This is a discussion on G23 blown round in chamber, new mag catch GTG within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So Saturday I was at my local club shooting in a fun shoot along with my daughter. I was shooting my G23. I had decided ...
So Saturday I was at my local club shooting in a fun shoot along with my daughter. I was shooting my G23. I had decided to shoot up a mixed bag of factory hollow points from various manufacturers since I only needed about 150 rounds.
I was on the fourth of seven stages shooting some steel when pulled the trigger and a casing ruptured in the chamber. The round exited the barrel and I immediately dropped the mag and cleared the gun. We then rodded the barrel to make sure it was clear.
I stripped the gun and all looked OK, so I reassembled it and moved onto the next stage. The mag would not stay in after a round was fired, obvious broken mag catch. So for the rest of the day I just did a malfunction drill after every round
Fixed it today, here are some pics of the casing, mag release and cracked up magazine.
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Looks very similar to what happened to me with my G17 many years ago. My G17 emerged unscathed, the top of my index finger on my shooting hand was burned slightly, and I was shooting Enforcer factory re-manufactured ammo 147gr HPs. This instance did eject the magazine as well. If you shoot for any length of time, statistics are liable to catch up with you no matter if it involves a Glock pistol or something else. It's like being an electrician and getting shocked. You do your best to avoid it and be careful, but there may come a day. So far I'm good for 2009.
Looks like what happened to my SA 1911 45,when I caught some shrapnel in my eye.Mine was a reload and I thought maybe I had overcharged the case,but seeing that makes me think it was just a weak case now
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In forty years of shooting I have never had this happen. Then again, I've never used any reloaded ammo. Yeah I know, in this case it happened with new stuff, so perhaps I've just been lucky.
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Jeez...never had anything like that happen. (knock on wood)
I have never seen that before either.
Is that a steel vs brass issue? I would think steel would be more prone to cracking under high heat and high pressue.
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New ammo. I had a G21 explode in my hand in 1996. My fault, lead reload before that issue was publicized. I agree, you shoot long enough you will see some interesting things.- George
I've had a casing rupture in a Ruger GP100. Nothing broken, but it was a pain in the butt getting the split casing out of the cylinder.
Glad to know that you and your daughter were unharmed in this mishap.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Send a pic and letter to Winchester, they need to know about this.
You'll likely get some free ammo out of the deal.
So now we have come to the point where people actually accept the idea that handguns just blow up sometimes, it's just part of the game? I think that's a pretty naive and dangerous attitude. Gaston designed a handgun. Gaston was NOT a firearms engineer. Apparently Gaston has lowered the bar considerably.
I had a case split in a sig229, actually my wife did, but I was there. It happens, no fun when it does, but it does. No we don't accept that handguns blow up, but ammo does.
This is nothing new, if you own a glock you call it case failure.
If you don't then you call it a kaboom, thanks to a unsupported barrel
One reason I only shoot Glocks in 9mm. Love my G19s. Although even the 9mm has less case support than the M&P, kabooms are extremely rare in 9mm Glocks. I shoot 127 gr +p+ in my 19 without issue.
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