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Justen.223 07-17-2010 12:13 AM

No such thing as too safe! (not for the squeamish)
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I've always said "It'll never happen to me", not out of arrogance or disrespect, but because when it comes to safety, I'm the guy who checks, looks, and double checks. But the first time in my life, I have one laps in attention, and it bit me in the ass. For 1: I knew better, and 2: I knew better. By no means am I looking for sympathy, but merely trying to allow others to learn from my mistake, and advocate "There is no such thing as too safe" and "Always stay focused". The attached pic should be a good reminder as why.
Last Sunday (the 11th). A .40 s&w 140 grain self defense (hollow point for the unfamiliar) to the palm of the left hand @ point blank.

Learn from me please.....

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danf_fl 07-17-2010 12:51 AM

Thank you for sharing.

CA357 07-17-2010 01:47 AM

Dang, I bet that hurt. I hope you'll heal quickly.

planenut 07-17-2010 01:56 AM

Thanks for sharing!

Any details on what not to do?

canebrake 07-17-2010 01:57 AM

Mad props for having the stones to put this out there!


Thanks for the reminder Justen.

spittinfire 07-17-2010 02:29 AM

Please tell us the story of how this happen.

dunerunner 07-17-2010 02:29 AM

That's gonna leave a mark!!

Justen.223 07-17-2010 02:45 AM

Story behind it, sure...

I was/am going to sell my sigma, due to the fact their is no safety on,that and IMHO it's just a cheap firearm, and had a buddy interested in buying it. So i'm showing him the in's and out's of it, and how to strip and clean. So i drop the mag, and instead of racking the slide to be certain the hole is empty, i get lost in conversation and neglect this crucial step. (Which I know better than to do) So i put my hand on the slide, palm over the muzzle (another i know bettters) and in process of releasing the slide. How i hit the trigger is a mystery to me, but i did it. Bullet goes in the palm (and if u look in the pic, its the black area on the palm) out the wrist. Luckily i missed all vital arteries, but i did get a contusion (bruise) on the ulnar nerve, broken ulna (bone in the forearm) busted tendons, and large amount of muscle mass blown out onto the shop floor.
sorry for the text style typing...hard to type one handed.

Jeehs 07-17-2010 03:52 AM

Dam....Just... dam.

Hope you heal up nicely. Sucks, But it happens to the best so the worst know what not too do. Good luck with your wound.

pandamonium 07-17-2010 05:15 AM

Damn, bet you won't do THAT twice! Seriously, hope you have a full recovery.

There was a similar post a while back.

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