The muzzle did hit first. Its amazing to me, how something, all of a sudden like, can go into slow motion. Sorry for the late reply,,,,I had to change my underwear after my fail to discharge drop test!! In the short period of time that my fate was being held in limbo by the laws of gravity, all I could think about was the Ruger LCP and how the first reports of wrongful discharge had been accomplished. Was anybody hurt? Would I be posting a report from a hospital room? As I stated in earlier posts, I first was determined to purchase a Ruger LCP. But then came the recall and I changed my mind. At the moment of impact in today's impromptu field test, I was very pleased and relieved with the outcome and proud to be a Kel-Tec owner.