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Gun safety fail

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by balline36m3, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    A co-worker of a friend of mine failed to display proper gun safety and shot himself in the leg. Got lucky and no major damage to his leg. Walked out with stitches. Be safe and don't do this.

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  2. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Whoa!!! WAY lucky there!! Did it go through? With no damage?
     
  3. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    All the way through with no other damage
     
  4. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy!
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Damn! That must have felt great! :confused:

    I bet he wont forget his trigger discipline anytime soon.
     
  6. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    I guess he said it didn't hurt much but I'm sure his adrenaline was flowing pretty good
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I bet! Glad he's okay.
     
  8. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    And I'm sure someone will ask so.... It was a S&W MP40
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are we sure that he's smart enough to feel pain?
     
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  10. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    The sad part is this is his first gun
     
  11. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Must have been one of those vicious Glocks.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaang!
    How did that not hit bone!?
    He's lucky, for not hitting bone there's not much meat to destroy there. Must have skimmed over the bone.
    How messy were his pants after?

    I had a friend I grew up with in Gresham who thought he was "gangsta" and used to pack a pistol in his waist band in front when we were about 19-20 years old somehow shot down his leg from thigh to ankle. They had to reconstruct his shin bone it looked like a long brick all the way down.

    Funny thing was this was after he and another friend in 7th grade were drinking and smoking weed playing with his dad's gun and blew his brains out. He was pretty messed up after that, but we were all surpised he ended up shooting himself too
     
  13. 66PonyCar

    66PonyCar Tigard, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So did he reholster with his finger on the trigger?
     
  14. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    I was told he cleaned it after they got done shooting and had the slide back. Put a mag in and it released the slide chambering a round, he had set it on his lap reached for something and the gun started sliding off of his lap, reaches down to catch the gun and pulled the trigger.
     
  15. pdrake

    pdrake WA Active Member

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    Two or three thoughts (the obvious point about firearms safety won't be touched).

    The entry and exit wound seem the same to my eye (there is no expansion in the bullet). What a lucky fellow for this (could have taken a chunk of flesh, not just a pass through).

    His ears must be hurting even now (the cabin of a passenger vehicle is very small, and the boom will burst your ear drums).

    That he missed the bone is the most amazing thing.

    I wish him well, and only ask that somebody befriend him, and teach him a few lessons.
     
  16. 66PonyCar

    66PonyCar Tigard, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very lucky indeed. I wish him a speedy recovery.
     
  17. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame he didn't engage his primary safety, his brain.
     
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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You know we all make mistakes, we all have had that oh sh!t moment. You just pray it isn't like this.
    Lesson learned I hope, and we can only hope that this will help teach someone else so they do it, or worse.
     
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