I took a ball bearing from a sling shot one time. It hurt, but very little blood was shed. Counter attack was very successful... total destruction.
When you put a fat blunt tip on one of those tent poles with the strings run through them it hurts like **** coming out of a crossbow. Absolutely no counter attack was mounted that day. Couldn't breath, bruised ribs, complete surrender.
Kid I went to high school with took a bullet in the shoulder/trap, but it had came through glass and bounced off the truck cab. He claimed it hurt like hell and burned like it was on fire. Generally speaking he's a big vagina, so assume he cried all the way to the hospital. Its been over a decade and I'm pretty sure he still milks the injury. I think he still has the part of the bullet they removed.
Local retard put a 22 bullet between his eyes and lived. I won't go near the crazy **** to ask him, but others have. He compared it to getting knocked out in a fight, waking up with a little blood on your face, and going to the hospital to get stitches.