This could have been really bad for me


January 24, 2011, 07:22 PM
First off I would like to say HOLY CRAP!!!

I went into the safe to get out my Taurus Model 94 revolver to clean. I use the Taurus to warm up and practice trigger pulls, then switch over to the S&W 340. I pulled it out and began looking at it and found something really strange.

It was the last round I fired before switching pistols. Again HOLY CRAP!!!

Yes there was a round sticking half way out the end of the barrel looking at me. Either the shell did not have enough powder to launch the bullet or the barrel became so clogged up it slowed the bullet down. Either way my next shot could have been a bad one.

I will definitely be thanking God tonight.

Now I am wondering if I should keep this gun, get it look at, trade it. Iím not sure what to do, but be thankful.

I have included some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Just goes to show you, even revolver can have their faults!

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January 24, 2011, 07:29 PM
That looks really strange to me.

Let me know after you get that out, im thinking there may be more than one.

With the relatively low pressure of a .22lr and the cylinder/forcing cone gap allowing pressured gases to escape, you could have put more than one in the barrel.

Did you think you missed the target completely on the last shot?

451 Detonics
January 24, 2011, 07:31 PM
The chance if it being the guns fault is zero, it was an ammunition problem.

January 24, 2011, 07:41 PM
The gun is probably ok, 22lr isn't a barn burner and the barrel is pretty thick. What kind of ammo was it?

January 24, 2011, 07:42 PM
The chance if it being the guns fault is zero, it was an ammunition problem.

Gonna agree here. No reason at all to consider selling the gun because of this. This was an ammo issue.

January 24, 2011, 07:49 PM
That is one reason I always clean my guns after I use them it gives you a chance to closely inspect the gun

January 24, 2011, 08:15 PM
I am a little different about firearms than some people. I was an armorer for an Army infantry company. Being a little paranoid I insisted on my clearing all weapons as I issued them, to include visual check of barrell and reciever. I also insisted all weapons be cleared in my presence at turn in. I then recleared and checked all barrels and reciever before I racked them. Third day after I accepted arms room amid a lot of commotion about time taken, I popped a 7.62 round out of an M14 and onto the arms room floor. The CO took a very dim view of the miscreant involved, 1st Sgt stood by turn in window until grumbling ceased. I still clear all fire arms before taking them out or putting them away by checking barrel and before putting them away. You might try it yourself, make it a habit, triple check.


January 24, 2011, 08:59 PM
I mix High velocity and low velocity together. I think Remi bulk and CCI mini mags. Bullet came out with pilers and no other rounds in the barrel. I think it just got cloogged up and with the low velocity bullet, it didn't make it out.

Never seen or heard of anything like this for sure.

January 24, 2011, 09:29 PM
I'd put money on that being one of the Remington "Golden Bullets." Definitely NOT the fault of the firearm, definitely ammunition related! I HATE Remington Bulk pack, in fact, I despise the stuff and won't even consider buying it unless there is no option. In a Ruger Single-Six I would get occasional failure-to-fires, squibs, had a few rounds impact the target sideways, some that didn't get fully charged and would impact the bottom of the target, just generally bad ammo. :banghead: Try Federal bulk, more consistent in my experience.

Oh, and for your reference, almost all bulk pack .22 ammo you will find on the shelf is "high velocity". Your only "low velocity" .22 ammo is specialty rounds, but you can find standard and target velocity rounds as well. SV is about 1080-fps (rifle), target rounds actually run more like 1040 out of target rifles and most HV ammo will be in the 1180-1230 fps range (again, rifle).

January 24, 2011, 09:38 PM
Remmy bulk pack...junk. I'd rather have the clap than use that stuff. I have had so many failures with those. From low charges to the primed rim wouldn't fire. Absolutly trash. I stick with mini mags now.

January 24, 2011, 10:03 PM
It was a squib load on a .22LR. No need to sell the revolver. I have gone through many, many kinds of 22 ammo to find the right ones that feed into their respective firearms and work properly. Once you've got the right ammo, don't venture away from it. Rimfire ammo is a pain, IMO...especially in semiautos.

Mr. Bojangles
January 25, 2011, 07:36 AM
+1 to the Remington golden bullet being gold-colored crap. :banghead:

Trad Archer
January 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
I'm not a fan of Remington either.

Buck Snort
January 26, 2011, 09:47 AM
TA Shooter: "I'd rather have the clap than use that stuff."


January 26, 2011, 10:00 AM
Here is a copy of the old "10 Commandments Of Gun Safety" (slightly modified from the original NRA version):

Ten Commandments

1. Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun.

2. Watch that muzzle! Be able to control the direction of the muzzle even if you should stumble.

3. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions. And that you have only ammunition of the proper size for the gun you are carrying.

4. Be sure of your target And what is beyond, before you pull the trigger; Know identifying features of the game you hunt.

5. Unload your guns when not in use. take down or have actions open; Guns should be carried in cases to the shooting area.

6. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to shoot; Avoid all horse play with a firearm.

7. Never climb a fence or tree or jump a ditch with a loaded gun; Never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle.

8. Never shoot a bullet at a flat hard surface or water; At target practice be sure your backstop is adequate. (dirt bank)

9. Store guns and ammunition separately beyond the reach of children and careless adults; Use gun locks, It is best to use a gun safe.

10. Avoid drugs and alcoholic beverages before and during shooting; Also medications that have warnings, "Do not operate machinery or drive while taking this medication".

#3 is important. I ALWAYS ensure that there is no obstruction in the barrel of EVERY gun I fire when I take a gun to the range.

Also, if you have a mis-fire or have fired a round that did not seem to have normal recoil or report, PAY ATTENTION.

I find that mentally counting the rounds I have fired helps -


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