Wow that hurts just to look at!!! Glad that you are getting better and I hope you have a full recovery. Hopefully your pain might keep someone else from having the same thing happen. It is a good reminder to us all!
I'm glad you posted this....but I'm not so glad you got hurt. It's a good reminder as to what those crossbows can do.
On my Horton Havoc, I took some "Skaters tape" and stuck it right above where my left hand goes on the forearm. That's my "reminder" that should my left hand "hit" that tape....that's the danger area if my hand goes above it.
So far it's worked. I can only hope that with constant diligence and reminders that I don't end up with a string thru any part of my hand.
Again...thanks for your post...and I'm sorry you had to go thru this.
I have a Barnett quad 400. It has a hole in the stock to put your fingers through. It is very easy to put your hand through the hole and put your fingers over the rail. But,I will never pull the trigger again without looking.
Sorry to hear about this smuckers, you and I have something in common. Look back through the threads and you'll find where I took the tips of three fingers off with my bow back in August. All healed up now but it looks like I'll never get the feeling back in the index and second fingers.