bad day at the range

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  1. crinko

    crinko

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    I got a spot I decided to shoot my 10mm glock 29 that I just transferred from my friend. I started to shoot the hollow points he had in the mag and after the 5 shot I had a ammo malfunction. I took a closer look and noticed powder all over the inside of the gun took it apart and looked through the back of the barrel and noticed the bullet is lodged in the barrel. I tried to remove it but cant, why did this happen was it a bad round or primer so it looks to be a trip to the gun shop to see if he can dislodge it and see if the barrel isn't ruined. Any ideas or help to what caused this would be great. :dunno:
     
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    Sounds like the primer functioned, but the powder did not.
    You could removed the barrel, place breech down on some pine wood,
    use a wooden dowel and a mallet to drive the round out of the barrel.
     

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    I say this without sarcasm...but i am not at all an expert


    But me personally...i would get a new barrel...just because id be freaked out
     
  4. REA9mm

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    I thought from the title of the post that maybe someone touched elbows with you. :whistling:

    But this is much worse! I second FAA's suggestion of how to remove the bullet. Then, clean the barrel real good. Soak it in some CLP and brush it out till your hand cramps. Hopefully then when you inspect it, it will be ok. But, if anything at all looks out of place, I'd go ahead and replace it.
     
  5. Historian

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    Sounds like what is called a squib...primer may have worked but the powder did no generate enough energy to move the round. This normally happens when a round is under charged (not enough powder).

    It's generally not a major problem as long as you don't fire a second round into the first.

    Just dive it out with a dowel. You might want a smith to check it out.
     
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  6. crinko

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    Thanks guys for the help, I guess you really do learn of something new every day.:cool:
     
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    RESIST the urge to use any metal object to drive the projectile out.
     
  8. JBnTX

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    You were very smart to stop firing and investigate.

    Had you continued firing, your gun would be next on the
    long list of Glock kabooms.

    Definately an underpowered round!

    Your barrel is probably not damaged, but have a gunsmith
    check it anyway.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Both are good advice. I doubt very seriously that if you remove the bullet properly and with care, that there will be any damage at all. Not even to accuracy.
     
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    Sounds like bad reloads to me.
     
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    If the rounds in your Glock were his carry loads over a long time oil could have crept in and "killed" the powder. Pull them down for components if you reload or dispose of them properly if you don't. Soak your bore in a penetrating oil, Kroil is probably the best, and use a hardwood dowel to tap out the bullet. Repetitive firm taps will get it moving.
    Best Regards,
    ADP3
     
  12. crinko

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    they were factory hornady hollow points, headed to the gunshop tomorrow atleast I have a good reason to :upeyes:
     
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    maybe thats why he sold it ??????
     
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    The bullet is out and the barrel is just the same as it came from glock oh and bought some new carry rounds so im in good shape thanks to all for your help
     
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    Jeez! I thought that just the PRIMER on a 10mm round would launch the bullet at 2300 FPS! Definitely not a Toyota! You can't stop those things!
     
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    ?? A squib isn't really a problem the gun can cause.
     
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    Agreed, unless as someone stated earlier that oil might have crept in and killed the powder?
     
  18. Historian

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    Ayep. And as tight as the factories are they still have a mistake now and then.

    I have a small jar of factory stuff that would not chamber or shoot for one reason or another.
     
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    That's funny I experienced this for the first time at the range using my friend's bersa 380. atleast now you know what a squib round sounds and feels like.