Pictures of your range shooting wounds


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intercooler
May 26, 2012, 12:10 AM
Today after a cease fire a newcomer said he took at hit to the head from one of my 10mm brass casings. Sure enough he had a nice little cut at the top of the forehead :what: We talked a little and I showed him a little scar I have on my left hand from a .38. It was a guy shooting next to me his revolver must have been out of time and cast off some metal. I felt the burn and when I looked at my hand a piece of metal was stuck to the skin. :eek: I will post a picture of it tomorrow but was wondering what others have for wounds?

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CSC_Saint
May 26, 2012, 12:23 AM
My wife had a nice burn on her lip from a kid next to us shootin his Glock .40, she wasn't to happy with him bout it, but it's always fun to see her get riled up.

esheato
May 26, 2012, 12:24 AM
No pics, but I've stuck 9mm cases between my glasses and temple before. For the record, blisters there suck.

Additionally, I've had lead splatter come back off of steel and draw blood.

vaeevictiss
May 26, 2012, 12:37 AM
My wife had a nice burn on her lip from a kid next to us shootin his Glock .40, she wasn't to happy with him bout it, but it's always fun to see her get riled up.

glocks always seem to throw casings in every direction.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

academy
May 26, 2012, 12:40 AM
I had a nice semi-circular burn on my cheek for a week once, courtesy of the big AR-10 in the next bay at my local rifle range.

Bovice
May 26, 2012, 12:41 AM
it seems that .40s launch cases pretty far. Mine always has, factory ammo and my reloads. As far as being mad about getting pinged by a case now and then, that comes with the territory of being on a firing line. I've been hit by cases plenty of times, but none ever left a mark. I got some splash from a steel target, but it didn't break the skin.

Fishslayer
May 26, 2012, 01:11 AM
My wife had a burn on her chest in the perfect shape of a .22 casing.:what:

She caught a bounceback 30/06 slug in the shin that drew blood.

'bout the only gun injuries for me so far are cuts from cleaning. My wife's SIG SP2022 managed to open me up every single time the first 4 or 5 times I cleaned it.:fire:

Ever get Hoppes #9 in a cut?:what:

MyGreenGuns
May 26, 2012, 01:13 AM
I have a tiny little "H" on my right hand from being bit by various handguns over the years. I have big hands, guns without a deep cut backstrap, or beavertail tend to attack me.

I'm sure I've got burns down my back from casings bouncing off the divider wall at the range. But I can't see em. :)

firesky101
May 26, 2012, 01:14 AM
Got some unburnt powder a couple of millimeters under the skin when shooting my KLCR the first time with .357's. That's just the way I was raised though, if it hurts I won't do it again.

Skribs
May 26, 2012, 01:30 AM
Standing behind my mom as she is trying out her Sig P238. No matter where I stood, the case hit me. I took a few to the head and a couple down the sweatshirt.

The worst blast I've felt on my face from any gun is my Dad's .22 taurus revolver.

scythefwd
May 26, 2012, 01:40 AM
skribs.. I burnt the hair off my trigger finger on one of my old mans pocket guns... muzzle flash from a 22lr.. this thing had to have a 1" barrel or less, no trigger guard, 1 finger grip.. hated it. I didn't feel I could hold it safely.

Warp
May 26, 2012, 01:55 AM
Getting a freshly fired case pressed between your skin and a kevlar vest during a timed course of fire is a PITA. No picture though

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
May 26, 2012, 06:41 AM
This one's not so bad, though this is many years old, and when it was new it was quite a sight.

This was from the very first time I shot a revolver. It happened to be a percussion black powder revolver :eek:

At that point in life I had never been told or thought about gases escaping between the cylinder and bbl (as I said this was many years ago!), and decided to steady my aim by supporting the gun in that no-no area around the cylinder -duh-

Man I had a handful of blisters for a while, all up the edge of my index and pad of my thumb too. Not only that, but I had just under a dozen unburnt grains of powder embedded in my hand too. I had 5 or 6 in my index finger, and another 5 in my thumb. I know the grains were unburnt, as all but one eventually grew out, one of which I examined after I 'helped' out with a sharp pointy (clean) knife.
This one's still in there about a decade later, to remind me never to do that and to make sure that anyone handling a revolver also knows that!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7272502008_36e6d910e6_z.jpg

hmmm maybe this would be better off in the 'dumbest things with a gun' thread :rolleyes:

Gtimothy
May 26, 2012, 08:20 AM
Don't have a picture but a .223 case landed in the crook of my arm after bouncing from the backstop we use at our range for semi auto rifles. Nice little burn!

intercooler
May 26, 2012, 08:36 AM
So far nothing terrible. I thought someone may have mangled a digit holding a revolver wrong or a bad slide bite. I didn't have a band-aid to offer the poor fellow and if nothing else this brings it to light that I need to throw one of the first aid kits I have in my bag as a permanent addition.

Here is where the piece of hot metal stuck to my skin. Kind of hard to see but it is a scar on top of the vein. I could only imagine if it had hit the vein :what:

Robert
May 26, 2012, 08:42 AM
I poured hot brass from an M60 down the shirt of the guy next to me one evening. He was not pleased. Ever seen a guy jump up in the middle of a "fire fight" and dance around like he was on fire? And it was just training, we were using blanks. Later when he pulled his shirt off it looked like someone had burned him with a hot poker in 8 or 10 places. Hey, don't flop down next to the 60 if you don't want to go deaf and get burned...

Hunterdad
May 26, 2012, 08:47 AM
I was wearing a pair of crocs at the range once and had bras from. 9mm fall between the top of my foot and the croc. Holy hell, that hurt. I even did a little dance to get it out...lol

KCAce
May 26, 2012, 09:39 AM
sorry no pic...my range wound was a cut on the forehead from a scope on a new tikka 338 win mag. took it to the range to sight it in and simply didn't prep correctly for the shot. It kicked just like a light 338 should, and gave me a half-moon shaped wound from the rear of the scope. bled like hell. thanks to some e-room super glue you can hardly see the scar...but I know it's there.
I've always been very serious about gun safety, but clearly wasn't thinking about it enough that day.

KCAce

doc2rn
May 26, 2012, 09:44 AM
Had a GE mini-gun on the black hawk above me open up, that hot brass came down in a wave of heat and pain!

rtaylor02
May 26, 2012, 09:49 AM
Last trip to the range I had made some new loads for my .30-06 featherlight that were just a tad bit hotter than the previous loads I had made. Well like a dumb dumb I was ready for the added recoil and took the scope just above my brow. Luckily no permanent marks except to my pride

intercooler
May 26, 2012, 10:24 AM
I don't have a scoped rifle but do they make those little rubber pieces to go on the end just in case?

jeepnik
May 26, 2012, 10:34 AM
No pics, but long ago using some of Uncle Sam's toys, I had a piece of .45 acp brass stuck between my glasses and the side of my nose. That darned blister drove me nuts as my eyes constantly tried to focus on it.

I also had a piece of 5.56 brass go down the back of my fatigue shirt and leave a red welt half way down my back. And folks wonder why I hate righthanded firearms. Thank heaven's for Randall and Stag.

762 X 54r
May 26, 2012, 10:43 AM
no ones ever been hit but the brass from my fal will fly 20+ feet. always have to be on the right side of the range.:D

ConstitutionCowboy
May 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
Like KCAce and rtaylor02, I've had a couple scope hits, but I've also had a couple slide tracks cut into the web between thumb and fore finger - both hands. Talk about being embarrassed!

Woody

Alaskan
May 26, 2012, 03:19 PM
I bought a new 30-06, scope, flip up covers and rings. Took it to the range to sight it in. I fired the first shot, and my world went red and blurry. The lever to flip up the cover hit me square on the bridge of the nose.

Hurt like hell and took a chunk of skin with it. I tried some stuff my wife had called Nu-Skin:cuss: on the wound:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::banghead:
I don't recomend it for anywhere on your face.

I took the cover off and never put it back on.

Gryffydd
May 26, 2012, 04:13 PM
I tried some stuff my wife had called Nu-Skin on the wound
I'm 99% sure that stuff is just repackaged clear nail polish.

jeepnik
May 26, 2012, 05:46 PM
I'm 99% sure that stuff is just repackaged clear nail polish.
You used to be able to buy the same stuff out of vending machines in bowling alleys. It was call "Bowlers Thumb". I think putting it on hurt so darned much, you just forgot about the blister or whatnot that caused you to put it on in the first place.

PR-NJ
May 26, 2012, 08:44 PM
My wife made the mistake of wearing a scoop-neck shirt to the range once. Got a nice little burn between the, ahem, cleavage from a hot casing.

Krogen
May 26, 2012, 09:25 PM
I had an S&W 586 that was spitting lead from the gap. My buddy had the great idea to hold up a piece of paper to see how bad it was. Only he didn't hold the paper from the rear. He dangled it with his thumb and first finger about 6" away but in line with the gap. Little speckles of blood appeared in a perfectly straight line; along with a spew of cussing.....

Same buddy also conked himself below his eye with the scope on my 7mm-08 XP-100. (I'll leave it to the reader to imagine how he did that!) Years later, he still has a nice half-moon scar on his cheekbone.

Maybe these tales should have gone in the "dumbest thing you ever did with a gun" that's underway....

ChCx2744
May 26, 2012, 09:47 PM
Sorry, no pictures, as this happened a while ago. Back in 2008, I was doing some retention-position shooting (From the lower-rib-ish area) when I messed up and forgot to angle the gun outward. The slide going back from firing jammed me in my rib cage a few times because I was doing rapid fire. It was a 10mm G20SF. It hurt pretty bad. :uhoh:

I don't know if it did any serious damage, but it hurt so bad for several days I'm sure the bone was somewhat fractured, but I never went to get it checked out, just waited the pain out. I now angle the gun out a little bit when doing that drill lol. ;)

Oh, I also got a really nasty slice on my index finger from dragging the corner of an old t-shirt across a REALLY sharp rail guide inside my 870. That crap hurt more than a freaking paper cut and I actually took immediate first aid precaution because the gun was dirty and I didn't want to be infected by any lead or residue.

87jeep
May 26, 2012, 10:17 PM
Well 50 years back while pheasant hunting I had to get a lead shot out of the back of my left hand, thanked my cousin :uhoh: it had glanced off something and hit me.

icanthitabarn
May 26, 2012, 10:17 PM
The first time shooting a Win 94 got me a split lip.

skt239
May 26, 2012, 11:14 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/425755bc-9bbd-d276.jpg

Above is a pic of the kiss my little Airweight likes to give me after extended +P range sessions.

Flintknapper
May 26, 2012, 11:30 PM
I got a 'Paper Cut' while writing down some readings from my chronograph, does that count? :D

StrutStopper
May 26, 2012, 11:37 PM
I've had a couple cases of scope eye over the years. Getting hit with hot brass is a weekly occurance. I barely even flinch anymore. Once brass was raining on me so bad I had to put the hood of my sweatshirt on to keep it off of me. The guys at the range and I decided that gangstas probably wear them just to keep from getting hit by flying brass during drive by's.

barnbwt
May 26, 2012, 11:37 PM
First time out shooting my TRR8 Revolver (first revolver), I fired some .38 special to warm up, then shot the .357. I had never heard that causes sticky cases. After shooting, I pushed on the extractor plunger with my thumb, of course it was stuck. And then, and do not ask me why, I whacked my thumb on top of the plunger with the side of my strong hand, kicking out the casings.

Works just like a hole punch :eek: God, it took forever for that to heal, right in the middle of my thumb-pad, too.

Oh, and I once tried to roll a hot .308 casing from my FNAR out from under my forearm. Baaad idea; what would have been a small welt had I raised my arm, would now be a 6" long burn scar...

Why haven't we heard any tales of Garand thumb, Hakim Hand, or anything from that guy on Youtube who shot the .460NE pistol (that was the best :D)? I am glad to hear no one's been shot at their range, I've seen some scary things there...

TCB

RedHeadHunter
May 27, 2012, 12:08 AM
A friend had a Ruger P90 that sent the brass straight up. It would land in your collar, behind your glasses and sometimes land and stay on top of your head. One time a piece of brass landed in the breech just as it was closing on another round and pinched the mouth of the case. (not a failure to feed, 2nd round in a rapid fire string landed in the breech as the 4th round was being chambered)

My daughter would catch my 7.62x25 brass from my CZ-52. The next time she wore gloves.

Inebriated
May 27, 2012, 12:29 AM
I had a .223 case burn me right on the shoulder... how it managed that, I don't know.

I grabbed the barrel of the AK after about 200 rounds in a short amount of time... remember to look at the gun you're going to grab... had a pretty nasty burn for a few weeks.

Had a .44 Ruger (Super Blackhawk? Redhawk?) kaboom. Not my gun, not my ammo, and no injuries aside from a nice peppering and powder burn on the hand.

dubya450
May 27, 2012, 12:38 AM
I actually had a piece of a jacket fly into my neck yesterday while at the local indoor range. I couldn't believe it. It was from the guy shooting next to me. I'm not sure what range maintenance consists of but maybe the bullet stop needs to be cleaned or changed. Didn't hurt too bad but creeped me out plenty.

Owen Sparks
May 27, 2012, 12:45 AM
Years ago I met an old man who was blind in one eye and wore a patch. During training in WWII he was watching someone shoot a .45 and a piece of brass hit him in the eye like a cookie cutter. Doctors tried to save his eye but it became infected and after a year and a couple of failed surgeries they had to remove it.

flip888
May 27, 2012, 12:47 AM
I dont have pics but somehow a .45acp casing got into my pants and rested between my butt cheaks. It left 2 burn marks.

IMTHDUKE
May 27, 2012, 09:49 PM
Not mine....but it hurts to just look at it.

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/foot.jpg

Swichblade
May 28, 2012, 12:27 PM
I received a cut on my hand when attempting to remove the drum from a brand new Thompson. It was stuck, and when it finally moved, it slid through quickly, causing my hand to get cut by the magwell.

gp911
May 28, 2012, 03:47 PM
I've done the hot-brass polka a few times, but my worst range injury was from some Buffalo Bore +P .45 loads in my Bisley Blackhawk. The recoil & muzzle flip was driving the hammer back into the base/web area of my thumb and gouging hard. I have three nice scars there now, each about 1cm long. Aside from that I've had a couple of slide bites, hammer bites, purple shoulders, bruised cheekbones, and one slightly bloody nose. Shot a lot of hard-recoiling guns over the years that fit me poorly...

wanderinwalker
May 28, 2012, 07:24 PM
Most memorable-
M-1 thumb, I was single-feeding one at a Highpower match when I was about 14 or 15. Learned that lesson, be careful.

Hammer of my S&W 19 .357 Magnum. Caught myself the first time I tried rapid firing it with full power ammo. Opened up a nice flap of skin on the web of my thumb.

Brass burns. Wore shorts at a Highpower match, suffered from brass burns on my legs at the 600 yard line. Actually, this is a recurring thing, but I refuse to shoot in long pants on the hottest of hot days. Have caught a coule of cases off the side of my face while shooting prone slow as well.

Milamber
May 28, 2012, 09:50 PM
I shot my self in the thumb with an nail gun once, 6in nail, and only once! to a 2 by 4 ;) Does that count

intercooler
May 29, 2012, 07:48 AM
Nail guns count. Especially if you have pics!

tnelson31
May 29, 2012, 04:12 PM
Put a finish nail through a finger, did not hit bone (lucky!)

I was holding a piece of trim up, the nail hit something and did a 160 and went through the finger. Stung a bit.

Nwflycaster
May 30, 2012, 04:03 PM
No photos, but I have a burn on my neck from the guy to my left at a high power match last year when he sent a hot 30-06 brass shell down my neck. Big flinch, which scored me a 7 on the shot and 97 for the target:(, now I wear a hoody under my shooting jacket and a hat with side flaps. I can ignore the ones bouncing off my head but not the ones trapped between my coat and my neck sizzling away.

brnmuenchow
May 30, 2012, 04:47 PM
Don't have any pictures but my brother-in-law got caught by a hail of my hot AK-47 Steel cases he said hurt like *^#! Some of them went down his shirt and he was dancing around like he actually got shot by a high power pellet rifle! (I hate to admit this but it was kind of funny, even his wife was laughing at him.):evil: I did have a .9X19mm brass case fly up and get stuck in my shooting glasses between my forehead and the frame years ago. Since then I have always worn a hat, and never had it happen since.

youngda9
May 30, 2012, 07:56 PM
What, no ladies here ever had hot brass in the cleaveage? LOL That toe picture is nasty.

Bmac1949
May 31, 2012, 12:05 AM
I had a Tarus Judge for awhile and that thing would blow all kinds of crap out between the barrel and cylinder. It would sting you from 3 or 4 feet it you stood to the side of the gun.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
May 31, 2012, 03:42 AM
What, no ladies here ever had hot brass in the cleaveage? LOL .

My girlfriend got a 9mm casing there the first time she ever shot one, she saw me reading this thread and says she is glad I don't have a pic!

She's shot thousands of rounds since then with no repeats :)

Happened to my friends mom too, first time we took her shooting :o

Thedub88
May 31, 2012, 06:48 AM
I saw this on another forum

http://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?3980-Epic-Gun-Safety-Fail-%2AGRAPHIC-PHOTO%2A&highlight=epic+safety+fail

scythefwd
June 6, 2012, 09:45 PM
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h372/scythefwd/IMG_20120605_052922.jpg

Blistered that night... scratched it off in my sleep. Looks much uglier now.
Caught a piece of .30-06 directly out of the chamber of a garand.. have a burn on the other hand as well.. same story. Literally caught one when I went to grip the pistol grip on my rifle.. slid right in and I got a full grip before i realized there was hot brass in there too...good thing my hands are calloused.

MJD
June 6, 2012, 10:00 PM
No flintlock stories yet......

As a young boy, I was very excited that Dad was letting me shoot his flintlock and neglected to wait for him to clear the side before touching one off. After the initial round of exclamations, he was able to laugh about it.

I have subsequently had the same event happen to me over the years and I'm glad the old man took it as well as he did.

longhair75
June 6, 2012, 10:24 PM
The only time I went to the range with my older brother, he shot me in the leg:

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd384/longhair75/photo.jpg?t=1339035760

CGT80
June 7, 2012, 01:46 AM
I got hit about a year ago. I posted about it on another forum. If I remember right, it took 4-6 weeks for the bruising and knots to go away. Sorry, no pics either. Here is the post:

I got hit on the inside of my thigh by part of a 180gr 40 cal factory round. I was RO'ing and timing my brother and one of the last targets on his first stage sent the bullet back to me. I saw it heading towards me. I felt it hit my shorts and leg, but thought it was no big deal until the blood started running down my shorts. I pulled up the leg of the shorts and the blood quickly dribbled all over the ground. By time someone got me a towel, there was a small patch of ground, maybe 12-18" around with a nice pattern of blood on it that looked almost like it had been sprayed from a spray bottle.

I got back to the staging area and a LEO buddy took care of the wound for me. Some of the other people there had first aid supplies. The bullet didn't cut my shorts, but it left a cut in my leg about a 1/4" long and less than a 1/16" deep. I was surprised that it bled so much. The injury didn't hurt, but I know it got hit pretty hard. I couldn't feel or find any fragments in my skin. My buddy cleaned the wound and applied gauze and a bandaid and then wrapped an ace bandage around that to keep it from getting caught up in the fabric of my shorts. I was just happy that the hit wasn't any higher and that my "pistol" was safely holstered and out of the way.

Of course this happened when our first shooter was up for the first stage of 6. I let my brother run our mom and dad through the stage and then he ran me. I started holstered and loaded while saluting a US flag on a pole about 5' long. On the buzzer I grabbed the flag, rolled the fabric up a bit and tucked the pole between my mag pouches and my belt and used my arm to keep it there. I could not let the flag touch the ground of course and I had to transport it to the end of the COF while shooting all 20 or so targets. At the end of the range I holstered, set the flag pole in a cone to hold it upright and then unholstered and cleared my gun. I did well on the stage, but it took me longer than I wanted because I walked quickly instead of running due to my wrapped leg. I finished all 6 stages and came in 16th out of 58 people.

The two days after the competition, I only had a small cut on my thigh. On the third day it developed two nasty bruises and I had two areas that were knotted up. I am guessing the skin broke because of the force of the impact and that the knots were also from the impact. Today, 5 days later, the bruised area is about 4" by 6" and is less dark, but has turned different colors. The knots are much smaller than they were. The stretching that I do may have caused the injury to act differently than it would have otherwise. I did skip stretching when the bruising showed up. I also work in construction and have a very physical job that may have not helped either. I got a deep tissue massage this afternoon and didn't feel any pain where the injury is (my MT may have gone a bit easier on that area since I warned her about it.)

It looks like I should be fine. Which is good, since I have a shotgun competition tomorrow and an Evil Black Rifle competition on Sunday. I will wait until next weekend to get back out around the centerfire lead slinging guns, and I am going to tell my brother not to buy that ammo again. That particular Jacketed ammo was the worst I have ever seen for fragmenting into large chunks and the jackets were peeled back to look like a metal star that felt razor sharp. I load MG 124 JHP bullets for my Limited gun and don't have that much shrapnel.

Yes stuff will come back at you. It happens a lot when you shoot competitions with all steel targets but people don't usually get more than a small cut/scratch that leaves a little blood spot. Most people don't get nasty bruises from impact injuries. That's what playing paint ball is for, or that's what I gather from seeing the marks on people who play it. It rains lead at our range, but the small pieces high in the air aren't the ones that worry me.

Silvanus
June 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
I got a black eye and a nice circular burn right under my right eye from a .223 casing out of my AR15. I was shooting right next to a wall with the ejection port just a couple of centimeters from said wall. First casing was deflected and hit me with more force than I would have expected. Been wearing shooting glasses at all times at the range ever since (which I should have done before, obviously).

More minor burns on my forearms and face than I care to count from training. It looks kinda funny when your face is covered by half a dozen little red circles and semi-circles.

CountryUgly
June 8, 2012, 01:14 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/425755bc-9bbd-d276.jpg

Above is a pic of the kiss my little Airweight likes to give me after extended +P range sessions.
I've got the same gun and the same boo boo. Gloves will prevent that and when I forget my gloves a little band aid out of the range first aid kit on that area before shooting also works well.

Steve32
June 9, 2012, 02:29 PM
I burned my left hand. If you rapid fire your AK, don't touch the barrel, after. :D

marksman13
June 9, 2012, 03:14 PM
Mini gun brass is no fun when it is raining down from above.

No pictures, but I've got a nice scar on my right hand from a piece of brass that had to be surgically removed when my Browning BuckMark blew up on me.

intercooler
June 9, 2012, 03:27 PM
Is that toe picture real? OMG

blarby
June 9, 2012, 03:44 PM
Had a GE mini-gun on the black hawk above me open up, that hot brass came down in a wave of heat and pain!

Better than the lead end, for certain.

No range burns for me, must be lucky.

Bout a year or so ago I caught a 45 ricochet in my head though. No marks. Indoor range too, darndest thing. That shows my luck, I guess.

Centurian22
June 9, 2012, 04:41 PM
Nothing personally aside from light brass flicks here and there but my wife... First time shooting a 9mm H&K VP70Z was trying to rack the slide what I would call 'backwards', that is to say holding gun in right hand grabbing top of slide and pushing arms towards each other to chamber round. I advised her not to do this as the muzzle is pointed right along the under side of her left arm, not safe. I placed my hand over the slide to show her how to grab it and pull back to rack the slide 'normally'. Unfortunately her hand was in the way so when I showed her my hand was over the ejection port. She took my instruction to the "T" and grabbed the slide the 'right way' just in the wrong place, right on top of the ejection port and then didn't let go of the slide, but kept a firm grip on the slide with the pad of her palm by her thumb protruding into the action as she slid the slide forward. This resulted in the slide / action taking a nice deep bite right into the flesh of her palm. Fortunately she is determined and persistent and when the bleeding was stopped she picked it right back up and shot about as well as I did even with the injury.

Dnaltrop
June 9, 2012, 05:43 PM
didn't get a pic, but i have a faint, dime-sized scar on my left neck where a flake of Jacket seared itself to my skin.

Also have a faint scar on the top of my thumb's first joint where a Glock explained to me that my hands were the wrong shape to own one.

Steve32
July 14, 2012, 06:52 PM
My 1911 bit me again. But It was my fault. Again. :D

WardenWolf
July 14, 2012, 09:42 PM
No pics, but I'm left-handed and own a PSL. It's possible to get your thumb behind the bolt handle when you fire, and eat all the force of that 7.62x54R round in full recoil. No, it didn't break my thumb. However, it left a nasty gash and hurt. Bad. I've also caught other fingers while attempting to adjust my scope. It's VERY unpleasant. I'm just fortunate I'm blessed with strong bones in my hands.

My experience is that almost every range trip claims some blood, whether from pinching, scraping, or what have you. It's the universal law of both guns and computers: they will get their blood sacrifice, one way or another, when you work on them or use them.

PT92
July 14, 2012, 10:11 PM
My wife made the mistake of wearing a scoop-neck shirt to the range once. Got a nice little burn between the, ahem, cleavage from a hot casing.
OP asked for pics :eek:. Just kidding of course...

I am surprised that no one has mentioned big-time buruised shoulders for newbie skeet/trap shooters? Very common sight.

-Cheers

hso
July 15, 2012, 12:01 AM
Same as #3, except it was a .45 case.

FIVETWOSEVEN
July 15, 2012, 02:47 AM
Gashed my knee on a shooting bench a few months ago. Tissue paper and painter's tape saved the day till I got home. That bled quite a bit for such a hit. Have quite the scar from it too.

Texan Scott
July 15, 2012, 06:07 AM
I've been burned by plenty of 5.56 cases... but my best story involves biting down hard on a piece of bullet jacketing one night at work (my wife had made meatloaf). Hurt like the devil, you know how dental pain is... but the looks on my coworker's faces :what: :what: :what: when they realized i'd found a piece of bullet in my meatloaf made it SO worthwhile.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
July 16, 2012, 12:34 AM
^^ Should I feel bad for laughing?? :evil:

(I was laughing at the coworkers' faces part :P )

mgmorden
July 16, 2012, 10:22 PM
I feel bad. About the worst I've suffered is a bit of slide bite from my LCP, and a nasty bruise on my eye from getting just a little too close to the scope on my .30-06. Neither left any permanent marks :).

SlowFuse
July 17, 2012, 09:47 AM
Was shooting a BL-22 when a case ruptured and blew out the back (hammer area). All of the little flakes hit me in the bridge of the nose area. Ruined the lenses on a fairly new pair of prescription Oakleys. That's what hurt the most! Glad I had them on though.

Buzzsaw46
July 18, 2012, 12:28 AM
I just tore a chunk out of my middle finger nail the other day trying to eject a malformed round of .223 from my R700. Snagged it on the scope as the bolt popped back under heavy force. Later that same day I caught a .22lr in my shoe(no socks on) still have the red mark from that one, and my exposed nail bed is still pretty tender.

wkumatt
July 18, 2012, 12:50 AM
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