How NOT to hold a revolver!!!!!GRAPHIC

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by Hoyt1986, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Hoyt1986

    Hoyt1986 GIT R-DONE!!!!!!

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    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.
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    yep...That's gonna leave a mark.


    Hopefully a valueable lesson was learned.
     

  3. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    wow... that had to hurt!
     
  4. HCAman

    HCAman New Member

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    :puke: :yuck: That isn't right!!!:yuck: :puke:
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Oh my gosh, I think I'm gonna be ill.:eek: :yuck: :puke: :banplease:
     
  6. RxBowhunterKS

    RxBowhunterKS Paddle in water

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    That's really ugly! :scared:
     
  7. Hoyt1986

    Hoyt1986 GIT R-DONE!!!!!!

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    How is this a issue with banning?!?!?!?!?! It is a true event that could happen to anyone who isnt careful!!!!!!!!!!! :frusty: :frusty:
     
  8. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    yeah thats pretty stupid... :doh:
     
  9. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    Oooooowwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    good visual aid my 9 year old daughter is studying for her hunter ed card showed this to her now she under stands what can happen by improper gun handling
     
  11. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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    I know a ton of folks who should take a peak at that picture. Scary thing is I used to gun hunt with a few of 'em
     
  12. Hoyt1986

    Hoyt1986 GIT R-DONE!!!!!!

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    YEP if you ganna be stupid you gatta be tough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:doh:
     
  13. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    I wouldn't take that hand position with a .22 revolver, let alone a .460. Hope he recovers,(hope he learns from this mistake) He has a long road to recovery.
     
  14. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I hope that he learned something:doh:
     
  15. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    at leasr he won't have ta worry bout gripping a bow to tight:laugh:
     
  16. Sniper

    Sniper Senior Member

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    How anybody who ever shot a pistol would ever hold one like that I have no idea.
    How anyone who never shot a pistol would be allowed to hold one like that, with even the most cursory supervision, I have no idea
    What was this tard doing when he bought a .460, when he had no business with a .22 short?
    I hope this knucklehead never holds a pistol again. He is a menace to self and others. It's not a issue of "Too much Gun", it's a issue of "Does he wear a crash helmet 24/7, and did he ride to school on the short bus?"
    It's not a issue of being careful with .460's. This guy shouldn't hold a cap pistol.
    Obama wants him to be able to sue the gun and ammo manufacturer.
    Somebody should pay, right?
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
  17. jessetjames

    jessetjames Junior Member

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    dang. justs make u think of how dangerous guns are.
     
  18. Tenspot

    Tenspot New Member

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    Most Revolvers have a .007" gap between the cylinder and barrel, more than enough for high pressure hot gas to come out.


    In the early 90's I was shooting 44 and learned a lesson. I was shooting off a bench with cloth lead shot bags as a rest, resting the bottom of the barrel on teh shot bags, by the 3rd shot, the cloth on the bags was burning / smoldering!!!!
     
  19. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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    I actually laughed.....:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Is there something wrong with me? :noidea: