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04-24-2009 05:00 AM  9 years agoPost 41
DaOne

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Works for me. I'll search around and see what folks are saying.

EDIT -- I found a few hits but not many. It's definitely an uncommon event
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=415117

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV3g4UaN0H8





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04-24-2009 05:19 AM  9 years agoPost 42
GimbalFan (RIP)

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It's definitely an uncommon event. That may be all of 'em all on one thread.

My bud is looking into it too. I'll post whatever he finds out.

Do manufacturers issue specs about max powder loads / bullet weights?

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04-24-2009 05:22 AM  9 years agoPost 43
Auto180_OCMA

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Check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpM_r1FeCVw

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04-24-2009 05:27 AM  9 years agoPost 44
DaOne

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As uncommon as it may be I saw it happen. Once is enough for me. After all it could have been my last. Gun safety isn't something I take lightly. I never would have thought it could happen at all much less to me or someone I know. I now wont be anywhere near someone shooting a Glock. With the kinda luck I have I sure wont be testing it twice.





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04-24-2009 06:14 AM  9 years agoPost 45
spaceman spiff

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Noticed an interesting comment on that u-tube link.
Looks like your Glock(I'm assuming) just suffered a KABOOM. Glock has warned against using lead bullet reloads in their firearms. From what I read, original Glock barrel has polygonal rifling which accumulates lead from shooting lead bullets thus causing increased chamber pressure and Glock barrel has an unsupported area in the chamber at six o'clock position. All these factors could lead to a catastrophic failure called Kaboom if you shoot lead reloads.
Edit:
more on lead reloads.
http://www.glockfaq.com/reloading.htm

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04-24-2009 03:22 PM  9 years agoPost 46
whirlyspud

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Was that picture from fireing it after a squib load, or just an overloaded cartrage? Either way, it looks like no fun.

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04-24-2009 06:13 PM  9 years agoPost 47
DaOne

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Well the rounds that blew his up were copper and it wasn't rapid firing. It was the 3rd shot in the mag on a clean gun from what I remember.





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04-24-2009 06:27 PM  9 years agoPost 48
DoxWrangler

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Most use HK or Sig (SOC wise), Beretta and the trusty 1911 still see service.

I love my XD (sub compact). Every bit as reliable as my Sig and spot on. Comparison to a Glock is that it simply feels better. Balance, grip, etc It's a variety of things. I'm not a Glock fan at all and most Glock fans that have tried one of my XD's, drop the Glock and get an XD. Nothing against Glock, it's usable. I have my own preference and it's XD in the polymer class. I've heard/seen some issues with Glocks, but I've also seen/heard issues with just about every firearm. I see more with Glocks, but that's probably the nature of it's distribution. More Glock owners simply means (by ratios) they will have a larger amount of problems reported.

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04-24-2009 06:49 PM  9 years agoPost 49
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I am a Glock Armorer and Kaboomed Glocks are more common than you think.
1- Lots of them out there.
2- Lots of rounds through them.
3- Poor maintenance record

The couple that I have had come into the shop with bulged/blown barrels were directly attributable to shooting reloads.
The post about the Polygonal rifleing that Glock (And HK) use as far as lead bullets is right on the money. Glock specifically states NOT to shoot plain lead through them.
Most the Glocks I see are not taken real good care of. It seems the minute you mention that Glocks will run dirty nobody cleans them.

I personally am not a huge fan of Glocks but that is my preference. They have the ergonomics of a brick and I have yet to pick one up that feels good in my hand. But they are an outstanding, no BS combat sidearm. 29 parts make one up(Minus the Mag) and yet only 8 of them move. Anybody can make a complicated mechanism that works. But it takes real genius to make something simple that works. When you know the intent of the design they are truely an outstanding sidearm.
I think the XD is a good twist on the Glock design. They took the polymer frame design and simplicity of the Glock and added some features that are more in tune with Civilian use (Loaded Chamber indicator, cocked indicator, grip safety, manual safety and a design that forces the user to open the action to field strip the weapon.)
I was told by the Glock rep that the actual company in Croatia that builds the XD's used to be a sub-contractor to Glock.

Glock will always have a place in the market but I think they have seen their time in the limelight come and go. They need to update their design and add somethings similar to the XD and such if they are going to keep a strong presence in the market.
We sell probably 5 or 6 XD's to every Glock FWIW......

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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04-24-2009 08:10 PM  9 years agoPost 50
whirlyspud

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It does make me wonder if the round fired before the one that caused the damage ever left the barrel. Someone that shoots regularly would likely catch that, but someone not so familiar could easily have it happen.

Mike

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04-24-2009 08:50 PM  9 years agoPost 51
DaOne

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Ours wasn't a squib load. All rounds hit the paper including the one that blew up the gun.





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04-24-2009 08:55 PM  9 years agoPost 52
RockohaulicrrElite Veteran - Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My toy is bigger than your toy.

Actually I sold it... It was a poor shooting gun for a left hander like me.

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04-24-2009 08:58 PM  9 years agoPost 53
DaOne

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My toy is bigger than your toy.

Actually I sold it... It was a poor shooting gun for a left hander like me.

I was actually looking to buy that exact same gun. The .50 is overrated. Way too slow of a round. So it sucked huh? You sure saved me a wad of cash!





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04-24-2009 09:08 PM  9 years agoPost 54
whirlyspud

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"Ours wasn't a squib load. All rounds hit the paper including the one that blew up the gun."

That is scary.

Mike

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04-24-2009 09:26 PM  9 years agoPost 55
Rockohaulic

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So it sucked huh? You sure saved me a wad of cash!
I wouldn't say that.

It was not a good gun for a left handed shooter. Note where the slide release is - low and very close to the trigger. My trigger finger rested right underneath. When I would fire a round at least 50% of the time my trigger finger would push up on the release during recoil and lock the slide! Very frustrating. Was like shooting a single shot gun. I didn't pay that much money for a frustrating, single shot gun!

I prefer my .44 Magnum revolvers. So much more fun to shoot!

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04-24-2009 09:50 PM  9 years agoPost 56
hockeysew

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All of the Desert Eagles are too heavy, even the Baby Eagle. If you like the style and fit of the Baby go with a CZ instead. Much better pistola.

If you want the .50 in a handgun you are better with the S&W 500.

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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04-25-2009 05:42 AM  9 years agoPost 57
GimbalFan (RIP)

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What my bud on the local PD had to say about Glocks:
That stuff about glock 40's has been around for close to 10 years. I think there was one that happened at the PD range. Many officers (majority), carry the Glock 40. The only issue I have seen with the Glock 40, is with a rail mounted flashlight. If you use Speer Ammo, 165 grain, the weight of the light may cause the gun to not load properly. Again, not with the 180 grain ammo.
I don't reload, I shoot only jacketed loads, and I keep my barrels clean.

I'm not gonna worry about my Glock23 blowing up.

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04-25-2009 06:31 AM  9 years agoPost 58
DaOne

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This wasent a reload. It was factory jacketed ammo. Still went boom. Good luck!





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