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Can a firearm backfire or explode in your hand ?

This is a discussion on Can a firearm backfire or explode in your hand ? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Yes, see below In all seriousness, as others have stated, there are many reasons why a firearm could blowup in your face. Obstructed barrel. Incorrect ...

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    Yes, see below



    In all seriousness, as others have stated, there are many reasons why a firearm could blowup in your face.

    Obstructed barrel.
    Incorrect ammo caliber in firearm
    Cracked/weak barrel.
    Reloaded(& sometimes top shelf as well) ammo with too great a charge of gunpowder
    Ammo with too little gunpowder in case, doesn't leave the barrel, then you pull the trigger on another round,,,,,boom

    and probably some more as well.
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    Back in the 70's I was at a Leo training range and while a guy there was practicing with his revolver it apparently fired an overcharged reload. It was considerably louder than any other round. We never could find the top strap or top portion of the cylinder. Luckily, no injuries, though I do remember feeling tiny pieces of something hit me. I was standing to the side, but behind the shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Its a Glock thing....



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    Quote Originally Posted by MNgunner View Post
    Harry, help me out here, where is the dislike button situated at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Its a Glock thing....
    It's also a 1911 thing. Let me tell you what happens when one fires a double charge of Bullseye in a .45 1911. It will split both grip panels, making the fingers feel as if they have been blown off and he will drop the pistol. When he looks at his hand to assess the damage, he will be amazed that there is no injury to his hand. Then he will feel something wet on his cheek, and looking in the mirror of his vehicle, he will find his face filled with tiny shrapnel. Thinking " man, I'm glad I had my glasses on", he picks up the gun and finds, beside the grip panels, the only damage is a small dent in the UltraDot tube from falling onto the gravel.

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    In all seriousness ('nice shot on the Glock though ;-) it can happen with any gun. Remington overloaded a .22 long rifle round and peppered my face & hands/blew my ears out for me.
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    I have heard of this happening before, but I have never seen it. That is ONE injury I have never ran. I have ran people who have fireworks blow up in there hands, but not from shooting a gun. Makes me wonder....how rare is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Yes it can happen with 1. Barrel obstruction or 2. Overcharged ammo (exceeding SAAMI stds)


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    Thanks. I really didn't know that....I guess because I have never ran into it before. It makes sense. So I guess....be careful of Reloads or buy store ammo. Never block the barrel or have a obstruction in the barrel, but I think I could have gotten this one. LOL
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    Look up "squib load" on gun-friendly Google (JK!) and you'll get an explanation of how this deadly deed can occur. It's not the squib load that gets you. It's that next one!
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    Just with 40 caliber apparently... This drawing comes in so handy!


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    LOL Thunder71, that's funny.
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    The more the .40 gets put down the more I know I made the right choice. Jealousy's a powerful force!

    But truly, and this is in all honesty and seriousness:

    If ya ain't man enough for a .40, by all means get a 9!

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    Well it's not only Glocks or 1911's. This is an original Ballard black powder rifle that blew up in a ladies hands this June. She was seriously hurt in the process and was luckily able to be put back together. From first hand accounts of people that were there this is a cast frame gun that was converted to shoot 40-65 and should never be chambered for anything other than 22 long rifle and some pistol cartridges.


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    I saw it happen as well. This guy got a "great deal" on some ammo from Russia. He was shooting and all of a sudden he said it felt like his hand was hit with a baseball bat and the magazine was blown out of the gun. I now only buy US factory made ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNgunner View Post
    Harry, help me out here, where is the dislike button situated at?
    Ditto!!!!!!
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