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Old 01-28-2012, 20:27   #1
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I think my 24 hour old Springfield Operator KB'ed on me today....

Before I begin, no, I don't have pics. I was shooting my Springfield MC Operator I just bought last night, and was shooting factory Mag-Tech 230g ball when the 10th round went off with half recoil and a muted sound. The hammer was at half-cock. Smoke rolled out of the back of the gun and out the magwell when I dropped the mag. I thought it was a squib, so I tried to clear the gun, and it wouldn't budge.

I packed up and walked up to the house, and upon trying to push the slide open by resting the slide on the edge of a table and resting my body weight on it, I quickly realized I wouldn't be hand cycling this one clear. I dropped a pencil down the barrel to see if there was a bullet stuck, and there wasn't. I used a mirror to confirm there was no round, and it was clear; I could see the bottom of the spent shell casing.

Upon inspecting the pistol, I then realized that the barrel was splintered/bulged/cracked inside of the slide, and was the reason why I wasn't able to clear the weapon. The weapon looks perfectly normal on the outside.....its when looking down the barrel you see the catastrophe.

The round before the "dud" round was perfectly normal; fired and ejected normally....

I have no clue what the hell happened. I am terrified that my 24 hour old, $1100 pistol is destroyed. I have no clue what, and IF Springfield will do a damn thing for me. This really ****ing sucks!

I fear I'm out $1100 now.....what should I do? I will call Springfield on Monday, but do you think they will repair it? It was factory ammo....could there have been an issue with the barrel? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated, guys.

Do I have recourse with Mag-Tech if Springfield will not fix the gun? I mean, ****, the shell casing is still stuck in the gun!!!

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Old 01-28-2012, 21:08   #2
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You'll have recourse with one or the other. I've heard of that situation going in both directions. I wouldn't worry much. I'll bet you end up with a new gun.
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Old 01-28-2012, 21:15   #3
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Springfield has great customer service. They fixed my gun I bought used and paid for postage both way.

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Old 01-28-2012, 21:18   #4
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I think you'll be fine.
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Old 01-28-2012, 21:24   #5
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You are worrying about nothing. Call springer. Then Call Magtech.
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Old 01-28-2012, 21:26   #6
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I have full faith that SA will take care of the matter to your satisfaction.
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Old 01-28-2012, 21:39   #7
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Maybe they will replace it with a Colt.

Jk.

That's horrible news. I hear nothing but good things about SA customer service though. Should be fine.
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Old 01-28-2012, 22:18   #8
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Springfield Customer Service is easy and pleasant to deal with. I'd be very surprised if they didn't help you.

Remember, their barrels are two piece barrels. So, it is not beyond the realm of imagination that there was a barrel failure.

They'll be straight up with you, as I'm sure you will be with them.
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Old 01-28-2012, 23:06   #9
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Sprigfield customer service is oustanding, they are secound too none in cs.



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Old 01-28-2012, 23:58   #10
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That sucks man. Hope everything works out for you.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:48   #11
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Springfield Customer Service is easy and pleasant to deal with. I'd be very surprised if they didn't help you.

Remember, their barrels are two piece barrels. So, it is not beyond the realm of imagination that there was a barrel failure.

They'll be straight up with you, as I'm sure you will be with them.
They put a 2-piece barrel into a higher end pistol?

My Loaded has a 2-piece barrel but that's understandable consider the price point.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:54   #12
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Springfield Customer Service is easy and pleasant to deal with. I'd be very surprised if they didn't help you.

Remember, their barrels are two piece barrels. So, it is not beyond the realm of imagination that there was a barrel failure.

They'll be straight up with you, as I'm sure you will be with them.

Better check again on that statement. It's a one piece barrel.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:31   #13
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Damn, that sucks. And it was just a few days ago when you were posting about getting a new gun. Hope everything works out for you.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:46   #14
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You are worrying about nothing. Call springer. Then Call Magtech.
I wouldn't call this event "nothing".


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I have full faith that SA will take care of the matter to your satisfaction.
Yes, but maybe at owners expense. I'd be looking for magtech to cover the cost, if any, in the event SA won't. Show us some pics.

Maybe some Brazilian booty walked by
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:53   #15
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Look to Magtech,.....this was the ammuition's fault, not Springfield's
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:03   #16
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That's terrible news AI, let us know what SA and ammo company are willing to do to fix it once you contact them. Good luck.

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:36   #17
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That blows. I hope someone makes it right.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:34   #18
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Look to Magtech,.....this was the ammuition's fault, not Springfield's

Exactly. Good luck getting a Third World ammo co. to replace your gun.


Never use ammo from a country that has no potable water. Magtech is made in Brazil.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:43   #19
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MagTech has been notified. Waiting on them to get back to me. I'll keep ya'll updated. If I do end up having to pay out of pocket, hopefully the most I'll need to pay is for a barrel, barrel link, and slide stop. Still better than paying for another Operator......
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This really does suk,.....if, in the end you have to pay for a barrel,
have SACS do the work & have a Kart NM fitted.
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