As far as I am concerned, it has resolved itself. It's much ado about nothing. Stick to factory ammo and its not an issue. I'm not worried.DAUG said:So don't get left behind, since that little issue with the uncertainty of firing OOB will soon resolve itself. Take the plunge and drink the Kool Aid!
I doubt that it has anything to do with a reload.ShipWreck said:As far as I am concerned, it has resolved itself. It's much ado about nothing. Stick to factory ammo and its not an issue. I'm not worried.DAUG said:So don't get left behind, since that little issue with the uncertainty of firing OOB will soon resolve itself. Take the plunge and drink the Kool Aid!
I remember reading that he said he was using Elites reloading information to load this round. And it appears he made some adjustments of his own.As far as I am concerned, it has resolved itself. It's much ado about nothing. Stick to factory ammo and its not an issue. I'm not worried.
I doubt that it has anything to do with a reload.
That being said, I will await and see what FNH has to say about it.
By their own admission, FNH has stated that the firearm will fire with the slide as much as .1580 inch (I beleive that is the correct measurement) set back. While FNH may not consider this OOB it needs to be looked at and discussed further. This set back is not limited to the FsN but can happen with the PS90 as well. It is just the design of a blow back system.
Along with these he mentions that he possibility reload the case more then once, which leads to the possibility he may have been reloaded more then that.I had loaded 200 rounds of the following:
Bullet: Hornady 55grain FMJ BT
Case: Once (a couple might have been twice) fired 5.7x28mm brass
Primer: Winchester Small Rifle
Powder: Ramshot TrueBlue 5.0grains
Case Length: 1.228in + or - .002in
OAL: 1.580in + or - .003in
When the gun is fired the barrel and the slide move as one unit to the rear to .154 thus having a in battery status. What is not commonly known is that this gun is not a lock breach so timing become very important and the position of where the slide is in when fired.From another forum it has been brought out that the normal operation of the gun is in battery measured from fully forward position of the slide and barrel to .154 where the barrel and slide start to separate.
It was conceded the video's that were made were misleading and did not represent the function properly.
It was also noted that since the barrel does not lock there is a possibility that a hot round or debris added to the kaboom.
One thing that I feel is extremely important that was not addressed is the fact that the case had been resized once or twice and was in a weakened state adding to the kaboom.
It is used in the FsN but it is factory ammo.Adosh said:
Not enough information out there. The handgun has been around for a long time. First the IOM (which is the model that went KB) then the USG. I do not know of any issues except this one incident concerning the handgun. Other say that they know of maybe 4 or so but that still is insufficient information because they concern various makes of the 5.7x28.So, for someone who only uses the 197, what would be the possibility of this type of Kaboom happening, what percentage, roughly?
Reason why I ask is that reloaders will load a relatively small amount of bullets compared to FN, who will load thousands of 197 with no real means of inspecting each one.
So, for someone who is interested in purchasing the handgun, and who will probably only USE FN's ammo, what would be their concern?
*disclaimer* I own a USG handgun.