A Michigan man is recovering after shooting himself through the crotch while adjusting his .40-caliber Glock, reports The Detroit Free Press.

According to police in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, it could have been worse.

"You think about it -- your femoral artery runs down there," Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said. "He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. It’s a big bullet; you’re not talking a small bullet."

The victim was starting a job with his an air-conditioning company when the incident ocurred. He was taken to a nearby hospital and, according to WDIV-TV, underwent surgery.

But there still might be injury to add to the insult: though the man does have a permit to carry the gun, Clemence said local prosecutors will decide whether to charge the man with reckless discharge of a firearm.

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