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Accidents

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Vic Vinegar, May 28, 2020.

  1. RagnarHairybreeks

    RagnarHairybreeks Keyboard Hero

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    I've still managed to do some pretty stupid things as a boy. Some of which could easily have broken me off at the ankles. Don't class myself as any of your censored bits though (degree in physics from Imperial)
     
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    Tom A Posting Addict

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    I used to grind black powder to make my own fireworks. Still have a full set of fingers, though.
     
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    lee71 Engaging Member

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    Probably gave us a degree in life. :cool:
     
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    I find the idea of Airsoft shooting slightly disturbing having been taught not to point a gun at anyone!
     
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    Cant take would be steven segull,s seriously at all ,after 9 years doing the real job the wannabe ramsbottom rambo,s make i laugh
     
  6. Blackmax

    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    Crikey BB, I’m not taking the pi$$ out of you again! :confused:
     
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  7. Guloluseus

    Guloluseus I break kit kats regularly :)

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    as far as airguns go, I refuse to comment :)
    Shotguns- got shot in the hand when I was about 12, 14 and made a couple quid as a beater (and it WAS a couple quid..). drive went up to a small cliff, and we always had to go right up to it to get the pheasants to fly. Looked down, gun about 20 yards in from me, and bam.. right in the hand. Rather well known personage so I was told to shut my trap :)

    Second time was when I was crossing from China to N Korea -boundary runs along a river, and a few places it veers off, in this one there were stepping stones you could walk over if you had long legs. I got as far as the middle, and the NK guards fired a few rounds off at me. Apparently they do it for fun, and aim to miss, but one hit a rock and the ricochet caused me a bit of pain. Apparently I jumped from the middle to the edge in a single bound, everyone around p****d themselves laughing, and the NK guards demanded fags and money or they'd do it again. They got their fags and money, I got field treated by the girlfriend at the time, which consisted of a few stitches, a dressing, and being told to man up it could have been worse.
    Apart from that, and spending a week in hospital with a severe case of cellulitis, it was quite a nice trip.
     
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    FPoole Posting Addict

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    My wife's baby brother had a Benjamin 340 smooth bore and it was pretty powerful with BB's. He pumped it 10 times and let his pal try it. The pal shot him in one side of his calf. When they went to the ER, the doctor made a small slit, on the other side of his leg and popped the BB out. They used a long needle with some twine that was saturated with some sort of medicine and pulled it through his calf, leaving a bit out each side. He went back in 2 days and the doctor got hold of the twine and yanked it out.
     
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    1. Mate and I target shooting in back garden, 2 lanes, him with open sighted pistol and me with my old Gamo springer with scope. We were both about 12 and I was less safety conscious then. I was zoomed all the way in and not paying attention to him and he Clearly wasn’t paying attention to me. He decided to change his target and for some reason, having done so walked back past my target.. As I pulled the trigger I remember seeing his foot come into view right in my sight behind the paper target. Shot him right on the ankle from about 12 yards.. he was not happy... thank . he was wearing a pair of those bloody awful 80’s padded basket ball boots with all the padding round the ankle ... our mums never got told lol.

    2. not paying attention whilst discharging schmuley ( parachute ) flare whilst on exercise.. wasn’t holding it above my head, nope I was holding it by my waist wasn’t i ? And looking down. Took my cap off ( and quite a lot of my eye brows ) when it hit the bill on its way past my face. My mate swears he heard me shouting words to the effect of “ gosh that was a very silly thing to do “ over 2 blank firing LSWs from about 50m away.

    3. Mostly recently managed to Taze myself at work whilst reloading in a hurry without deactivating the unit before bringing the new cartridge up to load

    4. .... pending
     
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  10. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    I don’t see the slightest relevance of “ a degree” ?

    a piece of paper from a school does not create a good person ... (Far from it in some cases!)

    or indeed one who does not get kicks out of shooting friends in the butt with an airgun :laff:
     
  11. Guloluseus

    Guloluseus I break kit kats regularly :)

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    Maybe.. but it would be nice to have a couple:)

    And I've got a CSE in french (ooer!)
     
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    Hit by a spent 7.62 round whilst working on the butts in 1981 thanx to a moronic chef who was as blind as a bat very painful and very lucky. I can say it was even more painful for said chef who after check fire unload was called was hit by a speeding slightly knackered upset young chap who had sprinted 300 meters with a fair bit of claret p*****g down his face screaming alternately medic/I’m going to sodding kill him.
     
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  13. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    Saw a very gobby young man end his military career abruptly with an L1A1 on firing range

    he was warned by the gunnery sergeant about holding the rear open sight too close to his eye.

    Oh no... he’d been an army cadet so knew better....:facepalm:

    burst his eyeball open...
    blood and jelly hanging out of the socket

    NOT nice :eek::eek::eek::(
     
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  14. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    One of the most decent human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing was a street sweeper in Looe...

    chap can’t read or write....

    But he has degrees in the three most vital human qualities ....

    humility... honesty... compassion

    worth more than any paper qualification you could possess :thumb:
     
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  15. Mike.lewis

    Mike.lewis Very Active

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    I wasn't allowed to play with the other kids when they played that game with the gats - I asked my dad for a gat gun and he said no they're crap and got me a webley tempest instead.
    They wouldn't let me play the cowboy quick draw duels either.
     
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  16. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    My old man, as said, was a hard case copper... and not the fluffiest of bunnies with me shall we say... :(

    he begrudgingly allowed me to own an air pistol in 1975... bsa scorpion

    a number of years later (Can’t remember when but I was in secondary school) I had a battered webley Vulcan that I got my hands on from somewhere...

    all was good and I was shooting out on some farmland bordering the canal ... I had permission from farmer... had asked him at his farmhouse weeks previously

    anyway, long story short... an old fart walking his dog along canal had spotted me over the fence and reported me as ‘ a maniac with a shotgun’ to a young beat copper he passed when back on the street...

    copper came running, saw me plinking in woods and confiscated my airgun... because of a public complaint

    my father was obviously very angry and embarrassed about this considering his position....
    I got a couple of hard ‘pokes’ and he smashed my rifle to bits by slamming it into the house wall in a rage

    very unfair as I’d genuinely done nothing wrong .... :(

    No... I don’t hold many warm memories of daddy...

    I ended up buying myself another second hand rifle a few weeks later after my mother talked him around
     
  17. Teuchter Boy

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    I once helped shoot down a low flying Tornado, or at least that is what me and my 11 year old pal thought after he shot at it with a Webley Excel in 22 and it took off through the mountain with a contrail or engine exhaust making us think we had scored a hit. Confession to my dad evoked no relief as he claimed to have spoken to the RAF and the pellet hole had caused damage but the pilot managed to land safely, que several days of hauling peats over the hills as punishment. No lesson was learnt as two weeks later karma got its revenge as we both shot each other through our wellies whilst eel hunting in the river with the Tornado killer. Funtimes.
     
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    Not an accident, but years back my (somewhat mentally unbalanced) mate deliberately fired a rolled-up piece of wet paper at another mate. Hit him in the cheek from about 15ft, a pretty good shot all things considered.
     
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    timmytree Pro Poster

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    Some of you lot shouldn't be allowed to handle a teaspoon without supervison. :D
     
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    The other shooting each other game we used to play was with the toy guns with rubber darts with a suction cup on them, until we worked out that the plastic darts with a small rubber bit on the end were better - especially when you removed the rubber bit and used a pencil sharpener to make it pointy
     
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