I ran across this on the internet. I was unaware of the incident. I am not looking for a new rule or to ban anything. I just thought I would share this with other members to open discussion. No change is necessarily necessary in my book, but would be open to any ideas of ways to thwart this type of injury occurring at our range.
Here is a video of the incident.
"As a lot of you may have heard, Gordon Carrell of Team Comp-Tac busted his knee up this past week at the IDPA World Championship. While shooting one of the stages, Gordon ran into a shot-up barrel and caught his knee on a shredded edge of the drum. The resulting injury is a gash from the bottom of his thigh to the bottom of his knee. He went to the ER and had seven stitches put in it. They wanted to put 17 stitches but Gordon's response was "I've never NOT finished a match. I'll just rip the other ten out tomorrow."
The next day, Gordon was bandaged up and back out on the range with the rest of the Super Squad. Gordon did finish all the remaining stages of the 2011 IDPA World Championship and still managed to win 4th place ESP Masters.
Now here comes the fun part. Gordon will still end up with one mighty fine scar and will need some better story to tell of how he got the scar. He's asking YOU to help us come up with a war story that sounds cooler than "I ran into a plastic barrel". Just leave us a comment of your idea(s) and the owner of the best story will win a free Comp-Tac hat!"Follow up: Gordon is still limping around the office and is "very aware [his] knee is there" but he's doing much better already. So far everything looks like he'll heal up nicely without any complications."
Gordon getting stitched up at the Emergency Room at the IDPA World Championship.