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Lost his thumb

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by trappermike, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    Pictures, proof? Did you see it?

    Just wondering.

    Mike
     
  2. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    That's nothing. Saw a guy shooting a 45 auto. One of the empties hit him in the head and knocked it clean off his shoulders! Fortunately, they were able to reattach it.
     
  3. bigbore613

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    eservice;1 S&W 460XVR Magnum

    460XVR I do not know who this was ,just copied the E-mail

    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 kn ow, 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 d idn'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 no w. 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.


    This is an example of how he was holding his revolver. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
    Was not me!
     
  4. bigbore613

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    Nasty!!!!!!!
     
  6. bigbore613

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    No, it wasn't me, LOL. Jeff
     
  7. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    I APOLOGIZE!!! I shouldn't have ask for proof or pictures. Anyone want what is left of my lunch? Best of luck to who ever was injured.

    No Appetite Mike
     
  8. nipper

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    Im glad a doctor can tell what is going on there and how to fix it,no wonder they make big bucks.

    Bill
     
  9. kelly andersen

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    Keep a very careful eye on your barrel, especially the throat, there has been alot of trouble with throat wear on them, I got rid of mine and went to a super redhawk in 454. Much more fun gun to shoot. Hope your hand heals up alright.
     
  10. AJ100

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    Had to see pics HUH?

    You thought somebody would make that up?

    Don't be surprised when S&W comes out with a warning engraved on the side of the frame. Just like Ruger did when they started stamping a whole friggin paragraph on the barrels of their revolvers.

    Some lawyer would have a field day with this one.

    Hope everything works out OK for this guy.

    AJ100
     
  11. admiral Art

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    satisfied?
     
  12. WarEagle2017

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    This is why I NEVER SHOOT my guns between my legs Like the cowboys sometime do .. LOL
     
  13. halfmile

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    Reminds me of Ruger 357 Maximums, flame cutting the top strap and making the gun unsafe.

    No more Maximums.

    HM
     
  14. bill1949

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    Saw a fellow shoot a revolver Creedmore style and burn a hole in his jeans leg, never saw any serious injuries like above...Bill
     
  15. admiral Art

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    The bobcat was okay after he stopped laughing.
     
  16. superxjeff

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    Great story and a neat picture. I still don't believe it.Jeff
     
  17. kelly andersen

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    I guess if you shoot a handgun with that kind of hold, you have it coming. Theyre lucky it come up and add a black eye to it also.
     
  18. timb99

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    Hope he finds his lost thumb. Those things are hard to replace.
     
  19. Maner

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    You guys that are doubters better take this seriously.
    The high pressures escaping between the cyl and the barrel on these big bore
    pistols will cut your finger off.The 454 casull owners manual actually warns of this danger. I have heard that there is a video of a woman shooting a casull
    somewhere that shows it happening. I think the pressures are greater when the
    gap is smaller on well made pistols. Marvin
     
  20. foghorn220

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    I bet if you saw the flash at night coming at you then you might mess in your pant's.



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