Without any berating, NO.
Be very careful about what your friend says about this to convince you otherwise, if he tries.
He might tell you not to worry, there's plenty of time. That is probably how he saw it. Adrenaline makes it seem that way. There is NOT time to play around.
Also, doing that could get perversely twisted into legal trouble. If you weren't in fear for your life enough to shoot real bullets, why did you take your gun out at all?