S & W suit over 460 magnum (Merged)

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    Let's give the guy a break. I vote for awarding him 1 cent in damages, and making him pay his own attorney fees and court cost!
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    Possibly, S&W could be held responsible for not ensuring that all purchasers of their firearms are literate. From their revolver owner's manual:
    WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THE AREA BETWEEN THE CYLINDER AND THE BARREL DURING FIRING. PARTICLES AND HOT GAS WILL BE FORCED OUT FROM BETWEEN THE BARREL AND CYLINDER IN ANY REVOLVER DURING NORMAL USE.
    FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING WILL CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

    I hope this idiot loses and that he is held responsible for S&W's legal fees in defending.

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    What a retard!
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    Maybe its because its 3am and I am not thinking straight, but for the life of be I cant figure out how he got his thumb anywhere near the cylinder gap. Unless he did something very stupid like rest the gun forward of the trigger in is non shooting hand. In which case he needs to be taken out of the gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    He should sue his daddy for not giving him any smarts, or his momma for drinking while pregnant.


    Thats just plain wrong SIXTO.

    Somehow I have learned not to put my hand close to the gap and still have both of my thumbs. If you are going to buy such a powerful handgun (or any for that matter), maybe you should familiarize yourself with proper operating procedures.
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    It sounds like he rested the gun in the cup of his hand in front of the trigger guard like some people may grip an AR15 in front of the magwell,onle his thumb was covering the space in front of cylinder until he pulled the trigger and then it wasn't
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    The suit asserts that S&W should have had the foresight to “design away” the risk of harm posed by “... the extraordinarily powerful gases expelled through the barrel-cylinder gap ...”
    Hm. Maybe S&W should have been issued an exception to the laws of physics. That'd do it.

    I have yet to get hit by gases escaping sideways through the generous cylinder gap on any revolver. Unless a funnel to the fingers were part of the design, it seems quite a stretch to suggest that S&W failed in some way. So long as the hands are on the grip, I think it's simply impossible to be a casualty of the escaping gases.

    My call, based on the write-up: operator error. We'll see if a jury of peers can see this.

    Similar (or even same) situation: click.
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    ...and if you refuse to sell a product to stupid people, you'd be sued for discrimination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post

    Similar (or even same) situation: click.
    Thank you for posting this link!

    To date I have been stumped as to how these people are blowing their fingers off.
    Even the hot dog video was for me difficult to understand as I was thinking who the heck has fingers that long...and why would they hold any gun in that manner.

    But now upon seeing your link and specifically this image...



    ...It's now to me crystal clear.

    Why would anyone think to hold a revolver in specific with such a hold?
    That is completely unnatural a hold for a revolver in specific.

    Well anyway I'm now firmly in the 'operator error' camp along with others.
    I won't refer to those unfortunates who were injured as being morons or such. More so they were just victims of their own ignorance, and lack of uncommon sense. :|

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    My opinion is that he isn't an idiot fro doing it as much as thinking that it is someone else's fault. I know that he is just after money but the whole situation of wanting to hunt deer with a pistol because he saw it on TV just compounds everything into the idiot category.

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    Of course, he will be paid for being STUPID! And we will be the ones paying for it by higher prices for their product.
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    +1 FN

    As well per his post at AR15.com he's by his own statement a long time gunny but in this case he'd only put 12 rounds through the gun prior to taking a brand new unfamiliar to him gun out into the field to apply toward a hunt. He wasn't even familiar with the ammunition and it's capabilities.

    One thing is not like the other.
    Idiot category indeed.

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    I wonder if he hit the deer he was shooting at?? lol!!!!
    If not the deer probably fell over laughing his rack off!!!
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    Wow. I'm not even a revolver guy, and I know to keep your fingers clear of the cylinder gap.

    On a positive note, I'd like to see the Mythbusters test this. That's some good television!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    He should sue his daddy for not giving him any smarts, or his momma for drinking while pregnant.

    Nice way of saying my thoughts on this one.
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