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lysander
October 23, 2005, 05:31 PM
This is from the Fond-Du-Lac reporter...do people ever think? Ever? :cuss:

Posted Aug. 24, 2005

Man injured after pistol accidentally discharges
the reporter staff

An area man was rushed to St. Agnes Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a pistol he was working on accidentally discharged, striking him in the abdomen, according to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident happened at a residence along Highway 151 north of Fond du Lac shortly before 3:30 p.m.

The man, authorities said Tuesday night, called 911 to report the accidental shooting. He remained conscious while talking to dispatchers.

Authorities said that the man was using a screwdriver and apparently trying to dislodge a round from the chamber of the pistol when the weapon discharged, with the bullet striking him in the abdomen.

Further details of the incident were not available late Tuesday.

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Mulliga
October 23, 2005, 05:59 PM
I was in a gun/pawn shop a couple days ago checking out revolvers. After I look at a 642, the clerk notices another clerk coming in and points the revolver at him and pulls the trigger :what:. I suppose they were only "joking around," but I hightailed it out of there.

larry starling
October 23, 2005, 06:05 PM
Ouch! Guess he should have cleared the action first.........:rolleyes:

shermacman
October 23, 2005, 06:07 PM
after a pistol he was working on accidentally discharged, striking him in the abdomen,

Help me here, what part of "working" on a pistol involves chambering a live round, flicking off a safety, pointing it at your belly and pulling the trigger?

cslinger
October 23, 2005, 06:13 PM
Remember that many so called "accidents" are only listed that way because the family doesn't want to publicize or admit to themselves or others that it was really a suicide.

Chris

silverlance
October 23, 2005, 06:47 PM
also, ppl who claim that they "accidentally" shot themselves, esp if it was on a highway (!!) or alley, actually got shot by gangsters or ppl they were trying to rob....

Hawkmoon
October 23, 2005, 06:50 PM
Help me here, what part of "working" on a pistol involves chambering a live round, flicking off a safety, pointing it at your belly and pulling the trigger?
He didn't pull the trigger, he pushed in the wrong place with a screwdriver.

Somebody needs a stuck round extractor, is what somebody needs.

another okie
October 23, 2005, 08:51 PM
Thinking is painful, and most people prefer not to do it.

shermacman
October 23, 2005, 09:22 PM
That is hysterical, hawkmoon.
I could attack a round with a screw driver and never make it go boom.
If the gun were a revolver, what was he doing?
If it were a semi, what was he doing?
How do you make a round go boom into your belly?

mr.trooper
October 23, 2005, 09:30 PM
my guess is that he had his weak hand holding the gun barrel as a handle, and was dorking around with the action; the grips of the pistol pointing away from himself. Durring the process he likely triped the seer or hammer, which discharged the chambered round he so foolishly neglected to clear.

Assuming that this wasn't just a half-assed suicide attempt. :rolleyes:

P0832177
October 23, 2005, 09:59 PM
Hell there are members of the is forum who do not understand basic gun handling. I have quit taking them shooting as I have grown tired of being ignored with respect to their failure to abide by those four simple rules!
Pretty sad!

jsalcedo
October 23, 2005, 10:25 PM
He was trying to dislodge a live round that was stuck in the chamber.

I have had to do this more than a couple times due to a weapon being old and crappy or being sold crappily made ammo at a gun show.

Let me tell you brother It is a nerve wracking experience.

Due to the difference in the types of firearms out there, it is a difficult job to do safely.

Seems like the guy lost sight of the big picture and pointed the gun in the wrong direction at the wrong time.

Shade tree gunsmiths need to seriously consider when to leave a job to the professionals.

MikeIsaj
October 23, 2005, 10:36 PM
Shade tree gunsmiths need to seriously consider when to leave a job to the professionals.Amen to that. It's hard to swallow pride sometimes and take your "bag of gun parts" to the shop.

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