How far away do your pistols eject brass?


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Nordeste
March 28, 2012, 12:33 PM
That, plain and simple. My two autoloaders are a STAR 30M and a Beretta 92FS. The 92 ejects her spent brass at 6ft, bit less, bit more, whereas the 30M surprises me sending the spent cases at 12 to 15ft. The pistol, though bought used, is in really good shape and quite tight, which probably has to do with this.

Waiting for your inputs ;).

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MCgunner
March 28, 2012, 12:52 PM
Depends totally on the load and recoil spring I have in it. My P64 Radom is the worst and I need to work on a lighter practice load such that it'll drop 'em close like my light 9 does so I can find brass. That's really important in 9x18 cause trimming 9x19 down is a bit of a pain. I've already installed a stronger recoil spring in that gun.





My revolvers drop 'em on the table for me. My cap and ball revolvers don't have brass. :D

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Greg528iT
March 28, 2012, 12:58 PM
as far as my hand reaches from my forehead. :D Just kidding.

When I was using a sand bag rest, while seated, a couple months ago (sighting it in) my SA 1911, was dropping ALL the brass on my range bag at my 4 o'clock position about 4 ft away. I opened the bag and caught a lot of the brass. :)

pockets
March 28, 2012, 01:40 PM
How far away do your pistols eject brass?
About 20 miles from here...............................................at the range.





I shoot a lot of different pistols. It would take a couple hours to list the ejection habits of them all.
I have pistols that eject straight up, to the right, right and back, left and back, up and back, to hell and back, etc etc etc.......
Some throw the cartridge 50+ feet, a couple barely get it out of the chamber, while others are everywhere in-between.

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ku4hx
March 28, 2012, 02:02 PM
Totally a function of gun, caliber and specific load in use at the time.

My BHP 9x19 will put them all in a pile about 5'-6' away; it's big brother in 40 cal throws them in a more scatter formation a little further away. If I load the 40 down to minimum, it tends to drop them maybe 5' away.

My two 10mm guns (G20 and Smith 1006) throw them all over the place somewhere over my right shoulder unless I down-load them. Then the Glock will drop them about three feet away in a pile and the 1006 will still throw in the same pattern just a tad closer.

My 1911 spits them at basically a right angle to the gun and drops them at maybe 5'-6' away. Weird.

My G26, G27, G19, G23 and G30SF I haven't noticed lately, somewhere over my right shoulder and all over the place. Light loads in the G19 will drop them on the shooting bench to my right; sometimes right at my feet.

My Ruger KP-90 ejects like my BHP 9x19 I think. Best I recall anyway.

Basically .... it all depends

firesky101
March 28, 2012, 03:01 PM
It seems all of my soviet stuff throws it a mile. All my 7.62x25 chamberings tend to throw brass over my car that is about 30ft away.

allaroundhunter
March 28, 2012, 03:27 PM
My M&P9 leaves them stacked one on top of the other 2 steps to my right (about 4-5 ft away) :)

Bovice
March 28, 2012, 03:33 PM
9mm guns do not tend to throw brass very far, and most 45s go about the same distance. 40s seem to really launch it.

robertham1
March 28, 2012, 03:36 PM
It seems all of my soviet stuff throws it a mile. All my 7.62x25 chamberings tend to throw brass over my car that is about 30ft away.

Agreed! My tokarev throws brass very far behind me at about 5:00. Further than any other pistol I've shot.

Robbins290
March 28, 2012, 05:08 PM
i agree firesky. both the cz52 and tt33 launch those 7.62x25 shells. the makarov not as much with a extra power recoil spring

The Lone Haranguer
March 28, 2012, 06:56 PM
Typically, ~6-8 feet, 10 at the most. I prefer vigorous ejection, so long as the cases are thrown clear - sending them back at my head or face is not acceptable.

3KillerBs
March 28, 2012, 09:31 PM
DH's M&P9 tosses the brass in a tight group about 3 feet to his right and 2 feet behind him.

My Slim throws the brass in a much more wider, more irregular group about 2 lanes to my right.

My Mark III throws the brass 3-4 lanes to the right. I always take the right-most lane when I'm shooting so as not to be showering everyone else with my brass. That's particularly important because I'm short enough that my brass will come up in front of my right-hand neighbor's face if he's a man of average height and, while some people are more phlegmatic about brass then others, no one likes having it bouncing off the underside of their hat brim.

A while back my family was sharing the range with a guy who was also shooting a Mark III. We ended up with my family all over on the left side while the guy with the other Mark III took the lane to my immediate left so his brass would go over my hat.

Got_Lead?
March 28, 2012, 10:02 PM
Yup, depends on the gun and the loads. I have a Tokarev that throws rounds everywhere from 11:00 to 9:00, some fall at my feet, some go 15 feet or more. My BHP, 226, and 92 throw brass pretty consistantly at 4:00 in small circles. How far they go depends on how powerful the round is, hotter loads throw cases farther. My 1911's and XD45 are also consistant throwers. The XD does toss the last round differently, usually right over the top of my head.

The winner is my P-64 which throws brass hard enough to measure them in foot pounds of energy with a chronograph. They go 60+ feet at 3:00, (even more on smooth concrete) and could draw blood if one cracked you in the side of the head at the pistol range.

The above are some of the reasons that I as a reloader like revolvers too.

MCgunner
March 28, 2012, 10:41 PM
The winner is my P-64 which throws brass hard enough to measure them in foot pounds of energy with a chronograph. They go 60+ feet at 3:00, (even more on smooth concrete) and could draw blood if one cracked you in the side of the head at the pistol range.

I shoot my P64 under a covered shooting area. We found the cover 300 yards from where the case knocked it off.........:D:D:D:D Actually, I'd rather be hit by the bullet than the case.

HDCamel
March 28, 2012, 11:04 PM
My 1911 has a tendency to throw them up a good 3'-4' then they land about 5'-6' to my 4 o'clock, really depend on what ammo I'm using though. Most factory ammo will fall as stated, but cheaper stuff and hand loads will be less consistent.

Had one (friend's hand load) go straight up then come staight back down and land in the ejection port.

[EDIT] - I had the distances swapped

1SOW
March 28, 2012, 11:12 PM
I reload light 9mm and tune the gun/recoil spring to my loads. Usually 6-8' at 3:00+/- with my ejector.
Standard velocity ammo might make 9-10' with my spring.

My Sig 9mm tosses hotter rds about the same 6-8'.

Too heavy of a recoil spring will have the cases falling any where from your shirt pocket (actually had this happen) to your right toe.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
March 29, 2012, 09:19 AM
Into the next dimension, it seems like.

armarsh
March 29, 2012, 10:31 AM
Like others have indicated Commie guns like my CZ-52 will put brass into low orbit if you hold it right.

dcarch
March 29, 2012, 10:58 AM
My Kimber usually ejects about ten feet, normally to my 4:00.

Greg528iT
March 29, 2012, 02:28 PM
as far as the next shooting bench and UNDER it. :( and back by the wood pile, and into every little hole that you can't see, while trying to police my brass for reloading. :D

CoRoMo
March 29, 2012, 02:30 PM
58.125 inches

intercooler
March 29, 2012, 08:38 PM
My 10mm's about 35 feet!

wally
March 30, 2012, 04:31 AM
My 10mm's about 35 feet!

+1, a real bummer as 10mm pretty much demands reloading.

My RIA "Target Match" .45ACP lays them neatly right over my shoulder about 1-2' back.

smalls
March 30, 2012, 04:57 PM
I think I mentioned thi in another thread, but I once rented an M&P9 that ejected brass about 2.5 feet. Right towards my head.
Funny thing was that I had one land, and stand straight up on my hat. Wife thought it was hilarious till it was her turn to shoot.

Jim NE
March 30, 2012, 06:31 PM
How far away do your pistols eject brass?

Good question, but I have no idea as I've never shot any of my 6 semi-auto pistols outside. I know, that's sad.

I don't like having guns launch the brass straight up - they bounce off the ceiling and hit my nose sometimes. Once I had brass get stuck behind my glasses.

My old WInchester .22 launches it nicely off to the side, though - about 7 or 8 feet, as I recall.

Blackstone
March 30, 2012, 07:39 PM
Glock 17 loves to eject them right into my face so they hit my glasses...extractor issue?

SharpsDressedMan
March 30, 2012, 09:01 PM
Depends how far I tilt the gun clockwise. If I shoot gansta, they drop at my feet.:D Of course, I'm left handed..........

mavracer
March 30, 2012, 09:23 PM
lots of factors and I'm not inclined to list all my guns ejection habits but they run from my Goldcup that'll drop them in a 5 gal bucket set right beside me to my Toks and 10mm that'll send them in excess of 30'

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