Here is the story. I just bought a new 9mm and retired my tried and true Firestorm .380 with its 7 month old Corbon DPX ammo. I planned on using up that ammo along with some other "old" stock ammo I had laying around at a local shooting match this past weekend. However my new S&W 3913 came in earlier that I expected so I used that in place of my .380. Boy am I glad I did. After the match I went home and decided to go ahead and shoot up my old carry ammo. Keep in mind that I depended on these rounds for 6-7 months. I fired the 1st 3 rounds and upon firing the 4th I felt something that I can only describe as odd. I have never experienced a squib load before but I knew something just wasn't right. I broke down the weapon and sure enough there was a 90 grain DPX round half way down my barrel. It was a very good thing that I was using slow fire and not the rapid fire that shooting .380 in a steel match requires. Otherwise I would be typing with 8 fingers right now instead of 10. The round is still jammed in the barrel I could not get it out, so it will go into the smith in the morning and Corbon will get an unhappy letter from me. It should not matter that I carried this ammo for 6-7 months it should still fire and not threaten my life. I have the last four rounds and was able to find two of the fired cases. I am debating sending the left over ammo with my unhappy letter. Anyway the pictures are posted below. I thought I'd see what you guys thought.
BTW I do not have the lot number for the ammo