Have you ever been shot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by frogfurr, May 15, 2021.

  1. frogfurr

    frogfurr Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    Preble County, OH
    I have accidentally by a 22 HP through the hand. It required surgery.
  2. Insignificant bill

    Insignificant bill Member

    May 2, 2019
    Nope, but I accidently nailed my hand to a ceiling joist with a nail gun.
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  3. troy fairweather

    troy fairweather Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Up State New York
    Kinda :uhoh:

    One very long and very cold morning rabbit hunting, I pulled the mag out from my ruger 10/22 as I was unloading it so we could walk home. I dropped the magazine on a rock and a round went off, me and my buddy said what are the chances of that happening. We walked home, about 1/2 mile we each went home to warm up.

    As I got home mom said you better take a hot shower after being out all morning to warm up.
    Side note a few years before I had a bad bike accident, one Injury was a 12" gash to the bone in my left leg. Even now I have very little feeling in that area just above my kneecap .

    So I'm in the bathroom getting undressed, right boot off no problem left about 2" full of blood. Kinda freaked out were it was coming from, I had black jeans on so the blood was not seen on the pants. Pull them down and see a small hole just above my knee on the right side. The bullet was about a inch under the skin.

    I had thought it was brass, but it was the bullet. A few more inches and that could have hit the boys from that angle of not my artery. I couldn't believe I felt nothing, I figured since I have little feeling there and my legs were cold is why I felt nothing.
  4. milsurpguy

    milsurpguy member

    Feb 12, 2021
    Been hit with shrapnel twice. Kinda sucks. I would not recommend to a friend.
  5. entropy

    entropy Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    G_d's Country, WI
    Fortunately, it was only 1/2 of a .30-30 round that ricocheted off a piece of steel in the test firing tube. If it'd been the whole thing, we wouldn't be having this discussion. 4 stitches, a bottle of Vicodin and a coule days off work. They did a CAT scan to be sure no shards of bone came off inside the skull.

    My Dad shot at a hen woody in the mulberry bush it landed when I was on the opposite side. Dirt, shot, and a little duck blood hit my duck coat, but fortunately did not penetrate. I was 13 at the time, the first and only time I called my dad what would have gotten me a whoopin' otherwise.

    My son son shot a .45 LC Cowboy load at a log, and it bounced off, arced high in the air and landed on top of my stomach. (I was squatting down at the time) It didn't have any speed to it, thankfully.

    Sometimes I wonder if my family isn't out to kill me.
  6. LoonWulf
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    LoonWulf Contributing Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Yeah, once or twice on a good day, a dozen times or more on a bad, mostly depending on how good my opponents were.....

    OH!! you mean by a firearm...naw, and I don't envy those that have.....
  7. hemiram

    hemiram Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Toledo, Ohio
    With a BB, twice. First time was a friend of mine shot me in the face at 12 years old. Bled all night, hurt a lot, and I still have the BB in my face over 50 years later.

    The second time was 100% my own fault. I had a CO2 pistol that on high power, was pretty impressively strong. One problem it had when it was on high power was it would freeze up. One day I was shooting it in my basement, and I had it on high power and the whole middle section of the gun was white with frost, and it wouldn't fire. I shook it and pulled the trigger a few times with nothing happening. I was reaching for a rag I had sitting on a shelf, and I pulled the trigger and it went off, and went right through my left hand. It went between the bones in my palm and I saw it come out and hit the wall and just bounce off. It hurt worse than my face shot did, but being a hand wound, it didn't bleed all that much. I put peroxide on both sides of my hand and then some antiseptic. Most of my hand turned purple, but it was totally healed up in about 2 weeks.
  8. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    Oklahoma, out in the red dirt.
    I am going to quote a then Sub-Altern Winston Churchill, regarding his exploits in the Boer War;
    "There is nothing quite so exhilarating as being shot at, and missed."

    And leave it at that.
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  9. Iggy

    Iggy Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I agree with Winston.
    Back years ago as a LEO, I can say “Been there, done that.”
  10. tommy.duncan

    tommy.duncan Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    I had a 22lr ricochet and hit me in the knee right beside the kneecap. I still have the mushroomed bullet.

    It bled like crazy and felt like a cigarette cherry was being put out in my knee.
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  11. Bo

    Bo Member

    Jul 8, 2007
    I had bowling pins hung from a 2 x 4, shooting a 45 at about 10 yds.
    The pins were swinging back and forth, I must have hit one at the wrong angle cause, it ricocheted back and hit me in the shin.
    Didn't penetrate, felt like someone hit me with a baseball bat.
    That was the end of my swinging bowling pin shoots.
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  12. JCooperfan1911

    JCooperfan1911 Member

    Oct 8, 2020
    Once as a kid I shot myself in the eye with a dart gun.
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  13. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Florence, Alabama
    I have had bounce backs draw blood, one bad enough to require an ER visit for medical glue.
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  14. 1942bull
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    1942bull Contributing Member

    Mar 8, 2020
    Southeast PA
    Getting shot at sucks. Getting shot sucks a lot more. I took an 7.62 out of an AK47 in the left side about 4 inches below my armpit. It a piece of lung out then followed my ribs around and whacked three thoracic vertebrae, but fortunately did not break the spine. Two surgeries and a seven months until full recovery. A buddy of mine told me that I was real lucky. I exclaimed getting shot is not being real lucky. He than told me that he was behind me when I got hit. He saw the Marine on my left god down a depot second before I was hit. That grunt died. I lived because the force of the bullet was very reduced because it went through the Marine on my left before hitting me. I was lucky.
  15. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Southern Virginia
    I'm quite disturbed by this thread.

    A few of my fellow combat vets also Contacted me and think it is in bad taste.
    I'm not dragging up my bad memories for your amusement.

    This sub forum isn't my area so I defer to the resident mod, but somebody should be ashamed of himself.
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  16. FL-NC

    FL-NC Member

    Feb 10, 2016
    Fl panhandle
    Yep, through the forearm. It happens.
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  17. Hartkopf

    Hartkopf Member

    Nov 11, 2019

    I was going to tell a story about the prick neighbor kid that shot me with a BB gun and what I did to his gun afterwards. But after 1942bull’s post, never mind. I’m glad you lived to tell the story.
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  18. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Yakutsk, Sakha Republic

    Plenty of people have good memories of being shot and are more than willing to tell war stories.
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  19. Space Ghost

    Space Ghost Member

    May 23, 2016
    I'm a combat veteran.

    I'm well aware that a lot of my brothers, and sisters are fighting monsters inside at times, because I was too there for a while, ( a good while, and I can't say it doesn't bother me even now from time to time) but you can't run from it forever. If it's bothering you, you need to go to the VA, or a brother, and talk about it. I also know that after spending 28 years around soldiers, if there's one thing we're know for... it's bad taste... lol. A lot of us have a type of gallows humor that actually HELPS us get buy in dealing with some of the crap we've seen and/or done. We're the type of people that when things are scary as hell, will cut up with a really messed up joke, or comment that will release the tension, and get us back on track to dealing with the task at hand with a smile our our faces, or a "Shut the **** up Carl". (Although "Carl" can also be just a plain old dumbass)

    That being said, I've been shot AT, a lot, (occupational hazard) but I've never been SHOT directly. I've been hit by ricochets twice. (neither bad) I've also had my truck blown out from under me. (I'd rather I was shot)

    If you REALLY wanna get dark...
    I spent 10 years as a correctional officer in a SHU of a level 4 lock up. I've had poop & pee thrown on me, (numerous times) had the snot kicked outta me, (numerous times) been bit, (went THROUGH my watch strap, and took a chunk out of my wrist) been stabbed twice... had a $20,000 price on my head for breaking up their little smuggling operation with dirty staff...
    I've been struck by a car as a pedestrian.
    I've been in a tank wreck where I bit the loader's hatch losing most of my teeth...
    Been in 3 car accidents. Twice struck from behind, once (post IED retirement) I had a seizure and crashed into a seed company warehouse...
    My friends and I played war with BB guns as kids...

    AND... I've had this world ending plague. (big deal, I was miserable for two weeks)

    Basically, I'm unkillable.

    I just have to wait for God to say it's my time.

    PS. I'm not really "unkillable" that would be the gallows humor...
    Last edited: May 15, 2021
  20. Rbstuartjr

    Rbstuartjr Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    Thankfully no, but been shot at a few times as a LEO. I’ve seen a few of my brothers shot and don’t recommend it.
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  21. Dudedog
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    Dudedog Contributing Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Southern CA
    Worked at a gas station while going to school, got kidnapped, beaten up and shot.
    Shot with a .380, bullet passed between my femur and femoral artery in my right leg.

    Not a fun day.
    BTW, I quit that job.
  22. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    I have to agree. This forum is full of veterans and police officers.
    Asking them to relive that is poor taste.
  23. Englishmn
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    Englishmn Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    The title is descriptive enough you should know not to look if this sort of thing is a trigger.
    And there are several similar older threads.
    Just don't be too descriptive it's not necessary and some are more squeamish than others.
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  24. curmudgeon and anarchist

    curmudgeon and anarchist Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Bullet fragments. Vietnam. Not serious. Didn't even know I was hit until after firefight.
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  25. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    No. Got peppered with bird shot a few times, and had a couple of bottle rockets launched at me, but that's as close as I ever got. It's also as close as I ever care to get, thank you very much.
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