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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dukeofurl, Jan 9, 2004.

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  1. maskedman504

    maskedman504 Member

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    I had to stop using this optic mount on my AK.

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    Now, you might ask me "Oh why did you have to stop using that optic mount on your ak?"

    My answer would be:

    It doubled as a meat slicer.

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  2. CoRoMo

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    First time I shot Daddy's 1911, my left hand was way too high, and wrapped around the back of my right. The slide 'drew' two parallel lines into the web between my left hand's thumb and index finger.
     
  3. rickomatic

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    Was taking my S&W Model 39 out of the safe one day and it slipped out of my hand and fell hammer first on to the top of my foot. I was wearing slippers. Within 5 minutes my foot swelled up half again it's size and I had a pretty good limp for over a week.

    :cuss:
     
  4. maskedman504

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    Yowza! :eek:

    That would be like....hitting your hand wih a hammer. Skin and bones, as they say.
     
  5. onlymeself

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    Was cleaning my hubby xd 9. Had it cleaned and was putting it back together. His recoil spring is a lot stiffer then the one on my xdm 9. Thats why I like the xdm, easier to rack back. Anyway I was putting the slide back on, my hands must of still been oily even though I had wiped them. I had my hands in an awkward position, which should have been my first clue. About the time I got the slide on it slipped out of my hands and caught the webbing between the thumb and first finger. I was doing a little dance around the livingroom going ow ow ow (and some other select words) when 14 yr old son came in. Upon spotting him I start yelling rack it back rack it back. Of course just walking into this, he needs to take in whats going on. Let's see mom is yelling rack it back and dads 9 is dangling from her hand. So he tries to rack it and for some reason he can't. I have not stopped saying rack it back and the dance continued. He finally got it to move a little and I pulled the webbing out. That hurt like all get out. The gun and I were no worse for the wear, but I am more careful where I hands are when putting that gun back together.
    Hubby had a horrible incident with a manual skeet thrower. He had just put it together, it's the kind you stick in the ground, upon testing it out everytime it would flip over. So he was going to mount it to the spare tire in the truck. Which meant he had to take the legs off and flip them over then reattach them. On son had cocked the thrower and put a skeet in it. Hubby picks it up. I told him, uncock that before you work on it. He walk over to the truck with it. I walk over take the skeet out of it and say again, uncock that before you work on it. He put it on the drivers seat of the truck, and proceeds to work on it. I'm on the passenger side so I tell him, honey if you get hit by the arm on that thrower its going to hurt like a son of a b****. He says it'll be ok. No we don't drink. About 30 seconds later I hear the string on the arm uncock, I look up see hubby standing straight up doing this nice little spin and falls flat on his belly, lucky in the only spot where there wasn't ground cactus. I go over to him, he's got his face in his hands, with blood coming out between his fingers. I put my hand on his back, honey are you ok. He looks up and says, well I guess I should have listened to you. I gave him my sweat shirt told him to hold pressure. 14 yr old son had just been certified in first aid and cpr, but all he could say was I'll drive us out of here. We were out in the middle of know where. Told hubby I needed to get a good look at the injury after I seen it I told the kids to pack up dad needed stitches. Didn't want him or them to know how bad it was. No first aid kit, so I made a bandage out of paper towels and a bath towel I found and ripped up. It took 7 stitches to close the vertical cut between his eyebrow and nose. They glued the bridge of his nose where the skin was gapping. They couldn't do anything for the broken nose. And believe it or not, it only takes 3 stitches to reattach the tip of your nose, when you lop it half way off. It cut through the side of his nose, through the nostral, and through the bridge. Not sure how all the injuries happened, but he's healed up very nicely. The only visible scar is where the flap of skin they glued on the bridge of his nose didn't take, he has a nice hole there. It's no so impressive that he can breath through it, that would be a neat little trick. LOL Yes, we can laugh about it now. BTW didn't let 14 year old drive out, didn't figure hubby needed a heart attack on top of everything. And yes, now we have a high dollar first aid kit that goes out shooting with us.
     
  6. ZEN.45

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    any stories I have of injuries sustained while utilizing firearms were from the horses,.... not the firearms.
     
  8. Flyboy

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    M1 with a bad attitude.

    I was shooting in a field and some grass had made its way into the action. This M1 had refused to close without prompting every time I pushed down on the follower (that is, I had to push the follower and then pull back on the charging handle to trip the release). I reached in to pull out the grass and just barely hit the follower with my trigger finger.

    Oops.

    Damned thing still won't close when I want it to, though!
     
  9. xm21

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    In 1966 the first pistol I ever shot was a cheap revolver in .22 cal.It belonged to my step grandpaw.The cylinder did not line up with the bbl. evidently because when I pulled the trigger about half of the bullet ended up going through the rubber toe cap on my brand new P.F.Flyers.It missed my toes,no injury.

    In 1984 at the Ft.Worth Rifle and Pistol Club in White Settlement Texas I was firing at the 25 yard chickens in an NRA small bore silhouette match with a TC Contender in .22 cal.Either one of my bullets or one from another shooter bounced back and hit me in the shin.No injury,just a little red spot.

    In 1989 a Sgt. who had re-enlisted in the Infantry after being a leg clerk and jerk all his miserable life fired a 3 round burst from his M-16 with the muzzle about a foot away from my right ear on a live fire exercise in the Sinai peninsula.My right ear still rings sometimes to this day.
     
  10. ejfalvo

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    Scope dent, left eyebrow - major bleeding. Watch the recoil!
     
  11. Shadow 7D

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    Buddy of mine in the army bought a redhawk in I think 45 something alaskan. Needless to say, he didn't maintain strong posture while firing it, came to work monday with two blackeyes and a busted nose.

    Mangled a thumb learning about the SKS trigger, holding the disconnector bar while pulling the trigger = ouch *****%^%$
     
  12. Gtone

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    Fired some big boy ammo (Federal Tactical Buck) through my 1887 Lever Action repro. Recoil system of steel, wood, and my shoulder left a pretty deep bruise. Tender for over a week.

    Also caught the web of my hand in the slide of a Ruger Mark II 22/45 when I working out a jam. That stung like a queen bee.
     
  13. Kentucky Kernel

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    Blisters from 38 +p rounds (new grip after that)

    and, hate to say it, scope eyebrow. Duh.

    KK
     
  14. ghoster

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    when i was 8 i got the honor of shooting pops 1100.
    had to clean it afterwards was all he said.
    all cleaned and reassembled.
    giving it a final oil rubdown, i had my right thumb in the chamber trying to hold it while i rubed around the guard area.----------

    :what::scrutiny::fire::banghead::cuss::eek::barf:

    damn near took my thumb off when that baby closed.

    it has a place of honor on my wall.

    the other day one of my boy's asked if i thought he was big enought to shoot grampa's gun, promiced to clean it afterwards. he's 8 :evil::evil::evil:

    well see i said.
     
  15. Nulzilcho

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    Pinched a good chunk of skin off my forearm once when working the lever on a .44 mag at a funny angle (to avoid spitting brass on the guy standing next to me), healed up pretty quick though and I was having too much fun at the time to notice.
     
  16. memphisjim

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    lets see at 13 i shot a bb into my finger (had it surgically removed)
    and first time i racked the bolt on an ak i sliced knuckles on the safety
     
  17. dadof6

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    M1A index finger

    Whilest examining the breach of a nice M1A with my right hand pointer finger, I accidentally triped the bolt release inside the receiver and had the bolt close on my finger tip/nail. I of course made no sound, especially while the salesman was standing right there. I shook my hand and said in a non-chalant manner, "ouch". And proceded to inspect the rifle.

    I knew he must have known the pain I felt as i could feel the heat on my face and the beads of sweat running down my face - not from embarrasement but from searing pain. I've never felt anything like that.

    The Springfield M1a Op Rod spring is POWERFUL.

    6 weeks later I had a nice new nail growing back in after the old one fell off.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHH".

    that felt much better.
     
  18. cleardiddion

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    Probably the one with the most lasting impressipon was when my friend's PSL/POS :p blew up in my face.

    The dust cover hit me right between the eyes (made my brow swell up to the point where I had trouble putting on glasses) and I had little bits of powder, steel, and brass inserted into my hands and arms.

    Fun times
     
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