We've All Done It, Time To Fess Up.

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    PaulWI
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    nobody likes to admit it,but I’m going to say that it’s almost a rite of passage, and you’re not really a true airhead until you’ve done it at least once. what am I talking about, nothing less than the dreaded hole in the wall.

    So I’m thinking it’s time for everyone to confess, get this off your shoulders, and clear your conscience.

    I will start seeing how my wife just got done breathing on me for shooting a hole through the basement bathroom wall. I did it months ago. First I sighted in my scope at 23 yards then went down to the basement to shoot at a vertical line to see if it was plumb. I put up a couple pieces of plywood as a backstop being to lazy to go outside to get the pellet trap.
    I shot once and everything was fine, but what I didn’t know was every shot was digging into the wood little by little until this..
    And the exit
    And this is where I lucked out, it went just over the marble tile and the tub a hit the faucet. I would have been killed by her.

    OK I feel lighter, cleaner, and better.
    You’re next.
    Edit : fixed title

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    scubajeeper
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    Nope, never shot a hole in a house!
     

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    Ted
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    Shot out my bedroom window with a crosman 1377. The words that came out of my mouth right before it happened, “see, it’s not loaded”. I was lucky that little pellet only made it through one (of the two) panes of glass.  To this day, I do not know how many pumps were in that gun. 

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    loafr98
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    Yep, that dreaded “it’s not loaded ” gun. Shot the bottom window out of my garage storm door. Costly tempered glass. Valuable lesson learned. 

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    plinker
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    Paul ! Dude ! I can’t believe you are making me do this, but if it gave you peace maybe my restless soul can find it also. I confess accessory mutilation. I had just received my synrod, and placed three cleaning pellets in it. I fired those bunny soft morsels into a pillow on the sofa. Little did I know I wasn’t dealing with my fathers air rifle. These pcp’s are a beast. It looked like a mini shotgun went off. I can confess here, but how do I tell her (my wife) that I shot the stuffing out of her favorite soft pillow. Oh the remorse! There, now I feel the release. Thank you my friend.

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    Regal_US
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    Laundry sink 22 in

    and 22 out, patched and not leaking. Have not had to explain, yet …

     

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    PaulWI
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    Pinker: that’s good stuff (ing)!
    +1 karma for your confession.

    Subajeeper: better start knocking on wood lol.

    Ted & lofer: see we are true airhead brothers literally. You’re now absolved of any wrong doing… Nice right

    Regal: see at least we know and guess what it’s ok. Until she finds out. Don’t let her find out!

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    cahil_2
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    Haven’t shot a hole in the wall, but I have in the ceiling with an R8′ about 1986.  Wife wasn’t happy but she forgave me.

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    Siscakidd
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    The crows around here are so smart ,I was trying to shoot from cover ,not sticking my barrel out the door,as I tracked the crow through my scope I could not see the door casing when I pulled the trigger…. Could not believe I missed!! Til 5 mins later when I saw what I hit,man I felt dumb.

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    AJ3
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    Taking a rest on an outdoor patio chair with my FX Revolution at a dreaded ground squirrel in the yard.  Had him dead in the cross hairs at my sight in of 20 yards…no wind.  Fired once…ground squirrel still standing.  Fired second shot, ground squirrel running back in his hole.  What the heck is going on…then I saw stuffing floating in the air from a second patio chair arm that was clear of the scope but not the barrel.  Wife not happy at all and off to patio store to order replacement with new rules about shooting off of furniture.

     

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    John_in_Ma
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    My shooting table angles up hill a bit, and the other day i was shooting a bit low with my new soft bag laying on the table in front of my gun.  Well, two shots in a row went wildly off course and low and behold, there’s a slightly larger than .177 hole in the corner of one of the side pouches.  Once I noticed the first words out of my mouth were: John you’re a dumbass!

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    skygear
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    I can honestly say I have not shot anything indoors. Hit a fence and split a pellet and injured 2 pigeons. That was about it. My gun safety record so far has been impeccable. 

    Now I witnessed a Police officer, when he was illegally confiscating my pellet rifle, shoot through his trunk out the side of his cruiser. That was after I explained to him that it was loaded and the only way to “Unload” it would be to either put a stick through one end and push it out, or shoot into soft dirt. My safety was on and I also explained that to him. He took out the side of his tail light and it went through the sheet metal. Bet he felt like a real donkey at that point. All charges dropped and I never got my rifle back. They refused to release it to me. 

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    vande
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    The deadliest gun in the world is the one that’s unloaded.  

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    Tominco
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    I put one through the plastic of a window at my Dad’s house. Similar to Siscakisdd’s picture but not nearly as big. I was lining up a very close shot on a ground squirrel and forgot to check where the barrel was pointed at the muzzle. Just because the scope picture is clear doesn’t mean the flight path is. 

    I also put one through the floor of my house. I believe I was testing to see if the safety was engaged. Just like others, I was pretty sure it was unloaded. Luckily, I’ve got carpet there. So (until right now) I’ve been the only one who ever knew. 

    PaulWI – I’ve had a similar experience when I was breaking in my Edgun Matador. I drilled through my target, then the backer board it was on, then proceeded to drill through a 4×4″. The pellets eventually turned into one big glob of soft lead which, I think, absorbed much of the remaining impact energy from the rest of the pellets. Otherwise, I think I would have rilled all the way through. I pulled the glob out with some pliers and screwdrivers. 

    Plinker – Yup, I’ve had a cleaning pellet experience as well. I think this was another one that I shot into the carpeted floor. I remember that I never did find it, though!

    Fun post! Thanks for starting it!  

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    linsfreak
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    window sill…….good posts

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    ztirffritz
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    I’m feeling pretty smart right about now.  Thanks!

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    Gritz
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    When I first got my Marauder .25 I always kept it close to the kitchen window, in a closet, with magazines in another drawer.  Always used the barrel cap that it was packaged with to indicate when it was unloaded to put away.  I had it about 2 days and was up late fondling it and scoping out the window.  With the cap on it was “safe.”  It was.  But for some reason I did not release the hammer after taking the clip out and unloading it.  I think I had cleaned the barrel or adjusted something on it so the hammer got cocked.  As I was pointing it through an expensive kitchen window I squeezed the trigger (about midnight with everyone in the house asleep) and POP!  The yellow plastic barrel cap hit the window so hard that it left a very clear circular imprint and sounded like a rimfire going off.  My wife did not ask any questions when I came to bed (she is a sweetheart that way) and nothing was hurt but my pride.  Gun safety rules broken??  Just about all of them.  Gun safety is not a joke and even the people who know what they are doing can sometimes forget when they are alone or let their guard down.  
    I also thought I was pretty hot at eliminating sparrows off of my bird feeder.  I would go all over the place to get the right angle so that I would take the sparrows without touching the feeder.  I had a successful reaping of critters and was very pleased that the finches and droves of other song birds seemed to be coming back. …until the fall, when the tall ornamental grass turned brown and slumped over, revealing what was left of my white, plastic garden fence.  It looked like swiss cheese because those shots that so skillfully avoided the bird feeder cut through the grass and slammed huge chunks of the plastic slats .  My wife asked why I was replacing a section of fence and I mentioned that the weed whacker broke a couple spots.  This was true.  I am not proud of this but, you know, can’t have someone looking over my shoulder reminding me not to shoot holes in stuff all the time.  Now I have steel plates on the bottom 4 inches of my bird feeder.  So …win win.

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    mister12ax7
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    I put one in the ceiling with my HW77K .22 back around 1991. We moved in in 93. She didn’t ask and I didn’t tell.

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    DLFant
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    I have a metal  recessed fluorescent light in my kitchen with the obscure panel,   I did the im sure its not cocked thing too.  shot the corner of the  went thru the cover and dented the metal but didnt go thru with my first springer about 15 years ago. My wife knew but I wasnt  gonna ever tell anybody else.  Haha 

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    JesseBlack
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    I was sighting in my Benjamin Model 347 when shot somehow ricocheted off my target stand and hit my mirror on my van. 

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