When I teach newbies to shoot, I normally start with pistols and rifles. This teaches them that no, pistol and rifle recoil is manageable, even for bigger calibers. It’ll kick a bit, but it’s not like the crap you see in movies. Then I have them try a shotgun, and they discover that yes, shotguns really do kick that hard.
Are you tired of me talking about shotguns yet? Too bad.
After all my yammering about how only a malfunctioning firearm will discharge unsafely without human action, uh, oops. TL;DR: If you own a Walther PK380, you need to click on that link.
For no real reason, I’m posting this video, because I love Mythbusters, and this is one of their more WTF videos.