There are accidents and then there is just stupidity.
This gun range instructor has completely failed his students in the worst possible way.
Witness a gun range accident that will absolutely shock you:
This video has been making the rounds on Facebook via BROperatorTIME. It shows the dangers of being cocky and having horseplay during a gun safety class.
The “instructor” during this handgun shooting class has a loaded .44 magnum revolver in his hand. He swings the big revolver around and then aims it downrange showing the so-called perfect stance. He then with this revolver with the hammer cocked and loaded points at the ceiling. He pulls the trigger. The revolver launches a .44 caliber bullet into the ceiling and the recoil sends this revolver’s barrel into the man’s teeth.
One student says “Did you mean to do that?” with a nervous chuckle. The instructor says “yeah” and shrugs it off. No big deal, right?
This type of “accident” could have been fatal. It also could have been easily preventable if the instructor just stopped trying to show off. Always pay attention to the gun safety rules and use your head. Just remember, you can never bring back a bullet fired in error.