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Old 06-28-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Had a squib today with my sig



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Old 06-28-2014, 06:50 AM   #2
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Squibs can be an extremely dangerous situation. If you don't mind me asking, did you use reloaded ammo? If not what brand?



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Yeah, never actually seen one before. Seems a very unlikely thing worth modern factory loads.

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Had a squib today with my sig

Never had one with my Glock
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It was hand loaded 9mm. With w231,winchester case, cci sp primer.

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Dumb question. What's a squib

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a firearms malfunction in which a fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck.
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Oh ok never heard that term before besides in aviation maintenance. Thanks

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Squibs are due to undercharged ammo. The bullet does not have enough energy to leave the barrel and gets stuck.

A single squib is no big deal. The problem comes when you don't recognize what happened and continue shooting. You'll bulge a barrel or possibly blow up a barrel if you don't clear the squib bullet before firing more bullets behind it.

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I always take a cleaning rod (long enough for the barrel of any firearm with me) when I shoot at the range.

Once, I had some factory that had my 9mm acting like a black powder firearm.
Click........bang.......

The biggest problem was not knowing when the bang would come after the click of the hammer hitting firing pin.

This was ammo that was in my home defense 9mm and may have gotten contaminated by oil.



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