Man shoots himself in both legs with Taurus Judge while driving

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

[ Many thanks to B for emailing me the link. ]

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  • Kevin Beers Kevin Beers on Oct 22, 2013

    to quote the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon"!

  • Ric West Ric West on Oct 23, 2013

    the path the bullet took was from upper right to lower left. reaching down to pick the gun would indicate that his hand was below the right leg. the bullet would travel either up, down or across. but not from upper right to lower left as in his injuries. His account of the incident makes me want ask who in the passenger seat shot him that he's trying to protect.