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GLOCK BOOM, a story of case head separation

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 1RoundEye, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. 1RoundEye

    1RoundEye

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    This past weeekend, I was shooting the plates at the Tucson, AZ GSSF match, and had a little incident.....

    I was on my second string of GLOCK the plates, and on 5:6 plate there was a boom, and the magazine ejected along with the next round to be loaded, reminents of the casing, and what was left of the magazine release. I also received some minor powder burns on my hands, but was OK otherwise.

    I was shooting a G30SF (.45) firing commercial reloaded ammunition (230gr w/ Nickel Case). After the incident I took the pistol to the factory onsight GLOCK Armorer who stripped the gun down replaced any broken parts, did a thorough inspection, and gave it a clean bill of health. We went back to the stage a completed the remainder of our entries without issue.

    I was wearing a GoPro at the time and managed to capture the everything on a [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-647zSRGmk"]GoPro[/ame]

    Update: Close up pictures of the casing can be found in post #53.
     
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  2. Tiro Fijo

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    I'd avoid that stuff like the plague. Glad you're alright. Testament that the Glock is a very strong pistol. :cool:
     

  3. TheExplorer

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    Wow! Glad you are alright. That would freak me out. I always wondered about the re-loaded stuff. It is hardly any cheaper by me anyway.
     
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  4. TheExplorer

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    That's for sure.
     
  5. 1RoundEye

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    Yea, I am beginning to think the additional $5 /50 might be worth the expense.... I agree, the pistol took it like a champ and was very impressive. I've changed the title to focus more on the ammo than the pistol to limit the whole GLOCKs explode perception.

    For sure, it scared me enough to drop the pistol and everyone around was a little freaked. I've actually shot case upon case of ammunition of this stuff without any issue, so I don't know if was just the laws of probability or what. For .45 it was $13.XX /50 which is a fair amount if buy 1K rounds at a time.
     
  6. GRIMLET

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    That was my verbal reaction too.
     
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  7. TheExplorer

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    I didn't even catch the magazine drop the first time. That was some force. If anything your video will show people the strength of the gun.
     
  8. JBS

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    Looking at your hands you got some gas every place there was an opening in the frame. You even got racing stripes on your trigger finger from each side of the trigger. Glad you received no permanent injuries.
     
  9. stolenphot0

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    Glad you're ok. Did your hands sting from the boom?
     
  10. 1RoundEye

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    My right palm was a little sore where part of the magazine release was blown out and impacted. All if not post of the powder marks washed off.
     
  11. Jim

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    Don't know where you got the reloads, but a wise man once said:

    "Gun show reloads are to ammunition, as crack whores are to women."
     
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  12. Topsider

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    Ouch. I think I'll be happy to pay a little more for factory ammo. Thanks for posting! ;)
     
  13. tango44

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    Glad to hear that you are ok, I simply do not use reloads!
     
  14. Melissa5

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    Were you shooting Atlanta Arms & Ammo reloads? Those are the only reloads I've shot and trust.
     
  15. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    The only reloads I trust are my own PERIOD
    SJ 40
     
  16. JBP55

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    No reloads here, only new commercial ammunition.
     
  17. dkf

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    I'll just say you can have Kabooms with factory ammo as well. You are not immune no matter what you buy.
     
  18. WarEagle 1

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    Just thought about buying some reloads to test out, but I'll pass and stick to what I know works.
     
  19. Bruce M

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    Glad to read that you are essentially fine.
     
  20. ak103k

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    I like how you threw gun away after it finally registered something wasnt right. :supergrin:


    Reloads arent the issue as much as it is who loads them.

    I shoot tens of thousands of my own reloads each year with rarely an issue (probably somewhere close to a million rounds at this point). I rarely shoot anyone elses though for this very reason.

    Ive actually had more problems with factory ammo over the years than I have my reloads.