A graphic reminder about safety

A graphic reminder about safety

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    A graphic reminder about safety

    I wanted to share this graphic reminder of why taking basic safety precautions is critical in our hobby/sport.

    Don't worry, it's not gross. But if you're an AR lover, it might bring a tear to your eye.

    The importance of eye protection | The Bang Switch
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    The safety rules are there for a reason, and eye and hearing protection is one of them. When we hear about people being harmed while shooting it is almost always because someone didn't follow one of the safety rules. Follow them each and every time.

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    Wow, that was a serious kaboom.
    Let's blame it on SIXTO.




    Good reminder MAC. Thanks.
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    That will ruin a day for sure.

    I saw a 1911 last weekend that had had a catastrophic failure.

    Short version of the story: Owner had picked up "his" ejected round after an idpa stage. And it turns out that a .40 can get stuck in a .45 barrel right ahead of the chamber. So when you tap, rack, and bang an ACP into the back of a live .40 round obstructing the bore, bang becomes KABOOM.

    People need to pay attention to what they are doing.
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    That gives new meaning to..."You'll shoot your eye out!"
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    "Are YOU ready for a zombie attack?" Apparently not...

    I'm no AR expert, but that metal looks awfully red, even where the crack in the chamber exposed metal for the first time. Is it possible it was just rusted all to hell? Or had a crack developing for a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Wow, that was a serious kaboom.
    Let's blame it on SIXTO.
    I hear that. One look from Sixto has been known to cause sphincter failure, so why not AR failure?
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    Safety should always be utmost in the minds of shooters. Glad n one was hurt.

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    Thanks for the post...we all need safety reminders!

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    Is it possible it was just rusted all to hell?
    It's vaporized brass that plated out on the steel. Someone had a serious overpressure event.

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    Did the force destroy the magazine? Were there consecutive detonations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConcealedinPA View Post
    Did the force destroy the magazine? Were there consecutive detonations?
    The mag was destroyed. I suspect gases from the bolt carrier splitting were directed downwards. The owner brought in the rest of the unfired rounds that he picked up from the ground.
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