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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by stangfan93, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. stangfan93

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    Anyone ever have a round blow up in the chamber of their guns?

    I borrowed a friends Glock to test out and see if I wanted to purchase a similar model. And on the last round in the magazine blew up! Scared the you know what out of me. I remember seeing a huge flash and felt the concussion in my hands and face. I'm alright. Nothing happened to me except for some extra gun powder on my hands.

    The force shot the magazine out of the gun and the case stuck in the chamber.

    My conclusion is the Glock 27 stood up and the recoil is stout for normal shooting and may purchase one as a carry weapon.
     
  2. mptrimshop

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    huh?...the gun was unharmed?
     
  3. stangfan93

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    Yep. All was fine. I wouldve shot more to make sure but I didn't want to try anymore that day. Called my friend and told him to have it checked out by someone to make sure all is fine. But visually the gun is ok. Here is a pic of the stuck case.

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  4. mptrimshop

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    looks like it didn't chamber all the way....huh
     
  5. hoghunting

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    Looks like case head separation. Were you using factory ammo or reloads?
     
  6. possum

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    well i am glad that you are alright, and that the gun wasn't damaged. yes i as well am interested to hear if this was factory ammo, etc, that does look like seperation happened. i think it might have been an overcharged round.
     
  7. W.E.G.

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    What kind of ammo were you using?
     
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    They were reloads. The people whom I got the reloads from has a really good reputation for their ammo but I guess this was one that was reloaded one to many times.
     
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    Wow. Another Glock .40 blows up. I know not to trust the Internet for "truth" and all that but holy smokes...there sure is a lot of anectodal information regarding the .40 Glocks. Scary. I'll stick with my Gen2 G17 thanks.
     
  10. Quiet

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    I've never had a gun kaboom, but a few years ago when I qualifying, another recruit on the range had his SIG P239 kaboom.
    It blew out through the mag well. Destroyed the magazine and blew out a grip panel. He had a bruise on his hand, no other injuries.
    Apparently, he was using reloads that his friend of a friend had given him and the LE range staff gave us a lecture on only using factory ammo.
     
  11. stangfan93

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    I would've bought factory ammo but my buddy gave me a box of reloads to use. Still have 10 rounds because after the case was removed and after that I wasn't about to shoot anymore. Plus the target hanger fell on me. I packed up and went home.
     
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    Looks like another reason not to trust other people's reloads. The only reloads I trust are the ones I do myself. Reputable or not, you have no way of knowing the quality of someone's reloads. The brass might be old and it might not have been annealed properly to begin with, it may be overcharged, the bullets might be seated too deeply, etc...

    Contrary to some other comments regarding the quality of the gun, I think this is a testament to the durability of the Glock... that it survived this abusive ammo. I'm glad that you and your gun are ok.
     
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    Were they lead? With the complete case head like that, It almost looks like it was well out of battery. Either way, I will guess ammo, not gun.
     
  14. stangfan93

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    They were copper FMJ's.
     
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    hmmm, well, don't be mad at the Glock, reload yourself, or factory.
     
  16. stangfan93

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    Not mad at the gun. In fact I am very impressed that the gun held up.
     
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    Stangfan93,

    Recommend strongly you do not try to fire those remaining rounds. Return them to your buddy and let him try to figure out what went wrong.
     
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    Hoosier, I know it's all anecdotal, but I too would like to see a comparison of how man .40SW Glock kaboom vs 9mm. It seems to happen to the .40s WAY more often.
     
  19. stangfan93

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    Moxie,
    I don't plan on shooting the last remaining ammo. Thanks for the advice and concern.
     
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    I own a Glock 22, and never had anything even close to that happen. I'm a very cautious person and I have a friend that reloads and I give my once-used brass to him to reload for me, and that's the only time I shoot reloads. I trust him in his reloading, and I have never had any problems with reloads he does for me. I also will not give him the brass if it's been reloaded 3 times. Like I said, I'm cautious and that's just me.
     
  21. atblis

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    Interesting. How old is this Glock?
     
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    Not sure of the age as it's my friends but I do know it's over 7 years old because that's how long I have known him.
     
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    Ragnar, Hoosier etc...

    How is it out of this story you got that .40 Glocks are less reliable than other firearms of the same caliber??

    This is an ammunition problem, not a firearm or operator problem.
     
  24. atblis

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    It does look like a straight up brass failure. I was wondering about the feed ramp. They supposedly improved case support on the newer Glocks. That Kb doesn't look anywhere near as bad as the ones plastered all over the net.
     
  25. W.E.G.

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    Your buddy aint too sharp is he?

    He loans the gun that has THE MOST NOTORIOUS hands-down reputation for blow-ups when reloads are used, and he furnishes reloads for you to use in it?
    Jumpin' Jimminy on a pogo stick!!!

    Lord only knows what kind of crappy ammo your buddy had gunked-up the bore with before he handed it over to you for the big kaboom.

    You need to watch that guy.
     
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