AlanM wrote:Well over a decade ago I was shooting at a club indoor range in Akron with my 1911 with .45 ACP 230 gr. ball ammo.
The only other people in the range was a young guy and a young lady two lanes down from me. He was familiarizing her with handgun shooting.
Suddenly he yelled "OW! One of your rounds just hit me in the shin."
He didn't even have a bruise.
Lying on the floor in front of him was a 230 gr. slug with a flat spot on the curve of the tip.
Obviously one of my rounds had somehow ricocheted back to the firing line.
I have NO IDEA what the bullet hit that made the flat spot or what it hit in the backstop to make it come almost straight back.
I carried that bullet around inside a .50 BMG spent cartridge in my pocket for years.
Brian D. wrote:Theoretically that can't happen, yet..it did. Hence why I go ape-scat as a range safety officer when someone doesn't wear their eye protection.
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