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Posted By: etammik
08/12/2015 12:15 pm

So apparently on July 31 some guy in East Texas was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back and hit him in his face.. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3am on July 30. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire. “His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo”. The animal’s hard shell deflected at least one of three bullets, which then struck the man’s jaw. The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his jaw was wired shut, according. Best part right here: “The status of the animal is unknown.” HA! Now I don’t know how many of you out there own a .38 cal pistol.. I do. Not including my 9mm’s My grandfather left me a S&W bodyguard airweight in .38 special (like the one in the picture). He used to carry it when he felt the need for a little more protection than just his walking stick. The gun has never been fired. My grandfather called it his “belly” gun because It only has a 2 inch barrel and five shots so you put the thing up to the “bad” guys belly and just unload it.. Since I did not feel the need to devalue it by trying to plink some beer cans with it’s 2inch target barrel it still has never been shot. Now I know that the 38. Special isn’t a ballistics powerhouse but when I read this I almost couldn't believe it.. I still think there's more to the story because I don’t see how an armadillo shell could have possibly deflected a round straight back into the guys face! I can definitely see it bouncing off the shell and hitting a rock next to it which caused the round to fly straight back into the guys face or maybe if he was shooting a .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt., or an old .38 S&W. and not a 38 S&W Special… hell maybe he’s covering for his wife who shot him? But.. come on… are these things that tough..  I also found another case from Apr. this year where a guy in Georgia accidentally shot his mother-in-law with a 9mm pistol when he was trying to shoot an armadillo, reports. The armadillo died from the shot, but the bullet ricocheted off the animal, hit a fence and went into the back door of his mother-in-law's mobile home (a distance of about 100 yards).. went through the recliner where the 74-year-old woman was sitting and into her back!

So what have we learned.. .38's are underpowered and Armadillos are bulletproof!! Just Kidding.. but jeez.. I guess you’d better hit that thing nice and square because if you don’t you may just put a round into your mother-in-laws back!

Texas man story HERE

Georgia man story HERE


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Reply By: mrbusybusy
08/12/2015 2:00 pm
New military grade mutant armadillos I suspect :-)
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Reply By: cosswald
08/13/2015 5:17 am

Using armadillos as scapegoats................... cowards!!

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Reply By: Nathan-J
08/13/2015 12:50 pm


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