Sunday, March 1, 2009
When you just know how the days gonna go...
It's early Saturday morning, time to head over to one of my monthly matches. I climb into my loyal steed and happen to glance at the odometer. First thing that enters my
head "this isn't going to be a good day". I simply find such superstition humorous, although occasionally it can be ironic.
I was shooting a fairly long run and gun stage when the recoil on my pistol didn't feel right. I also felt something impact my cheek and safety glasses. I immediately stopped shooting and cleared my weapon. I originally assumed that I had caught a bad ricochet. My gun closed properly with the offending case stuck in the chamber. When I went to shoot the next stage I could not figure out why my gun would not load. Turns out that the case in the chamber had a head separation, came out of the chamber and struck me in the face. Luckily, I was following all the rules and my safety glasses saved me from a serious injury.
So what is the lesson of the day? Stay home when your odometer says 666? I think not. The lesson is to wear the proper safety equipment and follow the four rules of firearm safety.