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CCI Blazer 9MM 124 gr failure to fire

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Anywaytothetop, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Anywaytothetop

    Anywaytothetop Puyallup New Member

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    5 of 50 rounds failed to fire.....buyer beware.

    Sportco in Fife, WA had an excellent deal on Blazer 9MM 124 grain FMJ for $10 a box. I purchased a box to see if I would like the 124gr for IPSC over 115gr.

    Lucky for me I bought a test box. 5 of the 50 rounds failed to fire in my Springfield XD. The primer was clearly struck. I have not had any failure to fire in the past shooting a lot of different ammo and over a 1000 rounds fired.

    Just wanted to put my experience out there so you can judge for yourself.
     
  2. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, I love 124 grain 9X19 and would have picked up alot more than a test box and would have been pissed.
     
  3. Anywaytothetop

    Anywaytothetop Puyallup New Member

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    I emailed Blazer and I must say they have great customer service and interest in the problem. I'm sending them the 5 rounds to research. They said they have no complaints on the lot number I gave them made in March 2010.

    I also went back to the range today with my uncleaned XD. My gun performed flawlessly with Speer Lawman and a box of Lellier & Bellot.

    I know it's not my gun, it's the ammo (bad primers maybe?)- if I hear anything after they look at the rounds I will post again.
     
  4. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Thats common with the aluminum, not so much with the brass. Glad they are looking into it for you.
     
  5. Anywaytothetop

    Anywaytothetop Puyallup New Member

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    Here is what CCI found or didn't find so I don't know what to think.

    "I have received the five misfires and the fired cases and the packaging from the Blazer product. Thank you for shipping them in.

    There have not been any prior reports of problems on this lot which was manufactured in March of this year. I next showed the returned rounds to or Engineer. He commented that the firing pin strikes did appear light and also a bit off center.

    I did not have a Springfield XD at immediate access so our Ballistic Technician fired all five misfired rounds in a Glock firearm. All fired.

    I do apologize for the problem, but cannot assign a cause for the misfires. I have shipped a couple of boxes of our Blazer brass product to your attention. "



    CCI does have great customer service and it might just be the aluminum.
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, very good of a company to do that.
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you might want to check your firing pin alignment and replace the spring.

    Either that, or get a good gun like a Glock. :yes:
     
  8. Anywaytothetop

    Anywaytothetop Puyallup New Member

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    I knew a Glock guy would say something. That's why I also included some spent Speer brass when I sent in the rounds. My firng pin dent is always normal on the other rounds I fire. This weeked I shot a 6 stage IPSC match without a problem.
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    That's reason enough for me to at least replace my firing pin spring and check alignment. If they didn't fire in my gun, but fired in another, I'd have mine checked. "Ammo picky" is always a reason to check a gun imho.