Army Sergeant Took 9mm round to Face, Saved by the Skin of His Teeth
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    Army Sergeant Took 9mm round to Face, Saved by the Skin of His Teeth

    http://www.guns.com/army-sergeant-to...his-teeth.html

    Guns.com would never call a war story “normal” but the one we’ve got for you today has to rank up there as one of the most bizarre. It’s also a story that underlines how unpredictable a gun’s performance can be in the heat of battle and along those same lines, how resilient our troops can be when they’re in a war zone. On December 24, 2004 a US Sergeant Reservist Citizen Soldier was admitted to the Ibn Sina Hospital in Baghdad covered in his own blood. This was not an uncommon occurrence at the hospital but the story behind how he came to arrive there is fantastic and if you ever needed convincing to brush your teeth, here it is:

    The story really begins after US intelligence fingered two adjoining houses as possible terrorists hideouts and sent in two squads to sweep and clear both dwellings; a common enough assignment but, as was too often the case in Baghdad circa ’04, things got complicated quickly. The sergeant in question, who shall remain nameless, led the second squad.
    This story could also be titled ..... Why I carry .45

    Glad the soldier is okay!
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    Re: Army Sergeant Took 9mm round to Face, Saved by the Skin of His Teeth

    I'd guess it was bad ammunition. A near squib load maybe, or perhaps the powder was degraded somehow (old ammo maybe?).

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    Re: Army Sergeant Took 9mm round to Face, Saved by the Skin of His Teeth

    I bet those guys running around in Iraq don't have the best ammo. I'm pretty confident that with new, top of the line self defense ammo, the 9 is going to do just fine.

    On the other hand, if the President has his way, we won't have the best ammo here, either.
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