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    Default Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I'll start.

    Yes, I've had one. One.

    It was actually when I was 'qualifying' at a new gun club on the indoor range.

    The guy doing it had me use his gun - a target competition .22

    He warned me it had a very light trigger. He wasn't kidding!

    As I was bringing the gun up/on-target I started to put my finger on the trigger prematurely. Bang!

    Thankfully it was already pointing downrange, though well off-target and it SURELY fired before I intended it to.

    What I learned was obvious - no finger on trigger until you're absolutely ready to fire.
    "Stirring the Pot" since 1967

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I learned always have the car windows DOWN when having a ND.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I never had one. I learned to live vicariously through those that have.
    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I've twice been the victim of NDs with BB guns.

    Stings like a mofo.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I bought an ancient bolt action shotgun with a bad sear that had been recut by the previous owner. It discharged when I closed the bolt. I learned how to better evaluate used firearms.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    I have. My Ithaca model 37. You can hold the trigger down and pump the action for more action. It was the ND that let me know it worked that way. Luckily I was only breaking the finger on the trigger rule. I was shooting and planning to shoot again but not at the instant the action closed.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    Quote Originally Posted by McSull View Post
    I've twice been the victim of NDs with BB guns.

    Stings like a mofo.
    LOL. It was not an ND, but I've learned that lesson the hard way: As a young'n decided it would be a good idea to hold a soda can in my hand and shoot it with BB pistol. Turns out BB at close range WILL penetrate two layers of aluminum.

    Stung like a Mutha.
    "Stirring the Pot" since 1967

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    Does putting a .22 cartridge on a rock and hitting it with another rock, resulting in permanent scar on base of left thumb count?
    There are only two kinds of guns. Those I have and those I want.

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Does putting a .22 cartridge on a rock and hitting it with another rock, resulting in permanent scar on base of left thumb count?
    I'm gonna go with "no". That was stupid, not negligent.

    Nearly as stupid as shooting yourself in the hand with a BB gun. :-)
    "Stirring the Pot" since 1967

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    Default Re: Ever had an ND and what did you learn from it?

    How about wanting to fire off the load in a flintlock rifle and the flint breaks. So while a friend held the rifle in a shooting position, I touched it off with a lit cigarette, leaving nine black spots under the skin of my right little finger, and one black spot in the ring finger?
    There are only two kinds of guns. Those I have and those I want.

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