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Don't drop your ammo

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by CrossHairs, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Was over at Tri County this afternoon and had a jam in my XD 9 Tactical.

    Fired three rounds from the mag and then the fourth bunged up the system and I could not open the slide. So, I bagged the gun and brought it home (somewhat nervously as I could do nothing at the range). I managed to 'pop' the ejector and free the slide from the round and then levered(carefully) the round from the chamber.

    Looks like when I dropped a round during loading (and I am fairly sure it was this one) it must have tilted the bullet in the casing. The round was all askance and there was a distinct bulge at the base of the bullet that caused it to jam in the chamber!

    So, a lesson there is "handle your rounds a little more carefully, especially when there is concrete beneath you!
     
  2. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Interesting... and serves as a reminder that anything can happen so it's always a good idea to inspect every round both after loading AND while loading into the mag. Glad to hear you were able to get the round out without an accidental discharge. :thumbup:
     
  3. nixuser

    nixuser nw Member

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    correct me if i am wrong but the proper term is negligent discharge lets try to keep the proper terms in use as the gun haters will use it against us !! pardon my spelling :)
     
  4. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Now you made me do it... I had to go look up both words to see which was most appropriate in this case.

    Hmmmm... could go either way I guess, though I still tend to lean towards "accidental". :dunno:

    Jury? What say you?? ;)
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Accidental because he wasn't being careless. Now if he does it again it would be negligent cause he should've known better.:D
     
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I have a few the same issue with the xd 9mm reload also. So for is the xd only have this issue. I tried glock 17 and 19 had no issue with the same batch of ammo.
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    EXACTLY! We have a :winner:
     
  8. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    And now I know :)

    And yes, reloads.....but I suspect the same could happen to a factory load too.

    Just glad it all ended up safely.
     
  9. m469699

    m469699 Beaverton Member

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    Yep, Better an AD than a "negligent" discharge.
     
  10. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    any accidental discharge IS a Negligent Discharge!!!!
     
  11. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not in this case. With a case stuck, there was nothing to be done. There was no negligence on his part.

    Maybe it was your dropped round, but is it at all possible the feed ramp tilted the bullet back? Feed ramps usually just push the bullet straight back into the casing, but it would be interesting to check. Try a light-crimp on a no powder/primer round and chamber it, see what happens!
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    They weren't Speer Gold Dots by chance where they? I've had some problems with .45 ACP Speer Gold Dots being crimped down in their cassings by doing nothing more than chambering them in the barrel!
     
  13. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Reeeeeally!?

    My vote would be Accidental.

    Thanks for lettin' me share.

    Will
     
  14. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    This one was a Berry's.