Anyone experience this?

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  1. plasticman

    plasticman Former Guest

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    Seems like each time I go to the range and fire my handguns, 1 out of 20 spent casings fly over and behind my shooting glasses (right eye). Then the case burns me, right under the eye! Ouch!! Very annoying. The only answer I can think of would be to wear a hat.

    Anyone experience this? Or any other advice??

    Thanks! :p
     
  2. 94z07

    94z07 New Member

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    Once. Since then I've never forgotten my ball cap.
     

  3. delta13soultaker

    delta13soultaker New Member

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    Depends on Uncle Sam's whim every 3 yrs.
    Seen that several times before.

    I always wear a ballcap over my glasses and am wary of people who don't.

    I once saw a man violently twist on a firing line and send a 9mm bullet down the line. The cause was a hot case stuck under his glasses frame burning his eyebrow.

    Seen 5.56mm brass burn many dudes' necks too, but that's a different story.

    You already said the smartest advice. Wearing some headgear is too easy.
     
  4. LurpyGeek

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    delta13soultaker New Member

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    Depends on Uncle Sam's whim every 3 yrs.
    He's lucky he just has on a t-shirt. A jacket collar usually keeps the case still long enough to stick to the skin, which will normally blister then scar.
     
  6. Big ugly

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    Oh yeah, My little Beretta is bad for drupping hot cases down a shirt fron or back. My wife found out first hand. she wanted to fire it and was wearing a tiney shirt that was low cut and had some cleavage showing and one droped right down the front for her shirt. She gotta cute little scar from it, I could post a pic but I would get castrated for it. (I would never post nude photos of my wife, I was just meaning a pic of the scar);):D
     
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    My PT-92 had the nasty habbit of doing that. Had a case stick to my face once. I learned to like hats when shooting.


    Art
     
  8. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    do other pistols of the same type eject the same way? if not then see if your ejector can be reprofiled or replaced. when you need it you will not have time to put on a hat. ask a good smith what may be done.
     
  9. ilovenxstage

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    I've never gotten hit in the face with a casing, but every now and then when I'm shooting my Firestar, I will have a shell casing fly back and hit my right arm. Since it just bounces off, I've never gotten burned, even though it is not exactly comfortable when that happens.
     
  10. Mr. Nameless

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    I guess I'm lucky then cuz the closest I came to that was picking up the shell while it was hot for $500, easiest money I ever made.
     
  11. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

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    At our indoor range I always shoot right lane against the wall, I've had them bounce off the wall and land in many different places. I now put a grocery bag over the ejection port saves the casing from bouncing and it's an easy brass picker upper. JUNK
     
  12. rjgnwdc

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    That's a great tip thanks Junkking!:cool:
     
  13. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thats pretty cool!!
    Recently I had a .50 AE casing get stuck behind my glasses and burnt me pretty good under my left eye. My wife catches brass down her front.
     
  14. LurpyGeek

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    It's a great dance, huh?

    I guess I'm lucky. My weapons send brass away from me. My XCR is the nicest in that it send the casings around 15 ft at about 1:30.

    I have been hit by other peoples brass, but it's never got caught anywhere for too long.
     
  15. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sometimes at the range I get hit by AK-47 casings from 4-5 stalls to my left!
     
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