Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GaryinVirginia, Feb 11, 2022.
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I'll wager the hand that was holding that grip frame has a few scorch marks.
I would say you were very lucky, is the plan to send it to Glock or what. Very happy it was not worse.
Even firearms that don’t have plastic frames get blown up if you don’t feed them good ammunition or fire them with a bore obstruction.
gas flowed down the magazine, cracked the grips, blew off the base plate and deep seated a couple of bullets, only one is shown
The problem was, the magazine was held too low, due to a factory sent replacement magazine release. The first release held the magazine so high, the slide would knock it out of the pistol. Second magazine release allowed bullets to hit the feed ramp and be seated during feed. I could feel a distinct bump, bump as rounds chambered, as rounds hit the feed ramp and then chambered.
My RIA is made of 4140 steel, and all it took was a field strip, wiping powder residue down, and I was able to chamber rounds and start shooting again. Unfortunately those tupperware pistols are not as durable and so, that shooter's pistol is toast.
There is another cause, one that is deliberately suppressed in the shooting community, call it Agnotology, but as gunpowder ages and deteriorates, the burn rate becomes unstable and pressures rise.
heat accelerates the aging of gunpowder. Before cost effective gas chromatography, gunpowder was put in a test tube, placed in an 165 F oven and if the sample fumed within 30 days, the military removed all lots of that ammunition from inventory. As can be seen in this table, ammunition was heated at 150 F, and the stuff with the gunpowder in it, the pressures increased.
More modern chart
This came from a 1970 presentation I found on the web.
gunpowder does not have to be that old to have deteriorated
Optimism bias combined with denial have erased this knowledge from the shooting community. Shooters believe they, and their ammunition are immortal and a strong, vocal group, shout down any evidence contrary.
Not all ammunition has to be old and deteriorated to blow up a pistol. Sometimes, new AMERC ammunition will do the job.
Sure looks like a Glock to me…
You are blaming Taurus here and there instead of calling their customer service and send your G3c back on warranty.
No, it's not a Taurus, it's clearly a Glock.
So, you are blaming Taurus for an accidend occurred on a Glock. Brillant.
I can't blame Glock for an accidend caused by an, at least, double charged round.
Heck, at least give us a few stale bread crumbs to nibble on!
State gun blew up.
1. wrong ammunition
2. bad load due to overcharge, wrong powder, deteriorated powder, detonation
3. compressed load due to bullet setback
4. obstructed bore due to squib or other blockage
5. out of battery ignition due to mechanical issue/disconnector
6. chamber obstruction
7. striker issue? I am not a Glock guy.
Clearly more info and photos are needed in order to methodically tick off these possibilities.
Please resist temptation to air your grievances with a manufacturer, material or technique until we know a lot more about what happened. Gary, we are sorry to hear of your injury and kaboom, and we hope you will help us to learn from your experience. Please also disregard the wild speculation or victim blame that sometimes happens with threads of this type.
99.9% it’s a Glock “fortay,” maybe a G27.
The .40-KABOOM! is the most kaboomy caliber ever chambered in a Glock. ...
I wonder how modified this Glock was and if that could have anything to do with the explosion?
Also it looks like the barrel and slide locked together recoiled full length.
Normally the barrel unlocks and drops down after a short length and the slide recoils full length.
Looks like a stock G36 to me.
I think you're right. The magazine does look wider than I thought though.
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