wasnt gonna post this but thought that it might make someone who is not using a saftey slide to rethink. I think without the saftey slide this would have come back into my face but it hit me in the side just above the belt. I must have had the string wrapped around something. I try to make sure that I check the string before everyshot just to make sure, but this time I forgot and got me a pretty bruise. I wont shoot without the safety slide. and this is why.