hey yall, i know the majority of us that visit this section are comfortable and proficient with firearms, but figured this might help as a refresher... i have a good buddy who is no different than that. he has been around guns his whole life like us and is very safe and all to hunt with. he and his brother were cleaning their springfield xd's- a .40, a 9mm, and a .45. the brother owned the 9, one of the original xd subcompacts. well on this 9 you have to hold back the slide and pull the trigger back to disassemble it. my bud thought he had grabbed one of his pistols and didnt know the 9 was on the table- all 3 guns look similar. well he shot himself in the hand. took 27 stitches to close it up, and the doc said he missed bone and tendons by millimeters or less. all the hollowpoint did was tissue damage. he is so lucky it didn't hit a family member or his torso or groin. i kind of want to kick him in the you know whats, but i am supremely glad he is okay at the same time. check those actions yall, even if you 'know' it's not loaded. i'm going hunting!