I shot my eye out

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  1. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    Well, yeah. My friend got a new airsoft gun yesterday, so we decided to shoot at some stuffed animals in my room. He hit the wall on one shot, and it riocheted and hit me in the eye. My dad took me to the ER last night, and the BB was not stuck in my eye, which was a good thing. Then, I went to an eye doctor this morning, and they examined my eye, and saw that the white part of the eye was cut. I got really lucky, considering 1 or 2 milimeters to the left and I would be blind. So, I had to get stiches IN my eye, which was a very interesting experience I never have to do again. Now, my eye is in pain, and my other eye still works, so, I can at least see half way. Oh, for those of you possibly interested, look for an I shot my eye out sale in the Junkion.

    Just figured Id let people know my story, so that they are more careful than I was, and dont have to go through this. WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING AIR SOFT GUNS! (and to the people who will enevitable request pics, I might get some later. :) )

    Later
    Joe
     
  2. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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  3. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Wear your safety glasses when you play with your airsoft guns.
     
  4. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I warned you kid.
     
  5. TrickyDisco

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    Wow. Lucky you didn't lose your eye!


    ....and we demand pics! :p 
     
  6. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I could have totally fixed that now...

    ...I know, no one gives a shit. But I love working in an ER.
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I thought it was common sense not to play with guns indoors?
     
  8. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    Also, don't shoot in a small, enclosed space.

    Glad to hear you didn't lose your eye!

    --Moony
     
  9. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    You have to be the unluckiest person EVAH!! Wear eye protection with ANY gun. If it shoots a projectile, cover your eyes. It's that simple. Good luck with it. At least we won't have to change your screen name to patch. :D 
     
  10. Doctor Ingenious

    Doctor Ingenious Doctorate in Ingeniology

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  11. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind, I live in Wisconsin. :) 
     
  12. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    Same thing kind of happened to me....when I was 6. I had a suction cup dart gun (a cheap Big Lots type toy). You would put a suction cup dart in the barrel and pull back the sleeve to cock it, then pull the trigger to fire.

    Thing malfunctioned and quit firing. I cocked it and looked down the barrel to see if I could see what was wrong (no ammo in it, unlikely I'll get hurt, this much logic I possessed at a young age). I even tried firing it once without a dart in it to see if something would come out. Then I looked in the barrel and fired. Unfortunately, I was wrong. The spring that fired the dart came flying out and hit me in the eye.

    Like Joe, the doctor said a couple mm to the left, and I would have been blind. I didn't get any stitches like Joe, but I did get to wear a pirate patch over my eye for a month or so.

    I swear it's a Wisconsin thing. :lol 
     
  13. Destroyer

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    When I first read the thread topic I thought you were just masterbating too hard and shot yourself in the eye!(just kidding)Glad to hear you didn't lose your eye sight.I had the same fear one time after getting severly flash burnt.It is not a fun experience what so ever.I would not wish it on anybody.Again,glad to hear you are okay.Word of advice just lose the gun.
     
  14. Boggs6ft7

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    Yes, you are very lucky.

    BB guns do kill people and injure thosands of people a year. I treat them the same as any other gun.
     
  15. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Yeah, I was going to post the same thing, BB gun + Indoors = BAD
     
  16. Cruellock

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    Didn't you learn anything from A Christmas Story?
     
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    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    You deserve an honary mention in the Darwin Awards.
     
  18. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go to Monroe to Baumgartners and get me some cheese! Glad to hear you will be ok. It only takes once to make you more careful if you survive.
     
  19. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    They don't do common sense in Wisconsin?
     
  20. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    I hope you make a full recovery.

    So I guess you'll be a pirate for Halloween?
     

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