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Faulty gun or ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Nicksdad1970, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. Nicksdad1970

    Nicksdad1970 Member

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    I have a H&K P30 that I took to the range today. I shot about 100 rounds through it and it worked very well besides 1 round. The **** fired but the slide got stuck and the shell that had just fired was stuck. I pulled the shell and it was split down the side. I have a pic or two but forgot how to post it.

    Can someone tell me if this is common and what's the general answer to the problem? Oh, It was a non reload Winchester round.
     
  2. RH45

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    Sounds like a weak piece of brass.

    Was it new ammo, or, reloaded?
     
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    It was the ammo, or the HK is just built too strong and crushed it ;)

    No, it is not common. And I would still trust Winchester enough to shoot more of their rounds through my gun.
     
  4. NOLAEMT

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    If the brass split, that would be an ammo problem, unless ALL the brass was split, which could be an oversize chamber. But if it was only that one piece, I would think that it is just an anomaly with that particular winchester shell case.
     
  5. gunnysmith

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    Use a bright light while rotating the barrel, look in the chamber, any anomolies if there are any while show up.
    Probably nothing, but I'd check just the same.
     
  6. Nicksdad1970

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    Thanks for the info.

    It was new Winchester nonreload ammo. it was about 80% split down one side and about 50% down on the other side (not quite complete opposite side).
     
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