Anybody ever dropped A gun?

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  1. Stangfan93

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    I did yesterday when I got back from spending the weekend camping on the Guadalupe. I had borrowed my dads truck and kept my CZ-75BD in the center console. When I got home I was tired smelly and very sore from the weekend. So when I got home I only grabbed essentials from the truck and left it parked in my garage. I had 2 pillows pillows sitting on top of his tool box with the gun sitting on top of them. I grabbed a few things from the bed and then reached for the pillows.

    Forgot all about it and fell to the ground. Surprisingly, no damage except for the magazine floor plate that is bent up in the front.

    Can anyone else chime in?
     


  2. Big country

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    HA HA! I have a CZ 75 B .40 and I dropped it caught it and it went off and now there is a .40 cal hole in the wall going straight into the back yard. :banghead: Trust me when I say DO NOT catch or try to catch it just let it fall. and I'm glad you didn't hurt the gun.:happy0001:
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

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    You are not alone.
    I've dropped, kicked and had a few folks shooting my gin fly from their hands.
    Never had any real damage occur;Scuff, nicks and scratches.
    To me guns are tools and all tools get beat up to some extent just in regular use.
    Some folks freak out when they get a scratch but IMO why????
    These are items designed for rough treatment and should handle most common abuses.
    Chill and make it a learning experience.
    Before doing anything ask yourself "where is that gun?"
     
  4. Big country

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  5. hoytinak

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    Dropped my USPc twice.

    First time was the day after I got it, I didn't have a holster for it yet and was carrying it "mexican style" walking up a couple of flights of stairs. I watched it bounce (in slow motion it seems) down 13 cement stairs. I guess that's one way to break it in. :eek:

    The second time, I was in NC rock-crawling in my old Jeep XJ. I didn't have doors on it and I kept the USPc in the center concole. Well with all the bouncing I was doing I guess the concole lid came open and the UPSc fell out of the XJ, sliding down the rock and I ending up running over it with my rear tire.

    Still to this day (11 years of hard abuse later) it still shoots just as good...if not better...than the day I got it. :happy0001:
     
  6. 40Arpent

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    Was the hammer cocked before you dropped it?
     
  7. 40Arpent

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    In over 30 years of shooting and hunting, I can't recall ever dropping a firearm. Just extra-lucky, I guess. :gotme:
     
  8. Big country

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    Yes and it was not suppose to have a round chambered. The ammo gremlin got me! Any way it fell I went to catch it and bumped the safety and the trigger at the same time. It was my fault the gun went off but it will make you extra careful from that day on.
     
  9. 40Arpent

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    Thanks. Reason I asked is that we had a discussion around here somewhere where I was stating that, to me, it seemed unlikely to accidentally fire a shot in double-action mode when grabbing a handgun as it was falling. I just wanted to see if you were proving me wrong. LOL
     
  10. txinvestigator

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    So the gun didn't "go off"; you fired it.

    It is instinctive to try to catch one, and danged difficult to stop yourself. Glad you didn't get hurt.
     

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