WHY you need "eye's" at all times

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  1. scaatylobo

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    Went to local club and shot a gun that was out for service and needed T&E'ing.
    Walther PPK/S in .22 LR
    Took 4 different boxes of ammo to see what she liked best.
    All went well till I tried a box of Hansen Cartridge Company ammo.
    First round fired and I gor a face and EYE full of blowback powder.
    Seems the case head blew,and I was amazed at the amount of 'stuff' that came back at me.
    If not for my safety glasses I know I would have needed a hospital visit.
    And possible permanent eye damage was a real item. .22 ruptured case Hansen company .jpg
     

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  2. DR505

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    Always a good idea for ear and eye protection. Glad you are ok.
     
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    Glad you’re ok.

    As they say, Safety last.
    Thankfully those with brains like you don’t follow that.

    All silliness aside, this is a great reminder of why we wear safety gear.
     
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    Hansen centerfire ammo was made by PPU. Who made the .22?
     
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    Yep it’s why we use safety glasses.

    Was the Hansen stuff high or hyper velocity.

    I experienced similar blowout using Stingers in a H&R 99 revolver. That revolver dated to a time when 22 cylinders had recesses cut out for the rim with a channel between them. Seems 22’s back in the day blew out more frequently.
    My first mistake due to ignorance on my part was shooting a 22 designed for rifles in an older revolver.
     
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  6. scaatylobo

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    Pistol is marked "Made in Germany".
    Walther PPK/S .22
    the rounds are marked 'made in Yugoslavia'
     
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    Hanson is marked standard velocity
     
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    Just a bad round I guess. Lucky you practice safety.
     
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    I have to admit I’m bad about skipping the glasses when “just” shooting the 22’s.

    Thanks for the reminder, glad you’re okay.
     
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    Eye protection can't be overstated. Flying debris from any source that may just "sting" you a little bit anywhere else is a major problem in your eyeball. Protection is ALWAYS a good idea when shooting anything, but x 1000 if steel targets are anywhere in the vicinity. I was fortunate enough to be wearing eye protection when I was VERY close to an RPG blast about 15 years ago. My glasses were destroyed, and to this day I have debris of some type embedded in my left eye, which is there to stay. If I hadn't been wearing them, I would probably be toting a white stick and need a dog everywhere I go, in addition to the other injuries I ended up with. So, I learned my lesson. I have clear lenses in my range box, in my saddle bags, and several pairs hanging in my garage and shed. I also wear them mowing the lawn, using a weed eater, chain saw, etc. I even kept a spare set on my body armor in afg when I worked there as a contractor.
     
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    What 22 round was designed only for rifles?


    Kevin
     
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    CCI Stingers. Slightly longer than a 22LR. Intended for small game hunting with a rifle. According to a service rep from CCI.
     
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    Real men do not wear geek goggles and only pussys where ear protection.

    That is what some of my contemporaries said when we were coming up. Tinitus and eye damage don’t care how much of a tough guy you are.

    WEAR THEM.
     
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    I’ve posted this before. I think it’s pretty educational.

    My son had a case rupture when shooting my Henry .22 WMR. Note the shower of burning powder and the little “explosions” on the bench and PC9 when they hit. Imagine those striking on your eyes without protection. :feet:

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    Good thing you had them on :thumbup: (As did he!)

    Stay safe.
     
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    Yes, protect your eyes. If you haven't experienced a case head blow out of a 22LR, you haven't shot much.


    Is this antique ammo?


    I hate the stupid writing in artcles such as these. "...the gun exploded". Yeah, right.
     
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    This box of ammo was around my house and DRY & at proper temp's for over a decade.

    But all prior case blow outs were with a rifle and barely noticed.

    This was a BIG difference.
     
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    Given the fact that you only get two eyes in your lifetime and they aren't replaceable like teeth is reason enough to protect them as best as is possible from any potential harm, firearms or otherwise. The same goes for your hearing. Yes, hearing aids are available and I know several people that use them. You know what? None of them can hear very well at all. There is an old joke about hearing aids where one person tells another, "I just got new hearing aids and I can hear as well as I ever could". The listener responds, " What kind are they"? The one with the new hearing aids replied " It's 10:30".
     
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    :rofl:

    Sadly, that’s so true.

    Stay safe.
     
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    How about when you are weed whacking or hammering?
     
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    Weed whacking, absolutely. Now hammering, it honestly depends on what I’m doing and how big of a hurry I’m in, normally I do, but to say always would be a lie.

    Many years ago My grandfather was hitting a hammer with a hammer and a small piece of one them broke off and penetrated all the way into a lung. Some years later a Doc saw it on a X-ray and thought it was a 22 bullet. He almost had to have it removed later in life because he needed an MRI, he eventually passed with it still in place.
     
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    You don't even need a mishap like a blown case. I ruined a pair of shooting glasses when one of my autopistols kicked a .45ACP empty case straight back into my glasses. The case mouth cut a nice crescent in the right lens directly over my iris. It would have been very ugly without the polycarbonate in place. Instead I swapped to my spare pair of glasses and kept shooting.
     
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    6:59 of video.:feet:

     
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    I just had one of my Grand Daughter shooting last week end. All I had was a pair of Elvex Full Lens Readers in .5 strength. She didn't care too much for them but I couldn't take a chance with her beautiful Hazel eyes being injured. She wore them and shot really well! Since then I've ordered some with plain-lens.
    In my opinion, Safety Rated sunglasses are really only common sense when TRIMMING or even mowing.
     
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    Common sense is common anymore. Anyhow I got hit in the eye with tape while breaking down boxs at work Thursday. No damage done. Also considering wearing a pair of safety glasses while driving. One never knows.
     
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