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    Interesting thing happened

    So I was out doing some shooting with my better half while we are out of town this weekend, and she was up ready to fire a second round out of my newly aqquired SA 1911-A1. Upon squeezing the trigger i heard a dull pop, along with the slide partially locked toward the rear, so i checked it out and noticed the brass still in the weapon and it was split from rim to rim. I found this to be interesting. also lucky and fortunate that my wife came out of it unscathed. anywho ive never ever out of the thousands of rounds ive fired had this happen to me (well sorta me) before. also note i gave the weapon a full inspection with no noticable damage or any type of barrel swelling. ammo was WWB 230gr FMJ
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    Glad nobody was hurt. Did the bullet exit the barrel? Did you contact Winchester? They may want to know the lot #.

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    Thats what happens when you let the woman fire your weapon.

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    Next thing you know it will be HER 1911.
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    As much as everyone craps on reloads, this shows you that factory loads can be just as hazardous.
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    Glad she did not get hurt.
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    I had a new Marlin Model 60 (about 30years ago) that had a number of split cases. I first blamed the ammo, but it did the same thing with a different brand. I had the rifle checked and the chamber was over-sized.
    I know that was .22 rimfire and not 45acp, but it wouldn't hurt to check the chamber just to be sure. They can also check for any hidden damage. Better safe than sorry. A ruptured case in a 45acp has the potential to be disastrous.
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    I try to be ever so aware of similar things happening. Until reading here, I never gave it much thought. I always like being reminded things can go wrong when you least expect it. Guns, lake any machine, can have problems. Same for ammo. Being aware is a good thing.

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    the bullet did exit the barrel, i havent contacted winchester yet, it was a box of 100, and it was only the one round that crapped on itself
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    As a reloader and a USPSA/IDPA shooter I see a lot of squibs and under charged rounds. Not that big of a deal if you're used to it, but boy it sure is a shock when it happens the first time! Glad you're okay and that you were attentive!!

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