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M1 Garand Blowup
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Vince
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:24 am    Post subject: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

Received this in an email from a mate in NY today. One very lucky shooter...there was potential for severe or even lethal injuries.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

she had piss poor posture before it happened..bet she has a wicked flinch now...lucky to walk away from that one.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

Small women, heavy rifle.
Thats a fairly typical posture in those circumstances.
Hope she didnt have any permanent injuries.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

Wooooow! Those are two lucky shooters. Thanks for posting.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

Since the rifle obviously didn't cycle on a squib round she had to reload manually unless she was at rhe end of the last clip and this was the start of a new one. I saw the same thing happen with an SKS but with much less dramatic results.

As an afterthought since the M1 ejects the clip and locks open she had to must have manually recocked after the cycle failure.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

I've seen similar videos involving ARs. One reason I decided against the "forward assist".

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

How tragic. When a semi-auto fails to function one should stop firing and clear the weapon immediately. The shooter was very fortunate, but appears to be untrained to fire a semi-auto. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

I think you are right Gil. Everything about her stance etc says inexperience.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

WOOOWEEEE

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: M1 Garand Blowup Reply with quote

Yikes!!

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