I treated a guy who's wife shot him in the back of the head with a .25ACP that skimmed over his skull & under the subcutaneous fat. A med student used local anesthetic & a scalpel to remove it.
The other 5 slugs were in the lower neck/trapezius & back but didn't go more than a couple inches & were stuck in muscle. Since the shot man was a body builder, no damage was done by the bullets--none penetrated deep enough. Seems he had an extramarital fling & his wife couldn't wait for a divorce.
He was discharged from the ER, but we recommended he stay with a friend instead of going home.
I do remember when she showed up screaming at him with her family, she was arrested with some chromed .25 on her--empty. They installed metal detectors soon after.
OTOH, I missed the drive-by shooting on the ER by 24hours--I was off that night.
I've seen a 12 gauge slug deflect off of the bill of a baseball cap...at ~15 yards.
"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil
... you know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
Lt. Gen. James Mattis, USMC, former 1st Marine Division CO
About two weeks ago, we had a triple shooting (drug related). .380 cal. One dude dead (single headshot, two in the chest). Other two victims both shot but not seriously injured. One of the two had a round to the face and side of the head - both bounced off the skull, with a third in the shoulder. Last victim put her hands up in front of her face and had one round bounce off the bones in each hand hitting nothing else (one round per hand). Lots of ricocheting.
Shooting against Louis Awerbucks "Mirage" target system I witnessed a 12 gauge slug deflect from the bill of a ballcap....in 2 other classes I saw the same with 45 and 9mm handguns....223 in another class...assume Nothing when shooting for real...that's why you break the tunnel vision and cover down !!
I've also treated people shot in the head with 22, 32,38, and 380 that the round pierced the scalp and followed the skull and exited ...no penetration of the skull
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Somewhat of a thread resurrection here. But it's worth it. I don't want to give away too much. So, I'll leave it at this. It's a ricochet caught on camera in the Middle East...which happened to be a tracer round. Absolutely crazy. Bullets do funny things...
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"I actually managed to figure this one out: you've got to find a woman who loves God more than she loves you -- albeit just barely."
I did not know the man quoted above, and joined this Forum after his passing. He seemed to be a leader of men; both spiritually and physically. Someone we'd all be proud to emulate.
I went to where I downed the first coyote I shot at and couldn't find it. I only found a small tuft of fur and messed up dirt from where it fell. Later that day I got my trail camera card. On it, about an hour after I shot at those dogs, was a coyote with what appeared to me to be wounds that matched what I just shot. The green arrow is a nice entry hole and the red arrow is a nice exit splash. Combine that with the open mouth (I have lots of coyotes on camera and never an open mouth, I'm thinking I destroyed it's sinuses and couldn't breath through nose) and I'm nearly positive this is the one I hit. I'm thinking the coyote fell b/c it was stunned and then got back up and took off.
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