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    Well, I was walking into the post office the other day, to send my first Cobra payment by Priority Mail, when my usual clumsiness came into play. Just outside of the building, my foot caught on something, and I tripped. For some reason I was not able to bring my arms up, and I did a face plant right on the sidewalk. While it hurt a bit, I was otherwise ok. I finished my business, and as I left, I noticed that I had scratched the heck out of my glasses. So, before I could go home, I ha to go to Lenscrafters , otherwise I would have a pretty bad headache before long. Since I haven't had a refraction in 5 years, I needed an eye exam before I could buy new glasses, or even get replacement lenses. Fortunately, I was able to get a walk in appointment, and $600 later, I left with a new prescription, a pair of glasses, and another pair on order. I looked in the mirror when I got home. it didn't look that bad. However, after a night's sleep, it was quite different- I now have a huge black eye, both upper and lower lid, along with the area under the lower lid, and a large bruise on my chin. They're sore, but otherwise they aren't too painful. But I looked like I just lost a boxing match. Well, 10-14 days, and I'll be back to normal. I'm not sure that I want to go on a job interview like this!

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    Sorry about the accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery. You can always say......you should see the other guy........
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    Yep, the other guy, but in my case the "other guy" is a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II.
    Shooting at the range yesterday I had some nasty cracks in the forehead from the empties flying out rearward from the ejector. Out of 75 round, 9 of them made contact. One was a doozie along with a comma shaped scratch I have a peanut sized welt over my left eyebrow. It's starting to get colorful, shades of purple green and yellow, but oddly enough, no discomfort or pain, it just looks nasty. Next trip to the range I'll be wearing a ball cap.
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    Sorry, Squawker. Nothing like being kicked while you're already down! My condolences on the cobra payment too. I'm glad it wasn't any worse for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Shooting at the range yesterday I had some nasty cracks in the forehead from the empties flying out rearward from the ejector. Out of 75 round, 9 of them made contact.
    If this is your carry gun , you need to get it tuned. Brass in the face or head isn't gonna help if you get in a defensive situation.
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    wow...that's rough Squawker...hope you get back to looking normal soon!
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    Squawker,
    Tough break - I've come in with cuts and bruises and have still be encouraged to embelish the story. Apparently taking a hockey skate to the neck during a game isn't "manly" enough. Good luck with whatever scenario you concoct!


    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Yep, the other guy, but in my case the "other guy" is a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II.
    Shooting at the range yesterday I had some nasty cracks in the forehead from the empties flying out rearward from the ejector. Out of 75 round, 9 of them made contact. One was a doozie along with a comma shaped scratch I have a peanut sized welt over my left eyebrow. It's starting to get colorful, shades of purple green and yellow, but oddly enough, no discomfort or pain, it just looks nasty. Next trip to the range I'll be wearing a ball cap.
    Thanks Rugergirl! I had seen a GREAT deal on a Kimber Crimson Carry that I passed up and had kicked myself now and then for it. With my forehead thanking me, I'm much more comfortable with my decision. (Well, my wallet and wife agree too, so that helps.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Yep, the other guy, but in my case the "other guy" is a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II.
    Shooting at the range yesterday I had some nasty cracks in the forehead from the empties flying out rearward from the ejector. Out of 75 round, 9 of them made contact. One was a doozie along with a comma shaped scratch I have a peanut sized welt over my left eyebrow. It's starting to get colorful, shades of purple green and yellow, but oddly enough, no discomfort or pain, it just looks nasty. Next trip to the range I'll be wearing a ball cap.
    Yep. I always wear a ball cap and make sure my shirt is pulled tight around my neck. Don't want that hot brass going down your shirt/blouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    I just knew sombody would post that!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    Trust me, my face isn't something that you want to look at with or without bruises!

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    USPS congeniality and a free facial. No wonder I use FedEx/Kinko's instead.

    Sorry to hear about your faceplant. We've all done it. At least you got the "t-shirt" (glasses scratched to oblivion), as proof.
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    That ain't so bad,every time I go to the post office they have a decorative brick wall out front that has been run into and had to be repaired more times than I can count,It's always decorated in yellow caution tape.bad thing is it's 10 feet behind the parking curb by the Entrance,lucky somebody ain't been run over yet
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