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  • Heinz Bar

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    On my first string in an IDPA Classifier today I had a squib. Pulled the trigger and All I heard was a click while wearing my Pro Gold Ears. I tried to clear the malfunction but it wouldn't chamber another round. Thought it was the ammo so I switched. Same thing with factory. Finished the match with a borrowed gun.

    Between stages one guy says it's got to be a squib and sure enough there was a bullet in the barrel. I never got another round chambered and thus never fired into the obstructed barrel (luckily!). I've since done a complete take down and cleaning and could see no damage with magnifiers and a bore light. The chamber and feed ramp look ok too. My question is since no round was fired after the squib, I should be good to go with the weapon, correct? Should I have is examined by a gunsmith?

    I was pretty lucky that the round didn't go far enough to allow another to chamber. Important life lesson. I forgot my SPORTS training from 30 years ago.
     

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    You should be good since it was just a simple squib with no follow up shot. Just be a little more careful when loading your ammo and remember it it goes pop but doesnt recoil to take a min and check before firing again.
     

    Heinz Bar

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    That's the thing about electronic ears. You don't hear the pop just a click. The electronics blocks the primer strike like a real round since it just loud enough. The SO didn't hear it either. Sounded just like a misfire. From now on I will do a complete SPORTS check though Sgt! Just don't hit me on the helmet with a charging rod like my Drill Sergeant did!
     

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    That's the thing about electronic ears. You don't hear the pop just a click. The electronics blocks the primer strike like a real round since it just loud enough. The SO didn't hear it either. Sounded just like a misfire. From now on I will do a complete SPORTS check though Sgt! Just don't hit me on the helmet with a charging rod like my Drill Sergeant did!

    I dont use clearing rods, I carried an extra K-Pot.

    You ever hear two turtles F***ing, Private?
     

    Younggun

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    Now I'm tempted to load a squib just to check the difference with electronic ear pro. Don't see how it could me any different than using regular muffs though since the NRR rating is pretty much the same.

    Also, if you hear a click and the casing you remove no longer has a bullet, you probably have a problem, lol.


    Really, I examine all my misfire/FTF casings to determine the cause. Mostly check for a solid primer strike.
     

    45tex

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    How would you know how to replicate the light load. I've experienced a couple of squibs and they left the bullet in different points in the barrel.

    profound thinking about stuff
     

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    How would you know how to replicate the light load. I've experienced a couple of squibs and they left the bullet in different points in the barrel.

    profound thinking about stuff

    No powder or just a grain or so. He just wants to see if he can hear a difference with the electronic muffs.
     

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