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Old 02-04-2013, 09:31   #26
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or else a piece of hot brass will land in between your face/eyes and the glasses.

Got a bad burn on my face yesterday from shooting my g23

That's why I always wear a cap. Indoors or out..
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:26   #27
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And we are assuming, in a real life or death situation, that this will not happen? Or that we will, at that point, not notice it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27   #28
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To all the haters, I don't like you; you know who you are. Back to the topic. Good post. Many new folks on here, so it never gets old. Let me add, also easy to get your arms burned. If you are shooting a solid two hand grip, you can get a piece of brass landing in the inside of the elbow. That burns and leaves a mark. When in serious competition, I usually shoot with long sleeves and a buttoned up shirt, all the way to the neck. Not at all a good look, but effective. On those hot summer days, shooting casually, some sweat on the old body, that brass landing on the skin does burn.

Good points on being safe. No room for drama queens waving a firearm around, ever!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 15:26   #29
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Ouch... I had this happen to me once. I was shooting my 20sf with my hunting load... 200XTP at 1200 fps. The brass bounced off the lane divider and lodged in my shooting glasses... I immediately felt the pain and heard the sizzle... set the gun on the rest,glasses off and swiped it away along with some skin... I still have that scar above my right eyebrow. I usually ALWAYS wear a hat to cover that spot... the one time I didn't I got scarred...
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Old 02-04-2013, 15:57   #30
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or else a piece of hot brass will land in between your face/eyes and the glasses.

Got a bad burn on my face yesterday from shooting my g23

I've had several very close calls of this very same thing shooting the glock 21 gen 4.
No problems with the 21 gen 3 though.

Is your 23 a gen 4??
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:35   #31
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So this is the new normal? Gen 4 ejects landing on your face, in your glasses, in your cleavage?

I've been watching this Gen 4 thing for over a year, is this what Glock has become?

I have shot and carried Glock for over 13 years and NEVER had a problem!

Is this the legacy Gaston wanted?

Is this a newb limp wrist/spaghetti arm problem?

WTF?
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:42   #32
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That happened to my girlfriend this summer. She was not very happy. She now sees why I tell her to wear safety glasses over her reading glasses.
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:51   #33
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I've had a few burns from hot brass. The worst one was when I had one go in between my IBA and neck while I was running an Army course/drill, no time to stop I had to suck it up. I can only imagine a female getting hot brass down her bra, ouch!
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Old 02-04-2013, 22:07   #34
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. This is a forum to learn from, especially when it comes to safety. We call all improve our standards and practices .

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So this is the new normal? Gen 4 ejects landing on your face, in your glasses, in your cleavage?

I've been watching this Gen 4 thing for over a year, is this what Glock has become?

I have shot and carried Glock for over 13 years and NEVER had a problem!

Is this the legacy Gaston wanted?

Is this a newb limp wrist/spaghetti arm problem?

WTF?
If I'm in a shooting range, would it be unreasonable for brass to bounce off of the wall 6" to my right? I'm sorry you feel that way and jumped to that conclusion.

Thanks anyway for all the comments and prospects of other noobs learning from my mistake
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:08   #35
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"The brass bounced off the lane divider"

WHAT difference would gen 4 or 3 make??

I don't think the dividers gen would make a difference!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:44   #36
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Same thing happened to my ex-gf. She was wearing MY extra eye pro that had adjustable arms (that were adjusted to fit me). The first 3 rounds from my Gen 4 19 went down her shirt, the 4th landed right between her eyelid and the loosely fit eye pro. Its not just enough to wear eye pro... As the OP stated: Make sure it fits!!! Needless to say she wasnt very happy and had nice lil casing burn on her eyelid.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:11   #37
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I had a freak bounce off the lane divider that went up under and got stuck between my cheek and glasses. I never even thought about it coming up like that.

Don't shoot a Browning semi-auto 22 with loose long sleeves, great shooting rifle but it can dump the brass right on your forearm
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Old 02-05-2013, 13:44   #38
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I am another dummy who had to learn the hard way to wear a cap while shooting. It doesn't matter whether the brass is ejected wrong or bounces off something funny, it still hurts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 13:52   #39
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More Glock Perfection. What a joke!
Are you serious or just brand new to the shooting sports?

ANY semi-automatic firearm can throw brass anywhere at any time.

OK, my M1 puts all eight in a nice little pile but that's the exception.

Luckily, you weren't born a Lefty; we have been dealing with (and adjusting) to brass our whole shooting lives.

We call it, "Get over it."
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Old 02-05-2013, 13:58   #40
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Is it just me, or have others noticed that hot brass from a .22 seems hotter than larger calibers? Seems like it to me.
Rimfire is not fun BUT seeing my friend dance when a 5.56 flew down his tucked in T-shirt was simply incredible.

He somehow managed to maintain muzzle discipline but man, what a show that was!

That was probably 3-4 years ago and if I bring it up in polite conversation, he still grimaces.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:24   #41
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Are you serious or just brand new to the shooting sports?

ANY semi-automatic firearm can throw brass anywhere at any time.

OK, my M1 puts all eight in a nice little pile but that's the exception.

Luckily, you weren't born a Lefty; we have been dealing with (and adjusting) to brass our whole shooting lives.

We call it, "Get over it."
I've been shooting pistols for more than 40 years and I own a dozen semi autos. I always shoot more than 100 rounds per month, often a lot more. My new G19 Gen 4 has the worst brass ejection of anything I own, and I'm not shooting cheap ammo nor limp wristing.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:07   #42
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So this is the new normal? Gen 4 ejects landing on your face, in your glasses, in your cleavage?

I've been watching this Gen 4 thing for over a year, is this what Glock has become?

I have shot and carried Glock for over 13 years and NEVER had a problem!

Is this the legacy Gaston wanted?

Is this a newb limp wrist/spaghetti arm problem?

WTF?
Really?! This has nothing to do with Gaston Glock, or "newb limp/wrist spaghetti arm".

I have NEVER had this happen when at an outdoor range with no lane dividers. I have ONLY seen this happen when the brass bounces off the lane divider (such as my case).
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Old 04-07-2013, 16:48   #43
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As soon as a brass goes in between your glasses and your face, you
immediately turn ninja and start doing different karate moves,LOL!
I laughed out loud for real on your comment. Very true!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:08   #44
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I have a neos .22lr pistol that my whole family refuses to shoot at indoor ranges. For some reason the angle it ejects bounces off dividers and straight into shirts. My wife has caught a few in the front of her shirt and son got two down the back, luckily they knew enough to secure the pistol before doing the hot brass dance but even with a tight necked t shirt the little suckers seem to find a way into clothing. No issues outdoors though!


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Old 04-07-2013, 18:30   #45
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GTStarbai,
You've gotten a lot of good suggestions but the most effective is to shoot a revolver. They're perfect when it comes to avoiding brass in the face.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:52   #46
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On another site an instructor was teaching a lady to shoot a KT P3AT and a hot casing went down her bra. She quickly reached for it with the hand holding the gun and shot the instructor in the leg.
The instructor should have reached in there to retrieve it...A slap in the face is easier to take than a shot in the leg....
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Old 04-07-2013, 19:36   #47
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Are you serious or just brand new to the shooting sports?

ANY semi-automatic firearm can throw brass anywhere at any time.

OK, my M1 puts all eight in a nice little pile but that's the exception.

Luckily, you weren't born a Lefty; we have been dealing with (and adjusting) to brass our whole shooting lives.

We call it, "Get over it."
Criticize my SR9c if you want but it'll sling brass to my 3:00 all day long. Any ammo consistently. My son can stand in one spot and catch every hull. Same with both my CZ 75s. Yet I have no clue which way the hot brass will go from both of my G19s. In your face, over your head, heck, they'll dribble brass to left if you can figure that one out. Do they jam? Nope, never. But catching one in the face still stinks. I guess since they do not jam it isn't considered an issue but I know which guns I prefer to shoot and carry.
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