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Kabooms! (Tons of pics)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by intercooler, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. intercooler

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    Thanks for the great link and photos !
     
  3. intercooler

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    I do ears and eyes but nothing on the hands. I think I will search out the best shooting gloves just in case.

    I don't understand the Walther issues since those aren't reloads but the others have much been attributed to reloads. Squibs, double-charges, etc... Part of why I don't reload.
     
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    Yikes! Those ARs!! Those Glocks!!!!

    None of that is very comforting for anyone -- there's too many guns. Revolvers, autos, rifles, bolt & lever action.
     
  5. intercooler

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    Someone pointed out no Hi-Points though.
     
  6. Loosedhorse

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    It would seem...

    That most of those photos are fakes, as I have it on good internet authority that only Glocks go kaboom.
     
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    Wow, all I can say is Wow. Nearly every "Venerated" brand of firearm was represented.
     
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    A surprising amount of AR15 "grenadage" though I guess it's just due to how many are in use.

    Out of all the incidents, I wonder how many were due to incorrect reloads.
     
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    Going on 50 years of reloading (some for antiques that have NO ammunition source or even brass available) and have never blown anything up.

    It is called being careful.

    If you dump enough black powder in a muzzle loader you can blow them up.
     
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    These should work.

    [​IMG]

    Anything else isn't going to stand up well to flying shards of metal.
     
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    I saw a few of those that I knew was from blatant stupidity. One of those Glocks was shot in the back of the slide. Wouldn't surprise me if that was one of those idiots "torture testing" for Youtube views and was shooting it.

    I loved the AK Kaboom. From what I saw in the picture, the only thing wrong with it after the Kaboom was the broken casing stuck in there.

    Walther's are pretty crappy guns. The slide breaking isn't uncommon.
     
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    Your odds of failure go up as you reload. We had a guy at the Range about two weeks back that had a squib and he almost put another on top of it. If it weren't for the alert Range Officer he would have had a Kaboom. 35 years of doing it he said.
     
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    Kevlar will keep you from getting the cust and stuff.
     
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    ^^^^^^^

    This.

    I've been handloading for 14 years (I'm 30), have never had an overcharge or squib. That is one of the reasons I like using a single stage; After charging, all of my cases are arranged neatly and very are easy to inspect. Looking over the tops of even 1,000 at a time, it is very easy to spot a case that is under/over charged.

    As well, only one powder out at a time, double and triple check charge weights (I throw 3 times on the scale after dialing in the measure, and once every 100 rounds or so during charging), and if there's unknown powder left in the measure, it becomes fertlizer.

    I suspect the extreme majority of those pics were the result of squibs or overpressure loads, both of which are virtually 100% avoidable.
     
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    What amazes me is the amount of pressure some of those generated.

    But then, a triple charge of fast powder in a pistol case, or a rifle case full of pistol powder, are nothing less than grenades.

    Yes, and maintaining your weapon.
     
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    I was scratching my head at first with that one...


    Those p22's must Have slides made of tin cans...
     
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    MachIVshooter, I agree with everything you said, but reloading is something of an exception in today's nanny culture. That is, you do have to be careful, and you do have to concentrate, and you do have to doublecheck everything. We simply aren't conditioned to do that anymore and instead expect seatbelts, airbags, welfare, insurance, and social security to handle all the responsibilites in our lives so we don't have to worry, about any activity. To see the consequence of screwing up, it scares people (used to a Disney sort of world where everything is wonderful) that such a concept of responsibility is required. The phrase seems to be summed up as, "I won't do reloading because I have to pay attention and take responsibility for my own actions. Who will I blame if things go wrong?"

    We've all become soft.
     
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    Yikes! I'm surprised there isn't more blood spatter in those photos.

    Some important lessons there.
     
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    looks like most all of those should have been easily prevented. really goes to show you what can happen if you stop paying attention...
     
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    I did`nt see but just a handfull of OLD firearms in that bunch that has come unglued, what does that say...............
     
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    "A man's got to know his limitations."
     
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    Some of the photos looked like garden variety parts brakage -- the P22 fractured slides, the M&P cracked frame, the 1911 fractured slide, along with a couple of guns that had been shot -- the Glock with the bullet in the rear of the slide, the S&W revolver with a chip out of the front of the cylinder.

    Amazing to see more Ka-Boomed ARs than Glocks :)
     
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    I don't recall seeing a single AK =)
     
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    There's one. Stuck shell in the chamber and action partially open. Doesn't look like anything was damaged though...
     
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