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Posted: 6/14/2009 3:26:49 PM EST
I forget which pistol it was, but in the thread he had pics of his thumb and the pistol and he was wanting to sue the gun maker....



Anyone remember this one? Need help looking for it.

(yes I tried searching, but not sure what the title was)


Gene
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:39:24 PM EST
sorry dont know the thread, but did you see the episode mythbusterts did on it?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:40:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
sorry dont know the thread, but did you see the episode mythbusterts did on it?



No, but I'm betting they did that episode after reading the thread on here..
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:43:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:45:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
sorry dont know the thread, but did you see the episode mythbusterts did on it?



No, but I'm betting they did that episode after reading the thread on here..

After watching the show, I would agree.

Apparently a couple of members of Mythbusters staff are members here. During some Mythbusters episodes you can see BFL stickers on the vehicles in the background.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:47:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
sorry dont know the thread, but did you see the episode mythbusterts did on it?



No, but I'm betting they did that episode after reading the thread on here..


haha, its quite possible


after a quick google search here is what i turned up


http://www.3dshoots.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12910

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:56:14 PM EST
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:58:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene

quoting from the post on the other board, it seems that it was

An email I recieved today:

A St. Louis, Missouri guy on my AR-15 forum had a bad accident with
his S&W 460XVR Magnum yesterday. He was shooting with a two handed hold and got his left thumb up near the lower front of the cylinder. The
normal (powerful) gasses blowing out at the barrel/cylinder gap ripped the
top of his left thumb off. I've added some of his posts &some pics. No joke, about 1/2 of my left thumb is gone ... what's left is a
friggin mess.It's pretty hard to type, and I'm only posting because you never
know, it
might save somebody else a thumb. I was using a 2-handed grip, fired
off
a Cor-Bon DPX .460 and the blast came violently out the side of the
gun.At first my thumb was so covered in blood that I couldn't see how bad
it was ... and I was full of adrenaline and felt no pain. And honestly
it looked really bad, my whole hand was covered in blood and it was
kinda gushing.
The blown-off thumb was on my support hand. I'll re-create the grip
tomorrow to see where my thumb was, but it's not like I didn't
already
know not to get any body part near the cylinder gap. And even if I
totally screwed up and did, taking my thumb clean off seems a bit
excessive?
Just be careful with those 460's. That case operates at such high
pressure, it's just asking for trouble.
BTW, I bought my 460 new and had exactly 12 rounds through it. Info
about
the gun, it's a full-size 460 with the 8 3/4' barrel and factory
installed compensator. It's one of the Whitetails Unlimited models.
Ammo was 200gr Cor-Bon DPX.
The gun only had 12 or 13 rounds of the Cor-Bon through it, and 10
.45 Long Colt rounds through it. So it was essentially still brand new.
Saw a hand specialist while there today. Lots of ways to try and save
what's left, but first I just have to hope it doesn't get infected in
the
next few days ... then surgery early next week.
The hand specialist I spent a few hours with last night said that in
gunshot wounds there is always a lot more damage than is first
visible
... same with things like fireworks going off in your hand. A lot
more
flesh around the wound is dead, and will rot and fall off over the
next couple days. That's why it's so important to keep clean, and that's
also why they can't do surgery now. If they wrapped new skin over dead
skin it would just puss out, possibly turn gang-green, and they'd have to start
all over again.



Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:59:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene


It was, there is a thread in the archives if you dig deep enough. I forget what I searched for. The pictures are gone from the thread though, he posted them later in the thread.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:00:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By 230grains:
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene


It was, there is a thread in the archives if you dig deep enough. I forget what I searched for. The pictures are gone from the thread though, he posted them later in the thread.
found it


http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=664580

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:01:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene

It was.... He was going to sue, and everyone told him he was a dumb ass....
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:32:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By iluvguns:

Originally Posted By 230grains:
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene


It was, there is a thread in the archives if you dig deep enough. I forget what I searched for. The pictures are gone from the thread though, he posted them later in the thread.
found it


http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=664580





Thanks guys. I was relaying the story to a friend, but forgot which pistol it was.

Too bad the pics are gone from the thread.


Appreciate the help,


Gene
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:51:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:

Originally Posted By 230grains:
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
I'm about 99% sure it was a member here that did it...

Gene


It was, there is a thread in the archives if you dig deep enough. I forget what I searched for. The pictures are gone from the thread though, he posted them later in the thread.
found it


http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=664580





Thanks guys. I was relaying the story to a friend, but forgot which pistol it was.

Too bad the pics are gone from the thread.


Appreciate the help,


Gene


The photos are on page 8 and 9 of that thread.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:12:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 3:17:01 AM EST by hkmp5s]
I would love to be on that jury. What a dumb ass.

ETA:http://www.esharethis.com/content.asp?CatID=31&ContentID=3129

link with pictures
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:36:40 AM EST
LOL...

That dude was a chump. IIRC he insisted he was a seasoned pistol shooter...





Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:46:34 AM EST
That's gonna leave a scar...
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