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J_Franchise
06-04-2012, 12:56 PM
First, I know a lot of folks are not fond of Jack Ross ammo, and I'm not trying to start that conversation all over again. That being said, I fell "victim" to the hype and purchased 1k of his reloads. After waiting the standard 3months (WTH?!), I've been mostly happy shooting them.

This weekend, however, I happened to be a little careless and did not notice that a few .380 rounds were mixed in with my 9mm rounds.

They fired easily enough, but jammed my Sig SP2022 (FTE). I actually had to grap a pair of needle nose pliers to get the wedged casing out.

So - yes - my fault for loading the wrong round. Just wondering "how bad" something like that is. No harm no foul with .380 vs 9mm since they're close, but could have been worse had it been a .40 or something.

Anyway, check your J.R. ammo if you got it -- it ain't what it says on the box. Well, not all of it :rolleyes:

Tiberius
06-04-2012, 1:35 PM
I've seen .380 fired from a Beretta 92. It fires, but doesn't cycle.

Chief-7700
06-04-2012, 1:37 PM
Might also pay attention to what your putting to the mags. Another way to remove the stuck case is with a brass or wooden dowel from the muzzle end.

Bug Splat
06-04-2012, 1:55 PM
My brother ran 3 rounds of 380 in a CZ P-01 by accident. First 2 rounds cycled fine, 3rd round stove piped. I noticed the jammed case looked way too small so I looked at the box of ammo and sure enough it was 380. He asked for 9mm and the guy gave him 380. No damage was done to the pistol. Brother learned a good lesson that day.

beretta929mm
06-04-2012, 1:58 PM
Mel Gibson did it in Lethal Weapon III

toby77
06-04-2012, 2:03 PM
another JR ammo incident... 380 wont cycle right in 9mm

Solidux
06-04-2012, 2:09 PM
Dont try to return the .380. They know how widespread the problem is and will tell you to mail the whole box back to wait another 3 months hoping youre too lazy to do so


MAKE SURE to check your rounds from jack ross

G-forceJunkie
06-04-2012, 7:25 PM
It wont hurt anything, but as you saw, it usually won't cycle properly.

Ribkick
06-04-2012, 7:50 PM
So - yes - my fault for loading the wrong round. Just wondering "how bad" something like that is. No harm no foul with .380 vs 9mm since they're close, but could have been worse had it been a .40 or something.

Anyway, check your J.R. ammo if you got it -- it ain't what it says on the box. Well, not all of it :rolleyes:

I don't think you'll have a problem running .40 in your 9mm. ;)

JeremyS
06-05-2012, 12:24 AM
...could have been worse had it been a .40 or something.
Ribkick in the post above this one is right. .40 wont chamber in a 9mm. Luckily, when things like this happen they almost always involve a smaller caliber being chambered in a gun designed for a larger, more powerful caliber and absolutely no damage is done. I have seen 9mm shot through a .40 a couple of times. Much, much harder to find a powerful caliber than can be confused with and actually chambered and fired in a lesser-caliber gun...

chrisf
06-05-2012, 1:59 AM
.40 won't chamber my friend...........

markw
06-05-2012, 7:12 AM
I've gotten 9mm brass stuck in my .40 brass, I usually find it when it won't feed into the sizing die on the dillon. I hate that. :)