By oliversoden101 - 24/12/2015 14:50 - United States - Miami

Today, my dad let me fire one of his guns. This was a big deal because he rarely lets anyone so much as touch them. I was so excited, I forgot about about the recoil. Now I'm in the ER with a broken nose. FML
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Hi I'm the OP, I'm glad I got published that's awesome! The doctor fixed up my nose and it already feels a lot better, I think it's mostly the morphine though. Anyway I learned my lesson with guns and I doubt my dad will let me touch one again for a LONG time.

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I think you now know the reason why he rarely lets anyone touch them....

He should've gone over recoil and such with you before he let you touch them at all. Fail on his part. But now you know!

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I think you now know the reason why he rarely lets anyone touch them....

He should've gone over recoil and such with you before he let you touch them at all. Fail on his part. But now you know!

I'm sure he did, but without being very properly prepared the first time is always a shock. Also, you're told to shoot without being too rigid which is an easily misunderstandable idea. And the FML itself says he forgot about recoil, not that he wasn't aware of it.

Probably did it on purpose so less people want to shoot his guns.

#12: Exactly what constitutes locking your elbow & shoulder/ arm TOO much? As a life-long, well-informed hunter, I've never heard of this advice/ warning....

#31 I think it's just to stop people from tensing up too much, he probably took ot too far. Basically, shoot firm but relaxed is the jist of it. Too tight and you pull the gun on firing it, too loose, and in OP's case, broken nose.

To be fair, even low caliber guns can have a kick if you're new to firing guns. I mean my first time was a shotgun that damn near dislocated my shoulder. Learned my lesson and now ducks fear me.

That sucks OP, feel better soon and be more careful next time!

You did a bang-up job there...

Why does everyone try to be a George Takei with puns.

#19: Said women are referred to as "Georgette."

A nose job, to be precise

FYL, though you should've known, nothing should be expected of first-time shooters. You should've been told all of the safety tips and what not. Also should try a smaller caliber next time.

I'm guessing the way your post is worded that the gun must have been a repeater.

Based on this post I can tell you've never fired a gun before lol

Not necessarily. It could have been a regular rifle or shotgun with a scope. My cousin broke his nose because the scope was too close to his face

Could have been a large caliber magnum. Those have some recoil.

you're joking, right?

Actually he's referring to how the post says "about about the recoil." A repeater, because the word was repeated.

Which word & where???

@33, 28 just posted the exact wording...

People like you are why there are warning labels on coffee cups and plastic bags

think before you act!

I don't get why #1 is getting down voted. I mean, it's a good point. How does one "forget" about recoil in the first place?

#9: As OP wrote: he was excited.... So you've never done that per ANY act in your entire life? That is, forgetting the idiom: "Look before you leap?"

I hope he recorded it and put it on YouTube.