Problem at the Range Today.......

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by pcso13, May 14, 2019.

  1. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    Nice day today so I went out to the range to shoot the Staccato C.

    Fired about 40 rounds when the 4th round in the current magazine went boom. Bottom of my hands were black and stinging and my face was stinging. Blew the magazine out of the gun. Scared the begeeba's out of me to say the least. I may have even said a bad word.

    Checked myself and no damage to me, guess it was hot powder on my hands and face. As I always do, I had eye and ear protection on or I shudder to think about what may have happened to my eyes.

    Checked the gun over pretty good and all seemed to be well. I then proceeded to shoot 290 more rounds through the gun and everything functioned well (with the exception of my groupings, my hands may have been shaking a bit more than normal).

    When I got home I started to clean the gun and that's when I found an issue or two. The problem didn't show up until I started to get the gunk off. This was a real eye opener for me as it didn't occur to my tiny little brain while at the range that potential problems could be hidden because the gun was dirty. Rest assured I will not make that mistake again.

    I think what happened is the round did not quite fully seat, leaving a tiny gap.

    I'm not too good with describing things so I'll let the following pictures explain.




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  2. villdetwink

    villdetwink ...Terminal Addict Supporting Addict

    May 1, 2019
    Man, I am glad you are ok!

    Glad to see the Staccato-C survived mostly unscathed, and hopefully there is no further damage hidden.
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  3. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Wow, I’m very happy your ok ,the rest can be addressed, replaced or fixed .
    A long talk with STI is in order .
    We need a good pilot to stay healthy at the beach .
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  4. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Ouch! It's good to hear that your okay! :grin: Eyes & ears!
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  5. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    Already spoke to STI and they are on the case!
  6. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Glad your ok...

    Looks like it could be an buldged or unsupported round.
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    You've got balls. I would have given up on the gun immediately after it went kaboom, leaving me looking like Wiley Coyote after a failed attempt at catching the road runner.

    I'm glad to hear you're okay, though.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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  8. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Agreed, glad your ok but not sure I would have continued to shoot it until cleaned and inspected
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  9. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    You know ,I too was highly concerned untill the guys at the airport
    @pcso13 flys out of reassured me that it’s fine , it seems he’s a daredevil and survival expert ,things like this happens to him all the time !

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  10. TxTrail80

    TxTrail80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 24, 2018
    Any landing is a good landing.
    Did that in 1987 with borrowed reloads in 5 in 1911 Colt . Mine locked back and went to gunsmith. Amazing how wood grips splinter and how famously the magazine ejected into the view of the RO.
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  11. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018

    I appreciate the thought but stubbornness and lack of intelligence might describe today better. :oops:
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  12. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Glad all of your digits and eyesight are OK. That was quite a kaboom.
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  13. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    You sir, are 100% correct and obviously a great deal smarter than I am. However, even though I tend to learn things the hard way I usually don't make the same mistake twice (except for golf, I do the same stupid things over and over playing golf :frown:).

    Lesson learned in this case however.
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  14. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018

    I pay those guys good money to keep that stuff secret. ;)
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  15. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    What was the ammo?
    New or Reload? Possibly a double charge.
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  16. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

    Jan 21, 2015
    wow, good to hear there was no injury.

    Any damage to the barrel or magazine?
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  17. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    I had something similar happen with a 45 last year. It’s a spooky situation . Proud you e made it through it okay
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  18. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    glad you are ok and use the right ear and eye pro. too bad you do not have a pic of your face after :)

    IMHO a round that does not seat properly will not fire. I had that issue with LAX 185 gr fmj in cz/ dw guns. the slid e did not return to full battery and would not fire.

    hope it never happens again
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  19. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    New. Precision One Ammunition. Up to this point I had never used their ammo so no history with it.
  20. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    There doesn't appear to be any damage to the barrel or magazine.

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