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Firing Out of Battery

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Well, it took me a while, but I finally did join 'that other site'. I don't post but I do sort of lurk around and read.
I don't know if any of ya'll are members over there or not, but there is a member there who posted a thread about a 5.7 that blew up in his hand because it fired out of battery! I pulled the magazine from mine and inserted an empty and tested my own personal weapon. It fired a full 1/4 inch out of battery!
I'm sorry ya'll but that scares me. I'm using this as a duty weapon and now I find this out? I never would have thought it unless I tested it.
He went on about how FN never really got back to him and he feels like they just wished he would go away, or else they just forgot about him. I can't imagine I would forget a customer whose gun blew up in their hand!
He did say that he was shooting reloads, and normally I would have jumped all over that as I know a lot of reloaders who tend to 'hotload'. But firing out of battery has nothing to do with the load charge. That's purely mechanical, and in this case, poor design.
Just kowing that mine COULD fire a full 1/4 inch out of battery has me to the point that I'm switching holsters today and putting my Glock back into service.
I can't believe that I bought a $900 'target pistol'. :cry:
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Erica_the_Red said:
Say what you will fellas. I switched to the Glock.

Whether reloads had something to do with it or not, it could still be an ammo problem in the case. The idea that they WERE reloads just adds to the cause, and as is the cause MOST of the time during kabooms, I'm going with it. Always look for the most likely of the unlikely, or something like that....i.e., reloads.

Now I can only hope that I don't get banned for speaking about my opinion on the subject (wait, okay, I'm good). :lol:
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