Despite what you see on TV, no. You do have to be careful, they are explosives after all, but primers are not prone to spontaneous ignition.
i sees what you did there........ However if done correctly the chances of one going of after seating the primer in the case is 1 in a million ..
i read the same article. he shoulda bought a lotta ticket that night 8)I read an aritcle a few moths back in handgun magazine on this .. He was at the range shooting his .40s&w when he heard a low thud and his ammo tray flew off the table.. After investigating what happened he found a spent shell from his gun came down and struck the primmer in his box off ammo sitting in front of him . They even had pictures of the spent case and the round the primmer got hit by .. As for primers while reloading they are not that dangerous until powder is added and the seating process begins .. However if done correctly the chances of one going of after seating the primer in the case is 1 in a million ..
Hahhahah I know what you mean that really gets your attention!!!I used to love it when I was hand loading with my lee single loader, and I would set a primer wrong, hit with the nice little plastic hammer and it would go BOOM! used to make the dogs jump out of their skin, got really dirty looks from the wife and banished to the cold garage to finish up!