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Old March 17, 2014, 03:13 PM   #26
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Very sorry for your accident... I certainly know how easily that can happen. I'm an avid hunter and have always tried to be extra cautious pulling up firearms into the tree stand or walking through the woods.

I enjoyed your positive spirit though this ordeal and hopefully your expierence will save someone else the pain and suffering of a AD. You are a talented writer and I plan to follow your page.

I hope you make a quick recovery and wish you the best.
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Old March 17, 2014, 04:13 PM   #27
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Misfire- I wish you a speedy recovery. It takes a big man to admit their mistakes, and an even bigger man to do so on a public forum like this. Hopefully others will absorb some of the lessons.
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Old March 19, 2014, 04:37 PM   #28
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A shotgun should be on safe till needed. Finger pushes safety off then to teh trigger. Practise it untill perfect or my Dad will whip ya as he whipped me till I got it right. Then and only then was I allowed to put a shell in teh chamber.

Well Dad is gone, but his lessons remain.
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Old March 19, 2014, 05:49 PM   #29
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That is the trouble with the Mossberg. The safety is on top and the pistol grip makes it very difficult to manipulate it with any speed.

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Old March 19, 2014, 06:07 PM   #30
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if you violate the trigger discipline, you must still violate muzzle discipline before something terrible happens. he committed two obvious safety violations.
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Old March 19, 2014, 08:41 PM   #31
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The unfortunate subject of this incident was courageous and generous enough to join us an explain in post 21 how it happened. I don't think we need to belabor the matter further.
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