Hi Everyone, I did something very stupid today at TC-IDPA. Here's what I did, why I did it, and the lesson to learn from it. I was only -1 coming into the fourth stage. I shot that stage -0 in pretty sure, and at the end, the safety officer had me clear the pistol. I was super happy. I ejected the bullet that was in the chamber and stupidly tried to catch it in the air. I inadvertently passed my weak hand in front of the muzzle. DQ. Why did I do that? The reason is that I let my emotion interfere with my firing line safety awareness. What is the lesson to be learned? Whether you're super happy that you shot well, or super angry that you shot poorly, the time for that is after you clear the firing line. You have to stay on-point and aware until your weapon is holstered and you're cleared off the firing line. The SO was right to DQ me from the match. I'll never let that happen again!