Woman accidentally kills herself at shooting range

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Woman accidentally kills herself at shooting range

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Post by philip964 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:35 pm

http://www.mrcolionnoir.com/news/woman- ... gun-range/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

.500 S&W, first shot caused uncontrolled recoil and second shot went into her head.

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Post by Oldgringo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:43 pm

I bet the family she was visiting really feels badly about this. I wonder if they were also from Columbia?

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Post by jmra » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:44 pm

That's horrible.
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Post by K.Mooneyham » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:44 pm

While I'm not a person who believes in charging folks with just anything, when I read that story the phrase "reckless endangerment" came to mind. Is that the right phrase?


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Post by Dave2 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:08 pm

K.Mooneyham wrote:While I'm not a person who believes in charging folks with just anything, when I read that story the phrase "reckless endangerment" came to mind. Is that the right phrase?
I think so, yeah, but I'm pretty sure whomever's guilty of it in this case is already "paying" pretty heavily.

My word, that must be awful... This is why you start people on guns with just one round, even if we're talking .22s.

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Post by RPBrown » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:58 am

I have a .500 and do not let my wife or daughter shoot it because of the recoil. Heck, I don't shoot many rounds at a time through it.
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Post by george » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:49 am

If I am shooting a gun that I haved worked on, or anytime I am allowing a new shooter to shoot my gun, it is ALWAYS loaded with just one round.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:08 am

This is really tragic, but . . .

A .500 S&W is a revolver --- she fires first round and the recoil both raises her arms and quite probably rotates her wrists also. I have two problems with this explanation. First, the .500 S&W has a long barrel and I can't see it pointing at her head at maximum recoil; it should be over her head. More importantly, I would be more than a little surprised to see her pull a double action trigger the 2nd time while the gun was in recoil or the upper-most recoil position.

I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but it'd take a lot, I mean a lot, of evidence for me to be convinced.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:10 am

george wrote:If I am shooting a gun that I haved worked on, or anytime I am allowing a new shooter to shoot my gun, it is ALWAYS loaded with just one round.
Same here.
Easily avoidable tragedy borne out of insufficient respect for a very big boomer.

Terribly sad.
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Post by E.Marquez » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:43 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:This is really tragic, but . . .

A .500 S&W is a revolver --- she fires first round and the recoil both raises her arms and quite probably rotates her wrists also. I have two problems with this explanation. First, the .500 S&W has a long barrel and I can't see it pointing at her head at maximum recoil; it should be over her head. More importantly, I would be more than a little surprised to see her pull a double action trigger the 2nd time while the gun was in recoil or the upper-most recoil position.

I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but it'd take a lot, I mean a lot, of evidence for me to be convinced.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:04 am

E.Marquez wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:This is really tragic, but . . .

A .500 S&W is a revolver --- she fires first round and the recoil both raises her arms and quite probably rotates her wrists also. I have two problems with this explanation. First, the .500 S&W has a long barrel and I can't see it pointing at her head at maximum recoil; it should be over her head. More importantly, I would be more than a little surprised to see her pull a double action trigger the 2nd time while the gun was in recoil or the upper-most recoil position.

I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but it'd take a lot, I mean a lot, of evidence for me to be convinced.

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Post by MoJo » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:15 am

E.Marquez wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:This is really tragic, but . . .

A .500 S&W is a revolver --- she fires first round and the recoil both raises her arms and quite probably rotates her wrists also. I have two problems with this explanation. First, the .500 S&W has a long barrel and I can't see it pointing at her head at maximum recoil; it should be over her head. More importantly, I would be more than a little surprised to see her pull a double action trigger the 2nd time while the gun was in recoil or the upper-most recoil position.

I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but it'd take a lot, I mean a lot, of evidence for me to be convinced.

Chas.
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The You Tube clip only reinforces what Charles said. Firing a rapid second shot with the revolver in such an awkward position would be impossible even for Jerry Miculek. :tiphat:
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Post by E.Marquez » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:27 am

MoJo wrote:
E.Marquez wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:This is really tragic, but . . .

A .500 S&W is a revolver --- she fires first round and the recoil both raises her arms and quite probably rotates her wrists also. I have two problems with this explanation. First, the .500 S&W has a long barrel and I can't see it pointing at her head at maximum recoil; it should be over her head. More importantly, I would be more than a little surprised to see her pull a double action trigger the 2nd time while the gun was in recoil or the upper-most recoil position.

I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but it'd take a lot, I mean a lot, of evidence for me to be convinced.

Chas.
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The You Tube clip only reinforces what Charles said. Firing a rapid second shot with the revolver in such an awkward position would be impossible even for Jerry Miculek. :tiphat:
I was nether agreeing or not with what Mr Cotton had to say.. I simply posted a visual example of the likely event :tiphat:
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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:43 am

There was a robber that managed it with a snubbie.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:07 pm

Pawpaw wrote:There was a robber that managed it with a snubbie.

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