Here's a good video on the unintended discharging of firearms. Part educational. Part humorous. Part somber. Seemed like this might make for a good thread here to share stories. I've got a couple that turned out fine but reverberated nonetheless. Both at the range though because I never ever fucking ever have loaded weapons at home. On a couple occasions some rounds were run through manually just to check function. Then I found these things called snapcaps. Twas the first time shooting the Baby Eagle .40sw. I'd been shooting with a couple guns for a number of months by that time, but 9mm only. I pull the trigger on that first round and before I know it a second round goes off. Now part of me wants to call that a catlike quick double tap, but in truth the trigger was pulled unintentionally. Not sure how much was the snappiness of the caliber and how much was the trigger. But it caught me off-guard for sure. Shot it plenty since then without incident and love the gun. Second time I had just emptied a mag at some menacing paper and was sort of half turning toward the range bag while pointing downrange to give the trigger that confirmation pull that she (the precious CZ 85 Combat) was empty and BANG! I was certain that gun was empty. But I'd miscounted. Fuck me, that sinking feeling in the ol' gut that followed. Think I shot it into the range's floor. Is that bad at an indoor place? The video also touched on being handed loaded weapons and the virtue of always checking them. Coincidentally I've two stories to share on that. Went to visit a dude and we'd been out drinking and then back at his place he busts out a couple guns. First thing he hands me is an AK pistol. I'm kinda finger fucking this thing for about a minute before I decide to give it a check. Definitely an eye-opener seeing those rounds. When I expressed surprise he was like "Duh, it's not much good without bullets". Fair enough. Not bad practice to clear a fucking gun when handing it to someone either. But that was on me. Second time was an old Ruger Super Blackhawk .44. I was a little quicker to check on that one but it still took longer than it should have (i.e. first damn thing when it was handed to me). On a miscellaneous note, I got corrected by the lady during the last gun registration. She asked that the bolt be put in so she could measure the barrel and while doing so it was inadvertently pointed at someone in a cubicle. lol. I didn't feel bad because there was zero danger, but point well-taken.