KABOOM....Another Ouchy, S&W 629.

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Mike82, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

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    Double-charged load?!? Wouldn't have expected that from manufactured ammo....left a good gash in forehead. "Ready, Aim, Fire!!!.....damn what a kick!!! why am i seeing tweety birds?!? what am i feeling run down my face??? why am i feeling dizzy???....crap, another misshap" i am not lucky.
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  2. SightNSqueeze

    SightNSqueeze G&G Newbie

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    Wow. Talk about catastrophic. I'm glad you were not injured any more than you were. I have heard of inconsistant factory loads lately.
  3. Billyz

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    Dont like the S@W at all. Bought one and will never by another and this is a perfect reason why not to.
  4. 192ndkid

    192ndkid G&G Newbie

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    DAMN I am glad you ok ...! that is some bad stuff right there.If you have more of that ammo maybe take it apart and weigh the powder ..?
  5. Archetype_wyo

    Archetype_wyo G&G Enthusiast

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    Glad you're ok Pieman.
  6. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Newbie

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    Ouch!!!! Glad your ok!
  7. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    That does not look good. I will have to say that the fact you are still alive is a testament to the quality of the manufacture of the handgun.

    I am glad you are still with us.
  8. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

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    WOW--glad you're OK !!!

    Looks like a HUGE overcharge to me.

    What factory load ?
  9. rondog

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    Blaming an ammo malfunction on the gun? That ain't right.....
  10. GlockMeister

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    WOW!

    Glad you weren't seriously hurt...


    And, I thought this only happened to Glocks? lol
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  11. GlockMeister

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    I truly don't think this has anything to do with the brand or model of gun? A double charge or over charge can desimate the best of guns out there...

    Questions like, how old is the gun have to be asked? Along with, how often were the hot or max loads put through it? When was the last time the gun was inspected by a competent gun smith?

    These and other questions should and need to be asked before the blame is laid or the finger is pointed anywhere, even on or at the ammo...
  12. R5CYA

    R5CYA G&G Newbie

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    damn! that some scary chit! glad you didn't lose an eye or anything! seeing that makes me never want to shoot anything but my own loads.
  13. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    S&W's
    are worse than taurus OR glocks.
    it's like holding a time bomb.
    will it kill you THIS time?
    maybe NOW?
  14. frenchy

    frenchy G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    How bad are you hurt Mike?
    frenchy
  15. Mike82

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    i'll put it like this....it was not only the first time loaded(bought new), but as you can see, one of the cartridges doesnt have a bullet, this was the 2nd shot ever fired that did this....and they say 3rd time's the charm....they never tell you what the 2nd time is. interesting thing is....this is the 2nd time a receiver has peeled on me(1st due to blind man loading wrong cartridge). I gots a gash on me forehead from the hammer which was burned shut instantly because the #3 cartridge exploded when it hit me. I like battle scars but the doctor said he recommended laser surgery to get all the brass outta my forehead skin. Hopefully it'll leave a big scar :D Should've got a Colt, lol.

    -Mike.
  16. I STALIN I

    I STALIN I G&G Newbie

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    I don't mean to be rude...but why did the gun explode in your face?

    (please forgive my ignorance as I am fairly new to guns in comparison to most of you guys on here.)
  17. TGF

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    Could be lots of reasons, squib stuck just past the forcing cone, over charged load, material weakness from the manufacturing process.
  18. Ten Man

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    WOW!!!!

    First off, we are all glad you lived to tell the story, and did not lose an eye or two!

    Secondly, please verify, for the benefit of all shooters, that you were wearing glasses, and that is why you did not report losing vision.

    Thirdly, please answer the question..."was it factory ammo or a reload?"

    Aside from the shrapnel in your forehead, was there any damage to your hands, face, or hearing?

    Thanks for sharing, for the benefit of ALL fellow shooters.
  19. big boomer

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    Sure glad you were not seriously hurt. Some of the early S&W 29's were a little weak but that may have nothing to do with this, it may be bad ammo. its guess your best time.
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    I'm glad you are telling the story.

    Sorry for the BUM!

    overcharge to hot?
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