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What is the single stupidest thing you have done with a gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CBX, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. CBX

    CBX Member

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    What is the single stupidest thing you have done with a gun? I was about to start cleaning my 10/22 and was about to make sure the chamber was empty when i i tried to pull the bolt back and it sliped forward and ended up firing a live round in my back yard went thrue a dry erase board a ladder into a brick wall then flew off into an other brick wall before stopping. :banghead: last time im ever letting one of my friends inspect the chambers after leaving the range at least it was a .22 short. Needless to say i feel really really stupid and bad at the same time.
     
  2. Devonai

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    Dumbest:

    Kaboom!

    Second dumbest:

    I flagged my friend's girlfriend with my loaded Beretta 92FS. That was seven years ago and I'm still pushing.
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I sold my Contender.
     
  4. Michigander

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    I once flagged my hunting buddies with my .44 Magnum rifle after I harvested my first deer (4-point spike). I grabbed my rifle for a photo op. I guess I was pretty excited about my first deer, but that was no excuse. I was holding it with one hand by the stock under the barrel, but it did register in my mind after the fact.

    When I was a kid in the big city, I would push .22 rounds into the ground with the shell up and peak out my screen door and shoot the shell with my Daisy lever BB gun. I thought it was cool then, but I could have shot my eye out!
     
  5. Gameface

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    A .22 short went through a dry erase board, a ladder, hit a brick wall, bounced off and hit another wall?

    Gameface
     
  6. CBX

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    gameface i was amazed myself.
     
  7. snug

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    Sold any gun that I ever purchased or was given, to buy something
    else newer or precieved to be better. I had a couple of bummers
    over the years, but lament over all the goods ones,that are gone.
     
  8. The_Antibubba

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    The more numerous the laws...

    Registered it-like a good California sheep is supposed to. :cuss:
     
  9. manwithoutahome

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    Tested the decocker of my CZ-52, loaded, in the house after I had gotten it, and before I read that the CZ-52 decocker sometimes worked, and sometimes didn't, when you got it from where ever you bought it.

    Wayne
     
  10. krusty311

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    I sold it.:(

    krusty
     
  11. joe sixpack

    joe sixpack Member

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    Shot someone in between the eyes with an "unloaded" bbgun.

    cheers, ab
     
  12. Soap

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    Left it at home?
     
  13. Myself

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    Purchased a gun and didn't shoot it.

    Have done this one multiple times. Fortunatly there is still time to cure the problem.
     
  14. Michigander

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    Repeat after me:

    I, (your name here), do solemnly swear, from this day forward, to never, ever sell any firearm that I happen to come into ownership of, whether it's purchased, a gift, inherited, or by any other means.

    :D

    I've never sold any of mine!

    :p

    editted to add: This oath does not in any discourage you from acquiring more firearms.
     
  15. chetrogers

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    Bought a Jennings 9mm pistol.
     
  16. deej

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    Didn't buy an SP89 that I saw on a shelf back in...93 I think. Gaaaahhhhh...
     
  17. WalkerTexasRanger

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    Shot my Dad's freezer with an "unloaded" pellet gun. It took it like a champ...
     
  18. agony

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    Shot my television with my HD Winchester 1300.
    Then instinctively racked the pump and rechambered before I realized what I did. While my wife (gf at the time) sat screaming on the couch a few feet to my right.
     
  19. Larry Ashcraft

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    And later, a field grade LC Smith. :banghead:

    But the dumbest thing ever. I tried patterning a .22 shotshell through my Single Six;

    On a piece of particle board;

    Six feet away.

    OWWW!
     
  20. P95Carry

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    Dropped my (unloaded) old 686 into a mud puddle at a practical shoot ..... and was on the next detail ... duh! Quickest strip and clean I ever did .. including sideplate off!:p :p

    Other stoopids?? Not telling! :neener:
     
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    I have two sitting in my closet that were my biggest mistakes. One, the ammo is way to expensive and scarce to ever shoot it, and the other doesn't work worth a damn. :(
     
  22. reagansquad

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    I was shooting my first shotgun back when I was like 16. The only other thing I had ever fired was my dad's .38 special and my bb gun. After expelling a magazine of 3" 00 buck, I handed the shotgun back to the guy who was nice enough to take me shooting... I think I was a little dazed by the recoil because I accidently covered him w/ the muzzle. He was a certified range officer, and I caught a friendly, gentle slap across the face and a warning about what they do to people in the army when they make that mistake... also a warning that if I did it again I couldn't shoot w/ them anymore. Boy was I embarrased. I've never made that mistake again.
     
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    She was probably terrified that the stereo was next.

    cheers, ab
     
  24. Dionysusigma

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    At least Agony can't be accused of having bad form...
    :D

    *sigh* Traded a Mosin-Nagant M44 for...

    *whimper* here goes...

    a nylon soft rifle case. One of the cheap Wal-Mart kind. :banghead: :banghead: :uhoh: :eek: :banghead: :barf:

    That, and purchasing a Winchester 1911SL.

    I will never, and I mean NEVER, go to Big Boy's ever again. The only gun I will ever sell is that Winchester... and only to a franchise pawn shop that is too dumb to know better. :fire:
     
  25. 38SnubFan

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    Got to the range.....

    Didn't yet put my "ears" on.....

    Wasn't taking notice to the young man with a 9mm pistol pointed downrange and aimed on target.....

    Standing about 5 feet to his right.....

    BANG! :what:

    RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING! (in my ears). :uhoh:

    While my hearing returns, feeling REALLY stupid! :banghead:

    NEVER MADE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN! :D
     
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