We certainly hope your friend will be OK. Was he wearing glasses when they ignited! If not it is a lesson for all of us. He despite his situation may have helped a lot of us by reminding us all here on the FTF of eye safety. If he was I,ll bet they saved his eyes. Hopefully they did not damage his hearing also. I have a good friend that use to load for his agency. Had a whole tray of around 100 go off on a progressive loader. Tore the machine up. Fortunately He was far enough away at the time that items did not strike him. But he suffered hearing loss and his ears still ring today and it has been 15 years ago. Primers can be very dangerous! Most do not realize the power the little fellows have. We will send prayers his way and wish him well and a speedy recovery!
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
He was wearing his prescription glasses & your right,his eye doctor told him if he had not been wearing them he would have lost it!Hes lucky he didnt have his contact lenses in & not having his glasses on!
Hes sporting a Big Black Eye today & his pride is a lil low but I'm pretty sure hes going to pull through just fine.
100 primers must have been one heck of a BOOM! Dang your friends ears are still ringing after 15years?? I guess it couldve been worse for both & yes we all must be as careful as possible while shooting/reloading/cleaning/handling all types of firearms!
Let us all understand that there is no such thing as to much safety!!!
There is alot of things out there that will show you no mercy!!!
Sometimes it only takes one mistake to lose everything.
I use a RCBS hand priming tool. I only allow one primer at a time in the tool while the other primers are in the tray with a gate built into the top of the tray closing off the rest of the primers from a chain reaction in case one in the tool goes off. I love priming with this hand primer and so far I havent had any issues. If I ever do I hope the safety built into the hand primer works as advertised. Tell your friend I hope he heals well and completely and doesnt stop reloading.
I am going to start reloading soon,and I have been watching alot of online videos and seen a guy stressing safety glasses,I thought "what a nerd" because he kept talking about them for a long time,but after seeing this I think I will invest in the best pair of safety goggles money can buy.