezed off a 20g load of #6's up in the air, I shoot left handed and was positioned purposely by my Dad, on the far right end of the line of hunters, he was to my left, he put me there for a reason, the AD did go up, so no matter where I was in the lineup noone would have been shot,
Truly a lesson learned though, when I teach people to shoot, including my kids, I constantly stress that your finger never goes inside the trigger guard until you are just about to shoot,
I'm over 50 now and have not had an AD since, my Dad's friends laughed about it later and teased me over it for years to follow, but it shook me up at the time and I never forgot it.
Kudo's again for posting your experience, we all need the reminder that things like this can happen to anyone, regardless of experience, as someone mentioned above we are human and prone to accidents and mishaps,
Last edited by 1 Eyed Jack; 11-17-2012 at 03:48 PM..