**Graphic** reminder of what can happen from years of safe practice.

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**Graphic** reminder of what can happen from years of safe practice.

I had a close friend of mine sweep me with a gun a while back. I bet you can guess what he said when I said hey! He said "Its not loaded".  This statement just is not true. Rule #1-->All guns are loaded. Too often the attitude is that if it is unloaded I can not worry about the muzzle. This philosophy can get you or someone killed. Keep your digits my friends. 

Best quote from the story linked "years of safety and confidence got a giant hole in my left hand"

Are you safe? Are you confident? read on my friends.

Graphic photo....You ave been warned.

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Ty Hamby wrote: I had a close

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I had a close friend of mine sweep me with a gun a while back. I bet you can guess what he said when I said hey! He said "Its not loaded".  This statement just is not true. Rule #1-->All guns are loaded. Too often the attitude is that if it is unloaded I can not worry about the muzzle. This philosophy can get you or someone killed. Keep your digits my friends. 

Best quote from the story linked "years of safety and confidence got a giant hole in my left hand"

Are you safe? Are you confident? read on my friends.

Graphic photo....You ave been warned.

Read more here

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Thanks for the link Ty. Had a ND once while squirrel hunting with a brother-in-law. While walking single-file following him on a canyon trail I tripped over a log and when I hit the ground... BANG! Could've sworn I had the safety on and booger nowhere near the bang switch. Luckily the 77/22 was at port arms. Still rattled me quite a bit. Cleared the weapon, headed back to camp, put the rifle away and went fishing the rest of the trip. It still occasionally comes up in conversation and I've been VERY diligent about condition and muzzle control. It's been almost 30 years since and, so far, no other occurrence

The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC

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Thanks Ty, We can all use a

Thanks Ty, We can all use a reminder from time to time.

Just yesterday I was at my 2nd job. Brian G came in to do some paper work. The beginners class had just completed the shooting portion of the class. One of the students walked up to the counter, swept Brian and pointed  the store's simi auto right at me. The person said, here you go I'm done. The next person set their handgun on the counter to return their ears and eyes that they had used for the class. I grabbed the gun before the above happened again. But the hand gun was theirs and not the stores. I guess I was a little edgy.

Tony Reis

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