Gun blew up in friends hand

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    Gun blew up in friends hand

    July of last year my long time friend was shooting his T85 ultra light .38 i sold him for a stupid ridiculous price.
    When it exploded, there were three of us there. I was to the right of the shooter (sean) and to the left of the other person there (pat). So Im in the middle. The gun explodes on the second shot ( I heard no squibb on the first), i get hit hard in the gut. Immediatly i yell " I just got shot!". What had happened was, the cylinder exploded in the revolver into two pieces. The piece the flew to the right, hit me harder than ive ever been hit before in the groin, right square in my belt. It bounce off my belt so hard that it hit Pat in his pants and cut a perfect right angle through his pants and boxers but did not cut his skin. Sean suffer the most when his hand came forward with the exploding gun and his thumb caught the crane assembly. He was in shock, taken to the hospital and barely has his thumb to tell the tale.
    In new at this, if pics dont come out right, please help me figure out how to do this. Pics include, damage to my belt, whats left of the pistol, and damage to my shirt
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    Wow. Glad you're ok. I hope your friend regains the use of the thumb. Now i'm going to cringe every time I pull the trigger. Scary.

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    Sorry for my poor grammar errors guys, typed too quick in that whole paragraph i suppose.
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    well, his thumb is like this. Take ur right them and where ur thumbnail begins, squish it flat as can be with no bone just thin filling. its really soft on the crater that is the pad of his thumb. its like ur touching chicken breast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    Sorry for my poor grammar errors guys, typed too quick in that whole paragraph i suppose.
    This ain't an English class, buddy.... I'm just glad you guys are OK :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    This ain't an English class, buddy.... I'm just glad you guys are OK :)
    i know i know, its just, i was born and raised speaking English, you would think id be able to spell and type too.
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    i know i know, its just, i was born and raised speaking English, you would think id be able to spell and type too.
    Thanks!
    At least you admit it. Save the abbreviations for texting, you have a real keyboard, and no one will take you seriously if you don't use things like capital letters and periods.

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    Hope everyone is ok. Does the T stand for Taurus?
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    That pic of your belt has me considering wearing a cup the next time I go to the range. It won't stop a direct shot, but it might stop a ricochet or a fragment.

    I hope Sean is doing better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Hope everyone is ok. Does the T stand for Taurus?
    Yes, it was a Taurus .38. pretty little pistol, gold plating on cyl release, hammer, trigger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    That pic of your belt has me considering wearing a cup the next time I go to the range. It won't stop a direct shot, but it might stop a ricochet or a fragment.

    I hope Sean is doing better.
    And yes, everyone is okay, it was a little higher than my manhood. about an inch high. But yes, it hit hard and had Sean been standing a little further forward...maybe, or holding the gun higher or lower....
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    That is a pretty nasty KB.... glad you guys made it out

    Did you guys contact Taurus yet?
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    No we didnt even think about it. whats KB stand for? Ka-Boom?
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    not sure id want another one of those... IMO
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    What ammo were you using?
    Was it a reloaded round?
    Was it a .38 round for sure, and If anyone of you have a .357, could it have been a .357 round?
    Lots of questions.
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