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Old 09-26-2016, 06:44 PM
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So this pass Saturday, I went with a friend to an outdoor range to shoot all our guns. Then I realized half way there, I forgot my hat. Instead of being smart and just stopping off at a gas station to buy a random cap…or buy a more appropriate one at the gun show we just went to, we decided to go without hats…mistake.

When we got there and started shooting, I noticed a guy in the next lane with a .50 Desert Eagle. Haven’t seen one in ages. He told me he was shooting reloaded ammo…after I asked to shoot it…mistake 2.

So from the first shot, brass came straight back and hit me right above my glasses at an angle at if I had worn a hat…would have deflected the brass and prevented the bruise I got from a hot .50 shell casing hitting me.

Life session of the day…always wear a hat when you should. Silver lining…it could have been worse.

Also the reloaded ammo must have been terrible because I had the weird double feed ever. Actually, it was a failed to eject with the next round trying to chamber, but instead of chambering, it punched itself right into the empty casing that was fired and the round got smashed further down the casing.

First time I've ever done a malfunction drill on a Desert Eagle in my life.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:51 PM
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Option 2, just ignore it. It's super easy, and free
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:57 PM
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This thread is now about stupid range injuries you've seen or experienced

My SKS likes to take chunks out of my fingers when I go to work the charging handle, left handed

My 4506 gave me a quarter sized bruise when I took it apart for the first time, because the recoil spring shot the guide rod into my calf

Seen a guy accidentally put a staple through his pinky, using one of those stupid upside down staple guns, when I was working as an RSO
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Seen a guy accidentally put a staple through his pinky, using one of those stupid upside down staple guns, when I was working as an RSO
I accidentally stapled by finger while hanging targets during a rifle match at Purdue back in college. It was a packed fieldhouse, but you could still hear me yell. On the plus side, it was easy to identify which targets were mine, due to the blood stains.
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When working the action of the early 1897 Pump action, I forgot it had an exposed happen and the whole action comes out of the gun all the way back and it cut my hand because I'm too used to modern shotguns that have internal hammers and not stuff coming out from the back of it ever time you pump
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:21 PM
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Don't feel bad, I think that happens to everyone the first time they shoot a 97. A friend of mine (and 97 nut) suggests hooking your pinky under the pistol grip to keep it down and out of the way, I just lift my thumb out of the way when cycling. His way is probably more foolproof.
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When working the action of the early 1897 Pump action, I forgot it had an exposed happen and the whole action comes out of the gun all the way back and it cut my hand because I'm too used to modern shotguns that have internal hammers and not stuff coming out from the back of it ever time you pump
The shop I worked at had one, got more than one person like that because the pump release button was super stiff, so there was no way to be gentle with it
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