Glock Kaboomed Next to Me Today.....(Pics).....

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    Glock Kaboomed Next to Me Today.....(Pics).....

    ....and I missed it happening.

    I was shooting in my lane, just concentrating on my own little world and not paying much if any attention to my neighbors. I went to the can and when I came back the shooter next to me was holding a bleeding hand and people were searching for pieces of Glock. Pictures from my cell:







    It was a Glock in 40 S&W, the pictures are essentially as it sat after he dropped it. The case in the breech is actually upside down, the base of the case couldn't be found. As you can see a lot of the force went down through the trigger, blowing it out, and out the hole in the right side.

    The shooter had a number of lacerations around his right hand where he gripped it; none looked to me to be bad enough to require stitches. The R/O, a medic, bandaged him up and he walked out under his own power with his stuff and what was left of the Glock.

    Yes, they were reloads and we picked up a few of his empty cases and there looked like signs of overpressure to us - bulges at the base just above the rim and some what looked like hairline cracks starting.

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    Yep, double charges will do that. Won't be covered by warranty either.
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    That just happened to a fellow member on another forum, last week. Also a Glock, but with factory ammo.

    AMENDED: Regarding the above statement, after revisiting the subject Thread, it was actually a HK USP 9mm that suffered the KaBoom. The member was using Speer Lawman ammo. A Link to the Thread can be provided if anyone is interested.

    I apologize for my original erroneous post.
    Last edited by los; July 18th, 2010 at 11:30 PM.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Ouchhh!!!!! That goin' to leave a mark..... I'd be interested to see what he reloaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    That just happened to a fellow member on another forum, last week. Also a Glock, but with factory ammo.

    Don't let the fan boys hear you say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Trucker View Post
    Don't let the fan boys hear you say that.
    The smart ones won't argue.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I thought the KB! problem was fixed in the new Glock .40's?!

    Do you happen to know what Gen it was?
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    Yes, they were reloads and we picked up a few of his empty cases and there looked like signs of overpressure to us - bulges at the base just above the rim and some what looked like hairline cracks starting.
    I wonder how many times the cases had been reloaded, it may have been a case head separation instead of an overcharge.
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    The only one I have seen was also a .40 and it was not pretty.
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    Ouch baby, very ouch.


    Reloads seem to be the culprit, 9 times outta 10
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    Well, if a person wants to blow up a nice Glock then repeatedly reloading 40S&W cartridge cases time & time again is the perfect way to have a nice kaboom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Well, if a person wants to blow up a nice Glock then repeatedly reloading 40S&W cartridge cases time & time again is the perfect way to have a nice kaboom.
    That would apply to any firearm. KaBooms are not isolated or specific to Glocks only. Wow, I just defended Glock. I must be fibrile.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Trucker View Post
    Don't let the fan boys hear you say that.
    There's a reason for everything. Most of the time we never find nor understand the reason since it becomes more obscure every day due to circumstances. Oh....I'm not really a fan......Glock is my life, and the reason I exist and continue to do so on a daily basis.

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    Although it's always surprising to see a Glock KB, I can't say I'm surprised that it happened to be a .40 shooting reloads
    "In a world of compromise, some don't." -HK

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    Glock warns users about re-loads in print. I would like to see documented proof of a Glock exploding with proper ammo.Actually,I would have to see it in person.

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