Reader To Everyone: CHECK TWICE!


One of our readers, Andrew, shared a story of his on our Facebook wall, and I figured it’d be a good story to share. It’s never a bad idea to check twice. . .strange things happen.

On the subject of Negligent Discharge I had a disturbing thing happen today. I am in the habit of practicing by dry firing my S&W M&P Pro daily. Obviously I always remove the magazine and rack the slide to remove the bullet from the chamber. Today in doing this the bullet sprang from the discharge port as usual, flipped straight up the amazingly fell back the port opening and seated itself back in place in the barrel. Re-racking the slide did not eject the round. I was fortunate to be in the habit of placing the ejected round back into the removed magazine before dry firing or I may not have noticed where it had gone. I’m sharing this because while I realize the odds against this are staggering, since it happened to me once it could happen again to someone else. Rule number one… Every gun is always loaded. CHECK TWICE!

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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