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Had about forgot about this .... Lets call it an idiot mark... See the little frown on the index finger? That folks is Okierider learning the dos and absolutely do nots of my sons M9.... Great pistol , shoots like a dream and lights out. I hate it, it showed me just how freaking silly I can be at times. PSA Do not put you finger in the way when releasing the slide catch... :blush: :cool:
 

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Couldn't be that bad if there's no blood and the paramedics weren't called... Especially since it wasn't my finger!

Pretty sure we've all done something similar at one time...or another. And then a time or two after that...

Pfffftttt...

...I've got a little finger that was hit once, causing the tendon in it to be severed. Had surgery to get it repaired but failed to really exercise it after the surgery, so it doesn't bend at the outermost knuckle of the finger.

I got that when a 36-inch pipe wrench with a 3 or 4 foot cheater pipe dropped onto it, pinching the finger between the pipe wrench and another piece of heavy iron that didn't give at all.
 

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The military issued Benrus, Bulova and probably many others during the sixties but I heard that they issued Rolex watches to Pararescue troops but don't know if that is really true or not. I've never seen a PJ wearing a Rolex, they wore the same as I was issued.
 

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The military issued Benrus, Bulova and probably many others during the sixties but I heard that they issued Rolex watches to Pararescue troops but don't know if that is really true or not. I've never seen a PJ wearing a Rolex, they wore the same as I was issued.
Back in the day watches were issued to some military, mostly officers with radium on the hands and numbers so they could be observed at night without a flashlight. A little flip lid was on the watch to keep it covered.
My last duty station was Ft Leavenworth, home of the command and general staff college where field grade officers, Lt. Colonel and above came to learn war tactics for a year.
With prior training in radioactive issues with electronics, one of my assigned jobs was to interview each during their initial entry to the base to see if they had one of the watches as a lot did at that time in the 70's and were highly coveted. They got really mad when they found out regulations required them to be turned in, or face punishment, especially when that info came from an E-5 and I insisted it come off their wrist.
A Geiger counter was used by our group to confirm that it was indeed radium and radioactive.
Would it hurt you? There was that possibility and the long term effects of radiation poisoning wasn't fully understood at that time which formed that response to take them away. Truth is now that they were very unlikely to have caused harm to the owners.
 

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