Everyone has memories that make you cringe whenever you reflect upon them... What are yours? Mine is crystal clear and makes me really start pondering life & death whenever I bring it up in my head. I was a teenager and traveling with my family. We were on our way back home and realized that we'd pass through a town that we used to live in. This being a road trip, we stopped in and I sletp at an old friends house while my family stayed at a hotel. After they left, my friends friend came over and we went driving around. In the 4 years since I've seen him, he had converted to Islam and started hanging around a bunch of shady people... When we got back to his house, it was empty (our parents had gone out somewhere). We were just chilling in his room, me sitting on a chair and his friend on the bed. My friend (Steve) was on another chair opposite me, near his closet. A few minutes later it happened... ... His friend said something that really pissed off Steve (it was in Arabic so I don't know what it was). Steven jumps out of his chair, grabs a tach-9 from his closet, slams in a magazine, chambers a round, jumps on the bed, shoves the barrel in the dudes chin and starts screaming, frothing, at the guy.... The guy was nearly shitting his pants and apologizing. Steven backed down, out the gun down on the table and left the room. Whole thing took 2 seconds and it was over... The dude takes the gun, removes the magazine and sets it back down. We both say there not believing that this shit just happened. I, being scared, mumbled that a round was stillin the chamber.... He didn't really understand what I was saying, aims the gun at my chest and pulls the trigger.... The only thing that saved my life was that the safety was on... A couple seconds later he puts the gun on his lap... A few more seconds later, he pulls the bolt back. To his surprise, a round popped out. He was like "wtf.... There was a chambered round and I almost killed you"... He put it down and left. I sat there for I don't know how long in shock.... Then Steve came back into the room and we played colecovision and I went home early the next day. A few years later 9/11 happened. This being upstate ny (Kingston) I still wonder if he's tied up in that shit... Haven't seen him since and literally tremble every time I think about how close to death I came.