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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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"Robert S'Could the fact that his was an IOM contributed to this? Weren't there some design changes between the IOM and the USG?
This is my 5/7. It is the same model a IOM. I got it about 3 or so years ago and have put about 1000 rounds thru it. All were factory loads. When I was still a LEO I tested that round we dont talk about on several bullet proof vests and it worked great. I also feed it plenty of 195 and 197 without any hicup yet. No reloads. I still carry it sometimes as you can see the holster wear on the barrel. And if you look at the spare mag you see what kind of ammo is in it. I have not shot any of the new models but this one has never given me any reason to question its reliabillity. So if you ask me if its the gun, I say no. And Erica the Red I complety understand your apprehension. You must as a LEO be comfortable with your duty gun because it's your life line. But dont give up on the 5/7 yet. Keep shooting it. I would have carried mine on duty no problem if my Dept would have let me.
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