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So my wife had a ND....of the worst kind.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GlowinPontiac, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. texastony

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    Glad to hear that she's ok.
     
  2. rantingredneck

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    Again, glad to hear she's OK.

    I had a Sigma .40 for awhile. One of the reasons I sold it was the "pull the trigger for takedown" thing. Just not a design feature that I'm very happy with.

    May her recovery be swift my friend. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. RobNDenver

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    Glad to hear that she is going to be ok. And it sounds like you handled it perfectly with her and with the police.

    Good luck with the .380. My wife has a p232 that she thinks is the best gun we own.
     
  4. Chipperman

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    Glad to hear she's ok.

    What happened to the bullet after it went through her leg?
    How far did it go before stopping?
    Did you recover it?
     
  5. baryon

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    Glad that she is OK. I wish her a speedy recovery.

    Here is what I do while handling guns at home. Keep a stack of old telephone directories so that the total height is 15 inches. Point the gun vertically downwards towards the stack of books whenever you load/unload or do anything else with it. 15 inches of papers stops most of the handgun bullets. Make this a habit. Even if you do have a AD, there is no damage to anyone or property.
     
  6. Loosedhorse

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    Why, exactly, did she do that? (I understand that in an "unthinking moment" there may be no explanation.)

    Biggest problem here is muzzle was not pointed in a safe direction (even more important than the "bang switch" rule). I would sentence your wife to 30 days of having to carry the gun (unloaded) around with her, IN HER HAND, at least an hour every day, so that it becomes unconscious second-nature to keep that muzzle pointed away from her and others no matter where in the house she is, and that it feels down-right awful, even with the action open for cleaning, to have it pointed at herself. Any portion of herself.

    One of my instructors mentioned, "You can always tell the folks in the class who have been shot. You accidently cross one of them with your muzzle, and your next realization will be that you're on your back, your arm is sore, and your weapon has been taken away from you. So don't do it."

    I keep the fired case from my AD, years ago now--no one hurt--on my night table, and look at it everyday.

    Seems an advantage of FMJs over hollow-points is that accidental injuries are more minor. :) And I don't even want to think what a rifle AD would look like ('course, it's harder to cross yourself with a rifle!).

    Wishing her a speedy recovery, and a long memory.
     
  7. Old Grump

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    Its harder to shoot yourself with a rifle but I have a buddy from high school with a red puckered button sized scar even after nearly 50 years on the top of his right foot. Thats where he rested the barrel of his 22. He still shoots but he seems to be kind of paranoid about where his barrel is pointed. Messed up his shoe.
     
  8. Flintlock Tom

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    Sorry for the wife's pain, now...since you're going to post pictures anyway, I'm kinda' partial to lacy/clingy stuff that shows lots of leg. :evil:
    But cover up the boo-boo, I don't want to be distracted.
     
  9. usmarine0352_2005

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    Wow, that's a close one.


    Your wrong though.....the "ND of the worst kind" is when you hear a pop and you come into the room and someone is dead.


    Your both very lucky.
     
  10. Don Gwinn

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    Is it too soon to ask whether she assumed it wouldn't fire if she pulled the trigger because it's a Sigma?
    :)

    Ah, too soon, I see. OK.
     
  11. springmom

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    Glad she's ok, but you know, it wasn't the worst kind of ND.

    The worst kind is when you shoot someone else. Especially a child.

    Springmom
     
  12. porterdog

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    Holy crap. I don't think it was the worst kind at all; rather a soft lesson!

    Post the pictures, and give her a hug!
     
  13. wyocarp

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    She probably wouldn't have this problem if she had a Glock in her hand because she would know if she pulled the trigger it would go bang.
     
  14. wyocarp

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    That title is soooo misleading. It was clearly not the worst kind. She is still alive, which is good news.
     
  15. jrfoxx

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    Glad she is gonna be ok.
    I cant imagine how bad getting shot has got to hurt. I'm thinking new realms of unimagined pain, and that from a guy who had his breastbown sawn in half, yanked foreward, and tied together with stainless steel (yes, that does hurt quite a bit, but it was surgery, done by consumate professionals, and planned, so I'll wager getting shot is WAY worse).

    again, glad she is ok, and on top of the deal, is not "turned off" of guns and such.

    and +1 on the pics. not for a "thrill" or the gore, or simple curiousity, or anything like that, but as a sobering, visual reminder to us all of the seriousness, and power of guns.
     
  16. torpid

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    The gun isn't jinxed. :rolleyes:

    Always treat the gun as if it's loaded
    Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot...
    Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
    I have to join in on asking why she would ever treat the gun was unloaded, rack the slide, and pull the trigger while pointing it at her leg?

    Your account sounds like she wasn't taking it apart, so was she trying to dry fire it?
    Was she aware of the four rules?

    I'm sure that has come to an end. ;)
     
  17. GlowinPontiac

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    after going through her leg it nicked a pine table our fish tank is on then simply stuck in the carpet. did not even dent the subfloor.
    the police have have the bullet and she wants it back as a reminder of just what can happen when you make a mistake.

    Im going to call the PD tomorrow and see if i can pick up the gun yet. Hopefully they still have the bullet and did not just throw it away.

    She was not trying to takedown the gun she knows how to do that as she is a very experienced shooter. she simply was trying to dry fire it.
     
  18. Jst1mr

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    Reminds me...

    of my uncle, who worked as an armored car security guard in Chicago for ~30yrs. Certainly no stranger to safe gun handling or dealing with adrenaline, but managed to shoot himself in the upper leg while unholstering his Hi-Power during a "bump in the night" episode. Bullet went in his upper leg, performed an amazing 'corkscrew' around his femur, and exited above the knee (not sure of bullet type). Recovered amazingly well, but had that bullet messed with the femoral artery it would've turned out different..
     
  19. t3rmin

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    On what grounds did the police confiscate your weapon? And on what grounds did they not return it immediately upon request?
     
  20. Zach S

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    The police didnt even come out when I had my ND, and I still have the bullet as a reminder. As well as the subwoofer and box I shot...
     
  21. GunnerD

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    Thank God she's alright. She's lucky you don't keep your weapon loaded with hollow points. It would have been a considerable mess worse. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
     
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    that's a good question. i never thought about that. no crime was involved, why would they confiscate it? hmmmm......:scrutiny:
     
  23. larry_minn

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    On what grounds did the police confiscate your weapon? And on what grounds did they not return it immediately upon request

    I would think as possible evidence in a investigation?

    Do any of you realize how often a women who has been beaten REPEATEDLY will say when asked "who did this to you" She will say "I FELL"

    It is POSSIBLE that you shot her and she is covering for you. They hold onto the gun for a couple days/ask themselves if anything felt (off) Maybe call her to see if she is feeling ok/gives any hint something else maybe happened. I have no problem with them holding it for couple days. I do have trouble when they take EVERY gun a person owns and refuses for months to return them.
     
  24. zerosignal

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    Most cities have an ordinance against discharging a firearm within city limits. If his does, then that is their probable cause for confiscating the weapon.
     
  25. Erik

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    Another "glad she is OK" comment.
     
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