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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Man shot during re-enactment... Reply with quote

http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/ci_27479202/

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished my pal training on Saturday night and came home to read this.
Unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst thing is that people who were there say he fired 3 live rounds. First shot took off his BF adapter and he still kept firing... Idiot probably didn't unload magazine/magazines after live fire and just topped it off with blanks. Good thing it was a carbine, not a Garand.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recoil should have told him that he was firing live ammo. And another reason why live ammo should never be taken to a Re-enactment. It's a scary thing but then so is getting in your car.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the finger-powered 3-round burst setting most GIs at blank fire seem to have with their semiautos, that he snapped this off in an instant without the mind taking the time to process what happened is entirely believable to me. Regardless, this is a shocking case of recklessness. There are no accidents with firearms, only negligence or intent.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karsten Heidt wrote:
Given the finger-powered 3-round burst setting most GIs at blank fire seem to have with their semiautos, that he snapped this off in an instant without the mind taking the time to process what happened is entirely believable to me. Regardless, this is a shocking case of recklessness. There are no accidents with firearms, only negligence or intent.


I'm thinking more of "I have no idea how my firearms operate" and pure stupidity. I've never experienced the result of a bullet hitting hard and I mean very hard/steel plug on the way out of the barrel but I can only imagine what it feels like. How can one not notice that BF adapter (bolt/custom made nut) came off from the barrel from getting hit by a bullet.
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