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Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:05 pm

I shot myself in knee at 12:15am Tuesday morning.

They flew me to a trauma center.

I am home from the hospital with a new knee.

The result of my negligence.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby getvicious » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:25 am

Well that sucks - good to hear nobody else was hurt and you were not hurt more seriously - glad you're back home - hope your recovery goes well.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:29 pm

I returned home at about 6 pm Saturday.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby Pocket_Pistol » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:16 am

Get well soon! Sorry to hear that.

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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:37 am

Started PT today. Pure torture, but I loved every second of the pain.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby getvicious » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:11 pm

I developed a theory back when I was going thru therapy for a torn ACL.

The torturers in the days of the Spanish Inquisition did not go away or disappear - they went underground, bided their time, made plans, formed guilds and associations and worked to legitimize themselves. Today we call them Physical Therapists.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby jcwit » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:19 pm

My God that looks bad.
Hurts just looking at it.
Don't do that again!

May you have a fast and painless as possible recovery.

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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby TexasLookout » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:57 pm

Terrible accident and am glad no one else was injured. My wife does those type of surgeries (knee replacements) all the time. In fact she had hers done several years ago. Main thing is therapy don't let up on it and can only imagine your pain. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. In my 50 + years of handling firearms I can tell you personally that I have been careless 4 times misfires due to my negligence (alone, out in the field, or private range). Speedy recovery my friend
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:54 pm

Status report:
The staples and sutures come out tomorrow. Going through PT 3x/week.

95 degree flexation this morning! Able to take wobbly steps without the walker.

Not sure where that puts me on a speedy recovery chart, but I feel confident thus far.

Some of you have my home/cell number. Don't be afraid to call and harass me!
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby getvicious » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:20 am

GoesBang wrote:Status report:
The staples and sutures come out tomorrow. Going through PT 3x/week.

95 degree flexation this morning! Able to take wobbly steps without the walker.

Not sure where that puts me on a speedy recovery chart, but I feel confident thus far.

Some of you have my home/cell number. Don't be afraid to call and harass me!

All that is good and will help your recovery. Work hard at PT. It'll hurt but will be good in long run working toward a quick and full recovery.

That's a huge part of what determines how well you recover - keep positive.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:04 pm

Today is December 7, 2014

On November 11, 2014 I was involved in a shooting incident. I was struck in the left knee by a Federal Hi-Shok 9mm 124 gr JHP. The bullet came through the muzzle of a Ruger P-95. I was not cleaning the gun, or playing quickdraw. I had just put the slide back on, inserted a loaded magazine and chambered a live round. I was getting the pistol ready to put back into it's case, but the hammer was in the "cocked" position. The discharge occurred when I was attempting to "de-cock" it.


From the best of my memory:
1. I knew that the gun was loaded.

2. My trigger finger was in the "safe" position (not 100% sure, but I do practice a rigid trigger discipline)


3. I had the muzzle pointed at my knee (not intentional, but certainly negligent on my part).


Thoughts and findings after the incident:
1. I was under the impression that the hammer block would engage as soon as the decocker started moving. Isn't this part of the design and reasoning?

2. The spent case did not eject and load another live round. Discovered this just a few days ago when I picked it up for the first since the incident.

3. I have called Ruger about it. They want the gun back for inspection. I'm sure they do! Meanwhile I have a local gunsmith who has assured me that he will seek to make sure that this gun can/can not fire when engaging the decocker only, and to check for any modifications that might have occurred since it was originally built 4 years ago. I will do this before Ruger gets their hands on it.

4. There was no exit wound and very little bleeding. It did destroy my knee. I called Federal ammunition and spoke with a gentleman in the ammunition department. I Explained to him the extent of my injury. I asked him if that particular bullet was designed to function as it did, or did it not? He had no definitive answer.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby slayer61 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:01 pm

Get well soon. Gives me something to think about when de-cocking my pistols.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby GoesBang » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:40 am

So last night I traded my walker for a cane. No rubber tip on so it sat for the night. In the morning a tip was found and I started using it.

Hmmmm. Mixed feelings.

So now I decide to go lay down on the bed. The overhead light is on. I turn on a lamp and head back for the switch. Lots of turning and twisting going on.

I get to the switch and realize that I am bearing all of my left side on my new knee.

It's off back to the living room now. Unassisted by the cane (I was carrying it).

I made a few laps around and barely shuffled my feet.

Right now all I can say is thank you God! Your mercy is so awesome!
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby getvicious » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:03 pm

GoesBang wrote:So last night I traded my walker for a cane.....

I get to the switch and realize that I am bearing all of my left side on my new knee.

It's off back to the living room now. Unassisted by the cane (I was carrying it).


......Right now all I can say is thank you God! Your mercy is so awesome!

That's good news. Keep working on the rehab. Sounds like it's working.
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Re: Firearms safety and complacency

Postby jcwit » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:05 pm

Glad to hear things are going well.
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