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Has anyone here suffered a gunshot wound?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ijosef, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ijosef

    ijosef Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    St. Paul, MN
    Since we are here to discuss firearms as a hobby and a passion, I'd like to open up discussion to the results of gun shot wounds. Since guns, while loads of fun, are deadly weapons and extremely dangerous if not handled properly, I think it would be good to talk about the end results of gunshots to the human body. When I'm at the range, it seems like some (certainly not most) people forget what devastating consequences lackadaisical gun use can have.

    Have you ever been shot? What was the experience like?

    I do appreciate the accident threads I've seen here - the shotgun wound to the food was very graphic but I'm glad it was posted to remind us all to be safe.

    I've never been shot, unless you count getting blasted in the side with a BB gun by a neighbor kid when I was younger. It stung like a mother, but it didn't penetrate my skin.

    I work at a maximum security correctional facility for adult males, and a lot of them have suffered gunshot wounds at some point in their lives (for sure at a far higher frequency than the general population). I talked to one gangbanger who was shot with a 9mm in the knee as he was running away. He told me he kept running and didn't even feel it until he got to safety and stopped. They actually had to replace "some parts" in his knee (according to him) at the hospital. I've also seen a lot of guys with long scars down their abdomens from having been cut open in order to treat a GSW. One guy got shot in the side at and angle with a .45ACP, which exited out his back. He lost a kidney, and according to him, it was incredibly painful.
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Mentor

    Sep 21, 2007
    Californicated Colorado
  3. highorder

    highorder Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2007

    .22lr as a younger man. Ricochet shooting at the dump.

    It felt like a burn from a hot poker. A grazing shot to my inner bycep.
  4. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Active Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    My father shot off a finger crossing a fence with a shotgun when he was around 8 years old.

    To the not knowing he was shot until he stopped thing, I had my ankle completely crushed in a car accident, hopped over and sat down and thought it was just broken, it wasn't that painful until 5 minutes later when the nerve started making my foot jump around. It's all adrenaline, nothing to do with it only being a 9.
  5. lawson4

    lawson4 Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    Yup. .22lr from less than 3 ft away. Hunting accident; my friend was unloading his pump rifle. I walked in front of it as he pulled the trigger to release the firing pin spring. We were both stupid.
    The bullet hit my spine and fragmented. I spent 3 days in intensive care. It felt like someone had hit me with a hammer in the middle of my back, but went kind of numb very quickly. Not a lot of pain, but what felt like pressure on my back.
    However, there is bright side to the story. Because I couldn't finish P.E. class I was transfered to Art class. I met my future wife there. We've been married 39 years.:D

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  6. berettashotgun

    berettashotgun Participating Member

    May 8, 2005
    ***.22lr as a younger man. Ricochet shooting at the dump:rolleyes:***


    That's funny!
    Glad you got better.
  7. makarovnik

    makarovnik Participating Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I have not but my father got shot in the neck from a old rusty .22lr handgun that "wasn't loaded". It went all the way through his neck nicking the jugular vein.

    He was able to run a few blocks toward home before the blood loss made him pass out. Luckily a quick acting police officer saw him go down and picked him up by the seat of his pants and threw him in the paddy wagon.

    This was in the early 1930's. He recovered with no lasting ill effects.

    One lucky sucker that cop was there.
  8. Crawford

    Crawford New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    West Virginia
    I got hit with a 12 gauge loaded with rock salt as a kid... burned like the dickens. I was about 15 years old. Some friends and I were making a night time raid on a watermelon patch. They ran faster than I did and got out safe, but I took one in the butt. I managed to pull most of it out but had to go home and sit in the bathtub for about an hour to dissolve the rest out... just lucky I was far enough away so it didn't go too deep. I never went "watermelon hunting" after that.
  9. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Mentor

    Mar 18, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    ha ha. I bet you didn't. I always heard about rock salt but never knew if it was legit. I guess it is.
  10. Vonderek

    Vonderek Participating Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    A good lesson for those who time to time post about the effectiveness/or lack thereof of rock salt as an SD option
  11. Grassman

    Grassman Participating Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    No, but I shot my truck one time sighting in my 22-250 from the bed of the truck.:banghead::banghead::banghead:
  12. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Senior Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Central Florida
    Combat 3 times.
    Yeah I was horrible at ducking
    IT HURTS. But sometimes not right away.

    I don't recommend it.

  13. LibShooter

    LibShooter Active Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    East Tennessee
    My uncle told me about the time he was shot while serving in the Air Force. It was an in and out would to "The large muscle at the top rear of his right leg."

    He says his first sensation was an intense burning. He thought "How did I get stung by a hornet in Greenland?" Then it hurt, a lot and he fell. He suffered no lasting effects but did get reassigned to a warmer billet. The guy who accidently shot him served in the cold for years.
  14. rmodel65

    rmodel65 New Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    <-------------9mm wwb hollow point to the right femur it broke now i have a new titanium rod :p
  15. doc2rn

    doc2rn Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    SW Florida

    I got hit in the neck with a ricochette from a 7.62x39 luckily it didnt shatter the vertebrae at C-3. Imagine a red hot poker and you come close.
  16. BBA

    BBA New Member

    Nov 6, 2004
    michigan's thumb
    I was shot with rock salt from about 10 yds by a farmer with a 10ga. Peppered my backside as I was climbing over a fence. I was 8 or 9 yrs old and had spooked a squirrel around the other side of a lg oak tree for my great uncle to shoot. The farmer was working his field, saw me and didn't know me and came by on the tractor and BOOM. Burned like HELL! MY uncle just about killed the man even though they were friends. I still have the scars and the tweesers the hospital used.
  17. DirtyHarry31

    DirtyHarry31 New Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    North of Philly, Pa.
    I did not but one of my friends at school when I was 13 got shot in the side by a 12 gauge with #6 shot :eek:. Father was leading him down a path to hunt phesant. The father was carrying his shotgun with the safety off, finger on trigger pointed upwards :banghead:. Went for a shot at a bird when he missed catching the forearm with his left hand, swung back & went off at my friend. He was very fortunate it caught him on his right side between his hip, shoulder and the inside of his arm :what::cuss:. If it were any further right he would be missing an arm, any further left ad there would be a hole & dead :(. Was in the hopital for a week, home recouping for 2 weeks before he came back to school. In gym class he showed us his side. They got most of the shot but the rest would work their way out. Was like a realy nasty BIG blackheads :barf:. THAT KEEPS ME STRICT ABOUT GUN SAFETY! FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNLESS YOUR READY TO SHOOT! I'm now 52 and I can still see that wound right now :confused:.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  18. FRJ

    FRJ New Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Twice in combat. One in the leg thats still there and has caused me pain sometimes excruciating for over 40 years. The other was in an unmentionable place and hurt like hell initially but doesn't bother me any more. 2 years ago I was shot thru the hand with an arrow and that was terribly painful also. I love the movies where people get hit in the most complicated joint(shoulder) in their body and stuff a dirty handkerchief in the hole and shrug it off. Bullet wounds hurt real bad and may never stop hurting.Be Careful Gentlemen. FRJ
  19. Steve 48

    Steve 48 Member

    Feb 24, 2006
    St. John, Kansas
    I was fortunate in Vietnam not to get shot but plenty of other non firearm related injuries.
  20. Hold My Own

    Hold My Own New Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Never been shot, and I hope I never do. My friend just got shot a few months ago with 6 rounds of .22 all over his backside. I think he said like 2 in the behind, and 4 scattered over his back. He was mistaken for someone else, and I'm sure you guys can figure the rest out. He won't tell me who did it, but he said it felt like someone took a molten hot hammer, wound up, and just smashed it into your back as hard as they could. He's alright now, though.

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