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Accidental discharge

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Accidental discharge is the event of a firearm discharging at a time not intended by the user. Perhaps most commonly, accidental discharges occur when the trigger of the firearm is deliberately pulled for a purpose other than shooting—dry-fire practice, demonstration, or function testing—but ammunition is negligently left in the chamber. Unintentionally leaving a firearm loaded is more likely to occur when the individual handling the gun is poorly trained, and perhaps also with removable-magazine-fed firearms.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (2007)

by Jack R. Greene

Far less common, but still prevalent, are other situations such as training mishaps , accidental discharge of firearms, and mistaken identity. To be sure, these unfortunate instances are significant insofar as they provide a unique learning ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

act of firing a weapon; accidental discharge or negligent discharge (ND) = unintentional firing ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

The centrifugal tuse which is armed by the rotary motion of the projectile is least liable to accidental discharge and hence the safest shell for siege and sea-coast guns. A time fuse has a ring of fuse composition which is ignited by detonating ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Surgery (1838)

Comprehending All the Most Interesting Improvements, from the Earliest Times Down to the Present Period ... Forming a Catalogue of Surgical Literature Arranged According to Subjects by Samuel Cooper

"stly, it is osten impossible to determine, whether the case, is a venereal discharge, or rather one Produced by the application of infectious matter, * only an accidental discharge, arising from some unknown cause. GoNorthq: A N Wom EN.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport and Games (1911)

by Charles Howard Suffolk and Berkshire (Earl.)

Still, these minor improvenients are of distinct value in themselves, tending as they do towards greater safety in handling the weapon, and offering safeguards against accidental discharge. Especially noticeable are the improvements in regard ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of sport & games (1911)

by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk and Berkshire (Earl of), Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

Still, these minor improvements are of distinct value in themselves, tending as they do towards greater safety in handling the weapon, and offering safeguards against accidental discharge. Especially noticeable are the improvements in regard ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Practical Knowledge Containing Practical and Systematic Treatises on Subjects Connected with the Interests of Every Individual, Alphabetically Arranged, and Especially Designed for Popular Use ... (1886)

by F. M. Chapman, Charles C. Chapman

While passing through thick bushes always carry the gun under the arm, as this prevents its accidental discharge by the trigger or hammer catching. There is more to be dreaded from a companion's weapon than your own; do not allow him to ...

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