Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Mystery123, Apr 26, 2019.
I can relate... Sounds like a popular trajectory for spent brass...
That's why all of my sisters only shoot revolvers.
Autoloaders and cleavage (of any sort) don't mix.
I usually get at least one hot shell casing burn every time I go to the range, more often .22 casings. Most memorable was the one that found its way down the front of my glasses and came to rest on my eye socket. As someone else mentioned a few posts up a good defense against the shell-down-the-collar problem is a backward baseball cap.
I hear you I do a lot of instructing in indoor ranges and the dances we see are, at times, comical.
Sometimes a little dangerous.
I was doing some shooting from inside a vehicle a while back. When I went to push myself off the seat, I place my hand right on top of a hot 223 brass.
Hurt. I wear gloves now lol:
Yeah, we've all gotten stung by hot brass. Keeping your composure and maintaining muzzle discipline is the main thing.
Pro tip: wear a t-shirt with a flat-lying collar when you shoot. You can wear something else over it, but have that as a base layer. Golf/tennis/polo-collared shirts are the worst for funneling brass down inside.
Move up to black powder and you'll think smokeless brass in your shirt never happened.
Competed at a 2 gun shoot last weekend, while shooting pistol, twice hot brass landed on my left arm, I usually wear long sleeves, not this time. Teaches focus, kept shooting, aloe cream later.
I've had two bad ones.
1. Shooting my Delta Elite at an indoor range. The nickel plated 10mm brass bounced off the partition and landed in my support hand. I had loosened my grip to check the target. That nickel plated 10mm brass was wedged between my left palm and the grip. That left a nice blister!
2. .45 ACP brass between my prescription shooting glasses and my eyebrow. That one HURT.
.22 lr brass right between the eyes, I was wearing prescription safety glasses and it hit the bridge. .45 scp to the forehead twice. That one was a friends 1911 that he just had "tuned up" by a "smith." I told him to take it to my gunsmith and get it done right, only cost him $35 and a 12 pack of dr. pepper. (Loved that guy like family, sadly he retired due to age and uncle arthritis)
A friend had a 12 ga. hull end up in his shirt, thankfully untucked. It left a funny burn mark going down. I laughed for a.minute after making sure he was ok.
I put a piece of 7.62x39 brass down a friends shirt once. he had a perfect bass-shaped red mark right between his man-boobs for a couple days.
That's why I shoot revolvers. Revolvers are considerate. They don't do that.
Kidding (kind of).
Glad you kept your wits about you and put the gun down before doing the hot burning brass dance.
I've witnessed hot brass go down the front of a lady's shirt before. After it was over, it was comical and she laughed too, but we were all worried until she put the gun down. lol
Yeah I was shooting once with my girlfriend at the time and sure enough, hot brass went right down between her jugs, kinda funny I thought.
My friends and I try to shower each other with .22 brass. I barely notice it after all the 7.62 brass and links rained on me many years ago.
Pistol brass can hurt. Some. But rifle brass really leaves a mark. And burns for a loooong time.
During my initial training there was an exercise where they would stick 8 of us in the back of a truck and everyone would shoot at targets as we drove around. I was the only one who folded up the collar of my uniform that was above my body armor. Saw tons of comical brass dancing that day.
Another member of the hot brass in the military club. 5.56 casings down the back of my neck wile laying prone in a fighting position and the 249 gunner was rocking and rolling a few feet away.
Hot 5.7 x 28 brass taught me my lesson. Three separate blister burns down my back the worst one being at my belt line. That one wouldn't heal as the waist of paints would rub on it. At home I just went au naturale with my bathrobe. For anything outside the house I had to buy a couple of pairs of paints two sizes big. Walked around with my pants riding low like a wanna be gangster gang member. Got a desk job for 6 weeks because I couldn't wear uniform pants or my duty belt. Lot's of jokes on my behalf.
Now I wear Nike Pro tees or Under Armor any time I go to the range. They fit nice and snug against the torso.
While shooting NRA HIghpower, particularly in the rapid fire stages, I had Garand brass land on my neck and go down my shooting coat. It left blisters about three inches long. That was one reason the Smokey the Bear Campaign hat was so popular when the Garand ruled the firing line. That wide brim deflected the brass from the shooter.
My dad told me in Korea some Corsair flew over and they got nailed with casings. Hopefully the Koreans or Chinese that were shooting at my dad and unit got the best part of those .50 or 20 mm rounds.
It happens been burned on my eye and my ass, a .380 case flew between my glasses and burned my eye, had a 5.56 mm case bounce off the screen and go into my backside of pants as I was leaning at a bench shooting.
I have been hit by hot brass a few times but never too bad as my everyday attire is and untucked t-shirt and a ball cap... never wear a collared shirt unless it’s a wedding or funeral. On the occasion I do get a piece of brass down the neck that doesn’t naturally exit, I pause, the gun extended in my strong hand (finger indexed) and grab a fistful of shirt and brass pulling it away from the skin for 2 seconds to cool, then resume firing. And fish the brass out sometime later when I’m done shooting.
The cute quips about hot brass on cleavage makes me wonder how many would still find it funny with hot brass in their boxers while their girlfriend stood laughing.
Knock on wood; I’ve only been pelted with various brass, never branded.
When I was in the academy one of my classmates had a hot shell case pop down onto the bridge of his nose between his forehead and shooting glasses. By the time he got the glasses off he had a bright red burn at the junction of his nose and brow that lasted throughout the academy.
It becomes a bigger problem on an actual firing line. Range Officer would go over procedures for getting hot brass stuck under the collar of your blouse or body armor on every range session, because it would occur on every range session. Being a foot taller than the guy on my left helped me avoid the worst of it, but I have seen some blisters from hot brass. You did the right thing. You have to be aware of your muzzle and maintain control of your weapon.
One young Marine in SOI made the mistake of turning clock-wise as he was reaching back to scoop a piece of hot brass from the collar of his IBA. The RO looked up in time to see the muzzle coming his direction and caught it, then Spartan-kicked the poor dude in the front SAPI so hard it broke his sling and sent him flying backwards off the berm. RO called "cease fire" standing there holding this young Marine's A4 by the muzzle with the broken sling all dangling from it, looking down on Marine as he tried to catch his breath like "what did we learn?"
Being burnt or injured does not relieve you of your responsibilities. You have to maintain positive control of your weapon and strict muzzle discipline.
Glad you maintained a safe situation.
I can’t count the number of burns I have received but the two most memorable were 1. A .22lr case landed between my eyeglasses and the left side of my nose. Had that mark for a while. 2. A hot .308 case went down my back and stuck between my shoulder blades. Hot, hot, hot, hot, HOT!
Now, I always wear a hat when shooting and I never wear a collared shirt, like a polo shirt.
Always a good practice to lay on the left side of a 249 or 240 gunner if possible.
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