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    A saw a guy get cut (nastily, actually) by a wayward fragment of jacket when we were shooting at steel plates at 15-20 yards. I think we were shooting JHP, but there was some FMJ in the mix, too...


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    one of my friends who is a LEO was shooting with one of his friends and got hit by a bullet that bounced back at an indoor range. He never shoots without his vest now. The bullet put a scrape along his ribcage if I rember right.

    I had a guy at the range a few months ago walk out to check his target without checking the line to make sure things were ok. It was just the two of us and I think he had become used to walking out before I got there. I was rip s..t about it. I had put a clip in and released the slide and was raising the gun to shoot when he just walked out to check his targets. Idiot! I could have shot him.

    He did not even realize he did something wrong.
    Erg!
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    Bullets bouncing back happens a lot more than many realize, esp in a poorly maintained or designed range.

    I was a student in a SWAT/CQB class a few years ago, and I caught a 9mm fragment in my hand. It lodged in my left hand, in between my ring finger and little finger, about destroying the little fingers first knuckle. Just had the last repair surgery done this summer, all back to normal. If I hadn't been shooting at the time, my hand would not have been in the way, and it would have caught me in the neck.

    Needless to say, I refuse to use that pos range anymore, and refuse to go to poorly maintained public ranges. A good one is hard to find.

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    Shooting Sports is on Dale Mabry not to far from that place. you should give them a shot(no pun intended).
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