Originally Posted by MrMurphy
Seen my dad (two wars with the M16) keep squeezing the trigger on an 870 (which he's also carried during the Gulf War, but never ended up firing) during a match till it clicked that he was not firing an M16, and remembered to pump.
First deer season at home after two tours in Iraq. I dd the exact same thing your Dad did after I missed a running doe with my 7mm. Instead of working the bolt I just reacquainted the target and tried to squeeze another round off. Took me reaching up with my off hand to begin an immediate action drill to realize that there was no magazine to tap and that if I'd just work the bolt and chamber a fresh round I could fire again. By that time the doe was long gone, and I was pretty amused with myself.