There is an almost mystical attraction between hot brass and cleavage. I have even had hot brass slip down inside a turtleneck! If you shoot long enough, you will get hit with brass. Instructors, who are up close and personal with their students, leaning in to watch their fingers, gun and eyes will have brass bounce off their faces, protective eyewear, and various other body parts. I seem prone to having it bounce off my nose.You can minimize your risk, where a high neck top, closed toe shoes (imagine hot brass stuck between your toes!). When the brass gets someplace it shouldn’t, like next to your skin, it hurts! It can be difficult, but you must remember to respond calmly and safely. Keeping your gun pointed downrange, lay it down on the shooting table, step back out of the booth or firing station, and then…do what you need to do. You may get some chuckles from the other shooters, but we have all been there. The typical brass dance looks like something between a bad Dancing with the Stars moment and a strip. When I got brass down my turtle neck I had raise my outer shirt, un-tuck my turtleneck, and flap like a hot flash (no pun intended) to get it out!
Be prepared, it happens. Minimize your risk, and when it happens, remember to respond safely for your sake, and those around you, and then…do whatever you need to do! We will all understand.Safe Shooting.