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Old 10-08-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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I went to the range today (post and pics to come later). But, first a comical, sort of not, story.

I was shooting the xd40sc under the covered area outside. A shell casing bounced off one of the supports about and landed on the top of my sunglasses. When I twitched the shellcasing fell down into my eye and burnt my pupil. It burned like heck and everything went blurry!
I came home and after about an hour I decided I needed to go to the doctor. I went to the walk in clinic and told them what happened. The doctor told the receptionist that I need to see an opthamologist and when I'm leaving she tells me, "you don't need to be shooting them guns." I just gave her a ,'you're an idiot look' and walked out.

I saw a local opthamologist, REAL cooll guy. He said I have a 6mm thermal burn across my pupil,swelling, and a large abrasion. He subscribed some antibiotics(walmart will take about 3hrs to fill) and will see m again on monday. He also said he just bought an XDM in 45.

Watch those coverings out there, stay safe.

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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Hope you feel better soon, Brian. Thank God it wasn't worse!

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I hope your eye will heals quickly. That sounds like a painful injury. I hope you'll be 100% soon.

When I went shooting with my friend in California he started hopping around and reaching down the back of his shirt. Since I knew little to nothing about shooting I couldn't figure out what he was doing. He untucked his shirt and a shell casing fell to the ground. It never occurred to me that would happen.

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The same thing happened to me a few years ago. Here I am now:

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He untucked his shirt and a shell casing fell to the ground. It never occurred to me that would happen.
All the more reason to wear a dickey when you shoot.
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Goju, were you wearing a ball cap? Was there something you did that you could have done differently and this NOT have occurred? Or was it just a freak thing (and "lucky" you)?

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The same thing happened to me a few years ago. Here I am now:
You allowed to shoot with handheld cannons in your part of the world?
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Sorry to hear that little Ralphie. Glad it's going to be okay.

BTW, it was your weak side eye wasn't it?

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Goju, were you wearing a ball cap? Was there something you did that you could have done differently and this NOT have occurred? Or was it just a freak thing (and "lucky" you)?
I wasn't wearing a cap. I was wearing hearing protection and sunglasses. It was just an unlucky mishap.

Strange thing is, spittinfire just did a holster trade with me. In thebox I received he had a note on a 3x5 card, it said, "don't shoot your eye out."

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Go check the goose; i think i heard barking.

Feel better man, and when you tell people, start off with "you would not believe the size of the gorilla i ran into the other day...".

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