Re: After shooting for 27 years it happened to me...
Don't get down on yourself. The fact is that accidents happen, and that is why you always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Your experience in safely handling a fire arm paid off. The accident happened and nobody was hurt. You did everything right under those circumstances.
One time I was at a friend's vacuum cleaner retail store. I was waiting on him in the repair room while he finished helping a customer. I noticed a double barrel twelve gauge leaning against the wall with both hammers cocked. Realizing how dangerous that was, I picked up the shotgun to decock the hammers. Apparently the person who cocked the hammers had greased graphite on their fingers, because the hammers slipped out from under my thumb. BOOM! Both barrels went off and blew a hole through the roof of the vacuum cleaner store. The fact is I was being safe and had the gun pointed in a safe direction. An accident happened, and nobody was hurt. I did everything right.....and I learned how to patch a roof that day too.
Last edited by bluesea112; 11-18-2012 at 03:07 PM..