It makes a lot of sense to practice with your handgun in your home. For example, it is far cheaper and safer to practice drawing your weapon from its holster at home than at the range, provided, of course, that you’ve done your due diligence as a safety-conscious shooter and made sure that your weapon was empty.
A Central Kitsap man accidentally fired a bullet into his neighbor’s Hickory Place home while practicing his quick-draw techniques Friday evening.
The bullet nearly struck the head of a teenage girl in the neighboring home, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The neighbor called 911 just before 7 p.m. to report a possible drive-by shooting. The bullet struck the side of the house and went through two interior walls and a hollow door near where the girl was standing. The bullet continued to travel down a hallway before lodging in door jamb.
Based on the trajectory, deputies determined the bullet came from the neighbor’s house. An exit hole was found in the home’s siding.
The guy tried to lie about it.
The deputies responded to that lie by confiscating both the XD he was using and the Glock he also owned. It serves him right.
The neurosurgeon claimed he liked to practice with a full magazine in the weapon so that the weight and balance were right. Folks, if you are such a fine-tuned precision war machine that the slightest imbalance throws you off, then your body is your weapon, and perhaps you are better off without a gun.