Squib load?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Omar, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Omar

    Omar New Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Today a friend and I decided to hit up a local range.

    Here's my stuff:


    Here's the ammo I was using: combination of both WWB and Monarch brass


    I loaded the 33rd mag to full capacity. On approximately the ~20th shot it didn't eject the case. I noticed how weak the kick was right away. I paused to take a look at the gun. I removed the mag and cycled the slide which then ejected the spent case. After that I said to myself, "OK, it's good to go." But for some reason I decided to strip it. As I looked at everything it seemed to be in proper form. Then I look through the barrel with no sunlight come through the muzzle and that's when I found the bullet lodged in the barrel...




    Some friends have recommend to use a wood dowel and a small hammer to remove it. Others?

    I'm just thankful I didn't just eject the spent case and chamber a new round. Someone was watching out for me....

  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    I have used a cleaning rod and just tapped it out.

    good for paying attention.
  3. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Good catch!!!
    I've seen a few guns ruined because the barrel was not checked.
    Sqibs happen even with factory ammo - its rare but it happens!
    Because I hand load I have carried a brass rod and small hammer in my range bag for years.
    Every now and then its needed.
    That's the result of loading range ammo in a progressive press at warp speeds.

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