How dilligent are you when loading your gun?

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  1. davec921

    davec921 Member

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    Well here is the skinny on what could have been a really bad day at the range.
    I am in a shooting league at my local range.
    We shoot 10 rounds at 10 targets for a total of 100 rounds.
    So I normally by my Win white box at wall mart.
    But they have been out the last two weeks. So I by my box at the range today.
    Start shooting an not all that bad.
    Start loading my 3rd clip.
    That is when the round I picked up did not look right nor feel right. Yep was not a 9mm round that was for sure. Am not sure what it was. was a tad longer then a 9mm, the case was necked down a bit as well for the bullet.
    So any ways take it in to the store an show it to the guys.
    Turn out they had had a few diff calibers spill together an then had to sort them all out.
    :what:
    Really nice guys an all but if I had not paid attention to loading because I was counting out 10 rounds I might have not caught it. :banghead:
    An if that had happened An I had fired it I am sure my gun would have gone boom in a bad way.
    So the question
    Have any of you ever had a simmilar instance.
    You are loading your clip mad or cylinder an caught at the last minute a round that was close to what you were shooting but not.
     
  2. MaterDei

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    I suspect that you were loading magazines and not clips. If that's the case then I'd be willing to bet that if the 'stray' round's OAL was longer than a 9mm round then it would not have even fit in the magazine.
     
  3. Gord

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    It was probably a .357 Sig; I doubt they'd be stocking 7.62x25.

    I'm only buying .22LR and sealed cans of milsurp ammo these days, so I don't have that problem...
     
  4. davec921

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    my gun is a SW9Ve Sigma
    Shoots great.
    Magazine ..............Clip all the same to me.
    all hold amo an all funnel it in to the gun in the right place
     
  5. Boba Fett

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    I haven't discovered the wrong round out of a box or bag of ammo, but I have had several rounds that I wasn't comfortable shooting. They had significant dents or gouges or some other defect that caused me to decide, "I'm not risking putting that through my gun" and I handed it over to the range officer.

    I always pay attention to the rounds as I load them. If I see or feel anything that is out of the ordinary, I don't take any chances. Not firing one suspicious round from time to time is far cheaper AND safer than the alternative.
     
  6. ljnowell

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    Even though organizations like the NRA have deemed them interchangeable, someone will always chime in to tell you you are wrong. ;)
     
  7. Polish_Pounder

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    Kind of like the safety instructor that constantly corrects you when you call it a gun. "It is not a gun, it is a firearm". Annoying...

    When one says clip, very few assume a machine gun-style clip. Everyone knows what he means. :rolleyes:

    -Polish
     
  8. WardenWolf

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    My family owns 2 calibers of autoloading pistols: .22LR and .45ACP. Not much risk of mixing those up. We own a pair of .22's and a pair of .45's. The revolvers are .38 and .357, and being a rimmed round there's no real risk there, either. If it's short and fat, it's a .45 round. If it's thin and long, it's .22LR.
     
  9. The Lone Haranguer

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    I learned the hard way to quickly inspect a cartridge before loading. It had a crumpled case which I did not notice, and it not only failed to chamber, but was wedged in tight. The advice often given to hit the back of the slide only made it worse.
     
  10. nalioth

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    Folks, proper terminology is important.

    An "Assault rifle" isn't a "sporting rifle", but folks call their AR15s the former all the time.

    Please think before you give the antis more ammo.
     
  11. NG VI

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    Sounds like a .357 Sig, was the case larger than a 9mm at the base end of it, with the bullet the same diameter and looking just like a 9mm bullet? If so it was definitely a.357, and it wouldn't have fully chambered in your pistol. The bullet and neck would have gone into the chamber, and the body of the case would have gotten stuck.
     
  12. SwampWolf

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    "Chiming in" here:
    When one says "ain't" when he means "isn't", everyone knows what he means but that doesn't make it proper. As nalioth pointed out, "proper terminology is important".
     
  13. Jim K

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    More to the point, loading the wrong round in the magazine can mean trouble. At best a jam, at worst a 9mm in a .40 barrel resulting in a blown barrel.

    In one case where a BG fired at a cop, the BGs gun jammed. The police found he had put a round in the magazine backwards. So maybe some good can come of such an error.

    Jim
     
  14. SwampWolf

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    I think NV GI is probably right about the round being a .357 SIG- it's about the only cartridge I know that is a "tad longer than a 9mm" with the case being "necked down a bit".
     
  15. INMY01TA

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    Always make the clip in your gat has the caps in it. Lol
     
  16. Gun Slinger

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    How sad that we have those who have nothing better to do than "snipe" at others over a very minor terminology "issue".

    We are, afterall, on the same side, as firearms and the associated Right to them are our interest. With all those whom seek to destroy us and the firearms that we so value, it would be nice to see the "High Road" taken in regard to this petty issue and have our number save the "attacks" for those whom are so against us.

    I am an optimist. Hoping the thought "takes".

    :)
     
  17. hillbenny

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    Personaly i would not be offended if someone corrected me for improperly using firearm terminology, dont look at it as sniping, but a chance to enlighten someone, i know my m1 Garand uses clips, and my colt 1911 45 uses magazines, two totaly different things that do the same job.
     
  18. melikesguns

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    I usually GET loaded then read magazines, and maybe restock my CLIPS
     
  19. camper1

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    I'm guilty of loading 9mm in a .40. The first one fired, but didn't chamber another. Popped the mag, and saw that round nose 9mm vs the flat .40. No harm, no foul. I wasn't used to having XDs at the range in both calibers. Now I make sure.
     
  20. jaydubya

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    I was just thinking about the M-1 clip. Shouldn't it have been called a magazine? It gets inserted all the way into the weapon, and when it is empty it is ejected. A Springfield 1903 clip, now there is a clip. You stick its tang in the slot, shove the cartridges down into the magazine (yup), toss the clip and chamber a round.

    All this time we've been wrong . . .

    Cordially, Jack
     
  21. crushbup

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    The M1's magazine is internal. The enbloc clip has no spring, so it is not a magazine. It is retained within the gun, but the clip and mag are 2 separate parts.
     
  22. Agent-J

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    lol, i'm like *** is he shooting that he's loading 9mm onto a clip?

    you meant a magazine.
     
  23. jerkface11

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    I crammed some .38 super into my Tokarev clip. It didn't feel right and I realized I'd grabbed the wrong clip.
     
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  24. Dirtpile

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    Sure about that? In my experience, people who own ARs call them "sporting rifles". It's everyone else (ANTIs and the MEDIA) that calls them "assault rifles".
     
  25. nalioth

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    I sure am.

    It's happened on this forum more than once.
     
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