This is a discussion on A Lesson Learned At The Range Today within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BugDude I had a failure to fire in someone else's gun last year. His pistol had second strike capability and it didn't ...
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I reload for a couple of friends,I tell them if they ever have a round that sounds different or recoils different to stop shooting clear their gun and check the barrel for obstructions.I shot 100 rounds of 45 acp yesterday I knew had problems,and I found about 15 squib loads,the only thing I can figure out is the cases were contaminated with gun lube or something that killed the powder charge.These are the first squibs I've had in over 40,000 reloads,but it can happen,even had a few bad factory rounds in the past.I would never trust a reload that I did not know who reloaded it and saw their equipment,you might get a double charge and instead of a pop get a KABOOOOOM
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Good lesson in awareness, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for being alert! I'm glad to see that someone was willing to step in and prevent a possible disaster.
Things like this can make you sweat ... bullets.
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A squib is normally caused by a round that has no powder in it. The primer goes off and pushes the bullet into the barrel, but there is no BOOM. I have had it happen once in my XD with some reloads.
It is very clear when it happens that something went wrong. Pay attention to what the firearm in your hand does!
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Man, you're 200% for taking charge of that situation. That could have ended so bad for the dude, or even your brother next to him. Good going!
IMO, you probably saved the dude a trip to the emergency room and gave him some excellent advice for ammo to boot. All in all he should be very grateful to you.
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Nice job Jang, way to watch out for your fellow shooter!
Congrats for being aware and taking the initiative to step in and help!
As I'm sure you know, you may have saved that guy some serious hurt!
A couple more kudos for you
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IMHO you only use reloads (and then from a tried and true like Georgia Arms) in a revolver and not a semi auto. There is no way I buy anything for a semi auto that is not new and a respected brand that has some recommendations to go with it. Another thread had talked about brass cartidges vs aircraft aluminum--again--brass has been around forever--there is no way I stray from tried and true when it comes to an explosion in my hand that is next to my face and a handgun firing is just that--an explosion.
Very Good catch.
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