When dealing with any weapon, due care is in order.
This German machine gun shows us just how dangerous an accident can be.
In a video shared on Facebook by Fauerzaesp we see something no one wants to see at a gun range. This machine gun just blew up in the shooter's face.
While another shooter fires this belt fed machine gun, a jam occurs. The current shooter steps back and another soldier attempts to clear the weapon. With the belt removed and the action open it appears possibly a stuck live round cooks off. The blast is directed right into the soldier's face. That really had to hurt.