Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rocinante, Feb 5, 2010.
to close to my lip..ha...never heard of M1 lip until then. Also saw my best friend unable
to push the ball down his muzzle loader an used a steel rod an hammer to drive it home.......BOOOOOOM...the gun blew into pieces, knocked him on his butt just holding
the broken butt of the gun, an had a totally black face except for his eyes, thankfully he had glasses on...an after he was ok it was time to laugh...alot...amazing thing is the bullet came out an hit bullseye....it was his best shot...an last with that muzzleloader.
If you shoot a flintlock, you will get cut by the flint.
Learned the hard way that putting fingers forward of the cylinder isn't a good idea.
Oh yeah, and how about forgetting that you left the bolt open on your ar15 and yank back on the charging handle. Pinched skin in the latch and skinned knuckles from the edge of the stock.
The wife took the recoil of a pistol grip 12 gauge to the mouth. She insisted on shooting it like a long barreled pistol after my repeated objections it was too close to her face. Split her lip a little, we both laughed though.
I, too, was trapped briefly by the SKS finger trap.
Managed to drop a single 9mm round (FMJ, conical nose) point down onto my big toe's nail. Light-headed, vision obscuring pain, that was. I can only imagine what a real shot to the foot would feel like.
Ive also clicked the bolt release with my thumb inside the chamber. That wasnt bright.
Opening day of duck season I closed a mossberg 500 bolt on my finger and the extractor hit bone. Ironically it was the only blood drawn that day...
When young and foolish I started to disassemble an SKS with the bolt back. The spring drove up into my face and hit me in the lower lip. After asking my buddies if my lower teeth were intact I found that the inside of my lower lip had a very symmetric "stencil" of pulped tissue. Eyes watering and beginning to get sick to my stomach from the shock and taste of blood I made it to the kitchen sink and the guys kept handing ice water to rinse my mouth with until I was steady again. Never made that type of mistake again.
I have helped a couple of folks out that had some part of their hand caught in the action of a firearm.
One was when a Garand tried to eat the thumb of someone that didnt' get their digit out of the way fast enough. Grab weapon, pull back charging "handle", release shocked gunowner. We all had a good laugh as we were icing the hand after we determined no bones were broken
Second was a 1911 that the web between thumb and finger got caught when the slide was racked. Grab weapon, pull back slide, release shocked gunowner. This was in a gun shop and I was just turning away from the pistol case when I heard the meaty "chunk" of the slide trying to drive home and the guy jerk stiff and gasp. I was just two quick steps away and released him as he was starting to react. He gasped, "Thanks! Looks like you've had to do that before."
many times. Pinched fingers on slides all the time.
Staple gun through the thumb putting targets up at the range.
Shot a Mini 14 in a Muzzlite Bullpup stock. I'm left handed with long arms, so I only did that once. Stupid and painful.
Didnt tuck my shotgun in good once or twice. Also stupid and painful...
Shot a BHP with the high-thumb grip. The notch in the slide for the safety took a nice chunk out of my thumb.
My Para had sharp serrations on the slide when I got it. Not really a big deal for a box of ammo. By the end of the third box I was bleeding. I smoothed them down a little, beveled the bottom of them, and when I blasted it I spent a little more time on that area.
Didnt tuck my shotgun in good once or twice.
Hit in the forehead with a recoil spring plug while reassembling one of my 1911s. I did have it pointed away from me, but when it went flying, I, of course, looked to see where it was going. It ricocheted off the wall. I probably couldnt do that again if I tried.
On that note, I was replacing the recoil spring on my 4" kimber and busted a window. I was trying to push the spring plug down far enough to get the $5 paperclip in, and it slipped. I swapped in a short guide rod.
Got "bit" slamming a mag into one of my 1911s.
So, being responsible, I tried to see if I could activate the trigger while the gun was in the belly band.
The hammer tore a nice piece of my stomach skin out
HMMMph. Happens every few years, to me. I have a permanent knot of scar tissue in my right eyebrow. Heck, it happened to R. Lee Ermey right on TV--he made a comment about the blood, and kept on shootin'.
Only other owie I can recall was the first and only time I ever fired a .454 Casull revolver--The owner warned me that it kicks; I held it hard over a sandbag, and it STILL came back and hit me on top of the head. My hat and the bow from my earmuffs took most of the damage.
While in Honduras i watched a Captain practicing his quick draw with his .45 to impress the local ladies.My last words were "I don't think that's very safe Capt" Luckily no major arteries or bones were struck,just a furrow down the side of his right leg,and a hole in the bottom of his boot.After that he got the nick name lefty,and we gave him a stick to carry.
WHAMO! 2 perfect little slices into my finger, and a blackened fingernail.
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