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Haven Police Ditch Glocks After Two Explode

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key2_altfire

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Pyr8 said:
They were probably using "re-loads" and not factory ammo. I have seen this happen before with re-load ammo.
Huh. I wonder. They're using .45GAP, which uses a similar powder load to .45ACP but smaller case volume, which will shrink the margin of allowable error in terms of powder volume. Also, if the ammo was mishandled and the bullet pressed further into the brass case, I could see this as causing a gun to go kablooey.

HOWEVER... after a catastrophic failure... the gun still held together. I find that to be the #1 surprising thing. Most of the time you see a failure of this type, the gun is recovered in 15 pieces and the shooter's hand looks like a hamhock.
 

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key2_altfire said:
HOWEVER... after a catastrophic failure... the gun still held together. I find that to be the #1 surprising thing. Most of the time you see a failure of this type, the gun is recovered in 15 pieces and the shooter's hand looks like a hamhock.
Thats Glock quality for ya.... ;)
 

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I'm thinking it may have something to do with how Glock's barrel chambers are slightly funneled. They don't support the side walls of the brass casing as well as most other handguns. You can always tell when you see spent brass on the gun range floor, if it came from a Glock. There is a noticeable bulge at the base of the brass on one side. Reloads, even if done properly, can rupture in a Glock because the recycled brass is weaker than new brass.

Take a look at this link (can no longer post pictures in the Wasteland). The brass that was fired in the Glock is shown on the right:
http://www.christiangunowner.com/images/2cases.jpg
 

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nothing beats the beretta 90two pistol, 9mm or in a 40 S&W ill take the beretta any day.
 

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I agree, sounds like a cartridge failure, not a gun problem. I'll stick with my Glock 17- (approx) 15,000rnds and counting :D
 
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