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The 39-year-old victim was walking down the street when he realized he had been shot. The bullet knocked a tooth out, but did not penetrate the man’s mouth and he was able to spit the bullet out, Kubiak said.

Full Story – HERE

I wonder what caliber it was, and it the shot was intended for him, or if he caught a ricochet?

The .45 caliber fanboys are going to claim it was definitely a 9mm :P

A fact some of you may find interesting… when 50 cent was shot 9 times on April 24, 2000 by an assailant armed with a 9mm handgun, one of the shots went through his left cheek and knocked his wisdom tooth out.  His voice has had a distinct slur ever since.

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While mounting the M2 machine gun onto the turret system of his MATV during pre-combat checks, this soldier experienced difficulty inserting the locking pin on the MOD 93 machine gun mount.  The soldier then attempted to force the locking pin into place with a rock. After this failed, he then secured a loose .50 cal. round, using it to hammer at the locking pin, attempting to force the locking pin into place.  After several hits with the .50 cal. round, the primer activated, setting the round off in the soldier’s hand. Extensive injuries were suffered to his right hand, middle, ring and pinky finger.

See the official weapons safety message memo – HERE
*Warning Very Graphic*

It’s really unfortunate when Darwin comes for soldiers… but hitting a live round? COME ON.. how does he think his machine gun fires?  This incident would have been a bit more understandable if it occurred in the heat of combat, but the memo specifically states the soldier was mounting the M2 onto the turret, pre-combat.

On the bright side, I guess he get a ticket out of Trashcanistan.


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Officers made the decision that the deer was a public safety issue:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEEYnriDfNQ[/youtube]

Police reportedly received dozens of complaints from the public after the shooting. Internal affairs investigators will look at whether police followed department regulations and policies regarding taking an animal into protective custody and dealing with an animal that could be injured, police said.
During the incident, police contacted the state Department of Fish & Game, but the warden overseeing the area was more than 30 minutes away, said Fish & Game spokesman Kyle Orr, and the officers thought they had to act sooner than that.

Full Story – HERE

Good call guys.. that deer was a menace! :roll:

Wow… once again thank god for cameras.

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Try as they will, other cartridges will never be this cool:

The wiki page – HERE

A picture for comparison:

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Try explaining this one as customs x-rays your bag:

Available at Amazon – HERE

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By gluing on magnum rifle primers!

Pretty awesome upgrade for the low price of primers, if all you have for a gun is an air rifle.

I wonder if you need to shoot at a hard surface to set it off, or if small varmints would cause the primer to ignite as well? :grin:  I know some primers are pretty sensitive.

I wish I would have known about this upgrade as a kid back in my daisy air rifle days.
 

A YouTube demonstration:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_46IC_1sEE[/youtube]

The pellet used in the video is a .22 pellet, with the open end of the primer facing forward.

I don’t know if “regular” .177 caliber pellets would work as well. The small rifle magnum primers may be too big. I don’t reload, but I’m sure smaller primers are available if needed.

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