Sear and Hammer has posted a very honest account of some accidents he has had with firearms and the importance of learning proper firearm safety.
You handle firearms enough and at some time you will have an unintentional discharge. I know, I know, there are people who claim that their firearms never fired unless they intended them to. Typically these folks either go to the range very little, rarely carry a firearm, or are just plain liars.
Let me tell you about a couple of instances where I’ve found myself surprised by the report of a firearm.
I HIGHLY recommend reading this.