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Bad idea: Hammering bullets
« on: March 14, 2009, 11:39:47 am »
Bad idea: Hammering bullets
Originally posted by on: Friday, March 13, 2009
   
CAPE CORAL: Hitting bullets with a hammer in your driveway may not seem like a good idea to you.

Matthew F. Dugger, 21, doesn't seem share that opinion - at least he didn't before Thursday.

The incident happened on SE 12th Terrace.

Dugger was treated at the hospital after one of the bullets police say he was slamming with a hammer exploded, blowing shrapnel into his leg.

"If you get hit with something hot and fast and out of control, it's going to possibly cause a problem," said Travis Brunson, owner of Chiquita Guns.

The event was reportedly witnessed by several children belonging to Dugger's roommate, who was already under investigation by the Department of Children and Families for inadequate supervision of the children.

"Anyone nearby could have certainly been hit by it. It's such a monumentally stupid idea," Brunson said.

Police were called to the hospital around 5 p.m. because of the suspicious nature of Dugger's injury.

DCF says they are also looking into Thursday's incident.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 12:56:12 pm »
    Probably had a pebble or something under the primer when he hit it, and that set it off.

    Hitting a loaded cartridge that is stuck from the top of a barrel is not a monumentally stupid idea. You just have to make sure the primer is never going to impact something.
    If I saw a guy with a 60cu/ft safe filled to the brim with nothing but Jennings, Lorcins and Hi-Points, I'd look at the guy and say "Right on brother".
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 04:33:20 pm »
    I don't see where it says it was a stuck bullet.  My impression is that he was just smacking them on the concrete for entertainment.

    This guy is a Darwin candidate.


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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 05:12:33 pm »
    I've seen it twice where a dropped round detonated on the pavement.  Perfect storm where the round dropped primer down onto a rock.  :o

    +1 on the Darwin Award for this moron.
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 11:45:36 pm »
    I don't see where it says it was a stuck bullet.  My impression is that he was just smacking them on the concrete for entertainment.

    This guy is a Darwin candidate.


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    I don't think it was. It seems he was just fooling around with them. My point was - hammering them is not always a terrible idea. It just was the way this guy was doing it.
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 03:51:58 am »
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned that hammering BULLETS is just a waste of bullets. It sounds like this guy was hammering CARTRIDGES, which is fantastically dumb, as evidenced by the fact that this made the news.
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #6 on: March 15, 2009, 06:17:15 pm »
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned that hammering BULLETS is just a waste of bullets. It sounds like this guy was hammering CARTRIDGES, which is fantastically dumb, as evidenced by the fact that this made the news.

    As I said, it doesn't have to be. There are a few select times when it is not fantastically dumb. This was not one of those few.

    And yes, hammering bullets is always dumb.
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 09:16:54 am »
    On a related note:

    Ever wonder how loud a 22 case is with just the priming compound in the rim without a bullet or powder charge if you were to say, set it off with a lighter?  It's loud.  As loud as a regular 22 going off in a rifle.  Case goes flying real good to.

    So I've heard anyway.......... :scrutiny
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 10:54:28 am »
    My grandfather regaled me once with a story of he and his cousins doing this with 22 shorts when they were all small children (7-8 as I recall the story).  They set off a whole box one at a time with a ball-peen hammer.  Noticed when they were done that they had bloody knuckles.

    Not advisable under any circumstances.
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 09:32:25 am »
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    And yes, hammering bullets is always dumb.

    Unless, as you said, it's stuck in the barrel.

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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 09:59:40 am »
    Unless, as you said, it's stuck in the barrel.

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    I've made a bunch of posts to this thread, I always seem to get something wrong in them. ;) Yeah, if there is a bullet in the barrel, hammer it.
    I wasn't thinking about that, I was thinking just about hammering bullets outside the barrel, wasting them. ;D
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    Re: Bad idea: Hammering bullets
    « Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 10:01:50 am »
    Does swaging count as hammering?  I wouldn't want to swage inside a barrel.   :nervous

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    « Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 01:43:14 pm by bmitchell »

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