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Elwood_Blues
05-06-2011, 2:37 PM
Not a catastrophic failure, but just a word of caution. I was out shooting last weekend and my buddy was shooting my Glock at the time it happened. It went to reload and jammed.

At first I couldn't even separate the slide from the frame. I tried few times, fired the round into the ground and finally separated the slide. At that time I tried to pull the barrel out and it wouldn't come out until I pulled the extractor plunger assembly. I put the cleaning rod into the barrel until it hit the casing inside, hit it on the floor and the casing came out. I could clearly see a bulge in it.

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jonzer77
05-06-2011, 2:56 PM
Who made them?

Kanester
05-06-2011, 3:00 PM
Yikes, glad noone was hurt. This is why I will stick to my wally world federal....

Oceanbob
05-06-2011, 3:18 PM
the reload wasn't sized properly in the reloading process. The few thousanths oversize case stuck going into battery.....

Thats funny because a GLOCK barrel is really loose; not like an aftermarket barrel which is much tighter. Glocks feed just about any crappy ammo you can pick up in the dirt...but they don't run with over-sized ,unsized previously fired brass.

The 'Bulge' is because it fired outside of the chamber....you're lucky in that regard. I've seen blow outs that blew the magazine out the bottom..lol

At least it wasn't an OVER CHARGE of powder...like these are...Double charge of TITE GROUP....blew out everything before the shooter noticed. ;)

10MM cases

http://i54.tinypic.com/bfmlnc.jpg

Even blew out the Primers..arrrg....the case on the right is a new Starline 10MM.

http://i52.tinypic.com/10ga0qo.jpg

Low-Pressure
05-06-2011, 3:19 PM
Yikes, glad noone was hurt. This is why I will stick to my wally world federal....

Factory loads have OOPS:eek: moments too.

Sam
05-06-2011, 3:25 PM
So Glocks really kaboom after all? :rolleyes:

MongooseV8
05-06-2011, 3:48 PM
Glock factory barrels are not fully supported and some bulge casings. Most are fine to shoot reloads through although Glock says thats a no no. Were the casings fully resized this wouldnt be an issue. Are you shooting a 40S&W by chance?

kTC xDEICIDEx
05-06-2011, 3:52 PM
Perfection huh? lol




J/K my Glock aficionados I miss my G22 

spencerhut
05-06-2011, 4:07 PM
Even blew out the Primers..arrrg....the case on the right is a new Starline 10MM.

http://i52.tinypic.com/10ga0qo.jpg

:eek: Wow! Now that was a tad overloaded!

BlackViper
05-06-2011, 5:02 PM
Note that the case was bulged prior to being fired.

This happens - I've found that for whatever reason some cartridges will bulge at the base when being resized. I haven't figured out why yet but maybe one of the more experienced reloaders knows.

I now run every reload through a chamber gauge before I toss it in the 'ready to shoot' pile. Only adds a couple minutes per bin but I know that every round will chamber okay.

ojisan
05-06-2011, 5:20 PM
Cases that bulge near the base when reloading are usually one of two things:
- The brass is likely already been reloaded a few times and is now weakened near the case head / web. Throw this brass away, do not use it in any brand of gun.
- The case sticks in the die during the resizing operation and is squashed and bells out in the area not supported by the die. Even with carbide dies, some case lube is nice. Dillion's Rapid Polish media additive leaves the cases clean and slick...they really go through the dies smoother and easier with the trace amount of lube left on them after tumbling. (I presume you always clean the brass before reloading it...reloading dirty brass is asking for trouble in my experience).

PingPongBob
05-06-2011, 5:21 PM
Probably should change the title to "Here is what can happen when using reloads reloaded by anyone but myself". Or something like that. ;)

Elwood_Blues
05-06-2011, 5:30 PM
Who made them?

Factory loads have OOPS:eek: moments too.

Not factory. Got them at a gun show from LAX Firing Range. I shot about 2000 rounds of their reloads until i stumbled upon this one.

Glock factory barrels are not fully supported and some bulge casings. Most are fine to shoot reloads through although Glock says thats a no no. Were the casings fully resized this wouldnt be an issue. Are you shooting a 40S&W by chance?

9mm

Note that the case was bulged prior to being fired.


Exactly!

Probably should change the title to "Here is what can happen when using reloads reloaded by anyone but myself". Or something like that. ;)

For sure.