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Photos | Glock 17 Kaboom

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by naalover, Sep 1, 2010.

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  1. naalover

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    *UPDATE*

    A lot of people have mentioned how Glock prints warnings about reloaded ammunition on their boxes... I have the original box my Dad got this 2nd Gen Glock 17 pistol in back in the early 1990's and there is no such warning.

    The pistol has performed flawlessly since I switched ammo, and is a very good gun.


    Last year, while shooting some factory reloaded 9mm ammunition through my Glock 17, I experienced a hand-stinging shot, and the gun jammed. The shell had ripped apart and was jamming the slide open.

    Having never read about a kaboom, I just thought the gun was a piece of junk, and quit shooting it.

    Fast forward a few months, and I decided to go shooting again. I put some gloves on, reloaded the gun with the same ammunition and fired off two rounds without incident. The third round went off much differently, stinging my hand with a powerful recoil. This time, I decided to keep the shell casing and do some research.

    I quickly learned about kabooms, and immediately junked the rest of the Accurate Ammunition brand rounds I had. I went out and purchased some factory new rounds and have never had another problem with my Glock. I think the case was filled with a double charge and the Glock sustained no damage.

    I'm more of a believer in Glock durability now than ever before. The gun is no worse for wear, and I'm convinced it had nothing at all to do with the design.

    Here are some photos for those of you who think of shooting reload ammunition in your Glock:

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  2. REAPER4206969

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    How many times do we have to tell people to stop shooting others reloads in their Glock's (or any other weapon)? Glock should put a warning on the box...
     
  3. Zak Smith

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    There's nothing wrong with reloads in the Glock. The problem is with junky reloads, regardless of who loaded ("remanufactured") them.
     
  4. TexasGunbie

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    wow a survivor of two kabooms!
     
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    I bet your glad that wasn't a .40 or 10mm!

    I never shoot reloads that I didn't load myself. I never reload brass that isn't mine. And I rarely reload brass more than once or twice.

    Having the gun go off slightly out of battery really stinks. Bad ammo scares the tar out of me. My buds make fun of me for avoiding cheap Wolf ammo in my Colt 6920, they think I'm afraid of hurting my rifle. Ha, I don't care about the stupid rifle, I'm worried about my hands!
     
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    I've gotta be getting close to 5,000 rounds of 40 S/W reloads :what: through my Glock 23 and 35.

    Can't speak for anyone else but I'm doing fine :cool:
     
  7. North Bender

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    It would be seriously more usefull to the forum members if you titled this thread "Accurate Ammunition Reloads Kaboom". This does not seem to be the fault of the Glock.
     
  8. forindooruseonly

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    If I didn't reload I couldn't afford to shoot as much as I like.
     
  9. REAPER4206969

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    .40 is the same pressure as standard 9x19 and much lower pressure than +P/+P+ 9x19.
     
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    Yeah, as much as I am enamored with the .40 Glocks tendency to violently cease operations, this isn't the fault of the gun at all and is simply a poor reload that the gun has channeled in the proper direction.

    There's a reason you shouldn't trust other people's reloads.
     
  11. DrLaw

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    Oh, those cases look like they just need a little resizing. Should be good for 20-30 more reloads. Maybe some Superglue.




    :neener:

    Yeah, somebody goofed. :scrutiny:

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
  12. dawico

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    That must be a very weak case. The primer doesn't show excessive pressure signs, even though that isn't a guarantee of not having excessive pressure.
     
  13. TH3180

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    I want to make sure I understand here. That ammo is reloaded brass that someone else reloaded?
     
  14. naalover

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    Reaper: In my defense, the gun is a 2nd Gen G17, and it had been in my Dad's gun safe for the better part of a decade before I took it out to shoot it. I hadn't yet taken my CCW course (I took hunter's safety but no pistol specific courses), and my research into Glock and other brands of pistols hadn't begun in earnest. In all my years, this was a new experience for me.

    I would imagine there are a lot of people out there with similar circumstances. I don't think most people search for information on many things unless something goes wrong.
     
  15. North Bender

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    So ... with bad ammo, it's the fault of the gun?
     
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    Seriously, at this point shouldn't there be some massive class action lawsuit against Accurate Ammunition?
     
  17. naalover

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    From Reaper above: "How many times do we have to tell people to stop shooting others reloads in their Glock's (or any other weapon)? Glock should put a warning on the box..."

    I never said it was the fault of the gun. Reaper asked how many times people need to be told not to shoot reloads. For me, it was once I read up on it.

    The box of ammo doesn't even mention the reload bit. I figured it out when I noticed the shell casings were two different colors.
     
  18. naalover

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    Lawsuits just drive up prices for everyone else...
     
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    I'm not busting your balls, I'm just trying to get through to people. Never shoot other peoples reloads. Even if they are "factory re-manufactured."
     
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    That brass and rim scratches look awfully abused to look like a "factory reloaded" - who reloaded "that" old looking brass?
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  21. naalover

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    I was thinking the same thing when I looked at the photos. The box they came from is behind the bullets. Accurate Ammunition is the name on the box. It's pretty old stuff, but the warning on the back says:

    "This ammunition is produced for firearms in good condition, originally chambered for this cartridge. We have used reasonable care in the manufacture of this ammunition, but make no other warranty, expressed or implied."

    There's your tell right there!
     
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    I am with Forindooruseonly.

    I like to shoot, but don't make a lot of money. Reloading has given me the opportunity to still shoot a lot without spending a great deal of money.

    In response to your last statement of the OP:
    My G17 has close to 3,000 rounds of reloaded ammo fired through it with no Kabooms. My G21 has nearly 2,000 rounds of reloaded ammo fired through it with no kabooms. My G19 has 600 rounds of reloaded ammo through it with no kabooms. Ditto the G26 and G34. Outside of factory PD ammo,

    That Doesn't mean it can't happen. It also means that factory ammo is not 100% safe. If you reload, good QC is crucial regardless of the make or model of the firearm.

    Take that same ammo and fire it in a M&P, XD, or BHP and see what happens......prob the same thing that happened when it was fired in a glock.
     
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    Quote: "Glock should put a warning on the box"

    Glock does actually have a warning against shooting reloads stuck right to the inside of the Glock box in BIG RED BOLD LETTERS it says DO NOT USE RELOADED OR REMANUFACTURED AMMUNITION!!!
     
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  25. Jed Carter

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    You should edit this thread from Glock 17 Kaboom to my cheap Ultramax ammo kaboom. I would bet the G17 still works fine, but you may want to send it back to Glock to be checked.
     
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