My first squib

My first squib

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    My first squib

    Last week I experienced my first squib at the range.

    I was shooting my old Ruger P90 with Cabela's Herters 45 ACP (probably rebranded Tula or Wolf ammo). I have shot a lot of this stuff through my P90 because I can't afford to shoot more expensive brass ammo through my 45. I also have figured that the P90 is such a tank that it can handle the steel cased ammo.

    I had fired off 41 rounds and then I heard that weird shot sound. Something automatically sounded wrong, I can't really explain the sound but for those who have experienced a squib, you know what I am talking about.

    I dropped the magazine and locked the pistol open. Because of the lighting and the angle in the indoor range, I couldn't fully tell if the barrel was obstructed or not. I tried with my finger but couldn't determine whether their was an obstruction or not. I thought about just continuing on firing, but I just had a bad feeling about this one.

    I quickly field stripped the gun, pulled out the barrel and there it was, a 45 bullet firmly wedged in the chamber. My next shot probably would have gotten me a place on that Ka Boom photo gallery. Thank goodness I was smart about it and didn't carelessly carry on shooting.

    I did right by being safe and not harming myself or my pistol, but it is still a great reminder to always follow basic gun handling rules and to stay safe.

    The guys at the range were able to force the bullet out which I will now keep as a reminder for gun safety (and using better ammo).
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    I had a squib one time where the nose of the bullet was sticking out the end of the barrel,I usually carry an old brass cleaning rod to drive out a bullet just in case,
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    Good job on following your instinct. And thanks for posting, it's a great reminder of something that doesn't happen very often, but when it does it can lead to the next shot being disasterous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    Last week I experienced my first squib at the range.

    I was shooting my old Ruger P90 with Cabela's Herters 45 ACP (probably rebranded Tula or Wolf ammo). I have shot a lot of this stuff through my P90 because I can't afford to shoot more expensive brass ammo through my 45. I also have figured that the P90 is such a tank that it can handle the steel cased ammo.

    I had fired off 41 rounds and then I heard that weird shot sound. Something automatically sounded wrong, I can't really explain the sound but for those who have experienced a squib, you know what I am talking about.

    I dropped the magazine and locked the pistol open. Because of the lighting and the angle in the indoor range, I couldn't fully tell if the barrel was obstructed or not. I tried with my finger but couldn't determine whether their was an obstruction or not. I thought about just continuing on firing, but I just had a bad feeling about this one.

    I quickly field stripped the gun, pulled out the barrel and there it was, a 45 bullet firmly wedged in the chamber. My next shot probably would have gotten me a place on that Ka Boom photo gallery. Thank goodness I was smart about it and didn't carelessly carry on shooting.

    I did right by being safe and not harming myself or my pistol, but it is still a great reminder to always follow basic gun handling rules and to stay safe.

    The guys at the range were able to force the bullet out which I will now keep as a reminder for gun safety (and using better ammo).

    a good reminder why a flashlight should be part of everyones EDC

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    Yeah, I'm going to include a flashlight and something like a cleaning rod in my range bag from now on.
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