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

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    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

    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    28,174
    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

    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    421
    It'll buff right out. Glad you are okay!
     
    hker71, dietrich, mjbskwim and 3 others like this.
  4. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    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.
     
    etrain16 likes this.
  5. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    28,174
    Glad to hear you're not badly hurt. Did you load that round, or was it factory?
     
  6. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    Walk it off!!
     
    Don H likes this.
  7. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    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?

    Messages:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    6,945
    Super Glue it'll fix that right up:rolleyes:
     
  9. asiparks

    asiparks
    PDX
    Active Member

    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    126
    glad you're okay ! never seen a gun split so evenly before, wonder if they're starting to design that in.....
     
    Horses are delicious likes this.
  10. jluck

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

    Messages:
    1,887
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    I think that brand is pronounced Sucky. Really I suspect overcharge load. That can't be simple gun failure.
     
  11. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    Total Elmer Fudd. Three lateral segments, like peeling a banana.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,844
    Likes Received:
    15,092
    Glad you still have working hands! That could have gone either way!
     
    Horses are delicious likes this.
  13. soberups

    soberups
    Newberg
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    1,443
    A little bleach should get the stain out of your shorts.....
     
  14. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired
    Saint Helens
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    982
    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

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    229
    Not sure i'd blame the gun for that one. Glad you're ok.
     
  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital
    Albany, Ore
    Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,819
    Likes Received:
    8,379
    Wow.. that is ... wow.
     
  17. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    28,174
    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.
     
  18. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    82
    "No questions asked" and "is recommended" should handle any warranty issues.
     
    ZA_Survivalist and Dyjital like this.
  19. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    28,174
    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.
     
    Horses are delicious and jluck like this.
  20. Joe13

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

    Messages:
    8,193
    Likes Received:
    15,817
    When you get your replacement give me a PM - I'd like to have a second one.
     

Share This Page