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OH S#!% moment

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by theredofshaw, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Aug 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    Random thought popped into my head today:

    What was your craziest "oh shit" moment while at the range or using your firearms? As in, did a round misfire and explode in the chamber? Did something ricochet back and make ya crap your pants? Near misses?

    Pretty much anything crazy like that goes.


    For me, haven't really had anything crazy. Had a piece of hot brass eject while firing from the aircraft elevator on the ship fly back in the wind and land on my safety glasses. Leaned forward to make it fall and it decided to drop itself BEHIND my safety glasses.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    Worst thing is "date night" at the range. Idiots bringing idiot girls to the range to show off (none of them can shoot worth a damn either). And they laser everyone in the room because they're trying to take selfies. Happens all the time. I've had to get in people's faces a couple time because of it. Range staff always backs me up and makes the party leave so I might be an asshole, but I'm not wrong.
    I'm too old to deal with idiots now so I just leave the area if I see that shit and inform staff to keep an eye on them.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    6 or so years ago some people with no training or education were getting set up at a stall on the range, well in a blink of an eye one of them accidentally fires while messing with the rifle and the bullet went right in his friends torso. I looked for about ten seconds and immediately packed up and left. Probably the worst oh shit moment.
     
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  4. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    This isn't that crazy, but...

    Rabbit hunting with a buddy when we were 13 or 14. I had a single action .22 revolver, he had a marlin model 60. We spotted one 20 or so yards away. His turn to shoot, so he shot. Brass ejected into my face.

    I had the pistol cocked, finger on the trigger. It startled me and I shot into the ground right next to my foot. Could have shot my friend easily.

    I had taken hunter safety, knew everything. This incident really made me realize firearm safety is a big deal. I still think about it 22 years later every time I go out.
     
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  5. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Nah fuck that, I agree with the original poster. I've seen way too much stupid shit happen with people who don't have a clue about trigger control or gun safety in general. Morons who don't have a clue about that shit need to be shamed or called out at every opportunity, it's way too easy for someone to get seriously injured or killed, while trying to look like a badass
     
  7. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Next time you go to the range, count the bullet holes in the shooting tables and right above the shooting stalls. It's the same idiots causing both. Last thing I want to hear is someone getting shot because of someone else's inability or unwillingness to be safe. As a Marine, you should know this. I'm sure you've seen or at least heard stories about "accidents" that could have been prevented.
     
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    Not only that but I used to work part time as an rso. And as a Fire Fighter I've responded twice in my career to shooting range for a shooting accident.

    Was just saying you were pounding your chest like a gorilla.
     
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    There's this shitty indoor range in Norfolk, and occasionally the bullet would just ricochet straight on back at the shooter. Fuck that.
     
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    Right after I had turned 18 I was super excited to go to the range by myself. I got to the range, set up my 270, and got ready to aim at the target. I put my eye up to the scope with my eyebrow touching it, aimed and pulled the trigger. Holy F#€%!!! Felt like a concussion and then the blood started to pour down my face. First thing I thought to myself was "what the heck was I thinking". I knew better. I had been shooting rifles since I was a little kid. I packed my gun up and pretended like nothing happened as I left.
     
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    Standing range supervisor in an indoor range a girl got hot brass down her shirt and jumped, shooting the wooden table in front of her and missing her foot by a few inches. Threw the gun about 4 feet down the range and decided she didnt want to shoot anymore. Good because I thought the same thing.

    Weapons officer in the Navy, some marines wanted to use the flight deck for machine gun practice, in the prone. They set up some targets, one of them propped right in front of our stern light enclose. About 10 or so rounds ripped across the flight deck, destroying the surface and the stern light was obliterated. Only after ricocheting about 30 rounds off the enclosure did they realize they were shooting something they weren't supposed to. About $30k in damage and one of the biggest ass chewings I relieved as the weapons officer for not overseeing the weapons shoot. Had to baby sit all marines gun shoots from then on which was kind of like putting a student driver coach in the passenger seat of a NASCAR...

    Personally, first time shooting a full auto uzi was a bit more than I expected. If you ever shot one, the first 2-4 rounds come out ok, but then the hand of god reaches down, grabs your barrel, and if you don't let off the trigger fast enough, rips it up and smashes it into your forehead. I probably put about 5 rounds over the berm. While we had about 800 acres to work, the range owner was not happy at all.
     
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    I had a Beretta Neos once and I was purposely pointing it downrange and hit the slide release on a full mag and it fired out of battery. Scared the crap out if me. IMAG1769.jpg
     
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    True about the uzi, I have not fired one but a friend and shot less then 10 rounds and said he about got smacked in the face.
     
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    Someone else s moment but a ways back a kid and his dad were on the bench to my left shooting a mini-14. If you don't know, they eject with authority. I looked over just as the kid shot and caught a shell in the forehead. Well getting a good cut in the forehead bleeds pretty well so there I am with blood pouring down my face and the kid looks over with this look of horror "I killed you!"
     
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    when I was really young I was out mongoose hunting with .22 shotshells.
    found one that ran perpendicular to where I was standing, so I tracked it and fired

    didnt notice that the mongoose had run right in front of a really old tire that happened to be laying there, and I got peppered with some .22 shot ricochet

    good way for young me to realize the importance of eyepro
     
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    Speaking of idiots... Shooting pistol range at Angeles and there's so guy with his chick who's next to me. She empties the mag then proceeds to turn the end of the pistol in my direction as she continues to point the barrel at herself so she can look down the end of the barrel to see if it's empty!!! True story. That's a wtf moment in my book!
     
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    Went to a party and two drunk guys dared each other to put on armored vests (the kind with hard plates, not really sure what it's really called) and take a hit from a 45 pistol. They both did it. In the house.

    And I left.
     
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    :eek:

    :facepalm:
     
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