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Old 08-07-2022, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Don’t forget to unload guns before cleaning.

My sister had a close call today with her neighbor cleaning his gun in his apartment.


She was in the shower and her boyfriend was laying on the couch when it happened. Scary part was there were 3 kids there 30 minutes before and their dad was sitting on that barstool.








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Old 08-07-2022, 09:25 PM   #2
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Dang. That could have been bad
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:39 PM   #3
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That sounds like don’t forget to turn the engine off before changing the belt

Glad no one was hurt & hopefully the neighbor learned a good tip before handling a gun preparing to clean it
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:40 PM   #4
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Oh man, glad everyone is ok
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:46 PM   #5
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Bet that scared the hell out of everyone involved ! Glad nobody was hurt !
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:52 PM   #6
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:01 PM   #7
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Dang I know the feeling! When I was 10 years old I was acting like the rifleman playing with my dads 30-30 in the house when nobody was around, had no idea it was loaded and shot through 3 walls and found bullet in the side of the refrigerator. Lol. Good times
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:04 PM   #8
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My wife's younger brother was cleaning a .410 shotgun several years ago and shot a hole through their parents front door. Almost took out the dog. I know accidents happen, but why anyone wouldn't check a gun before cleaning is beyond me. Glad everyone was ok.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:07 PM   #9
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I’m glad the barstool was the only victim!
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:09 PM   #10
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Maybe it's just the way I learned about guns (Military) but it just blows my mind when I hear about anyone who has an accidental discharge while cleaning. I feel like the very first step should be dropping the mag, and clearing the chamber and it should be done as a habit no matter what condition you know the firearm is in.

I'm glad nobody was hurt and hopefully the neighbor learns from this.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:09 PM   #11
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Wow. Glad that no one was hurt!
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:21 PM   #12
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Glad no one was hurt. I may have killed an above ground swimming pool with a 28 gauge when I was a young man by not checking. Lesson stuck with me.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:34 PM   #13
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Somebody was practicing their quick draw.
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:43 PM   #14
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Thats scary. Glad no one was hurt
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Old 08-08-2022, 03:53 AM   #15
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Wow!!! I never understand how this happens. Maybe I am weird. When I clean a gun I start "inside" the gun and work my way out. Literally the first place I clean is the Barrel.
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Old 08-08-2022, 05:36 AM   #16
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Maybe it's just the way I learned about guns (Military) but it just blows my mind when I hear about anyone who has an accidental discharge while cleaning. I feel like the very first step should be dropping the mag, and clearing the chamber and it should be done as a habit no matter what condition you know the firearm is in.

I'm glad nobody was hurt and hopefully the neighbor learns from this.

Physical discipline goes a long way lol.


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Old 08-08-2022, 05:57 AM   #17
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Maybe it's just the way I learned about guns (Military) but it just blows my mind when I hear about anyone who has an accidental discharge while cleaning. I feel like the very first step should be dropping the mag, and clearing the chamber and it should be done as a habit no matter what condition you know the firearm is in.

I'm glad nobody was hurt and hopefully the neighbor learns from this.
There's no acceptable excuse for any grown arse adult to ever have something like this happen, and it's darn sure not "accidental".
I wasn't even in the military, but I still managed to learn respect for firearms at an early age, whether it was shooting, or cleaning them. Common sense is no longer common anymore.
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Old 08-08-2022, 06:19 AM   #18
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Glad nobody was hurt
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Old 08-08-2022, 06:19 AM   #19
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These are not accidents. They're the result of a lack of discipline and knowledge of consequences. They should carry a penalty the same way running a red light in car does.

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Old 08-08-2022, 06:21 AM   #20
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Oh wow. That could have been life changing for so many people in an instant!

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Old 08-08-2022, 07:36 AM   #21
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Always check that it's empty. Then check again. Complacency is what causes these "accidents" that aren't really accidents. Glad nobody got hurt.
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:40 AM   #22
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Wow I'm sure that was pretty scary for all involved. Glad nobody was hurt.
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:45 AM   #23
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Default Don’t forget to unload guns before cleaning.

I’ve been around guns all my life and own way more than the average bear. That said, I myself have had a negligent discharge.
I posted this in the thread “Stupidest Thing You Ever Did” awhile back.

Several years ago (in my mid 20s) I was at home by myself after cleaning EVERY firearm I own one day. I had just stored all the rifles and shotguns away and started gathering all the pistols and cleaning supplies and putting them away as well. Had an old .22 revolver I KNEW WAS UNLOADED and in a brief moment of total stupidity...I guess just to make sure it was unloaded, decided to "dry fire" it!! YEP, YOU GUESSED IT...blew a perfect 22 cal hole through and through the bedroom wall and into the kitchen pantry!!! The bullet lodged in a can of Campbell's soup. Still can't believe how really really stupid that was. Could have been really bad!!

Ironically, I went to work for Campbells several years later.
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:51 AM   #24
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Glad no one was injured or worse.
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:52 AM   #25
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Wow!!! I never understand how this happens. Maybe I am weird. When I clean a gun I start "inside" the gun and work my way out. Literally the first place I clean is the Barrel.
I think that cleaning a gun is just a scapegoat in many cases.

Like has been said in this thread, was it a guy practicing quick draw? Dry fire? All without checking the gun……

A guy alone fires a gun because he didn’t check before pulling the trigger and when asked what happened…. “Uh… uh… I was cleaning my gun and it went off”.
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:02 AM   #26
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crazy stuff, glad no one was hurt
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:26 AM   #27
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Dang I know the feeling! When I was 10 years old I was acting like the rifleman playing with my dads 30-30 in the house when nobody was around, had no idea it was loaded and shot through 3 walls and found bullet in the side of the refrigerator. Lol. Good times

How did that work out for you when dad got home?


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Old 08-08-2022, 09:35 AM   #28
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I keep all my guns loaded so I know to unload them before cleaning them. There's no guess work to it. They're supposed to be loaded so the only way I'm going to be surprised is if it's not. I don't trust guns that aren't loaded. They've killed a lot of people over the years.
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:06 AM   #29
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A vid was posted on twatter the other day of a guy cleaning / disassembling his glock & shot himself in the groin if not a little lower.
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:15 AM   #30
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I think that cleaning a gun is just a scapegoat in many cases.

Like has been said in this thread, was it a guy practicing quick draw? Dry fire? All without checking the gun……

A guy alone fires a gun because he didn’t check before pulling the trigger and when asked what happened…. “Uh… uh… I was cleaning my gun and it went off”.
I know that is the case in some instances but I legitimately had/caused it to happen once about 30 years ago. I was around a ND once as a kid and I had been super **** about clearing weapons ever since then but I had a Marlin Model 60 and it needed some TLC. I was the last one that had shot it and I KNEW that it had fired on an empty chamber. I knew I had opened it and could see that there was nothing in the chamber on on the pickup when I went back to the house with it.

I gave the action a good cleaning along with the bore and would have sworn to any amount of money that the rifle was clear......after all, I had had the dang thing apart cleaning it. I worked the action a few time after apply some oil, pointed it at the wall and squeezed the trigger.

Shot a hole through my parents bedroom wall and bathroom wall where it proceeded to explode a big glass bottle of Scope mouthwash in their cabinet. I knew I was alone in the house but still almost puked.

Come to find out, the magazine spring was worn out and on occasion it wouldn't feed the last round into the pickup. If you looked into the open action you couldn't see a round. Working the bolt back and forth a few times it would eventually catch the round and feed it. Cleaned the magazine tube with a wire brush and replaced the magazine spring and it's been fine ever since then. Since that day, I WATCH the bolt go forward on an empty chamber.

Like I said, I absolutely knew that rifle was unloaded.......but it wasn't.
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Old 08-08-2022, 11:14 AM   #31
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glad everyone is OK brother

reminds me of the bizarre, crazy death of Greg Fleniken at the Elegante' Hotel in Beaumont back in 2010. O&G worker from Louisiana who was found dead in his hotel room. Coroner totally missed the COD

long, but a solid read ..
https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2...l-texas-murder

video below is from an ABC murder-mystery special on this strange death
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Old 08-08-2022, 11:17 AM   #32
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Wow that's scary stuff.
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:22 PM   #33
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The bottom line is if you follow the 4 basic rules to perfection you don’t have to worry about anything.


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Old 08-14-2022, 12:26 PM   #34
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The bottom line is if you follow the 4 basic rules to perfection you don’t have to worry about anything.


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Yeah the kid was alone and 24 to 26 years old.


Who knows what he was really doing. That’s just what he told her.


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Old 08-14-2022, 12:30 PM   #35
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Guy from my old corporate office shot himself in the eye with a .22 ages ago while cleaning his gun. Everyone called him Popeye from then on. Warren took it in stride saying he deserved it for such stupidity.
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Old 08-14-2022, 12:51 PM   #36
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First rule; Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
No excuses.
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Old 08-14-2022, 01:16 PM   #37
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Someone needs an ***** beating!
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Old 08-14-2022, 01:17 PM   #38
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Our good friend is a holster maker and ex military who also does tac classes. A guy took the mag. out and opened the breech of his semi auto to show the cop at the door to get in and once he got in he put the mag back in and closed the breech so when our friend tried to fit it into a holster BAMM! Through his leg off the floor, the ceiling and hit a Lady in the head! Fortunately it had lost so much energy it was just a flesh wound for her. For him he had to get the NRA attorneys involved as the guy claimed he didn't even have a mag for it!!!!
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Cleaning? Pfft!
Screwing around with a loaded gun.
And being a dumbass.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:45 PM   #40
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Had a relative catch a 22LR in the knee the same way. Just dumb.
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Old 08-16-2022, 01:15 PM   #41
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This might be a dumb question but how do you even clean a loaded firearm? I disassemble my firearms when I clean them.
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Old 08-17-2022, 01:37 PM   #42
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In the last few years I’ve had two good friends shoot themselves in the foot. One was a NRA and TPWD safety instructor and the other had decades of experience shooting long range competition. The first lost his leg just below the knee and the other has recovered after surgeries and months of therapy. If it can happen to these two men, it can happen to anyone. You just can’t relax when handling firearms. A moment’s daydreaming or distraction can result in crippling injury or death.
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Old 08-17-2022, 02:38 PM   #43
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I think that cleaning a gun is just a scapegoat in many cases.

Like has been said in this thread, was it a guy practicing quick draw? Dry fire? All without checking the gun……

A guy alone fires a gun because he didn’t check before pulling the trigger and when asked what happened…. “Uh… uh… I was cleaning my gun and it went off”.
Absolutely. "I accidentally fired while cleaning it." sounds a lot better than just about anything else that would have actually happened.

Who cleans any guns with the action/bolt closed?
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Old 08-17-2022, 03:40 PM   #44
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lucky no one was hurt or killed. Sounds like he needs some retraining.
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Old 08-17-2022, 05:31 PM   #45
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At a friend's deer lease, one guy was "cleaning" his gun on the porch and it went off, through the wall and hit my dad's friend in the shoulder and head. He was not going to make it. That was over 45 years ago and he is 81 now. Lucky to survive.
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Old 08-18-2022, 11:36 PM   #46
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Glad nobody was hurt.
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Old 08-19-2022, 04:05 AM   #47
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One of the problems with living in apartments, you are at the mercy of your neighbors actions.
(fire is the usual offender)

As I say while sending son to live in one while away at school.....
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