I shoot a lot. I really do. And with that, I see snake-eyes rolled more often than most. In just the last 12 months, I have seen a 38 Special slug ricochet and hit someone square in the forehead. I have seen another shooter have a razor-sharp section of copper-jacket slice right through the lower lip. I’ve seen one ruptured case send hot gas into the shooter’s face. And I have personally been hit with more than a few small specks of copper and lead that didn’t amount to anything more than your average bathroom razor nick.
Incidentally, this is where you really find out how acidic blood can be on traditional gun bluing. But I digress.
But in every single one of these cases I mention, great or small, would have destroyed an eye 100%. Popped it like a balloon I’ve heard. I’m no eye doctor, but I am certain you can’t come back from that. You have to “over-come” that kind of injury.
So…if you are planning on doing anything with guns ranging from shooting your Red Ryder Lever-Action all the way up to severing your leg off in a Tannerite-Lawnmower-Death-Match, make sure you put on some eye protection.
Let’s save the one-eye’d pirate and blind squirrel stories for the after-party. Not the incident report.
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