I really wasn't looking to get that fixed. It's not mine but a co worker's and it was salvaged for parts.
No one really knows why it blew. The suspicion is poor engineering on the .45 model.
Anyway, the owner, after a significant period of recovering from wounds, bought a Kimber to replace his Glock.
Actually, by your own admission, you've identified one of the most common causes of a kB!... reloaded ammo.Actually, Glock would do nothing since he was using reloaded ammo.
OK. But why have I never seen this problem with a 1911?Actually, by your own admission, you've identified one of the most common causes of a kB!... reloaded ammo.
Most, if not all GLOCKs are made very well and very durable. It was likely a double-charge or 'over'-charge of the reloaded ammunition. I suspected reloaded ammo the second I saw the pictures.
According to my co-worker, the reloads were done on a Dillon press by guys who shot and reloaded 3,000 rounds a month. He is a Front Sight grad (I'm not sure what that means), but I take as an honest, reliable fellow. He is pretty sure it's the gun as that never happened before or since.That also appears to be a Second Generation pistol, as it doesn't have any rail nor finger grooves on the grip, but has the stippling on the grip front and back. They may have changed the design more than just the outside cosmetics with the Third Generation, but the 2nd Gen didn't have catastrophic failures due to design.
Any pistol will kB! if fed a double-charged round and with a polymer frame (that includes XD's and M&P's) it will shatter the frame as was seen in those pictures.
You can't blame the gun, just the person that was being so inattentive as to put too much of a charge in a reload. If it was the person that was using the firearm, as the saying goes: "You reap what you sew." I'm not saying anyone, save God, is perfect, but when we're dealing with potentially self-lethal instruments, an extra measure of caution is absolutely necessary.
As best I can remember, the round at the top of the mag had something to do with it.I'm no expert, but I would also like to point out, from the pictures, most of the KB, appears to have gone down, toward the trigger area. I'm not seeing a lot of damage by the barrel, except for maybe the extractor or loaded chamber indicator area?
Again, I'm no expert, but the trigger area is totally destroyed. Like the KB went downward. I'll try and find the article I once saw and post it...As best I can remember, the round at the top of the mag had something to do with it.
He fired two or three shots normally then it went boom.