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Old 03-06-2010, 2:10 PM
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Default Walther P99 Kaboom (UPDATE in OP 3/17/10)

3/17/10
So after sending the ammo and destroyed casing into CCI, they have agreed to replace the gun as soon as mine arrives at their business. I am extremely happy with the customer service at CCI, and they were very helpful and fast to reply. They will also be reimbursing me all shipping costs with ammo. I will definately be buying more products from them.

Althought the problem was with a CCI rouns, i believe that this can and does happen to all ammo companies. What truly tells the quality of a company is how they treat it when their product does fail.

So, all in all i give CCI an A++ for customer service!!


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So i went shooting this mornign with my walther p99..........yeah ill let the pictures explain.







Luckily i still have all my fingers and both eyes are where they are supposed to be.

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Old 03-06-2010, 2:15 PM
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Damn. Glad your safe. What do you think happened.
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Old 03-06-2010, 2:17 PM
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Dang, glad to hear you were not injured.

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What were you shooting, Wolf?
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Looks like it went off out of battery. But how... HHHmmmmmmm
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Yea please let us know what type of ammo it was.
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OOB or run of the mill case failure at a less supported spot of the chamber?
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PMC blazer?
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Old 03-06-2010, 2:25 PM
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It was CCI Blazer. The gun did fire in battery, i had to beat it apart with a brass punch, the pictures were taken afterwards to simulate what it looked like before.

The blowout happened at the less supported part of the case that is for the feedramps.

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CCI Blazer is Aluminum, right?
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CCI Blazer is Aluminum, right?
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Old 03-06-2010, 2:32 PM
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Does anyone know what the warranty is like for Walther??

What course of action should i take in getting this fixed and replaced.
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Hmmm... I've never shot any of that stuff. Is it coated with anything like Wolf, that may cause sticking or build up?
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Old 03-06-2010, 2:36 PM
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Hmmm... I've never shot any of that stuff. Is it coated with anything like Wolf, that may cause sticking or build up?
They does not seem to be coated with anything upon inspection.
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I think your beef is with the ammo, but maybe Blazer should be talking to Walther about how you are going to be put right. A quick look on the web indicates Walther has a 1 year warranty, a s&w p99 is lifetime. Good luck........
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Wow blew the primer right on outta there eh?
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Glad you are ok
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Well, glad you're okay! That's the most important thing.
As for a warranty, I found this for you: http://www.waltherforums.com/showthread.php?t=11690

Take a chance on it and maybe they'll replace the pistol. If not, it would seem CCI should if it is ammo related.
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Wow blew the primer right on outta there eh?
lol primer was dislodged and loose........when i beat the barrel lose it ended up on the floor of the shop somewhere never to be found >.<
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9mm or .40?
My dad has a Walther P99 in .40...
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Thank god you're okay -- that's a testament to the Walther "quality"
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Glad you are okay!

Call Walther (aka S&W) to let them know what happened. I'm sure they will take care of you.
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I have to give it to Walther, that frame looks like it held up.
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The fact that the primer pocket enlarged so much and the case burst points to a overcharge of powder. Sorry to see it KB on you, glad you made it with all your fingers and toes.
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9mm or .40?
My dad has a Walther P99 in .40...
.40 S&W
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Thank god you're okay -- that's a testament to the Walther "quality"
Yeah the frame was very tough, the only thing it feels like is that i hit a baseball w/ a bat too close to the handle........been a couple hours still
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OUCH, and glad the only thing hurting still is the gun.
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damn, glad your OK~!

let us know what the culprit is
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That looks like it was way overcharged. I have seen Blazer cases laying around the range that have had case failures. It is right at the base of the case. Most of the ones I have found have a pin hole size leak for lack of a better word. I am sure the shooter had no idea it even happened. Glad you are OK and the gun was strong enough to contain the gasses. We have all seen lots of kabooms where the frame is blown apart. I would contact CCI and ask them to replace your pistol. It was clearly a failure of their product. Sammy
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Wow! Glad you managed to come out OK. I'm not surprised your hand feels a little rattled, not to mention your nerves.

I own several metal framed semi-autos (Ruger and Sig). With all due respect to Walther, Glock and all plastic framed owners, what do you suppose the effects would have been with an all metal gun?
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wow definitely let us know who ends up taking care of this for you!
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Wow! Glad you managed to come out OK. I'm not surprised your hand feels a little rattled, not to mention your nerves.

I own several metal framed semi-autos (Ruger and Sig). With all due respect to Walther, Glock and all plastic framed owners, what do you suppose the effects would have been with an all metal gun?
If you took the grips off of your metal frame pistol you would realize how little protection there really is. The plastic used in polymer frames is really strong and doesn't tend to splinter like wood. 1911's in 45 auto aren't to spectacular, but a 1911 38 super going boom is another story.
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reason # 124,438 why I refuse to buy any pistol in .40.

Things that are not biggies in 9mm or 45auto becomes dangerous with the pressure level of the .40sw.

Good luck with the warranty situation.
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That looks like it was way overcharged. I have seen Blazer cases laying around the range that have had case failures. It is right at the base of the case. Most of the ones I have found have a pin hole size leak for lack of a better word. I am sure the shooter had no idea it even happened. Glad you are OK and the gun was strong enough to contain the gasses. We have all seen lots of kabooms where the frame is blown apart. I would contact CCI and ask them to replace your pistol. It was clearly a failure of their product. Sammy

Ammo problem caused the gun problem.
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Wow! At least your not injured.
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yes, that primer pocket looks toasted, way overcharged, IMO
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Bummer, dude...glad you're ok. Hopefully Blazer will do right by you...please keep us posted.
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Could be an overcharge or bullet set-back which would raise pressures drammatically as well.
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The only thing you can do is call up Walther to see what it would cost to get your frame replaced, and the whole gun checked out. The barrel / slide would need to be carefully inspected as well. I am not personally familiar with Walther's warranty policies, but so far from what you've disclosed and from what people have diagnosed, it sounds like an ammo problem. You may want to see if CCI will do anything to help you out. Good think you were not hurt!

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reason # 124,438 why I refuse to buy any pistol in .40.

Things that are not biggies in 9mm or 45auto becomes dangerous with the pressure level of the .40sw.

Good luck with the warranty situation.
40's are loaded to around 55kPSI, as is the 9mm, 10mm, 357 sig, 357 mag, and 44 mag. As many 40's that are out there, there are relatively few mishaps. I think you stand a better chance of getting struck by lightning and falling on top of a winning lotto ticket than having a KB with factory ammo or your own quality reloads.

Nothing wrong with the 45, but a 40 makes a lot of sense for a defensive round. Good size holes and more rounds in the stack.
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