I’m pretty diligent about wearing ear protection at the gun range, but, admittedly, my eyes aren’t always covered. This video changed that.
In this clip via from Kentucky Ballistics, a .50-caliber rifle explodes from an “extra, extra hot round” in the face of Scott DeShields, Jr. Among his list of injuries is are a broken orbital bone, broken nose, lacerated jugular, punctured lung, and temporary blindness. DeShields credits his $12 pair of Stanley safety glasses for not being permanently blinded.
After about a week in the hospital, DeShields is on the road to a full recovery. It’d be understandable if he were trigger shy following the explosion, but DeShields said this won’t keep him off the range.
“I’m not going to quit doing what I love from one freak accident.”