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  • hoytinak

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    Took the Glock 19 to the range today for the first time since I got it back from the grip reduction. On the first mag about halfwalf through I had a malfunction where the slide caught the brass backwards as it was ejecting. Well I just racked the slide to clear it and chamber a new round not thinking anything of it. Then went on to firing several mags without any problems, till I was loading a mag and noticed a .380 round in my hand that I was about to load in the mag. Well, that got me thinking and I started looking at the brass (I was picking it up as I shot) and noticed that the malfunctioned round was infact a .380 that I had fired. It was a box of about 400 reloaded 9mm that I had somehow gonna about 6 .380s in it. Guess I should have known something was up from the moment my G19 malfunctioned though.
     

    djspump2003

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    Yeah - my Glock never malfunctioned no matter what I fed it.

    I should run some Wolf through my XD and see if it is as reliable as the Glock...
     

    Leper

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    I have reloaded a 380 case while doing 9mm before. I no longer pour my reloads into a can, I set them in a true reload box ever since.
     

    CJS3

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    I did the same thing a few months back, shooting a P89 at the range. After I loaded a fresh mag, the pistol would not cycle at all. Checked the ammo, and I had picked up a box of 380 reloads instead of 9MM reloads.
     

    Texas1911

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    I stopped a guy that had loaded .357 SIG into his Glock with a .40 barrel in it. I noticed that his shots were keyholed at 3 yards. Took a look at his ammo and knew exactly what he was doing.

    Picked up some fire-formed .357 --> .40 semi-shouldered brass to add to the "Opps!" collection.
     

    pawncop

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    Had a situation several months back where I had a ricochet bounce off my hard head. Guy in the next lane was shooting 32 ACP in his 380's.
     

    idleprocess

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    Took the Glock 19 to the range today for the first time since I got it back from the grip reduction. On the first mag about halfwalf through I had a malfunction where the slide caught the brass backwards as it was ejecting. Well I just racked the slide to clear it and chamber a new round not thinking anything of it. Then went on to firing several mags without any problems, till I was loading a mag and noticed a .380 round in my hand that I was about to load in the mag. Well, that got me thinking and I started looking at the brass (I was picking it up as I shot) and noticed that the malfunctioned round was infact a .380 that I had fired. It was a box of about 400 reloaded 9mm that I had somehow gonna about 6 .380s in it. Guess I should have known something was up from the moment my G19 malfunctioned though.

    Reminds me of a story about someone that was out shooting with friends and had both AK-47 and AK-74 knockoffs running. One of his less-competent buddies slapped a magazine into the AK-47, fire a round which didn't sound right, hit some random point well outside the expected probability cone, and the action did not cycle. He turned it over to the owner who discovered that his buddy had loaded a magazine full of 5.45x39 into the 7.62x39 AK, evidently without ill effect save for the malfunction.
     
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