Doomsday Preppers, Tim Ralston shoots his thumb!

Doomsday Preppers, Tim Ralston shoots his thumb!

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    Doomsday Preppers, Tim Ralston shoots his thumb!

    Recently I've been watching Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo. I think its a pretty entertaining show. On today's episode, Tim Ralston (creator of the well liked crovel) is showing himself and his family firing a guns in the Arizona desert. He seems like a very smart guy with things in order, but then.... he shoots himself in the thumb.

    When asked by the camera man what happened he says "The damn thing... just misfired on it". Then he passes out. He gets evacuated by helicopter and apparently lost a knuckle. He then says again "It was one of those malfunctions... my thumb went in front of the barrel and it went off"

    Man, I really hate how those dang handguns just "go off" when a thumb gets in front of it.

    Once again this is just a reminder of safety and how important it is to always follow the basic rules. Who knows what would have happened had he not been surrounded by a filming crew.

    I also think its funny that he doesn't accept responsibility for the accident but implies that the gun malfunctioned....

    So what do you think? Did it malfunction?

    See the video here 'Doomsday Preppers': Man Shoots His Own Thumb Off (VIDEO) (Thanks to OD* For the link)
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    I'll post a youtube video if one pops up.

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    Man, I really gotta proof read my posts before I click submit. Obviously I meant Malfunctioned, instead of Manfunctioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHTFGearLLC View Post
    Man, I really gotta proof read my posts before I click submit. Obviously I meant Malfunctioned, instead of Manfunctioned.
    Manfunction! That sounds like the title of a women's self help book!
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    Nobody wants to accept responsibility for their manfunctions anymore,I think you may be on to a new word
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

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    Dumb Dumb Bye Bye Thumb.
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    How do you lose a knuckle? Wouldn't you also lose what's attached south of that knuckle as well?
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    looks like he blew the top of his thumb off,and the only malfunction was in his gun handling,but it's so much better for his ego that he blame an inanimate object
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Dumb Dumb Bye Bye Thumb.
    Made me laugh...
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    Is it on you tube? I couldn't find it

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    It wasn't the gun's fault, his thumb attacked him, it was self defense!!
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    I think it was an operator "manfuction",the gun was just doing what it's designed to do,you know like blowing your thumb off if you put it in front of the muzzle and have your "Booger hook on the Bang switch!"
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    Y'all are all wrong! It was a motion sensor barrel. When something moves in front of it,it fires! Its the craze in the prepping world! Haha

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    manfunction: An unexpected event involving a piece of equipment being operated by a man when the man refuses to admit causing the event. "After I drank eight beers, the car manfunctioned and hit the light pole.
    "The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius

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    Two thumbs..I mean one thumb up.
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