There is a common expression in the shooting sports. “There two groups in this sport, those that have, and those that will”. Last night I joined the group that “has”.
It had to happen at some point. It will probably happen again at some point. Given the just over two years that I have been playing this sport, I was probably past due to wind up with a disqualification. Embarrassed, very disappointed, and frustrated though.
Thinking back on all the sports I have played in though, I have only had a few game misconducts, maybe one or two red cards, a couple of basketball games where I fouled out… this had to happen at some point, it could have been a whole lot worse. The best and worst part is it happened at a local match, with a group of guys that know me well and were very empathetic about the situation.
Time to put this one behind me and go shoot 3 gun this weekend.
As to what happened, somehow (and I wish I really knew how because this is what is bothering me most) I brushed the trigger enough during a reloading sequence to discharge the weapon. It bothers me that I really cannot reconstruct the event to know for certain where all my digits were at the time, at least then I would know where I was careless and what I needed to fix.