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I've become another innocent victim of senseless gun violence

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The Wiry Irishman, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. The Wiry Irishman

    The Wiry Irishman Member

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    I was checking my ppk/s was clear so I could do some dry fire practice, and my finger slipped off the slide, into the ejection port and onto the extractor cutout on the barrel just as the slide was coming forward. The pointy edges tore my fingertip so badly I had to disassemble the gun to wipe my own blood off the barrel! Staring down at my cruelly mangle flesh, all I could think of was "What if a child had done this? Can you imagine the trauma that poor child would have gone through?"

    Combine my incident with other famous acts of gun violence like ppk slide bite, 1911 hammer bite, Garand Thumb, Scope Eye, and 1911 recoil spring plug related blindness, and you start to realize that the Brady and VPC people were right all along. These things are dangerous. I'm thinking seriously about writing my elected officials and demanding they ban my Walther. I was going to rack the slide a few times so I could learn how to do it without getting hurt, but decided not to, as that would just put me at risk of further injury. A ban would be far more effective.

    Am I the only one that has had to go through this trauma? Do any of you have any harrowing stories where you were victimized by your guns?
     
  2. hobgob

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    haha, thats awesome!
     
  3. indoorsoccerfrea

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    my very near and dear friend who USED to be a guy tried to bumpfire his saiga shotgun from the hip...we pleaded with him for hours, but alas he wouldnt stop. he forgot to position himself correctly and proceeded to hammer his manliness repeatedly with the but of the shotgun before mercifully passing out. we managed to get the bloodthirsty gun away from him before it could do worse, but i fear for his future children...
     
  4. workingstiff

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    but i fear for his future children

    One word to you sir: Darwin
     
  5. catfish101

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    I have worked on my Rifleman impersonation and managed to mash the he** out of my trigger finger a few times. Lever actions are mean critters.
     
  6. DRYHUMOR

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    A few blood blisters, no mangled or lost parts.
     
  7. TRGRHPY

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    That's some funny stuff. Thank God I have never done anything like that. :rolleyes:
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

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    Several times. Mechanical devices=injuries if you use them enough and sometimes you have to learn what NOT to do or where not to grab the hard way. I've gotten injured more with hand tools than with firearms, and nothing serious thankfully! Them things are sharp.
     
  9. WardenWolf

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    Let me guess, Irishman: you're left-handed. Because racking the slide with your right hand is about the only way that could happen.
     
  10. jfdavis58

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    Let me guess, you have four thumbs and one finger on each of your three hands?


    PS always hold the SKS away from your forehead/face when removing the spring.
     
  11. The Wiry Irishman

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    Nah, I'm right-handed. The spring on that gun is incredibly stiff, I find it far easier to grab the front on the slide (palm on top of the gun, fingers on the right side, thumb on the left) and pull back. The ppk/s isn't serrated at the front and there was still a little Ballistol on it from when I cleaned it, my hand slipped back a little, depositing my left index finger into the ejection port.

    PS - Did you know that if you try to break down a Para FAL with the bolt mistakenly locked back, the dust cover will fly across the room and potentially slay a loved one?

    ETA - I think it would make everyone, especially children, much safer if they banned dust covers along with that shoulder thing that goes up.
     
  12. Poor East Texan

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    The first time I fired a semi it was a sharp! edged slide.

    I had always held a revolver with my thumbs over each other. One GOOD slice later I changed my grip!

    Never been Garand thumbed, 1911 plugged or SKS sprung....

    Probably happen sooner or later.....
     
  13. JohnKSa

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    Once a Ljungman removed a small part of my thumb...
     
  14. WardenWolf

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    I am left-handed, and I shoot a scoped Saiga AK and a Romak-3. On more than one occasion, I wasn't careful enough when firing after adjusting the scope, and had the bolt handle slam into my right hand. Usually it just trashes a fingernail, but on one occasion it dug deep into the skin of my 4th finger. It still hasn't healed.
     
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    ''Once a Ljungman removed a small part of my thumb...''


    HAW!A Hakim bit ME!My thumb still clicks...
     
  16. wep45

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    that's why i bought a S&W 686 instead of a automatic
     
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    I had a boxing match with a Knoxx cop stock. Punched me right in the mouth and I did not get one swing in. I figured out quickly that you should not be concerned with a cheek weld when firing an 870 with that stock extended!
     
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    Scope eye made me think about a guy I used to know-every time he killed a deer he got a black eye.
     
  19. ZombieKiller

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    You gotta be joking if you're even thinking about blaming your gun. Educate yourself and make sure your loved ones are in a safe position before trying something like that. Banning guns and gun parts? Sounds like an Obamunist to me.
     
  20. 3pairs12

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    I got bit a lever action before that hurt. Worse than that though I shoot a lot of archery with a trigger release. On more than one occassion I didn't make sure the release was all of the way on the string loop started to draw my bow ,70lbs, and had the rease give and punched my self in the face. It took me 2 or 3 times to learn to double check my release.
     
  21. Loggerlee

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    Getting the scope ring sucks,I've never been actually injured,but it sure throws my confidence off for the rest of the day.
     
  22. Five of Clubs

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    Reassembling a Ruger MKIII makes my blood pressure go up for days. I've learned to schedule doctor visits around it so they don't write me a prescription.
     
  23. 66912

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    ZombieKiller, I do not blame my gun or myself. It was called a "Learning Experience". It has yet to happen a second time.
     
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    The buffer spring on a saw will thump ya good if you slip as it comes out. Especially if you have the bolt to the rear (that phreaking hurt).
     
  25. CombatArmsUSAF

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    My M9 bit the webbing of my weak hand as I was attempting to lock it back one day. Once I stopped crying, I successfully locked it back to find a 1/4" piece of skin in the barrel.
     
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