A few days ago, in chat, I mentioned to some that I had injured my hand. True... I said it was due to "getting crosswise with a piece of metal". What I was too embarrassed to admit was, that the piece of metal was a 9mm JHP. I've since decided that perhaps this could be a learning experience for other folks. One of the local LEO's and I were standing in my gun room, looking at my firearms.... one at a time.... checking each one, to be sure it was empty. Then came the SW-99.... press-check... I looked, empty... LEO looked, empty, magazine empty, and out of the gun.... released the press-check, and between the press-check and locking the slide back, I lost my grip on the gun. Reflex I guess, but I reached for, and caught the gun before it hit the floor, but I also caught the trigger. The round in the chamber that neither of us saw, discharged and went through the soft, meaty part of my left hand. No broken bones, no sutures, just dressings for a week then go see the doc again. I have full range of motion with all my fingers, and no pain. Had I simply let the gun fall to the floor, there would have been no problem. But no, I just had to catch it. Lesson... failure to follow one safety rule could have been fatal. Adherence to "keep the gun pointed in a safe direction" prevented anyone else from getting hurt. I hadn't fired that gun in a couple of years, but that's no excuse. I am 100% certain now, that there are no loaded firearms in my safe. Apologies for misleading those in chat the other night. Stay safe folks.