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I recall funny gun moments as being watching buddies get so excited at their first shots at quarry, and forget to take the safety off as they try to shoot. Or shooting 3 times to try to kill a dove that mocks you at 35 yards, with a 50 mph tailwind as he sails along. None of these involved questoinable gun safety

Ejecting shells on others and throwing guns through windows, that's just plain foolishness. My dad would have whipped me if I ever did any of this, and I hope yours would discipline you, too.

Stop the madness, young one!

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Maser, you should have grown up quite a bit more before anyone let you even touch a gun.

Idiots with guns..... pretty scary
 

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Maybe the thread should be called "Stupid Gun Moments" since there isn't anything thing funny about it. As txva stated, if it isn't safe, it isn't funny.
 

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When I was first learning to shoot skeet I was using my SxS and it had an automatic safety. I forgot to turn it off once and missed an easy shot. My friend must have forgot it 15 times. I was trying so hard not to laugh, especially when he got angry and said he knew the safety was on. Of course you did. :D

Had another incident when my shotgun was loaded and I was waiting for another clay. The shotgun tapped my leg, finger was off trigger, doubled and spun me around. Scared me silly. The gun went to the gunsmith to be rebuilt the same day. I'm just glad the muzzle was always downrange until it unloaded itself.

My most recent was when I went to register my gun with the police. Michigan law states that a gun must be either cased or have a lock on it to be presented for inspection. I opted for the lock seeing how I didn't have a case and the cops freaked out. They told me to put it in a paper bag or wrap it in a towel next time. I was well within the law but I won't do that again. Reciting the law to them didn't make matters much better, it doesn't always pay to be well informed. At least they were nice about it.
 

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I do not have stupid gun moments. These were spontaneous occurances without intent. A few time I could have gotten killed, even with protection. I take te time to shoot alot, and have had many experiences. Take all chances to eliminate error.

I was doing trigger, hammer, springs, and sear work on one of my Paras and it went full-auto a few times. No big deal just a little surprising. I fixed it and went on shooting.

I was shooting a friends beretta tip-up auto once and loaded 1 round via the barrel. I saw the switch that tipped up the barrel went up and back down and I thought weird. I asked him if it should do that and he said shoot it. The barrel tipped out after firing and exploded in my hand to a half feild stripped but still together mess.

I got hit by a ricochet in the leg at an indoor range when someone elses bullets were bouncing off the walls and hitting me. I went p to the store counter and told the employee I got hit, and he asked "awwww do you want a bandaid?"

Working a shooters sight-in for a club im a member at a friend got hit with a ricochet in the face and cut his cheek pretty bad. This was in the pits downrange and it bounced off a target holder.

I will think of more later.
 

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I don't usually do trigger, hammer, springs, and sear work on a loaded gun. Full auto at a workbench, that is very interesting. :wink:

Exploding guns are much less fun to shoot, I recommend avoiding them.

You should have refused the bandaid and requested a lawyer, Just for laughs. :D The look on his face would be worth it.

I've never seen target holders made of metal. They are always soft rubber where I go.

Just giving you a hard time Red. :D
 

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I have one funny one, well it's not mine, but anyway.

If you watch the extra bloopers on the Jaws DVD you see Roy Sheider have the gun not fire about six or seven times. It's funny to listen to the tone and words of voice change with each clip.

Another funny one was my first time shooting a handgun at a range. I couldn't really see the holes in the target at 25 yards and then realized as it came towards me that there were none...
I figured I could use a lesson and start shooting at 10 or 15 yards first.

As to Maser's post and name - I don't think it's bad - we could all bash him for his age or some sh**, but I know that I've made some mistakes in my life. Granted I wouldn't call them funny, but mistakes are part of learning. Some more deadly than others - but, some ARE funny.
 

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I don't usually do trigger, hammer, springs, and sear work on a loaded gun. Full auto at a workbench, that is very interesting. :wink:

Exploding guns are much less fun to shoot, I recommend avoiding them.

You should have refused the bandaid and requested a lawyer, Just for laughs. :D The look on his face would be worth it.

I've never seen target holders made of metal. They are always soft rubber where I go.

Just giving you a hard time Red. :D
You know that first one does read kinda funny.

Those target holders are made of metal. They are at a 600 yd military range that I work at. There is a civilian board that upkeeps it. I got a free range to go to anytime I want to, day or night.
 

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TheRedScare said:
I got a free range to go to anytime I want to, day or night.
Wish I could stumble upon that...

Stupid moment - I was shooting with my friend in his field. We had several targets up against a backstop and were using a variety of firearms. At some point, he thought it would be interesting to take a couple of shots with his Lee Enfield Jungle Carbine at a metal target designed for pellet guns. The target was made of a variety of small animal silouettes. The bear didn't have a head at the end of it and we never found the elk.
 

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I was at the range with my friend and I was shooting a K98 Mauser with old mil surplus ammo. The side of the case split open and hot powder and gun oil splashed into my face. It hurt at first but all I could do was laugh, and my friend sure thought it was funny too :twisted:
 

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It was funny because there was no oil and nobody got hurt. You were suprised, not hurt. It certainly didn't slow you down any. :roll: :shock:
 

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I'm telling the story here man! If they're wasn't any oil than what do you think the burning sensation was, an illusion! I know that I didn't get scarred and that I wasn't real hurt but for that fraction of a second when the round went off I was very startled and it did kind of burn :shock:
 

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Hot powder and quickly expanding gasses have a way of doing that, especially when they clobber you in the face. Just one more reason to stay away from the really cheap foreign mil-surp stuff.
 

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Shooting wobble trap down the street, My Mossberg decided to puke and not hold rounds in the tube anymore. A shell dropped out the bottom and the brass dented on a nail on the stand. In a suddent fit of stupidity I tossed it in the can for spent shells. One of those moments when you realize the instant after doing the stupid thing that you did a stupid thing. Kinda like the moment in between commenting on your wifes "does this make me look fat?" question and getting smacked. I spent the next five minutes digging through a 50 gallon trash can of spent shells for that one live shell.

I was function testing that Mossberg 12 guage that was picky about feeding and ejecting with some snap caps, was looking into the ejection port and trying to move the slide slowly to see that everything was working properly, when the phone rang and I racked it hard by accident and ejected the all aluminum azoom right into my eyebrow. That felt great.

A fellow shooter at the range offered to let me shoot a revolver of his. It was the first time I'd ever shot a big bore anything. I had been shooting my 9mm with a 15 round magizine that day. I flinched bad when I tried to fire that 7th shot. We both got a good laugh when nothing happened.
 

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Yeah I've got a stupid gun moment. My father and I were out shooting clay pigeons with our shotguns, and we must've lost count because the next time we went out and I loaded my shotgun, I jacked one into the chamber and a live, unfired shell was ejected.

I had a loaded gun for two weeks and didn't even know about it, how stupid is that?
 

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Worried about noise when shooting clays? I dont understand.

At a range, always open an action so others (and you) know its unloaeded.
 
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