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.

5 comments:

Laughingdog said...

Lesson number two would appear to be that auto-focus rarely picks the thing that you're actually trying to photograph.

Sigboy said...

This is true, but at least everybody knows that my walls are clean.

Ride Fast said...

Glad you didn't get hurt. Sebastian sent me.

DirtCrashr said...

Yikes! How hard was it to remove the stuck-case?

Wai said...

The number 6 is symbolic for "fortune" in Chinese superstition.

 
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