I dropped one, the first time I went to the range with it. It was my first pistol. It wasn't loaded, but I almost did the same thing (dropping the mags) except it was the range's spotter scope. I felt bad... A piece of plastic broke. It still worked, but the RO was "hateful" about it. I offered to pay, but he decided to refuse my money, preferring instead to humiliate me in front of the other shooters. I was a member, too. I decided to eat the membership fee and never returned.
I couldn't believe what a huge deal he made about it. Terrible yet ironic thing was, two weeks later some shooters were horsing around (had been for about half an hour) when one tripped, fell, and shot himself. He should have been as hard on them in the beginning as he had been on me. Lives, instead of a functionless piece on a cheap old spotter would have been spared...