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    Slippery floor or sidewalk

    I was walkin frm my car to my house and slipped a little but luckly I cought myself and didn't take a spill.

    Has anyone slipped and fell on their weapon?

    Did it leave a mark?

    Did it hurt you pretty bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elrey718 View Post
    I was walkin frm my car to my house and slipped a little but luckly I cought myself and didn't take a spill.

    Has anyone slipped and fell on their weapon?

    Did it leave a mark?

    Did it hurt you pretty bad?
    I took a nose dive into a ravine with mine. I landed on my carry side and slid the rest of the way down the hill on it. The 1911 ended up with a slight scrape on the butt of the grip and I ended up with a nice bruise/welt from the beaver-tail digging into the rear of my ribcage.
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    Since I decided to carry, I gave up ice skating
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    That is the numero uno reason that I am adamantly against SOB carry.
    I have seen men fall on tools, that would replicate a CCW at SOB, and they were hurt badly enough to take leave from work.

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    I once slipped on ice while winter camping and landed on my rifle/scope. surprisingly , it did not break the scope.
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    Fell the other night...

    I was out the other night looking at condos with my cousin and a real estate agent. My cousin does not know I carry. We had a bad ice storm, then snow on top of that, here in cental Iowa a week ago and there are still icy patches. The condos we were looking at had not bothered to do any cleanup of snow or ice!!! It was dark, no lights were on at the condo, I was using my Surefire to light the way for the ladies... and somehow I slipped on the ice and went down on my right side. I carry my weapon on my left side so it was saved from any damage, but it was 10 degrees out so I had enough layers on it would have been padded. No serious damage done to me either. My weapon was not exposed in my fall either.

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    Yeah, I just did this week. It hurt pretty bad, but no real damage due to the gun. I do have a good size bruise shaped like a safariland drop holster back plate on my leg though. granted, I did a little more than fall, but it wasnt to bad.
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    Fell not long ago.
    Bruised my dignity.
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    A little different twist on your question, but I had a horse kick me right on my ccw a few years ago I had a very distinctive bruise but no real damage to me. and no damage at all to my weapon. An interesting twist I had one kick me last week in the other side with no weapon to sheild me. My ribs broke lung punctured and I had 5 days in hospital, so moral of the story let the steel, polymer or whatever take the hit its tougher than i am :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockednlocked View Post
    A little different twist on your question, but I had a horse kick me right on my ccw a few years ago I had a very distinctive bruise but no real damage to me. and no damage at all to my weapon. An interesting twist I had one kick me last week in the other side with no weapon to sheild me. My ribs broke lung punctured and I had 5 days in hospital, so moral of the story let the steel, polymer or whatever take the hit its tougher than i am :(
    I think that I would have drawn on him, and maybe shot ???


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    And here we all thought that the BG was our worst nightmare. Sounds like we should watch out for the horses as they do all the real damage. Wow! Feel better man.
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    I had a nice slip-up in the woods on some wet leaves downhill and landed on my backside. I bonked my head in the dirt, too. I "somewhat" landed on the gun, but it didn't hurt as much as my head did. No bruise. I'm glad I don't SOB carry, I have spinal fusion.
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    anybody who has been in combat has fallen on their weapon.
    It's part of the job.
    I once went down hard enough to crack the receiver of an M-16. that left a mark. Beat getting shot though.

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    I fell off a ladder once while carrying a Ruger Redhawk in a shoulder holster. Landed on the Redhawk. Broke a rib. The Redhawk was fine. My big concern when I hit the ground was the ladder falling on me. I looked up and it was still standing against the tree. Why I fell off the ladder I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockednlocked View Post
    A little different twist on your question, but I had a horse kick me right on my ccw a few years ago I had a very distinctive bruise but no real damage to me. and no damage at all to my weapon. An interesting twist I had one kick me last week in the other side with no weapon to sheild me. My ribs broke lung punctured and I had 5 days in hospital, so moral of the story let the steel, polymer or whatever take the hit its tougher than i am :(
    Obviously you need another rig so you can carry weak side as well. See Allenruger's avatar in post #11 above, and you'll get the idea!
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