Never thought I would admit this but it may be theraputic. I made a pretty stupid mistake out at the range and my embarassment is worth it if it keeps someone else from making the same mistake.
I forgot my T handle adapter so I had to use something else to get my long rod down the barrel. On the second try, I accidentally left the rod in and got ready to shoot. My son pointed this out and I thought "oh...need to be careful of that". AT THAT MOMENT...I SHOULD HAVE STOPPED because the camoflaged rod was too easy to forget when you're concentrating on the target and everything else.
Yes...I did it again and the second time my son wasn't so perceptive. I pulled the trigger on my brand new Triumph and it kicked so hard that it busted my safety glasses and nearly knocked me out. I have no idea where the rod went and I just thank God that the gun didn't explode.
Anyway, how can I tell if this bit of idiocy hurt the gun? I don't see anything obvious but I'm no gunsmith.