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Punctured Primers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RatDrall, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. RatDrall

    RatDrall Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Shooting my S&W Model 64 today I noticed that some of the primers (Winchester White Box 130 grain .38 special FMJ) were not only dented, but had small puncture marks.

    Is this a problem?
  2. wgp

    wgp Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    I have had this problem with Remington UMC 9mm in an autoloader. It was a big problem, because the pierced primers were leaving bits of metal debris behind and prevented the firing pin from moving forward, which of course turned my gun into a paperweight. In a revolver it might not be an issue. I've not had this problem with any other ammo.

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