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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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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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Old 09-27-2016, 05:58 PM
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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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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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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.
I've taken a couple tactical shotgun classes so it's hard to break the muscle memory of using a modern shotgun with an old school one.


Oh, I got one. The first time I've ever shot an AK, I tried to charge it by having my left hand go under, but forgot the safety was still on and wondered for a good 5 seconds what's wrong before flicking it off.
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I was running the range in ROTC for the girls in the Army Nursing Program.

One girl had a squib. The next round resulted in a catastrophic barrel blow out just behind her hand, chunks of M-16A2 went everywhere. She set down and started to sob. I cleared her rifle and went and puked behind a bush. (my normal reaction to stress.)

A funny from that day though was that through liberal use of the Forward Assist a girl managed to cram an M855 into the chamber with the remains of the previously fired round that had been only partially ejected.
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I once had to fire an L9A1 mortar (British 51mm patrol mortar that is hand held rather than using a bipod) in an odd situation where I basically ended up pinching the thing between my knees to steady it. Unfortunately I was on a concrete roof so the base plate had nothing to dig into so the tube slid back and hit me straight in the bollocks.

I had a close call call once shooting a 12 gauge O/U shotgun. I was thinking about buying a shotgun from somebody and they were letting me use it for a clays shoot. He handed me the gun, I loaded a couple of shells, closed the action, but then something clicked in my brain before I called pull. Something obviously hadn't looked right, and when I opened it up it turned out that there was a 20 gauge shell stuck a few inches down BOTH barrels. The guy claimed that he didn't even own a 20 gauge let alone any 20 ammo so I have no idea how it got there (he was a bit sketchy though so either he was a moron talking bs or somebody was deliberately trying to blow up his gun). I ended up buying the gun anyway, I shoot pretty well with it.

I have also had a double chain fire (as in the chamber each side of the one behind the barrel) on a repro 1851 Navy. They were only light loads and the gun was surprisingly fine, but I still ended up with a few cuts on my hand from the lead fragments as the balls pinged off the frame. It was totally my fault though, I was using really shitty caps that I could tell didn't really fit right.

On the topic of the original post, I have only ever fired 5 or 6 round from a Desert Eagle, but in that had two double feeds, one of which sounds almsot like what you described (the edge of the empty case cut into the front of the next bullet rather than actually sliding in). The owner said that this was quite common with Desert Eagles (or at least his), something to do with the ejection pattern bouncing the cases off of the slide back into the totally open-topped chamber. I think there is also a fix for it, getting stronger springs or something like that.
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I once had to fire an L9A1 mortar (British 51mm patrol mortar that is hand held rather than using a bipod) in an odd situation where I basically ended up pinching the thing between my knees to steady it. Unfortunately I was on a concrete roof so the base plate had nothing to dig into so the tube slid back and hit me straight in the bollocks.
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