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Exploding Glocks?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Carl, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. Carl

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  2. skeptiq

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    Holy jeebus!!! I hope Glock at least sends them a new pair of undies :what:
     
  3. azhunter122

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    lol, they probably just put the wrong ammo in them.
     
  4. bpl

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    You've never heard of the Glock Ka-booms???
     
  5. Carl

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    Well I don't pay too much attention to auto-loaders. My soon to be carry piece will be a Ruger GP-100.
     
  6. Darthbauer

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    Can you say reloads?
     
  7. KBintheSLC

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    I suppose anything is possible... it doesn't mean it is very likely. None of my 3 Glocks have ever had as much as a single problem. Thats not to say that problems cannot occur... any mechanical device is capable of failure. Remember the "unsinkable" Titanic?

    Anyway, I would bet my bottom dollar that those problems above could be traced to the ammo first and foremost. And, bad ammo can destroy any make or model of guns.
     
  8. mpmarty

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    No, not just reloads. Do some searching and you will be amazed. loose chambers, unsupported chambers, sloppy tolerances, a bit of bad luck and count your fingers. Got rid of all mine, a 23, two 21s and the worst one a 30.
     
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    Why I sold my Combat tupperware.
     
  10. Darthbauer

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    I'm not even a Glock fan boy but I will say that with the number of guns that Glock puts out and the number of kaboom's, the chances of it happening to you if you take care of your gun are slim.

    Not only Glock's go kaboom.
     
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    I wish I knew... I would have taken them off your hands.
     
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    Do a little research and you can find examples of virtually any gun, handgun, shotgun, or rifle in the same shape. I've seen pictures of GP-100's, 1911's, Beretta's, Sigs, you name it, they have all failed at some time for a variety of reasons. You will probably see more Glocks simply because they have sold more and have been shot more than any other brand during the last 25 years.
     
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    That G19, third from the bottom appears to have taken a bullet from another gun. You can see the base of the bullet...probably a FMJ embedded right there. That would not, technically, be a Ka-Boom...although the undies would need replacing and maybe a finger or two.
     
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    Thats some BS. You apparently didnt do enough research or else you would still own your glocks.
     
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    Nothing new and not just Glocks, I've seen a Ruger Vaquero, M1 Garand and Sigs explode. Bad ammo is always the result.
     
  16. Marcus L.

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    Looks like the pics from the Gun Zone due to gun show reloads. He also advertises H&K kabooms due to gun show reloads, but has blatantly ignored the many experienced by 1911s even though there are just as many on the competition circuit. Every one has a bias.

    BTW, I don't really like Glocks......so I'm not a fan boy.
     
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    Guns go boom sometimes. Usually it's operator error. Occasionally it's a faulty gun. And the more guns of that particular make in circulation, the more instances of "boom" you will see. I am sure that if every Glock in a cop holster was instantly replaced with a Colt 1911, within a year we would be deluged with stories about those horribly old-fashioned and unreliable guns that blow up if you look at the sideways. So in that vein, pointless thread.

    OTOH, there are those of us who find real amusement in anything that gets the fanboys to launch furious and badly punctuated tirades from their cell phones. So I'll just lean back in the old La-Z-Boy, give Carl an "Attaboy!" and enjoy the show. :D
     
  18. psyopspec

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    It doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually .40 caliber, usually reloaded ammunition, usually not jacketed, and usually there's a lot of fouling in the bore.

    So, shoot quality factory ammo and clean your gun. I don't remember even hearing of any cases where someone did this and still wound up with a KB.
     
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    can anyone tell me if the Glock 23 40sw or the Glock 29 10mm has fully supported chambers? maybe not always, but i thought i heard newer ones did
     
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    There really is no such thing as a fully supported chamber in a glock. They are in fact pretty sloppy too, thats part of what makes a glock so damn reliable. I think that if you really examine all of the kbooms you see or hear about, when it gets right down to it they are almost always ammo related. People will shoot naked lead out of a stock glock barrel and lead the hell out of it, pushing pressures through the roof, and then KABOOM! It could happen with any gun that gets severely leaded. Overcharged round make a lot of kabooms too. Are there some that just do it? Yeah, of course. Nothing is impervious to flaw. I have seen virtually every kind of gun have a barrel failure or some sort of fault at some time or another. You will hear more about it with glocks for 2 reasons though. #1 there are probably more glocks running around getting the crap shot out of them than most any other brand. #2 The people that dont like glocks, really dont like them, and will trumpet any failure from the highest mountain. Ironically these are usually the "1911 is a gods tool" guys. I dont understand the problem, they both rock and I wouldnt be happy without either one in my collection.
     
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    All I want for Christmas is for everyone to stop feeding the trolls. :)
     
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    Most of them were bad reloads, some were factory ammo that wasn't up to spec ... saw a factory .40 Hydrashok blow it's case head off in a Taurus pistol during a string of fire (not a setback rechambered round). The .40 is a high pressure cartridge anyway, add a little bullet set back and the pressure has to go somewhere...just another reason i never liked that cartridge. Over charged and/or over used brass was most of them. I've seen more metal guns that kaboomed than Glocks. That said, the best, over built pistols from Glock is their 9mms. Remember, the .40 cartridge was adapted to the 9mm size pistols...a bigger bullet in the same size pistol means a weaker pistol. Browning or FN had to change frame materials so the pistol would hold up. Now, if the .40 could have been a lower pressure cartridge, then all would have been well. Ahh, the good 'ol .45 acp...;)
     
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    I seem to remember that Glocks have a component that wears out after so many rounds, and that not recognizing its failure and trying to shoot it again will result in blowing the gun up.
     
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    Hey, it is mechanical thing made by man designed and built to meet certain standards, surpass these standards and you will get a ka booom
     
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    +1 on GP100
     
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