Even the experienced need to pay attention

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Yunus, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I was out shooting today and got complacent. It's been a while since I have shot pistol, probably 2 or 3 months. So I was at the range and followed all the safety procedures, made sure I had my ears on, range was hot and safe and I pulled the trigger. Well, like I said I haven't shot for a couple months and got complacent. My non shooting hand rested on top of my shooting hand and I ended up getting bit on the thumb by the slide after the first shot. Nothing serious just a small cut but it's a good reminder that even those who have experience shooting need to remember the basics and continually avoid being complacent. I lost situational awareness and overlooked something simple. It happens to everyone, this post is just a reminder that experience is not a replacement for common sense and good judgement and to think about what you are doing when you are shooting. It's not a dangerous hobby, if it is practiced properly.
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Thanks for sharing, it happens to the best all the time. Glad your alright.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Was your thumb behind the slide? That is why I try to keep the same grip (or close to it) for both revolvers and semi-autos.
     
  4. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Yep, gotta watch that stuff.
    Just be glad you didn't go from an auto to a revolver and leave your support hand along the cylinder! :eek:
     
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, it's the little things (like this) that prevent the bigger things.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    lol i have trouble remembering that one!! i dont shoot revolver much fortunately the one i have is pretty big and i really gotta reach to get in front of the cylinder.
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    My grip never varies.