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Always check your ammo before you shoot...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Andrewsky, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Andrewsky

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    I recently bought a pistol face-to-face from a member of the local forums. Included in the deal were 60 rounds of ammunition. The gun was a .380 and I was told the ammunition was a .380.

    I'm an idiot for not checking each round but it turned out he had given me 58 .380s, 1 9mm Makarov, and 1 .32ACP. I ended up accidentally firing the .32ACP in the .380ACP pistol.

    He refuses to admit to anything.:upeyes:
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  2. 4 glocks

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    I would think you would have noticed the .32 when loading.

    Maybe he did not know.
     


  3. poodleplumber

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    Good advice. I recently bought a box of WWB that had several rounds with the case mouths mashed. I had taken a friend shooting, and the first caused a failure in my Beretta 92FS out of a mag that he loaded without supervision. After that, we found several more bad rounds the easier way.
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. Brucev

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    Yes it is important to check one's ammo, etc. before loading and firing in a handgun. But in this case, the matter is no big deal. Firing a .32 ACP in a .380 ACP chamber simply is not a problem. It's like someone cambering a .270 Winchester round in a .30-06 Springfield rifle. It sill fire. It will not be particularly accurate. But it will fire. And it will pose no danger to the shooter or the weapon. The 9x18 round will of course not chamber in a .380 ACP chamber.
     
  6. Andrewsky

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    There was no damage to the firearm. The .32ACP case mouth expanded to .380 dimensions.
     
  7. Wyoming

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    Exactly, there were no pressure build up but I'm sure it was unnerving. :wow:
     
  8. I pick up 9mm brass expanded to .40 all the time at my local range. Apparently it works well enough.
     
  9. Ford302Glock21

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    :shocked: I guess it would be easy to do especially if distracted by your shooting buddy.
     
  10. Jameson4all

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    Yes always check ammo prior to shooting even factory ammo. A partial split casing or a bulge etc has a possibility of putting you in a bad spot when fired.
     
  11. Syclone538

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    Something like a .270 in a 30-06 would be centered, while a .32 in a .380 could hit the edge from chamber to throat, right?
     
  12. TWalker

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    I fired a 303 British in my 45-70 once. Still don't know how I managed that. I had been shooting an Enfield and guess I left some of the ammo on the bench when I started shooting the 45-70.
     
  13. hogship

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    This one was picked up at the range. It's a .40 probably shot in a 45acp......looks like bullet would have been off-center to me. It's unknown what damage might have happened.

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  14. Hines57

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    What should he admit? That you shot a .32 in a .380?

    The deal included 60 rounds of ammo, sounds like you got 60

    :dunno: