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WARNING: This article contains graphic photos of actual injuries and may not be suitable for all readers.

This incident took place on February 12, 2022. On the target line, I had just finished demonstrating a “contact shot” against a human silhouette paper target. My beginning firearms students were amazed that the gas from a cartridge could blow a hole in a human body the size of a grapefruit. (Check out my YouTube video on contact shots to see this technique and its power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rw7Hy0zPTs&t=37s).

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