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!!!