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Share Your "Hot Brass" Stories

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bainx, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Bainx

    Bainx member

    Share You're "Hot Brass" Stories

    Well, it happened.....after shooting guns for a number of years, I finally got some hot brass down inside my shirt. You would have thought that hornets were attacking me!
    I was filming a friend shooting his .22 and suddenly, a casing flew over, banked-off of my camera housing and went straight into my collar. What's worse, it went tumbling down into my gut area so, I got to enjoy it for several seconds. Pretty embarrasing as others were looking-on wondering what the heck was up with me.
    Oh well, yet another "first" in my shooting experience.

    Don't tell me you have never had hot brass on your person!:cool:
  2. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    OK... I'll play

    I was shooting my Ruger KP-90 .45ACP, and I wasn't 'dressed' properly. The empty bounced off the divider, went down my deep v-neck t-shirt. In all the flailing around to get it out, I managed to pull the front of my jeans just enought so that the hot stuff fell down inside, insted of outside....:what:

    OWW! Quit it!
  3. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Usually get bitten at least once a class. Thanks to .223 empties, my back looks like a road map of Europe (well, somewhere under there, as I'm older pretty well insulated with fur as suits a badger:D).

    We always call the Brass Dance, the Dance of the Hot Scorpion. Silly term from a gun skul.

    Good incentive to wear your two bandannas and tote that toothpaste.:D
  4. R-Tex12

    R-Tex12 Well-Known Member

    One of the more humorous terms I've run across was from a lady shooter (as opposed to a lady-shooter) who used the phrase "Branded Booby Dance".
  5. Texas Bob

    Texas Bob Well-Known Member

    You call that "Hot Brass"...NOT... Wait until you're shooting a .45 without a cap on and the brass bounces off your skull downward and lands between your shooting glasses and your eyelid. After the "dance"(dropping .45 and ripping glasses off face) I had a nice burn on the right eyelid. Now I "always" wear a hat with a bill and wear shooting "goggles" not glasses. Over the years I've seen many people"running the timer" learn about buttoning that top button.:)
  6. Kodiak AK

    Kodiak AK Well-Known Member

    Well , I have yet to get the brass burn . I have done the the splashback from plates "WTH?":eek: though. My Ex wife on the other hand has an interesting scar from qualification as expert . :eek:
  7. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Well-Known Member

  8. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All-

    The extact same thing happened to me during my last
    PD qualification a few years back. An officer from the
    host department was in the left lane next to me, with
    a .40 S&W Sigma. That thing was chunking all its "hot
    brass" at an angle, whereas it would tumble right on
    down my V-neck t-shirt! Didn't feel real comfortable at

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  9. Sydwaiz

    Sydwaiz Well-Known Member

    The best one I've had yet happened a couple of months ago. I was standing to the side and back a little from a guy shooting a Walther P22. It was malfunctioning alot and I was trying to watch it to see what was happening. Well, he was holding the gun low and popped off a round. The damn case went straight into my mouth! Burnt my lip and I ended up biting down on it to boot!

    My wife still has a scar on her inner thigh from me shooting my 10/22 from inside my Jeep. And that was almost 10 years ago. A lovely reminder everytime I'm.....nevermind!:D
  10. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    Am I weird? I normally shoot a lot of .45 and a little 9mm, hot brass doesnt bother me much. It annoys me, but not to the point where I do the "hot brass dance." Never had one slide between my glasses and eyelid though, well, not that I remember anyway, but empties have slid down my shirt several times.

    Of course, my G17 throws it too high for it to go in my shirt, and normally bounces off my forehead...
  11. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Well-Known Member

    Now picking up a mini-14 by the barrel after a couple of 30 rd strings can be painful :uhoh: Brass does not bother me. Makes kind of a cute scar.
  12. Girlwithagun

    Girlwithagun Well-Known Member

    Funny to see this post cause this just happened to me for the first time a few days ago. I was shooting my 1911 and one went right down through the top of my shirt. Kinda got "stuck" for a moment but I just wiggled around a bit and it came out. :rolleyes:
  13. Samurai Penguin

    Samurai Penguin Well-Known Member

    My friend and I, both pretty new at this gun thing, have been practicing together. Her first burn was from her first gun--.40 Ruger P94 with a sticky extractor; when it wasn't misfeeding you never knew where the hot stuff would end up--that weapon has since been replaced. It's relevant to mention here that my friend is quite...er...well-endowed. :what:

    The first I knew something was wrong was when she went digging around in her bra(never once sweeping anything she shouldn't, BTW), jumping in place...and laughing! Quite a change from those high-maintenance types who sob uncontrollably for 3 days when they break a nail. She wound up with a 2nd degree burn right between the..um, "twin peaks," and it seems it'll scar a wee bit. She's kind of proud of it. :cool:

    The next one came from my gun (.40 S&W Sigma...look for a collaborative effort between me and Ala Dan--Guns Gone Wrong: When Sigmas Attack.) ;) She was standing a bit too close and caught one between her glasses and cheek. Vows to wear billed hats to the range were taken all around. Luckily, this one's gone away completely.

    I've yet to get one. And of course, now that I've said that and knowing how my life goes, next time I go shooting there'll be one piece of brass that will follow a statistically-impossible path that would give M.C. Escher seizures and somehow fly right down my pants. Guaranteed. :rolleyes: :D
  14. jamz

    jamz Well-Known Member

    Well, I've only been shooting a lot in the past couple of months, but it happened to me. I was shooting a P-22, which tends to fling brass straight back over your head, sometimes bonking off your head on the way. One made it's way down my collar onto my neck, I did a mini-dance, which led to it going down to the small of my back, which made me do another mini-dance. :rolleyes:

  15. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Well-Known Member

    I was the SO at a local IDPA match and while running a stage a round of hot .45 was ejected and somehow got stuck between my glasses and my eyelid.

  16. Abominable No-Man

    Abominable No-Man Well-Known Member

    It's happened to me a couple of times. Pistol brass doesn't usually bug me, tho.

    At a rifle range one time, me and a buddy were both in the same hole shooting at the pop-ups. Got to the point in the day where everyone was done & qualified, and we still had a few hundred rounds left, so the Safety Officer and the Range NCO decided to burn it up rather than do all the paperwork and hassle of turning the remainder in. Buddy and I gleefully loaded up (free ammo rocks!) and began pumping rounds downrange. Well, we got permission to put the M16's on burst and opened up, and the way I was situated in relation to his ejection port caused a couple to go down my back.

    I had a flak jacket on, too..............ouch.

    No permanent damage- lost a few cool points, tho.

  17. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Well-Known Member

    As noted by many, [small arms] hot brass is annoying, but no big deal. I've had it down my shirt, bounce offa my face (no harm there), caught in my glasses, etc., but since I know what it is, andit will cool quidk enough with no real harm, I can deal with it.

    OTOH, I've had a hornet go down the back of my shirt while driving (sunroof open), fire ants in my boots, the odd snake bite, and some other [unknown at the time] biting critters attached in strange places, that'll make you dance:rolleyes:
  18. MagKnightX

    MagKnightX Well-Known Member

    Well, I've never had a real burn, but once, when shooting my P99, a case ejected, hit the right stall wall, bounced off, and landed right in my shirt pocket. I wish I'd kept that case.
  19. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    Had a .22 case from a pistol bounce off the divider and land in the crook of my elbow just as I bent my arm. It left a neat brand on my arm, which, I am sad to report, eventually disappeared.

    I was very careful to warn my girlfriend (now my wife) to button all the way up and push her shooting glasses up against her face the first time I took her to the range.

    I also got a crescent cut from a piece of brass that came straight back into my forehead--scar from that faded too...
  20. esheato

    esheato Well-Known Member

    Ahh...if you shoot enough, it'll happen.

    Shooting my SIG 226...ran a few high cap mags through it fairly quickly. Gun was hotter than Hades. One of them stuck itself right between my temple and the arm of my eyes. I didn't notice the sizzling for a few seconds and kept shooting. Once I smelled the burning flesh, I quickly put the gun down and ripped my eyes off. Nice burn and scar.


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