Gunshot wound - pictures


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Preacherman
June 11, 2003, 02:01 AM
Found a site called www.showmeyourwound.com, which has all sorts of interesting (sometimes gruesome) accounts of injuries, complete with pictures. This link (http://www.showmeyourwound.com/wounds/wound.php?serid=1050) is to a case of a guy who shot himself in the abdomen with a .45 ACP from a Glock 21. Impressive wound after the doctors had finished cutting on him!

EDITED TO ADD: This is not for the squeamish! If you don't handle fairly gruesome pictures well, don't follow the link!

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sig970
June 11, 2003, 02:10 AM
I was an Air Force Corpsman and have been an ER Nurse for many years.

That's what it looks like folks.

That's a huge incision for exploration of the path of the bullet.:(

Telperion
June 11, 2003, 02:16 AM
Wow, that was postively ... awful. :uhoh:

HS/LD
June 11, 2003, 03:14 AM
Thanks Preacherman...

and I was just about to go to bed.


I wonder what the sunrise will look like...


HS/LD

Schuey2002
June 11, 2003, 03:51 AM
I shouldn't have looked at that link..

Ewwwww! Yuck! http://www.yotatech.com/images/smilies/ignore.gif

His guts are so red that it almost looks fake. But what do I know ?!

Feanaro
June 11, 2003, 05:59 AM
Interesting stuff. Not being macho but it's not that disgusting. I guess I have some help coming over that. I skin and cut up rats on a regular basis. The smell is bad, everything else is fine. :evil:

12.7x99mm
June 11, 2003, 06:54 AM
People need to look at this.

I tend to force myself to look at gun shot wound pics just as a reminder of what kinda of destructive force I carry with me every day.

Its a safety thing I guess

:cool:

You get kinda used to it after dressing out big game and other criders. But seeing people shot is not pleasent for me

sm
June 11, 2003, 07:41 AM
I have worked in the main OR. As stated above this is what it looks like. What you didn't see was the surgery...its a different picture.

As the Dr.'s Ns's and ST's can attest, its shot placement and luck. I have seen the .22 short kill and the survivors of 12 ga 00 and slugs. The guy whom was so depressed he used a full +P .357 under his chin-and live.



Lets be careful out there people... -Hill Street Blues

Kharn
June 11, 2003, 07:54 AM
My girlfriend is currently pursuing the college credits needed to become an RN (registered nurse), and she wants to work in the emergency room as much as possible. The odd thing is, she's a lot more squemish than I am regarding blood and wounds. I'll never figure that one out.

I always get odd looks when I tell her to bring along a box of tampons when we go to the range, but (IIRC) they were originally designed for plugging up gunshot wounds and the design hasnt exactly changed much since then.

Kharn

Mil Novecientos Once
June 11, 2003, 07:59 AM
Was the bullet FMJ or JHP?

Monte Harrison
June 11, 2003, 08:51 AM
I was at home trying to clean my GLOCK-21 .45 caliber pistol when it went off. Apparently I forgot to take the bullet out of the chamber. :banghead:

Ol' Badger
June 11, 2003, 08:55 AM
At work and the site is blocked. Bummer, I'll have to wait until I get home!

El Tejon
June 11, 2003, 09:08 AM
Remember those are the photos that the jury will see!

WhoKnowsWho
June 11, 2003, 10:13 AM
I haven't even looked yet, but I will add a yuck.

Faces of Death, that rotten.com site, lots of gore out there.

Standing Wolf
June 11, 2003, 10:18 AM
On 7/28/2002 I was at home trying to clean my GLOCK-21 .45 caliber pistol when it went off. Apparently I forgot to take the bullet out of the chamber. It went through my abdomen.

Cartridges in, bullets out. Some people should stick with squirt guns.

Partisan Ranger
June 11, 2003, 10:37 AM
At my NRA basic pistol class, they instructed us 100 times to always clean your gun in a room where you have absolutely no ammunition. No way you can 'forget' to remove ammo from the gun if there is none in the room. Good safety rule, one that I have followed to date.

BallisticTip
June 11, 2003, 10:52 AM
Yep, makes you think about safety as allways.

KMKeller
June 11, 2003, 10:58 AM
You can take a look at ogrish.com for some very gruesome details of wounds. BE FOREWARNED - ogrish is very graphic.

12 Volt Man
June 11, 2003, 11:06 AM
I agree it is a good thing to see things like this from time to time as a reminder of what can happen.
I looked around the rest of the website. :banghead: Should not have done that :banghead:

Trisha
June 11, 2003, 11:49 AM
Susan sends hugs, preacherman! She says "the no-brainer" will always be her favorite!

Thanks for the link!

Trisha

Hkmp5sd
June 11, 2003, 01:22 PM
There is also a video called Deadly Effects: Wound Ballistics that has been around for about 15 years that has some very good information. It's not too graphic, but has some interesting incidents.

Ari
June 11, 2003, 01:39 PM
I've got some polaroids of my gun shot wound from the hospital. I took a 9mm to my right side next to my gut, just right above my right "cheeks". I would post them but I was in my hospital gown, and well, you guy's probably would not want to see the rest of the pics. Irony of it is that is where I carry my 9mm in a IWB. "Never ever again":fire:

Funny thing is, the shot actually didn't hurt that much. I mean it hurted, and definatly didn't feel "natural". But it was going to the hospital that hurted the most! I wasn't even scared until I got to the ER. All I have to say is I would rather take another gun shot to a non lethal place than take half of the tubes and needles they shove into you in the ER while your strapped in having to endure it all. :what:

Crimper-D
June 11, 2003, 01:51 PM
I've been a Navy Hospital Corpsman, a Paramedic for the City & County of San Francisco, an OR Tech, an LVN, and a Deputy Coroner... Seen this sort of thing way too often.
Being shot will MESS YOU UP! If you fancy firearms, you need to be _constantly_ aware of the CONSEQUENCES of unsafe practices with those weapons. That great gaping cavity is a consequence of unsafe handeling of a handgun. You _really_ don't want to see what a shotgun wuold have done at close range:eek: Not pretty, but we need stuff like this to reenforce those dreary, repetetive Gun Safety Rules... And why we have them:mad:

Thanks for the reminder:)

cordex
June 11, 2003, 01:56 PM
At my NRA basic pistol class, they instructed us 100 times to always clean your gun in a room where you have absolutely no ammunition. No way you can 'forget' to remove ammo from the gun if there is none in the room. Good safety rule, one that I have followed to date.
If you can't remember to take the cartridge from the chamber, what difference does it make that there is ammo in the room you are in? I agree it pays to be uber careful when dealing with gun safety, but someone who doesn't clear their weapon in the first place won't be helped if they don't have any other ammo in the room. It only takes one.

spacemanspiff
June 11, 2003, 02:02 PM
a while back i was doing some browsing and came across a site that had tons of videos and pictures of deaths/executions. yes i am morbid, but oddly enough, i have never been able to find that site again.

i find the fragility of our bodies to be fascinating.

Carlos Cabeza
June 11, 2003, 02:45 PM
Good article but the horrible results of carelessness are never pretty. I hope this makes everyone who looks at this realize the potential you wield when handling a firearm. Thankfully, most will only have to recall the ignorant, stupid, dumba$$ feeling you get from a negligent discharge.
PEOPLE, Know and practice the four rules ! :cool:

Nathaniel Firethorn
June 11, 2003, 03:47 PM
Looks like nice neat work on the part of the surgeon. The kind that I'd never want him to have to do because of my, or anyone else's, ND.

Thanks for the safety reminder.

- pdmoderator

Frohickey
June 11, 2003, 03:58 PM
My girlfriend is currently pursuing the college credits needed to become an RN (registered nurse), and she wants to work in the emergency room as much as possible. The odd thing is, she's a lot more squemish than I am regarding blood and wounds. I'll never figure that one out.

Couldn't you take her hunting with you, and her sole purpose in the trip is to aid in spotting the game, and field-dressing it? You get to shoot, watch her back while she is field-dressing it (against bears looking for an easy meal), and carry the carcass back to camp.

Kharn
June 11, 2003, 04:06 PM
Frohickey:
Her attitude on hunting is she'll eat whatever is cooked and put on the table, but if it isnt from the grocery store she doesnt want to know what animal it was. She also refuses to go hunting or help clean or butcher anything (her dad and I are working on her, but neither of us have time to hunt). She'll learn all about what comes outside the human body that should have stayed inside while she's working this summer.

Kharn

Hkmp5sd
June 11, 2003, 04:13 PM
yes i am morbid, but oddly enough, i have never been able to find that site again.

Ogrish (http://www.ogrish.com)

Feanaro
June 11, 2003, 05:06 PM
Morbid is not a good enough word to describe Ogrish. It's nasty, not in the sick up sense(though for some it might be) but definately tasteless.

Roadrunner
June 11, 2003, 05:16 PM
I think Rotten.com (http://www.rotten.com) has morge and/or gunshot photos. There was one color photo of the results of this guy after he blew the top of his head off with a shotgun in the bath tub.

Hkmp5sd
June 11, 2003, 05:28 PM
Morbid is not a good enough word to describe Ogrish.

No doubt about that. I've seen some pretty gory injuries over the years, including a compound fracture of my left forearm and receiving 100+ stitches from a car accident, but Ogrish is too much for me.

Black_Talon
June 11, 2003, 08:39 PM
If people are intrerested in video of gunshot wounds you should check out the TV show called "Trauma Room, Life in the ER" on TLC (The Learning Channel). It's broadcast on Monday evenings at 8:00 PM here in Kali. They take their cameras to a different ER every week. On the weeks when they're in an innner city ER it's pretty common to see lots of video of our disadvantaged inner city youth being brought into the ER full of gunshot wounds. Lots of grusome stuff.....:barf:

JW2
June 11, 2003, 09:07 PM
Here's another one from that same site of a wound created by an idiot and a 7mm mag

http://www.showmeyourwound.com/wounds/wound.php?serid=1049

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