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View Poll Results: Have You Had A Failure In A Semi-Auto/Revolver That Rendered It Inoperable?
Yes, In A Semi-Auto 88 32.59%
Yes, In A Revolver 44 16.30%
No, I Have Experienced No Failures In Either 60 22.22%
I Have Experienced Failures In Both 78 28.89%
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Old November 19, 2012, 03:52 AM   #126
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Installed a recoil buffer on a a Browning Hi-Power. Some how during a shooting session it came loose and bound up the slide requiring considerable time to undo. I use recoil buffers on other pistols with no issues.

Watched a friend's .460 S&W cylinder bind up due to a bullet jumping crimp under recoil.
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Old November 19, 2012, 08:34 PM   #127
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Failures in Both P and R

GAAH! I meant to vote for "both".

Pistol. Ive been to various ranges here and there more than a few times, and the inevitable is bound to happen. I dont own a semi of any kind but Ive fired them at the ranges that allow rentals. I rented a Glock 17 that jammed twice, and took some rock and rollin to get back into action. And this is within two mags of each other. I can't say "well, it was a rental weapon so it wasnt cleaned", since not every semi owner is committed to cleaning their pieces, so that G17 to me represented the average condition of a semi. And Ive had a Ruger P95 jam on me twice in a session.

Revolver. My 649 has always been reliable - except twice. One time the FRONT SIGHT BLEW OFF! The gun was still fire-able except with some major porting on the barrel! S&W fixed it for free though. The other time I bought some super smoky CHEEP 357 mag re-reloads. After a few rounds of five shots the cylinder was jammed shut, and I had to really mess with the release and work the bullet container thingy loose. It took a few minutes and some CLP. Ive fired much fewer rounds in pistols and had more jams, and this doesnt inlucde the MP5 and COlt SMGs that have been available from the rental ranges. Thats it, and I meant to vote BOTH.
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Old November 20, 2012, 12:12 AM   #128
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I had a feeding issue due to a sharp case on a 9mm and my finger was on the slide slowing down the extraction force on a m9 quickly remidied with dropping the mag and pumping the slide .
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:03 PM   #129
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Semi Auto failure

Had a Taurus 99AF fail on me twice and locked it up very badly (ie you coudl not open the action "normally".

1) One "leg" on a locking lug broke off

2) Barrel developed a "crack" on it's base just ahead of the chamber

With alot of effort I managed to to open it up for # 1. With No. 2 had to use a helper to hold a wood block so I could hammer to open the action.

Neither load was an overload as I retrieved the spent case (as they wern't able to eject). IMHO it was metal fatigue. I do not load to maximum levels and use cast bullets at low-medium recommended powder levels...I don't use a progressive press and I didn't use the wrong powder.
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Old November 21, 2012, 03:45 PM   #130
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Colt Python, case separation. The front of the case lodged itself into the forcing cone.
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