There's almost nothing more important for gun enthusiasts than firearm safety. It is something that we're taught very early on in our lives as gun carriers, and is something that we practice each day of the week.
When I started learning how to shoot, I was taught all of the proper firearm safety procedures that, in turn, led to being a safe and responsible gun owner. But there are some things that you can't prepare for, even if you are a firearms safety expert.
Firearm Safety: What Would You Do if Your Rifle Blew Up in Your Face?
What would you do if a firearm blew up in your face?
A good friend of mine, who is actually a proficient firearms instructor, recently had a catastrophic failure after a round blew up in the chamber of the rifle he was shooting at the range that day. Thankfully, aside from soiling his drawers and being covered in soot, he was okay.
I asked him what, if anything, the gun and or ammo manufacturer was going to do about it, because this obviously could have been devastating. He told me that they were going to “look into it.” Later on, we found out that it was armorer error, and that the rifle wasn't “put together properly.”
So, this brings me back to my first question: What would you do in this situation?
Would you look the other way, and just be thankful that you're still alive?
Pick up another rifle and start shooting?
Or, would you sue their asses for everything they're worth, claiming mental and emotional hardships? After all, that is the American way…
Me? I'd shake it off, likely for a few days, and get to shooting again. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
I don't know the person in the video, and I'm only showing it to you as a reference. I do apologize for the shoddy video quality, but, once again, this is just a reference.
Here is the video: