I was exposed to an accidental discharge today. I didn't know this guy very well, but he had a concealed carry license and wanted to "show me his gun", because he knew that I was into firearms. I guess this guy like to carry the weapon with th magazine in and the chamber empty. He gave me the gun properly, with the slide locked back and magazine out. I looked at it and gave it back. He then inserted the magazine, sent the slide forward, pointed the gun at the pavement(we were in the middle of town) and then he pulled the trigger. BOOM! The gun went off. It wasn't expecting him to pull the trigger and he wasn't expecting a round to be in the chamber. Nobody got hurt, thankfully. I also had some Quick Clot in my van near by. The guy had been handling firearms and hunting his whole life and had never had an AD. Needless to say he was up set and ashamed. I took the gun and unloaded it. No more drama. I guess he wanted to pull the trigger so that there was no tension on the trigger. He said that normally the slide was forward when he inserted the mag. (to his credit, I doubt he had been trained properly and he did have the gun pointed in a "relatively safe direction.") I know another person, a female, who used to be in law enforcement, or maybe still is I don't know. She went to unload her gun by, racking the slide, taking the mag out, then pulling the trigger. Bang! The bullet went through her floor, into the apartment under hers. No body was hurt. I was never taught to pull the trigger, until on target and ready to fire. Not in the Police Academy, SWAT training, or Firearms instructor school. I don't want to say that this is wrong, but I don't know who is teaching this, and it is obviously causing AD'S. It almost got me shot today! Let me know what you thing and what you do to prevent this.