Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 67

Thread: Injured by a ND, Wanted to Share Thoughts

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    51
    Feedback Score
    0
    I listen to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk and he has always talked about being a "safety fanatic" when it comes to handling guns. My first gun was a Glock so I've always been acutely aware of what can happen, even with experienced professionals. The DEA agent that shot him self for example, people poke fun but I'd bet that guy is actually pretty competent.

    Thank you sharing and I wish you well.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    866
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Krazykarl View Post
    If the veins are flat and not easily cannulated, time to break out the IO drill....
    Oh dear god no. I mean I understand why it's necessary, but...

    Sent from the future using Squid Telepathy

    Quote Originally Posted by MistWolf View Post
    If we could control all the variables, we'd just put all the bad luck on our enemies and stay home.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Linville NC
    Posts
    195
    Feedback Score
    0
    I did the same kind of thing several years ago. In my truck, distracted and for some reason I racked the slide before I dropped the mag. What saved me was I pointed the gun in a safe direction (the passenger floor board) before I pulled the trigger. The windows were up and I remember the smoke and my ears screeching while I was trying to figure out what happened. The Bronco II was running before I pulled the trigger and wasn't after the ND. Turns out the 115 gr Corbon round went straight thru the on board computed which for some reason was located in the passenger side wheel well. My mechanic never let me live that one down. ND can happen to anyone. I had mine and it turned out to be a cheap lesson.
    Semper Fi, Tres Deuce. Rest In Peace GM, MG, JK, CC. KIA May 2, 2008 - Freedom has a taste the protected will never know at a price they cannot understand.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Twin Cities
    Posts
    927
    Feedback Score
    88 (100%)
    Another safety lesson learned: Why I no longer put my gun on the coffee table or nightstand. I was extremely tired and set a timer for an hour nap. When it beeped I picked it up to shut off. Except I was dreaming that. Instead I picked up my pistol, brought it to my head while trying to hit the timer button with the other hand. Woke up to it going off a couple inches from my face. Powder burns on my off hand index finger. Bullet went through the wall and back of the refrigerator, through a glass shelf, bounced off the door and landed in the egg tray.

    The worst part was knowing my loved ones would think I had committed suicide out of despair. It made me a lot less casual about picking up any gun. No vitals hit on the fridge. A little white duct tape and she still chills.
    “Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,205
    Feedback Score
    8 (100%)
    You have to be, and remain, a student of the game.
    - Rhino

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    OUTPOST 31
    Posts
    8,838
    Feedback Score
    30 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by uffdaphil View Post
    Another safety lesson learned: Why I no longer put my gun on the coffee table or nightstand. I was extremely tired and set a timer for an hour nap. When it beeped I picked it up to shut off. Except I was dreaming that. Instead I picked up my pistol, brought it to my head while trying to hit the timer button with the other hand. Woke up to it going off a couple inches from my face. Powder burns on my off hand index finger. Bullet went through the wall and back of the refrigerator, through a glass shelf, bounced off the door and landed in the egg tray.

    The worst part was knowing my loved ones would think I had committed suicide out of despair. It made me a lot less casual about picking up any gun. No vitals hit on the fridge. A little white duct tape and she still chills.
    Why not have just kept it in a holster?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    “Answer The Bell...” J.W.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Twin Cities
    Posts
    927
    Feedback Score
    88 (100%)
    It was in a Sticky. Slides out easily. You can do a lot of manipulation in your sleep while you are dreaming of doing something else. As a kid mom watched me pee in the wastebasket, turn off the light and go back to bed. All while I dreamt I was in the bathroom.
    Last edited by uffdaphil; 01-28-18 at 13:50.
    “Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    OUTPOST 31
    Posts
    8,838
    Feedback Score
    30 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by uffdaphil View Post
    It was in a Sticky. Slides out easily. You can do a lot of manipulation in your sleep while you are dreaming of doing something else. As a kid mom watched me pee in the wastebasket, turn off the light and go back to bed. All while I dreamt I was in the bathroom.
    Then maybe you should have just kept it locked up?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    “Answer The Bell...” J.W.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    2,907
    Feedback Score
    91 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by uffdaphil View Post
    Another safety lesson learned: Why I no longer put my gun on the coffee table or nightstand. I was extremely tired and set a timer for an hour nap. When it beeped I picked it up to shut off. Except I was dreaming that. Instead I picked up my pistol, brought it to my head while trying to hit the timer button with the other hand. Woke up to it going off a couple inches from my face. Powder burns on my off hand index finger. Bullet went through the wall and back of the refrigerator, through a glass shelf, bounced off the door and landed in the egg tray.

    The worst part was knowing my loved ones would think I had committed suicide out of despair. It made me a lot less casual about picking up any gun. No vitals hit on the fridge. A little white duct tape and she still chills.
    This is disconcerting. Interested in what safety steps you've implemented to try and prevent "sleep shooting"(?)
    "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."

    - Sam Houston

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    2,907
    Feedback Score
    91 (100%)
    @Dionysusigma As anyone in the military recalls, there's no bad time for a safety talk. I'm glad you posted this. Not glad of your injury except that it could have been arterial, it could have been worse, it could have been someone else.

    There's that saying "Familiarity breeds contempt." I believe that holds true but in an unconscious manner - contempt for safety. Not in the form of despising safety rules, but contempt in the form of disrespecting them and not giving them the attention they are due. I've done this. I find myself getting more comfortable about where I leave my firearm laying or place it in my truck, if it's not on my person. I have to tighten myself up or sometimes my wife will bust my chops. In any case I'm grateful as I am for you posting this.

    So what's going to change? Are you going to put any other safety protocols in place to reduce the potential for this happening? I guess you you could say, "Don't break all four of the rules for firearm safety." But interested in hearing what your many "replays" have helped come up with.

    Get well.

    RTT
    "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."

    - Sam Houston

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •