I had today, both a struck primer that did not ignite the charge and therefore no bullet left the gun, and ALSO had my first split .45 case. The primer was one from Remington. I loaded the round back into the gun and it fired just fine on the second attempt. There was in fact a dimple on the primer, so it told me the firing pin at least made contact with it. I am pretty sure the case was one I picked up at the range and it happened to be a nickle plated case from Winchester. I noticed it immediately when picking up all of the brass for the day. I brought it home and decapped it. It will decorate my bench from now one. I also shot very well today. It was a FUN day at the range and I cannot wait to go again tomorrow!