You’d think that since Russians apparently invented the stupid “game”, they would know how it works.
You can’t put one round in the magazine of an autoloader, and not expect it to fire after you rack the slide and pull the trigger.
Full Story – HERE
After watching the video, this is how I believe it went down:
20 seconds – Guy #1 is carrying the gun (a Makarov PM) in some type of small (pocket?) holster.
23 seconds – Guy #1 removes holster and throws it onto the table.
24 seconds – Guy #1 pretends to load the gun by racking the slide, but only pulls it back slightly, so no bullet chambers.
29 seconds – You can tell that Guy #1 does not pull the trigger. The sound you hear is likely him clicking the slide mounted safety off.
32 seconds – Guy #1 racks the slide and puts a round into the chamber.
35 seconds – Guy #2 pulls trigger and discharges round into his head, as 2 of the onlookers realize he does not know the “click the safety for the sound” trick :roll:
I would never in a million years consider doing anything so stupid with a gun. “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes” as they say.
As usual, Jeff Cooper‘s rules apply here.. most relevant are #1 and #2:
- All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
- Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
- Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.
Hat Tip: SayUncle