Cartridge blowout Glock 23 40sw

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by extremepyro, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. extremepyro

    extremepyro New Member

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    Thought id get some others thoughts on what happen with my Glock 23 .
    im thinking a stressed cartridge
     

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  2. extremepyro

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    sorry should have added this
    170 grain lead wadcutter, 5 grains 231,
     

  3. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    Scary,
    no one was hurt I take it?
     
  4. glockguy13

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    What brand ammo did that happen to be?
     
  5. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    Not really supposed to be lead through a Glock.....
     
  6. Caseyglock19

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    How long have you had your gun?
     
  7. Happysniper1

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    Whoa!

    Lead wadcutters in a Glock? Did you change out the barrel first?

    No injuries? Was your hand injured, or just numb for a few minutes (ask me how I know :))

    My book says max do-not-exceed for that loading is 5.2 grains of 231 so your load should've been OK...was your powder measure properly calibrated?

    Ah, A-Merc case. Explains a lot. I hate those cases. I am assuming you reloaded this yourself? Looks like a simple case of case web failure.

    Could you post a clearer pic of the case headstamp? It almost looks like the striker imprint was not from a Glock (not that I am doubting you).

    Did it force the magazine out? Any other damage to the slide (and rails) and/or internals?

    Man, so sorry to hear and see this. Full frame replacement right there.
     
  8. brutusvk

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    Sounds like lead fouling/buildup in a stock barrel. But that is just a guess.
     
  9. extremepyro

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    No one got hurt, just a stinging feeling for a couple hours in my trigger finger. I know one thing for sure --ill wear shooters glasses now. Going to look for some kind of gloves also.
    THis was a reload round ive used thousands of. One thing i noticed when polishing the brass before reloading--some brass just dont get nice an shinny, this was one of those.
    THe gun is around 8 years old.
    I tried to find things from Glock that lead shouldnt be used but never found anything, i know theres a pile of people say that though.
    I'm going to place that casing in an acid bath for a few minutes to clean it up nice. Maybe ill see signs of something then.
    Really sucks, it broke the frame.
    THanks to all!!!!
     
  10. Happysniper1

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    By the way, Extremepyro, WELCOME to the Forum!

    So sorry to hear about your Glock, but I am sure you've heard all the warnings before about shooting lead thru a Glock barrel, and the cladding it causes.

    Sympathies, my man.

    Post a *Hi there* in the "Introductions", and share with our other Members.
     
  11. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    It's in the owners manual
     
  12. extremepyro

    extremepyro New Member

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    Thanks, sounds like i got someone that went through it
     
  13. extremepyro

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    Heard so many never having problems with the lead, welp this would be a good youtube video how about it?
     
  14. Happysniper1

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    Be an even better video if you caught the kaboom! LOL

    Be aware that the brass compound is really soft, and anything even remotely as strong as vinegar will eat into it.

    A good bath in an ultrasonic cleaner will remove all the crud without affecting the brass.
     
  15. extremepyro

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    Thanks BHALE

    I have to say took me awile to answer that one, :eek:
    When i started pouring lead bullets, i just read alot online. Theres, dont do it and theres you wont have any problems. Welp!!!!! i can say i wouldnt suggest lead through a stock barrel glock now.
    THeres no leading in the barrel though. i want to get this brass nice and clean to see what the fracture looks like.
     
  16. extremepyro

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    I'll check around for someone who has one
     
  17. I'm assuming you use a bulge buster on those 40 reloads? How many times have you loaded the same brass?

    I know a ton of people load 40 w/o issue but it's just such a high pressure round.....I have no desire to do it.
     
  18. Happysniper1

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    What Mike said!
    +1 on that! And the great thing is, the Lee Bulge Buster .40 fits nicely into and works well with my RCBS press. Woot! Best of both worlds :D
     
  19. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    I've read more than once that by the time you can see the lead in the bore in a .40 Glock barrel, the pressures have been dangerously high for several rounds prior.
     
  20. extremepyro

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    bulge buster

    I know about the 40sw bulge, but never heard about the lee bulge buster.
    Thanks guys ill look that up tonight, heading to the treadmill right now to work on the 48 almost 49 bulge lol.
    On the number of times for the brass, I get brass from police ranges, at that time its once fired, BUT---i know there some that i lose track of or pick up some at another range that may already be fired so from this time on ill be keeping better track of it also. If id put a percentage on what my thoughts were the problem, id say 80% brass problem, but just a guess.
    I inspect the brass after everytime i tumble which is everytime prior to reload but not to say i missed a problem.
    THanks agian
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