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buffblackbird2002
03-09-2009, 07:03 AM
Well there i was just sittin on my floor. i was putting my TL+ together due to the fact that some punks were walkin around my apartment complex lookin for trouble. i thought, since i dont have a REAL gun, id light them up with paint if the got near my cars (there is a history of slashed tires around here). i knew my tank had a dent in the threads but did not worry about it. i screwed it in and the darn o ring ripped. CO2 came spewing out of the bottom vent hole of my ASA and right at my face. i reacted by placing my hand over the hole to block my face while i unscrewed my tank. well now i have a dime sized bruise/ burn on my left hand. and it hurts!!!!! Lesson learned, i bought a new 24oz tank from walmart. now to fill it up!!!

dizzy
03-09-2009, 08:08 AM
I remember something like that happened to me at Skirmish. It was a few years back. While defending the castle, I decided it'd be smart to go up to the main tower and shoot from there. . . well, turns out I lost my footing at the last step due to all the paint that was on the floor, and well, my Shutter slammed into the floor and slid in front of me. My SS line broke open at the fittings and CO2 came shooting out straight at me. A ref saw it and tried to unscrew the tank. . . no dice. It was pretty stuck. So, I half froze my face, the ref almost froze his hands off, and everyone playing the Castle was wondering why there was a huge cloud coming out of the tower. From what I heard afterwards, not a single shot rung out when the cloud started getting big. xD

DFSniper
03-09-2009, 11:32 AM
happened to me when i was unscrewing the tank and the hose fitting unscrewed (after the bottomline screws snapped!) luckily i was wearing fingerless gloves and only got some freezer burn on my fingertips.

xsvly-fat
03-09-2009, 03:11 PM
That happened to me once, the air hose was loose and I had my hand over it. Didn't feel that good...

bigred76
03-09-2009, 05:01 PM
I had a CO2 valve stick open when I was upstairs in my room, and grabbed the *** and ran down the stairs and out in the back yard to the patio. By that time, my hand was fused to the tank much like a tongue stuck to a frozen light pole.

XSiv Force
03-09-2009, 05:20 PM
i shot a mr 2 so fast one time with the remote line that the tank froze to the pack which subsequently froze to my shirt which froze to my back

police_brutality
03-09-2009, 06:43 PM
i shot a mr 2 so fast one time with the remote line that the tank froze to the pack which subsequently froze to my shirt which froze to my back

yea maybe if your shirt was covered in sweat

TheRedBarron
03-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Noone mentioned the fact that paintball guns should never be shot in the direction of people not willingly playing paintball or wearing a mask?

Using markers in this sense is how paintball keeps its black eye.

buffblackbird2002
03-10-2009, 01:47 AM
Noone mentioned the fact that paintball guns should never be shot in the direction of people not willingly playing paintball or wearing a mask?

Using markers in this sense is how paintball keeps its black eye.

i understand this but i was thinking about defending my property with non lethal force against someone i thought was going to cause trouble. luckily nothing happened and no force was used. id rather shoot someone unwilling with a paintball than beating them with a baseball bat or shooting them with a real gun if i had one. it was all in defense.

buffblackbird2002
03-10-2009, 07:54 PM
sorry was not trying to be an arse. just stating my story. please dont flame me

UKwithPride
03-11-2009, 03:34 AM
When my brother got his first gun, he got it at big 5. Later that day his safety valves or whatever blew and he didn't know any better so he grabbed it and held it because it was on the sofa. He thought he'd get in trouble if it got on it. Both his hands were burnt from the tank. Felt bad for him =(.

TheRedBarron
03-11-2009, 08:41 AM
i understand this but i was thinking about defending my property with non lethal force against someone i thought was going to cause trouble. luckily nothing happened and no force was used. id rather shoot someone unwilling with a paintball than beating them with a baseball bat or shooting them with a real gun if i had one. it was all in defense.

No it was an assumption that and kids walking around on what I understand to be public property are automatically up to no good. I question what makes them "Punks looking for trouble". Not to mention I would be upset at you for taking out a bat as well, I have lived in some pretty horrid places, and I have never taken up any sort of arms to tell kids to leave my crap alone. Usually the presence of an adult will do the trick.

I just think that shooting a paintball gun at them causes you WAY more trouble than you realize, not only can they... sue. But if they are indeed "Punks looking for trouble" you just gave them a grudge. Goodluck protecting your "property" when they have a reason to attack it. :shrug: just my .02

And for future reference, This is a family oriented paintball forum, I do not want to see any more discussions about shooting paintball projectiles of any sort at un-masked un-willing, individuals.

UKwithPride
03-12-2009, 07:29 PM
When my brother got his first gun, he got it at big 5. Later that day his safety valves or whatever blew and he didn't know any better so he grabbed it and held it because it was on the sofa. He thought he'd get in trouble if it got on it. Both his hands were burnt from the tank. Felt bad for him =(.

LiquidSteel
03-13-2009, 07:19 AM
i had a 9oz tank filled at local hardware store. got it home set it on chair like i do to let it climatize to my room. well the people over filled it and when it started to get to room temp the burst valve et go. the tank flew across my room almost slamed into my fish tank and left a big dent in my wall.

Hazardous/2k4
03-13-2009, 07:10 PM
Learn your lesson guys, upgrade to HPA:)

Co2 is great in alot of ways, but its best to use HPA now-a-days. Ive blown out Macroline hose, orings ect..and have never had to worry about frost bite..

LiquidSteel
03-14-2009, 12:44 PM
not all of us can afford the tank or have a plae to get them filled. id love to go air over co2 but its not cost affective for me at this time.

mrpain
03-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Well I just screw'd on an adapter to a disposable 4oz tank and low and be hold it's not like my other adapter that pierces only when put on the gun,,,, no this one did it when O put it on the tank, blew co2 on my fingers, I let go but not fast enough.

They feel better now and nothing showing but at that time yes, it hurt bad..

EpixPB
03-24-2009, 11:32 AM
Solution : Compressed Air

bigred76
03-24-2009, 01:49 PM
Well I just screw'd on an adapter to a disposable 4oz tank and low and be hold it's not like my other adapter that pierces only when put on the gun,,,, no this one did it when O put it on the tank, blew co2 on my fingers, I let go but not fast enough.

They feel better now and nothing showing but at that time yes, it hurt bad..

That's why you always follow the manufacture's instructions, or always screw the adapter on first.

mrpain
03-24-2009, 04:42 PM
That's why you always follow the manufacture's instructions, or always screw the adapter on first.

No instructions came with this adapter..... my other one (brass) you can screw it onto the tank first and it wont pierce it until you install it on the gun.

SO this one I did just that and all hell broke loose, I was yelling at the wife to open the front door and I tossed it out into the front yard all hissing and spitting.....

Then my fingers started throbbing and burning like crazy.....

Modded-Like-Hell
03-24-2009, 04:48 PM
(9:47:04 PM) EspeciialyPsycho: they have left feed markers?

where have you been?

ProX
03-26-2009, 07:03 PM
Solution : Compressed Air

Kid, as if......

It's not a solution for me unless I want to drive an hour each way... and like me, it's not viable for everyone..