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The SCCY is falling...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Horses are delicious, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    This little gem was once a prized part of my repertoire. Inexpensive and super-reliable, ever so easy to carry and not at all finicky about ammo. That was yesterday.
    Today is a new story. When they send the replacement, this little dude goes up for sale. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Holy crap. Any injuries?? Any thoughts as to what the heck happened? That's a catastrophic failure, could it have been ammo?
     
  3. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It'll buff right out. Glad you are okay!
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    No blood, my index finger on my left hand is banged up. My first thought was squib, but holes on paper=spent cases. Possible over pressured round.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glad to hear you're not badly hurt. Did you load that round, or was it factory?
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Walk it off!!
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    My load. 5.0 gr Titegroup, 115 gr round nose.1.10 OAL
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Super Glue it'll fix that right up:rolleyes:
     
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    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    glad you're okay ! never seen a gun split so evenly before, wonder if they're starting to design that in.....
     
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  10. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I think that brand is pronounced Sucky. Really I suspect overcharge load. That can't be simple gun failure.
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Total Elmer Fudd. Three lateral segments, like peeling a banana.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glad you still have working hands! That could have gone either way!
     
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  13. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    A little bleach should get the stain out of your shorts.....
     
  14. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I reload 115 rn at 4.2 grains of Titegroup. I use these for target practice and they are plenty powerful enough for me.
     
  15. bivy53

    bivy53 Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    Not sure i'd blame the gun for that one. Glad you're ok.
     
  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Wow.. that is ... wow.
     
  17. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm brand new to reloading myself, but looking on Hodgdon's site, it seems, for 115g bullets that their recommended max load is 4.8gr (no OAL given though). That does seem like a pretty hot load. Is that running +P territory? Out of curiosity, I checked on SCCY's website and found this:

    Q. What ammunition is safe to use in my new SCCY?

    A. Most brand-name brass cased ammo can be used, such as Winchester, Federal, American Eagle, PMC, Magtech, Fiocchi and Independence (these are not the only options, just examples).

    • Do not use Steel Cased, Aluminum Cased, or reloads.
    • Standard grain (bullet weight): 115 and 124, and 147 in Gen 2
    • +P ammunition is recommended only for very limited use in Gen 2 only.

    Have you spoken to SCCY about this yet? I'm curious if they will stand by their warranty since you were running reloads. Let us know how it works out.
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    "No questions asked" and "is recommended" should handle any warranty issues.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Which is why I'm curious about how it goes with them. I'd like to see if it really is "no questions asked". I've owned one before, I like the gun, but never had to deal with them on a warranty issue. Do let us know how it works out. I'll be pretty impressed if they actually stick to that no questions asked policy. I'll also be sure to avoid any hot loads in a SCCY if I buy one again. Yikes.
     
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  20. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    When you get your replacement give me a PM - I'd like to have a second one.