A Tennessee man dropped his revolver whilst driving and managed to negligently discharge it into his legs. This type of negligent discharge is more common with semi-auto pistols than with double action revolvers, which have a much heavier trigger pull. It sounds the Taurus Judge was loaded with a .410 slug …
When Newberry reached down to pick it up, he grabbed it by the trigger and The Judge went off, Knoll said.
This handgun can fire either .45-caliber bullets or .410 shotgun shells.
According to the news release, the .410 round went into Newberry’s right thigh, exited and hit him in the left leg just above the ankle. He was able to pull the car into the median at about mile marker 6 and call 911.
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