Friend of mine lost his leg from just that a couple years ago. 870But, how many of us have leaned a shotgun against a tree to answer the call of nature? If it slips and falls over and discharges because it hit the ground with just enough force to let the hammer jump the sear, whose fault is that?
Uh, the leaner. Anyone who props a long gun in a precarious position, cocked with a round in the chamber, regardless of a safety mechanism, is an irresponsible a**. Learned that before I was ever allowed to take a gun out in the field.But, how many of us have leaned a shotgun against a tree to answer the call of nature? If it slips and falls over and discharges because it hit the ground with just enough force to let the hammer jump the sear, whose fault is that?
OK, I've been haunting this site for a long time. What are buzz worms?The action "part open" has been in use for both pumps and bolts around our house for years, good idea too. The 58 (and no, I didn't take it to the band saw) was/is left with the action open and a round on the carrier ready to poke the charge bar release button.
The "crawling through fence" was always done actions open whether bolt, pump or auto. One guy stood on the "on side", held said weapons while guy #1 ripped the crotch out of his Wranglers, then after self adjustment, he held the weapons on the "off side" while guy #2 used a post to climb over and saved his crotch. Shotguns were always loaded because of the frequency of buzz worms, oftentimes the bag of buzzworms would out numbered the bag of birds.
My Australian shepard/lab mix was an excellent pointer and getbetweener of buzzworms. He saved 't missus before she became 't missus after all.