I learned my lesson


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crewzer
April 22, 2003, 12:51 AM
Well I work in an environment were I have a lot of people come in and give me there ammo, either through a firearms purchase or just looking to properly dispose of it. Well I went to the range with my Colt Commander Lightweight which has only had about 100rds through it, and proceeded to properly dispose of some ammo. I know your are already thinking STUPID! Ok I had that coming to me. My conclusion is that unless it is in a factory box, it gets destroyed! My 3rd round through the gun was a squib and the following round caused a lockup and failure to extract. Not having the appropriate tools to delicately examine my Colt without damaging the finish, I boxed her up and took her home. To my surprise the barrel had bulged about an 1 1/2" from the muzzle causing the lockup. :what: :barf: Well first of all I am thankful that the Colt did not blow up in my hand. Other than the damage to the barrel, everything appears fine including the extractor. I am normally a Glock kinda guy, so I would like some advice on barrel selection and any other minor changes I should make to my Colt. Without spending a whole bunch of money, just looking for a dependable CCW carry piece.

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blades67
April 22, 2003, 01:37 AM
You could look into a Bar-Sto or stock replacement barrel. Won't be too much difference in price and either will give you a reliable carry gun.

WonderNine
April 22, 2003, 03:45 AM
The barrel bulged an inch from the muzzle?


I wonder if the squib you fired before the last round that locked it up even made it out of the barrel.

crewzer
April 22, 2003, 10:41 AM
I don't think so. I thought for sure I saw a new hole in the target. But that would explain the bulge as the bullet increased the pressure at that point

clown714
April 22, 2003, 02:42 PM
:) glad to hear you're alright;)

clown

10-Ring
April 22, 2003, 04:23 PM
You're alright & your gun can be repaired. As long as everything else is okay, I'd go w/ Blades suggestion of getting a Bar Sto barrel...Good luck & stay safe :)

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