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Ugh, should I change my carry ammo?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by timbob, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. timbob

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    I've heard bits and pieces here and there about bullet setback. Should I be concerned enough about cycling rounds -once- through my Glock enough to plink them off and get some fresh rounds for EDC?
     
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  2. farley45

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    You should not have put a loaded mag in it before handing it to someone to "check out" even if everyone is being safe.


    Aside from that, I do change out my carry ammo when it looks like it is getting chewed up pretty good.
     

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    The issues I've heard about are caused by repeatedly chambering the same round. I wouldn't worry about rounds that have been cycled once.
     
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  5. timbob

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    Roger that. Thanks guys.
     
  6. rdmtbiker

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  7. timbob

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    He's a police officer in training... :dunno:
     
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    Do you know how many rookies shoot themselves...too many. I would never hand someone a gun like that except at the range when they are going to shoot.
     
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    Do not ever hand someone a loaded gun to check out...ever.
    Take the mag out, chamber check, then hand it over.
    bad dice my friend...bad dice
     
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    Bullet setback happens to people who chamber the same round many, many times. Even then there is a good chance there won't be bullet setback. To be on the safe side just don't chamber the same round every time.
     
  11. timbob

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    Pot, stirred...
     
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  12. Giggity-Giggity

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    Sounds like your friend needs to take a basic handgun class.

    Setbacks are normal.
     
  13. Stuntman_Mike

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    Your ammo is fine.

    Just be glad that you're not missing a round after that story.
     
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    The fact he racked the slide would have really got me on instant alert. Asides from that, the big problem I see regarding bullet damage is when the same two rounds constantly get cycled through loading and unloading daily. I have seen Winchester Silvertips HP completely hammered closed due to this. Some rounds are more prone to set back than others, the 357 SIG comes to mind, I love the cartridge, have 3 guns for it but have seen setback with multiple chamberings. I wonder why your buddy loaded it, especially when you carried it yourself w/o one in chamber.
     
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    The rounds are fine. My carry guns are always ready, and sometimes require unloading. I just put the round back in the magazine, sometimes just a little farther down. When I go to the range the whole magazine is then unloaded.

    You also learned a very important lesson, never ever hand anyone a loaded weapon or one that has the immediate potential to be loaded. Other people can be very stupid, and can do things faster then you can react. No ammo ever in a gun being handed to someone else
     
  16. dhoomonyou

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    TIMBOB

    was there any drinking going on at this party?

    VERY poor gun handling on all counts.

    LUCKY this time.
     
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    For inspection hand your friend a Safe and Empty Gun, you should have no issue with the ammo.
     
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    A lot of bad stories started out with "a friend of mine asked if he could see my Glock"

    The only way to safely let someone see a firearm is with the magazine out, the chamber cleared and the slide locked back. It can take only a second or two for someone to rack the slide and chamber a round from a loaded magazine and pull the trigger and kill themself or someone else.

    Also, guns + alcohol = death or jail

    Edit: this is not a critique or criticism of the OP or anyone in particular, just an opportunity to spout off on my view on safe firearm handling
     
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  19. Steff1

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    This is how accidents happen !
     
  20. polizei1

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    Wow, just unbelievable. I'm not buying it...he's just messing with everyone to try and get "hype." That's my story and I'm sticking to it! At least I REALLY hope it's true, otherwise...:faint:

    -Cody
     
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