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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/27/2006 9:22:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 9:23:09 AM EST by ChickenKiller]
Yesterday someone was shooting their Ruger .22 pistol and was in an awkard position shooting with their right hand from behind a barrier to the left. Well I used my they used their left hand to steady things up a bit and wasn't paying attention to where their thumb was.

Anyway it removed about an 1/8 of an inch of their left thumb nail all the way to the meat in a neat little triangel design. The tip of the slide caught it. The guy said it hurt too...... I wouldn't know

This dude shoots all the time, always uses the upmost care in being safe, but was so focused on the target he got careless and paid a samll but painful price. He will be ok, the pistol is ok, and the target was terminated.

I am sure that he isn't the only one this had happend too, cause I can feel my thumb hurt just talking about it
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:26:18 AM EST
Yeah, it's happened to me before. Not the thumbnail thing, thank christ, but I was dumb enough to have my thumb raised up right behind the slide (I can't remember which one, actually) as I fired. The thumb and part of my hand got nice and numb.

Didn't even know it was bleeding until I noticed there was blood all over the steering wheel half-way to my house.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:30:24 AM EST
I also know a guy that did the same thing, but rather the thumb nail it was the flesh part. Boy did it hurt, err, boy it looked like it hurt.
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