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Spontaneous unloading of 1911 magazine

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blakenzy, May 19, 2008.

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  1. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy Member

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    I was sitting at my gun/reloading bench, and a 1911 USGI Scoville magazine resting on the table top fully loaded with 230 FMJs started spitting out cartridges on its own.

    I heard something fall off the table, looked in that direction and saw how one cartridge was spinning on the floor and how a second cartridge in the mag was slowly creeping forward...and then was ejected as well. WHAT!?! I picked up the magazine and put my thumb on the third cartridge. I'm not sure if the third and following cartridges would have followed as I did not let it happen, but it was really weird. A "ghost" cycling of a removed magazine. This magazine in in perfect condition and functions 100% in my gun BTW.
     
  2. ZeSpectre

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    call a priest! <grin>.
     
  3. Matt-J2

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    I think you have a Coltergeist.
     
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    LOL. Nice.


    Btw...my Glocks never do this. :what:

    I joke. I joke. I kid. I kid.
     
  5. telebob

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    Spontaneous unloading

    I had that happen at the range once. I loaded up a mag while talking to a buddy. Put the mag down and all the rounds came flying out.

    Yep, I loaded seven rounds of 9mm into a 45 mag...big laugh getter.
     
  6. Tribal

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    If you can get them to cycle out really, really fast you may be able to do away with the 1911 itself and just use the mag for personal protection...
     
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    anti-gun ghosts?
     
  8. Dgreno

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    I had an AR mag do this once at the range. Spit out 30 rds of .223 all over the place, then the follower and spring came out. turned out that one of the spot welds had separated. I only us magpul polymer now.
     
  9. mattk

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    The feed lips are probably stretched out. This happens on lots of single stack mags and even some double stack mags.

    Somebody, Brownells I like sells a tool that puts them back in the right place.
     
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    I wonder if the BATFE will classify that as a machine gun magazine?
     
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