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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sick to my stomach today

Was out messing around in the pasture today and decided to do a little bit of shooting. So out comes my Springfield TRP 1911 and I decided to just shoot the magazine of Duty Ammo that was in my gun and get some fresh. I took a coke can out of the back of my truck and tossed it out about 20 yards, take aim and "CLICK!" My Chambered round did not Fire, I cleared my weapon and examed the bullet, it had a nice deep dent in the primer, but it did not fire. The rest of the rounds in the magazine fired. Just made me sick to think I had needed it at work. Duty ammo is 230 grain Federal H shock. Makes me wonder about all of the rounds in my extra magazines, all are the same age Federal ammo
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I would replace them if it all came from the same lot.

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Bad news for you, good news for the Coke can.

I agree with HOOCBB, replace them all if applicable.
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Did you try loading and firing it again?


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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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All my Hydra shocks are a couple years old, I will be replacing them all
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2 years is nothing as far as ammo is concerned. Looks like you just got a bad round.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, but most of what I have has been carried for that long, I know that sometimes shit happens, and the rest of it should be fine, but i'm still going to burn the other 4 mags of Duty Ammo and get fresh
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Did you try loading and firing it again?
'The rest of the rounds in the magazine fired.'

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'The rest of the rounds in the magazine fired.'

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I think he meant that same round

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No I did not try and refire the round, my luck the primer would have fired and not the powder charge and lodged the bullet in the barell or something silly like you see on a cartoon lol,
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'The rest of the rounds in the magazine fired.'

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He didn't say what he did with the original
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No I did not try and refire the round, my luck the primer would have fired and not the powder charge and lodged the bullet in the barell or something silly like you see on a cartoon lol,
If the powder ignites, it's going to leave the barrel. Even if it doesn't, I've never seen a primer-only squib that pushes the bullet far enough down the barrel that you'd be able to chamber another round (and you SHOULD notice a huge difference between a normal discharge and a squib).


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Just a good excuse to practice FTF and FTE. Every once in a while I'll throw in a dummy round or two when I hit up the range. I'll load up a few magazines and throw a dummy round or two to surprise me and see how quick a get around it.




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Just a good excuse to practice FTF and FTE. Every once in a while I'll throw in a dummy round or two when I hit up the range. I'll load up a few magazines and throw a dummy round or two to surprise me and see how quick a get around it.
I'm good about practicing for FTF and FTE when out playing, but today was just a "well god dam moment" knowing the first round would have clicked had I needed it. I have worked for three agencies, and all have allowed my 1911. Will be happy to tell you my agency name on a pm, but would rather not put it up on the board.
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BTW, what agency allows you to carry a 1911?
I don't know where Axe works, but I know that McKinney PD and Denton PD allow the carry of 1911s on duty (some others may as well). Just about any department will allow them for off duty carry as long as the person qualifies with it.

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