Pro-Tip: Always Wear Eye Protection

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.

So the little .22 is nothing to worry about? Not in this case.

So the little .22 is nothing to worry about? Not in this case.

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.

Notice the impact point. Without eye-pro, this could have easily just rolled up into his eye.

Notice the impact point. Without eye-pro, this could have easily just rolled up into his eye.

 

Let’s save the one-eye’d pirate and blind squirrel stories for the after-party. Not the incident report.
Sincerely,
Marky
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Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • Mikial

    Good advice. I’ve caught more than one fragment shooting steels at USPSA meets, even from well behind the firing lane when someone else was shooting.

    • It would be by guess that most “hits” are from others and not your shooting. It’s an angle thing. –Marky

      • Mikial

        Agreed.