I like to think that I 'm careful with guns, but complacency could have resulted in an embarassing and potentially dangerous incident today. I got a gun out of my safe that I used to keep in my truck, but which had been put up for a while. I removed the magazine, which was empty. I was SURE the gun was unloaded. I even sat it down without checking the chamber . . . but then I thought better of it, and jacked the slide back. A .40 Hydra Shok flew out. Whoops. Now, after 50 years of handling guns, I KNEW better . . . and I ALWAYS check the chamber . . . except I almost didn't this time. Guess one is never to old or experienced to be a dumbass.