Pictures Of KABOOMED Guns

KABOOM. Proof that you need to pay attention when you shoot:

Not only when you’re shooting, but also to the general state of the firearm since you last shot it (if its been a while).  It only takes a couple seconds to give it a quick once over, and could save you a lot of pain.

I hope a lot of the pictures in the video, didn’t end up hurting people as bad as one think when you see something like that. The pictures of the injuries we do see in the video definitely are not pretty.

AR-15-Kaboom-1Thoughts?  Anyone have any shooting injuries they sustained, which could have easily been prevented?

Hat tip: Krystian

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Jeep April 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

What the damn hell?
What can in hell can cause such explosions? Only a kind of obstruction in the barrel/at the entrance of the chamber? Or can it be a construction flaw?

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Tito April 17, 2014 at 04:55 am

Well, the split barrel ones are probably a barrel obstruction. The blown chamber ones are probably double powder charged case, failure to go to full battery, defective chamber, etc. or these could all just be bush’s fault.

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devon April 17, 2014 at 05:29 am

I can add a dozen or so attributed purely to reloads

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Scott April 17, 2014 at 05:49 am

The only thing we have to fear, is the squib itself.

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277Volt April 17, 2014 at 08:38 am

That poor, poor Anaconda.

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Jeep April 17, 2014 at 08:51 am

And except a Garand finger once, no injury to report…

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santi April 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

damn, this is going to give me a uneasy feeling all day. That photo of the guy who lost a few digits. ugh. I will only buy the best quality ammo.

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jim bob April 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

Kaboom? Thanks G̶l̶o̶c̶k̶ Obama

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Tito April 17, 2014 at 11:52 am

Never woulda happened if they were wearing holder’s magic bracelet.

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Justin April 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

The first pheasant trip I went on with my dad after going through hunters safe, I asked him how does he check his 870. He goes to show me how by opening the action and after making sure it was empty looked down the barrel. He then goes and gets some tools and removes a rock halfway down the barrel. The gun had sat in his closet (back before everyone had gun safes and kids known not to handle the guns without permission) since the year before. I learned to always check the barrel before taking a gun out to shoot.

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Mattv2099 April 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I had a squib on the sks. Fortunately nothing bad happened

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overkill556x45 April 17, 2014 at 06:57 pm

Some idiot (me) once forgot to check the powder charge on my .38 wadcutters and got a squib in my custom 5-screw Model 10. Thank god they were target loads with lead bullets or my precious would have been toast.

Handloads and Garands have a history of Kaboom! Handloads are probably the root of about 75% of kabooms. Barrel obstructions make most of the rest. I’ve seen one RRA ar15 kaboom because of firing out of battery, and four AK47s kaboom in Afghanistan– three were squibs on full auto, the other one was a noodle-scratcher. Possibly a factory double-charge.

The bottom line is WEAR YOUR PPE! I shot without safety glasses for years. Not anymore. I have lots of cheap DeWalt clears in my shooting bags and am ordering a set of Smith Aegis. Gloves don’t hurt either, though I don’t like them all the time. Pay attention. If it doesn’t sound right or feel right, by all means, take a look!

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PJ April 17, 2014 at 07:44 pm

My dad had a kaboom with a 20 gauge 1100 while bird hunting. Messed his hearing up for about a month and put a few pieces of receiver and loading gate into his arm (nothing serious, he pulled them out). Remington took a look at it said it must have been an over loaded shell. I think they were Winchester pheasant loads. Still has the gun. It was the first time he’d taken it out.

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Andy Wolf April 17, 2014 at 08:27 pm

I had a breach round that squibbed during training. The follow up shot blew my face open like a Covenant Elite.

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Therealcombatwombat April 18, 2014 at 06:55 am

My m and p blew up. Smith said it was the ammo. I really wasn’t hurt but I did go to the ER to have some metal and plastic pulled out of my hand and a tetanus shot. If id had gloves on I may have been completely unscathed other than a small piece that hit me in the face right below my glasses.

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Jayson April 21, 2014 at 04:59 am

see wombat, that’s why you need to stick with glorious Glock . :D

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tom April 20, 2014 at 04:13 pm

I failed to id a failure to fire as a squib once on a Remington 870 while shooting slugs- thought it was a misfire, it was a squib I was lucky that it was only a thousand dollar mistake. $300 for the shotgun and $700 for the ER to take wood and meal shrapnel out of my left hand. Luckily no permanent nerve damage and thank you Got that the guy next to me wasn’t hurt by the kaboom. All could have been avoided had I examined the ‘misfire’ I racked out of the chamber to fire another – the mouth of the shotgun shell was blown out meaning there was a slug blocking the barrel. Be careful – this stuff does actually happen!

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tom April 20, 2014 at 04:14 pm

Excuse me that’s ‘thank you God’ frickin tablet autocorrect. ‘Metal’ shrapnel not ‘meal’ shrapnel.

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Jayson April 20, 2014 at 07:35 pm

boy, not many AK type rifles in that slideshow :)
Lots of AR’s though……..

I have a huge kaboom pic dir, forget where i got it. Definitely a reminder to CLEAN and FLIGHT CHECK your weapons before each outing!!

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dgdimick April 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

Sure was a lot of Glocks in there.

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