Woman Has gun blow up in Face

Woman Has gun blow up in Face

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    I'm not familiar with a Talon T-200 9 MM but this gal had it blow up in her face while target shooting, video link in the RH corner.


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    Gun Explodes In Finleyville Woman's Face

    Reporting ~Ralph Iannotti ROSTRAVER (KDKA)

    ― Melissa Malone, 22, of Finleyville, required more than 50 stitches in her upper lip this week, after the gun she was shooting at a private shooting range in Rostraver exploded in her face.

    The Washington County woman is now warning people who might have the gun - a Talon T-200 9 MM pistol - to get rid of it, because she says the gun isn't safe.

    Malone tells KDKA-TV that she and several friends were at the firing range Wednesday afternoon.

    At first, she said the gun worked fine, then the slide on the gun cracked in half, and parts went flying.

    She thought she lost her whole cheek, before the ambulance came and got her.

    Malone says she still has a throbbing, stabbing pain in her mouth, like somebody took a knife, and went through her lip, and just cut it.

    Doctors hope to take the stitches out of her lip next week, then, she expects to have to undergo plastic surgery.

    We were unsuccessful tonight in trying to reach Talon, Inc., the company that manufactured the weapon.
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    You get what you pay for. That gun looks like a cheap POS, thanks for the warning Sheldon.

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    There are several other examples of Talons coming apart posted on the net. All of them look the same, the slides are broken right at the ejection port. When they are fired, the slide lets go and whacks you right in the face.

    If does look a little thin on the metal there. Looking at the grain structure, it appears that the slides are either cast, or they are some cheap pot metal.
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    Too little info.

    What type of ammo? +P, +P+? Reloads... Was the gun chambered for high end ammo?

    Used or new gun. Has it been cleaned...
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    Post They Sure Picked The Right Name For That Pistol

    Looks like this guy had an eagle sink some Talons right into his face.
    I can tell by looking at the pic that the slide is not steel.
    It's probably Zinc DieCast AKJA "Pot Metal"




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    I've seen'em. Never liked them from the first time I held one.
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    A Google search says they cost $150.00

    That says it all.
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    Glad this didn't change her mind and scare her off to shooting and owning a gun.
    Brave young lady!

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    Just goes to show that you get what you pay for.
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    im melissa

    yea you are true you get what you pay for but it wasnt my gun.

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    You'll put yer eye out kid!!!
    Thanks for the heads-up!
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    Well, Melissa, I certainly applaud the fact that you were at the range, but please work with better guns (or better friends who have better guns) in the future!
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    oh i have better guns believe me. noone in my family buys the ones. i just wanted to try it and that was a mistake..

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    Looks like my water pistol is built better than that Talon & yes that price says it all
    Thankfully melissa did'nt lose an eye over that, hopefully Talon ind. will drastically change their manufacturing process after these 2 incidents....
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