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Obvious violation of safety rules. Warning! not pretty!

If your squeamish, dont look. This is what happens when we violate gun safety rules. Found this on calguns.net. I didn't post this to be a jerk but to make the point that it's not novices that have gun accidents but experienced shooters. Familiarity breeds contempt. I can assure you it will be in the back of my mind when next I handle my guns. Let's not let someone else's hard won lesson be wasted on us. I don't know the circumstances behind this nor the condition of the owner of the foot. How it happened I do not know. What happened is painfully obvious. This was a 45 auto vs tennis shoe. Tennis shoe lost. Please be safe all.

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There is information now that this may have been the result of someone placing the muzzle of their shotgun on their foot as I have seen done at skeet and trap ranges by even experienced knoweledgable shooters. If I find out I will update. .

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A friend sent me this at the beginning of the week. It showed the guy with a shot gun. sad
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I don't think there's any way that was a shotgun, personally. .45 auto I would believe. Looks like his big toe is still intact. That guy is extremely lucky. Lord Almighty I bet that hurt!

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I believe the shotgun scenario. The shoe has obvious powder burns around the hole from muzzle blast, indicating the barrel was in contact with the shoe at the time of discharge. Based on the size of the hole, I'd guess a .410 or maybe 28 gauge. I don't think it's big enough for anything larger.

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I figured that was blood around the hole in the shoe. Kinda looks like powder burns, though.

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One way or another there's one guy that will be more careful from now on. I wouldn't wish something like that on my worst enemy but it's a good example to us all why we can't get careless. At least he has his life and his foot. I'd like to see Ken Davis' opinion on the wound and if the toe is saveable or not. Whatever, I wish the poor guy well. He paid the price already for his mistake.

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When I was in Afghanistan we had a guy put a round in his foot while clearing his weapon at the clearing barrel. He was only a couple days from going home, and got delayed a few days due to his wound. He was lucky -- for one thing, it was a 5.56 round, and for another, it went through the web between the toes.

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I saw a wound on a guy who shot himself in the foot with a .22LR. You might think it would have beed just a tiny hole through and through. Yes a tiny hole on top, but unfortunatley for him he was bare foot and standing on concrete. The bottom of his foot had a hole the size like in the photos of the foot in the pictures above. How would that happen some might ask? It's just a result of what happens when a bullet hits concrete, they both shatter and send particles everywhere under the foot. I've alway been one to believe that when on concrete, never keep your muzzle pointed down, always up in the air, only if that is a safe direction. Bottom line is, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

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