Despite the hell that I know I am going to receive, I am choosing to upload these photos as a reminder to all of us that accidents can happen to ANYONE.
Yesterday afternoon I was preparing to leave the house and run errands. As I slipped my .40-caliber Sig P226DAK into its holster, my finger snagged the trigger. I was distracted, talking to my cat when the weapon discharged.
The first three pictures show the entry into my bedroom wall, the exit into the bathroom, and lastly the 180-gr Federal HydraShok lodged in the bathroom door. The last two pictures are of the recovered bullet and of the actual weapon in its holster.
At present, I have been handling firearms for 18 years. I have handled everything from .22 rimfires, to big bore handguns designed to kill bears, to the M2 .50-caliber machine gun. I have carried a weapon concealed and on duty to the point that having a gun with me is second nature. This is the first negligent discharge I have ever had. I thank God that the bathroom was empty and that no one was injured.
Please use my close call as a reminder that accidents can happen to anyone. I went from scolding my cat for getting on my bed, to screaming if anyone was hit literally within 2 seconds. If the bathroom had been occupied, God knows what I’d be doing now. God and fate were on my side yesterday. Let’s hope and pray this never happens to anyone again.
-Robert Gillock, Website News Editor