When I was a kid around 9 years old, I had a BB gun and had my index finger over the end of the barrel and silly White boy pulled the trigger. The BB penetrated the pad of my left index finger but I didn't know it at the time, I though it hit and somehow bounced off. A few weeks later I was in school and the finger hurt and I put it up to my mouth and sucked the BB out! Never was careless again with a gun! They are not to be trusted even when empty.