Went to the Range with a friend this afternoon and brought my Springfield 1911A1 45 pistol. After shooting for awhile I went to reload the 45 and started with putting one in the chamber that I was going to follow with 7 in the mag. Well, after putting one in the chamber I went to reset the hammer before slapping the mag up and, sure enough, the hammer slipped as I was letting it down and the round went off. The gun was of course down range but the round ended up hitting the floor about 3 feet in front of my friend and I. So, after the smell cleared from the slight mess in my shorts and me recovering from feeling like an a$$, I went ahead and continued shooting. The gun is fairly new even though it's more than 20 years old it's had less than 500 rounds put through it. Will definitely have to be more careful with this weapon in the future.