Accidental discharge of the third kind

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Bill in Oregon
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Accidental discharge of the third kind

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It's always sobering when you realize you are a hapless twit and a high-ranking officer in the fail army, but they say laughter is the best medicine soooo ....
I recently transitioned from an inexpensive side-by-side double in 28 gauge to an even more inexpensive over-under in .410 in hopes that better stock fit would improve my scores at the skeet range.
The 28 was a plain double-trigger extractor gun; you have to manually remove the shells/hulls.
The .410 has automatic ejectors which pop the hulls out vigorously when you open the action. I had forgotten this about the new gun.
I make it a practice to keep decent snap caps in my break-open shotguns. These ( I use the solid aluminum ones from A-zoom) protect the firing pins when dry firing, simulate the heft and balance of live ammunition and serve to remind me that the gun is not loaded.
You can probably see it coming.
I forgot about the snap caps and the "robust" ejectors, popped open the .410 and caught both snap caps in the upper lip. If I had been grinning I might have lost teeth. So I spent half an hour yesterday walking around the house with ice cubes in a towel held under my nose, muttering dark oaths.
Don't let it happen to you! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Amateur! :lol:
Sorry Bill I had to....
I've been catching empties for so long that I can open a shotgun and I'm ready for what may come. Now to prevent this from happening in the future, pull the triggers then take it apart and store it as 2 pieces or take it apart just to remove the snap caps and reassemble. You'll look cooler assembling your gun at the range!
Nice thing about the Perazzi's I shoot- removable trigger groups! Slide the safety forward and hold it forward and with the other hand swing the trigger assembly out. Thumb on hammer and squeeze the trigger- flick inertia block and squeeze the trigger again. Push trigger group back in and put it away.
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No Perazzis at my address Will, just a $499 Turkish Yildiz from Academy. You know, I even find myself reaching for the second trigger. :lol: Should be fine after I have a couple of boxes of shells through it.

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You'll get the muscle memory in no time.
When I got my first double trigger gun I made a conscious effort to pull each trigger each time a bird flushed. Now it's a subconscious effort to shoot anything out there for me.
Sure glad my 410 is an extractor gun! Those snap caps could hurt a guy! :D
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Most of my life I used pump or semiauto shotguns. Most eject out the right even for a southpaw it’s no more than a slight distraction

When I finally got a lefty 1100 I would from time to time think the shell hadn’t ejected. I usually open the action while wondering why. Of course the chamber contained a live round. Never had an AD but this just reinforced the bit about every gun being loaded.

Changing things up can teach or reinforce lessons. But you now have a memory that will stick with you forever. Or you need a shotgun that yells FORE.
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I've never stored or even put away a shotgun loaded or with snap-caps; all of them stay in the safe open & empty. My 870 is 52 years old, my side-by-sides range from 38 to 24, two of my 1897s are closer to 100 & 110 years old than not and I've never had a broken main spring or firing pin. I don't dry-fire anything. YMMV.
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déjà vu billy.....er, pardon, wilhelm.....déjà vu !
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Ray, by golly, you dipped deep into the archives my friend! I was probably in my early 50s when firing that Kodiak double rifle, and later 50s when I dallied with the "penny farthing." I have neither the rifle nor the bicycle, but still have that foreign service helmet. Don't tell anyone but I like to wear it when watching "Zulu." :lol:
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1964.....

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7uookf

1979 pseudo prequel that folk went to see just in hopes of seeing burt lancaster run through with an assegai ! surely I'm not the only one who dislikes lancaster & his insistence on top billing or he quits the picture before it even starts.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r1tMgptVe ... bW92aWU%3D

and......excerpts from cornel wilde's run.....clips 1 through 9. I watched this when just a wee lad & the scenes where the missionaries were roasted alive encased in clay scared me to an intensity only surpassed by the later sights of the unidentified hyperventilating serial killer in the mask in texarkana and later the great white shark suspense music.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BFpoIHexh ... Y2xpcHM%3D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DPPoZpw3NOg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mydc8K7yaZI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0SHMCN-6-IM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lNHheEljm5s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kdbGqJtHWQg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1As4QnaCc

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpJvQAs3_98

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nNLk8GMdFd8

and.....an adaptation of edgar wallace's "african tales".....uppity civil rights pioneer paul robeson balked at & took umbrage at playing such a colonial subservient character as "bosamba of the ochori".....apparently he had never read the books and thought it beneath him to portray the part(s) but a labour contract is a labour contract.....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_of_the_River

at least he got to sing.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ICF7wUqjp ... cml2ZXI%3D
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Now that was when movies were all about acting and action, instead of special effects and political correctness..
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