You are a lucky SOB man i got it a little harder. I pretty much got into the same situation but instead of just smashing the deer he turned towards me right before i hit him and in fear if his horns, i had to lay it down, causing me to hit his legs and him smashing down on me resulting in broken ribs. I carry a p226 in .357 SIg and it has never let me down. Random i know. good to know ur still breathing, one more person to help the support of firearms.
Now im not completly sure about this but i think the reason i didnt get more rash especially on my hip while i was sliding, was the fact i was wearing my trusty old glock 23 in a 20 dollar phobus holster that took most of the abuse but left the gun untouched
I have a friend in the UK who came off his bike, broken collarbone, 2 days unconscious in IC. And worst of all, they set his break wrongly so now he has a bloody great lump of bone right where a rifle butt sits. Well that's the NHS for you Understandably he's really unhappy about that.