On this page:
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.
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Accidental discharge
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
by R Thompson
'* Accidental discharge is a major concern particularly with products including ingredients that are on the marine pollutants ...
Nelson'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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Accidental discharge
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Accidental discharge to see it in context!