SCCY CPX-2 blew up this morning in the desert

SCCY CPX-2 blew up this morning in the desert

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    SCCY CPX-2 blew up this morning in the desert

    Two gun shop owners [ father/son ] and myself met in the Sonoran this morning for some shooting time. The son brought hos wifes new SCCY CPX-2 to play with. NIB, he fired 27 rounds of factory 115 grain ball 9mm without a bobble. The 28th round destroyed the gun [ no pics which I should have thought to take of the gun ]..

    The barrel exploded fully in half, horizontally when held in a shooting position. That barrel exploding, ripped the recoil spring out, blew off the right side of the slide [ peeled it from front to back from the muzzle to about the rear sight location ]. The top strap didn't suffer as much tearing of steel [ like shrapnel from an artillery shell looks like ] He's shooting left handed, only a slight mark on his wrist from small shrapnel, but otherwise okay.

    He's decided his wife deserved to carry her S+W MP shield from now on, no more low dollar POS's for him and his wife. Dad, on the other hand, never said a word but they are reconsidering not selling them at the shop any longer.
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    But it's got that lifetime, no questions guarantee!

    Lucky break for the shooter.
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    Could the 27th round have been a squib?
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    Dayam !!!

    Thanks, Brownie, for sharing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogWalksWithMe View Post
    Could the 27th round have been a squib?
    No, he hit the plate from 15 feet using the point shoulder skill with the 27th round. I was standing right next to him watching his form and hearing his hits on my steel plates.

    I just thought it good to give others a heads up on this gun.
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    Welcome PhaedrusIV
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    yikes!!! I have 2 of them with about 300rounds fired per gun with no issues at all. I probably bought them at the same shop you are talking about.
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    Maybe an overcharged round? Did it sound different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Maybe an overcharged round? Did it sound different?
    A little, but I think it had more to do with after the explosion. I doubt the bullet made it out of the barrel before it exploded in half, so the pressure curve wasn't as contained as it should be, thus a little different sound, but not much. It may have been overcharged, but that would be Remingtons fault as it was a factory load. Imagine if he was testing some +P through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Maybe an overcharged round? Did it sound different?
    Yes, instead of Bang! it went Kaboom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Maybe an overcharged round? Did it sound different?
    Over charged or not, I'm sure it sounded a lot different when the barrel split open. Hard to judge that I'm guessing.

    I'll admit, it's the first major failure I've heard of regarding the Gen 2, but sometimes a $200 gun behaves like a $200 gun. Makes me wonder if/when we will hear a story like this about the Taurus Millennium G2. Good info.
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    Well that takes one model off the list.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    A little, but I think it had more to do with after the explosion. I doubt the bullet made it out of the barrel before it exploded in half, so the pressure curve wasn't as contained as it should be, thus a little different sound, but not much. It may have been overcharged, but that would be Remingtons fault as it was a factory load. Imagine if he was testing some +P through it.
    Even if it were a +p the gun should not explode......I mean really....
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    Maybe I'm ignorant, but why would a pistol that has successfully fired rounds all of a sudden simplely blow up without some other forces playing a role such as an out of spec bullet, squib load, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeflonDon View Post
    Maybe I'm ignorant, but why would a pistol that has successfully fired rounds all of a sudden simplely blow up without some other forces playing a role such as an out of spec bullet, squib load, etc?
    Best guess looking at the barrel halves? Metallurgy and a fault in their castings.
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