A graphic reminder about safety
This is a discussion on A graphic reminder about safety within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 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 ...
Post By atctimmy
Post By buckeye .45
June 29th, 2013 11:55 AM
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
June 29th, 2013 12:00 PM
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.
June 29th, 2013 12:01 PM
Wow, that was a serious kaboom.
Let's blame it on SIXTO.
Good reminder MAC. Thanks.
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June 29th, 2013 12:18 PM
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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June 29th, 2013 12:40 PM
That gives new meaning to..."You'll shoot your eye out!"
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June 29th, 2013 01:02 PM
"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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June 29th, 2013 01:11 PM
I hear that. One look from Sixto has been known to cause sphincter failure, so why not AR failure?
Originally Posted by atctimmy
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June 29th, 2013 04:36 PM
Safety should always be utmost in the minds of shooters. Glad n one was hurt.
June 29th, 2013 04:51 PM
Thanks for the post...we all need safety reminders!
June 29th, 2013 05:11 PM
It's vaporized brass that plated out on the steel. Someone had a serious overpressure event.
Is it possible it was just rusted all to hell?
June 29th, 2013 05:52 PM
Did the force destroy the magazine? Were there consecutive detonations?
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June 30th, 2013 10:55 AM
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.
Originally Posted by ConcealedinPA
June 30th, 2013 11:00 AM
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