Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Guess what happened here.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thompsoncustom, Jan 1, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Like the title says you have to guess what happened the win, be very specific.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    2 pieces of brass just different views.
     
  2. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Casing used as a projectile rather than a casing?
     
  3. wow6599

    wow6599 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,408
    Location:
    Wildwood, MO
    You dropped it in the garbage disposal :D
     
  4. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    lol no both were fired from the same gun.
     
  5. JVaughn

    JVaughn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    491
    Location:
    Northeast TN
    Something loose in the action allowing the bolt to slide back before the bullet clears the muzzle, allowing gas expansion to occur inside the brass.
     
  6. klyph

    klyph Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Messages:
    130
    It looks as though they were fired completely out of battery. Or they were the two rounds directly beneath a round that fired partially out of battery. There doesn't appear to have been any chamber support whatsoever. Perhaps they were loaded as shot in a 12 gauge?
     
  7. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    good guess and Ive seen that before but thats not what happened here
     
  8. JVaughn

    JVaughn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    491
    Location:
    Northeast TN
    OK then, ammunition caliber didn't match the weapon?
     
  9. klyph

    klyph Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Messages:
    130
    Perhaps an open bolt firearm had a case lodged in the chamber and these rounds were subsequently ignited out of battery. Maybe you used them as reactive targets?
     
  10. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,261
    If both were fired from the same gun, either it malfunctioned seriously twice or this was the intended consequence. It looks crushed front to back so unlikely completely chambered when it happened. Was it a target that was shot with something else?

    Can we see a shot of the Primer area? Caliber?
     
  11. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    WINNER:Klyph

    Both are 9mm rounds and reloads tho pressure wasn't the problem. Klyph got it right as both rounds were fired completely out of battery. I was playing around with lighten springs so that was most likely the cause but the firing pin was also bent and stuck out so not 100% sure. The rounds jammed with the nose in the chamber and when the slide tired to close it set them off lodging the round in the barrel and exploding the case.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  12. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,824
    Location:
    Kansas
    You held them in a vise and struck the primer with a hammer and punch.
     
  13. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,824
    Location:
    Kansas
    Oh, no, second guess; they exploded in a fire.
     
  14. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,241
    Location:
    The Shadow Knows...
    Older 9mm AR15?
     
  15. Rail Driver

    Rail Driver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,523
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL
    fired out of battery causing a case blowout. Could likely have caused catastrophic failure of the firearm as well, and possibly injury to the shooter or bystanders.
     
  16. Urban_Redneck

    Urban_Redneck Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Cook offs in an overheated barrel.

    What did I win?:)
     
  17. Eureka40

    Eureka40 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Pflugerville TX.
    Accidentally put them in the dryer with your Carhartts?

    :neener::neener:
     
  18. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,358
    Doesn't everyone's brass look like that?

    PS: the OP disclosed the answer already. Would like to see the firearm in question.
     
  19. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Location:
    Maine
    How the heck did this occur twice?!?
     
  20. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Firearm was a hi point c9 I do all my crazy reload testing and gunsmithing idea's on this gun because tho it's not 100% reliable it's a tank and I don't want to hurt any of my nice guns.

    After the first explosion I looked down to see if my hand was still there and it was a little black but unharmed. So I disabled the gun and beat the lead round out of the barrel and took the hunk of brass out and looks over the gun and decided it was fine and did some more shooting untill it happened again than I pulled the springs and changed to a firing pin that wasn't bent and it works like a champ again. The Hi point it's self is fine and shows no signs that it ever even happened.
     
  21. MaterDei

    MaterDei Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,514
    Location:
    Houston
    You decided to do more shooting without figuring out what caused the first kaboom? I'm not sure brave is the proper descriptive.
     
  22. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    lol maybe But I have confidence that you couldn't blow this gun up if you tired so I wasn't worried.
     
  23. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Location:
    Maine
    I agree about not blowing up the gun, as I've seen some crazy YouTube vids of shooting the hi point with a bolt screwed into the barrel for an obstruction. HOWEVER, it isn't the gun I'd be concerned with!!! I'm glad the second one was enough to convince you to look into it further.
     
  24. klyph

    klyph Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Messages:
    130
    The bent firing pin made this essentially a fixed firing pin firearm. I've always been curious how fixed pin open bolt firearms avoid firing out of battery. It seems like it would be common.
     
  25. MaterDei

    MaterDei Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,514
    Location:
    Houston
    Ironic that the toughest gun around is one that is generally derided as a POS. I don't hold this opinion, but many do.

    Can you expand on this? How sore was your hand? How black was it? Were you wearing gloves the second time? :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page