I guess it isn't just the .40's like I have seen here is a G21

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    I guess it isn't just the .40's like I have seen here is a G21

    Here is a link to an interesting video from Marshall County W-VA in which a duty firearm KABOOM's. Many of you may have seen this already, but I figure I would post it because like many folks I tend to blame Kabooms on the .40.

    http://www.wtov9.com/news/21866969/detail.html
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    Any over-pressure ammo can cause this, not just .40S&W. I had a G21 kaboom on me with over-pressure ammo before. Mine did the exact same as the officer's pistol. We found the internals scattered over a thirty foot radius. I had powder burns on my hands and a small piece of metal or polymer nicked the tip of my nose. That is all.

    I had bought a couple of hundred rounds of Kilgore 230 grn standard pressure .45acp for range work during the height of the ammo shortage. I didn't like the stuff as some of it was a little inconsistent in load. I was shooting up the last of it just to get rid of it when I found one round that was VERY inconsistent! KABOOM!!!

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    I actually credit the Glock for the relatively minor injuries I sustained. Yes the internals blew out the bottom, but the frame held solid and the slide stayed in place. It could have been much worse.
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    Here come all the excuses defending Glock. Everything went wrong except the pistol malfunctioning. If it was "bad ammo", then how come other pistol brands are not exploding? How come it has happened with other Glocks in several calibers? I don't know, but there must be something going on with Glock's quality control as of late. Too bad because their # 1 asset is reliability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alachner View Post
    Here come all the excuses defending Glock. Everything went wrong except the pistol malfunctioning. If it was "bad ammo", then how come other pistol brands are not exploding? How come it has happened with other Glocks in several calibers? I don't know, but there must be something going on with Glock's quality control as of late. Too bad because their # 1 asset is reliability.
    - You can google "Kaboom" plus the manufacturer of your choice and you will find that no handgun is immune to failure, even revolvers. You have to remember that the sheer number of Glocks out there mean you will find more stories involving Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alachner View Post
    Here come all the excuses defending Glock. Everything went wrong except the pistol malfunctioning. If it was "bad ammo", then how come other pistol brands are not exploding? How come it has happened with other Glocks in several calibers? I don't know, but there must be something going on with Glock's quality control as of late. Too bad because their # 1 asset is reliability.
    Apperantly, this is also when the Glock-haters come out. Any firearm can fail. Any firearm can fail with over-pressure ammo. What caused this particular incident we may never know. Mine was absolutely over-pressure ammo.
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    Glock 21? Story reports it as a .45, not a 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalfan View Post
    Glock 21? Story reports it as a .45, not a 40.
    G21 is a .45. G22 is a .40
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    Most likely reloads. With the current economy I'm sure most agencies are using reloaded practice ammo.
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    I have first hand seen a g27 kaboom with factory bullets. It was not very pretty, but this may be the first .45 I have heard of kabooming for glock.
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    Reload, factory ammo, doesn't make any difference if it was loaded above SAAMI specs, or if the gun was faulty.


    Being that it was the first time the gun had been shot it is anybodys guess as to what caused the actual failure.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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