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Glock Blown Out Spent Cartridge From Factory

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ENDOtactical, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. ENDOtactical

    ENDOtactical

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    Thought some of you guys might find this interesting:

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    Found that last night when going through my Glock cases. Straight from Glock with my (then) brand new G21.

    More pics and info - HERE
     
  2. GLOCKFREAK2

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Sweet,.........:supergrin:
    Guess a bad casing did not effect performance. :dunno:
     
  4. GRR

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    Doesn't look like a blown case to me. Looks like some sort of mechanical damage.
     
  5. alwaysshootin

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    Interesting? Perhaps, but it just shows Glock is using cheap ammo from some manufacture. Means nothing about your firearm, and whether it's safe or not. I would be checking the first few rounds I put through it though. When I owned a Browning HP, the first magazine through it blew the grip off, and after checking shot brass, noticed bulged brass, from the unsupported chamber.

    The only danger with that brass is if you try to reload it.
     
  6. AK47Man

    AK47Man Expert Marksman

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    I would send that casing back to Glock and see if they can
    come up with some type of explanation for that blown case....
     
  7. ronin.45

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    The case isn't blown unless you have a hole in the side of your chamber. I've seen a couple factory loaded rounds with holes in the side of the case. They will usually function ok but I would never fire one intentionally in fear of a squib. Just goes to show you need to pay attention when you load your mags.
     
  8. Glockdude1

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    REALLY corrosive ammo?????



    :tongueout:
     
  9. KiloBravo

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    :wow: That is pretty scary stuff. I would not knowingly shoot that out of my firearm. I guess if you have already shot the gun though without any problems, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    At least you still have all your fingers. Makes me want to check all my ammo now.
     
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    That case, according to the person that started this thread, was included in his package from Glock Inc. He did not fire that cartridge.
     
  12. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Back when I had a few Mosin Nagants I would regularly fire damaged ammo with no problems.
     
  13. ENDOtactical

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    Correct. I hope Technician Scotty Banks has all his fingers, I just checked the envelope for blood. It appears to be clean. :supergrin:
     
  14. SouthpawShootr

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    I would agree with this. Too far up on the case to be from firing. Most likely some sort of manufacturing defect and somebody at Glock didn't pay attention while they were loading the magazine. They certainly should have seen this when they collected the shells for packaging. Maybe they didn't care either way.
     
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    What is the make of the fired round? What headstamp?
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Most likely Blazer aluminium.
     
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    As concerning as it looks, that part of the case is inside the chamber so not much is going to happen, at least in my experience. There is usually a carbon mark on the split where a trace of the gas excaped.

    I've had a couple of .380 auto and 9mm (brass) split just like that. I didn't know it even happened until I picked up my brass and inspected the cases for reloading. I've had it happen after 2 reloads (Federal) and after 7 reloads (CBC).

    I used to shoot lots of Blazer aluminum and never had any problem with any of it.

    It's interesting that Glock uses it for their test firing. I guess any way to trim costs nowadays.
     
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    They certainly never saw it. They've absolutely got to make sure that the case is from the gun that was fired, as it could (although unlikely) be used in a criminal case if sold in a state that believes that idiocy.

    Beyond that, nothing matters.

    And with regards to loading the magazines, they're using the glock factory loaders or maglulas to charge them, probably dozens of magazines for each caliber & model being test-fired, using whatever ammo maker Glock gets the best discounts from. Probably done at the beginning of the day so they can test however many hundreds of pistols being finalized that day without delay.

    They don't have time to even glancingly inspect each cartridge, beyond confirming that the caliber is correct for the magazine, then jamming it into the feedlips.

    With Glocks on continual backorder, and a couple of poor saps firing two rounds out of each pistol, then having to fill out paperwork X 500 every day has got to be mind-numbingly boring!
     
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    I'd gladly do it !:cool: