You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion >


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #11
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22419 Times on 12500 Posts
Likes Given: 53672


Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
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.

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.
that's a hangfire! those are dangerous as well. people have been hurt and killed by hangfires.

Axxe55 is offline  
Franklin1995 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 9,425
Liked 5243 Times on 2819 Posts
Likes Given: 1726


Most of the time a squib will not function the slide and cause a jam. The tendency is to clear the jam and keep shooting and that is where you can get hurt or dead. Last week I had a round the did not eject but partially functioned the slide. I had to drop the mag, lock the slide open and check the barrel. You might notice the difference in the recoil. If the round does not eject there is a good chance it did not clear the barrel. By not eject I mean it is still in the chamber. Squibs are extremely dangerous in revolvers where the tendency is to pull the trigger again. There is no jam or malfunction to warn you. Only the recoil and report.
danf_fl; When the police were still using revolvers a range officer/instructor I knew used to make the officers fire their carry load before they could shoot practice rounds. Unbelievable how many squibs, hang fires and failures to fire there were. One of the reasons police went to shooting duty rounds to qualify.

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 06:55 PM   #13
Feedback Score: -1 reviews
Argyle_Armoring's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Edmond
Posts: 898
Liked 363 Times on 223 Posts
Likes Given: 645


Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
Yeah, never actually seen one before. Seems a very unlikely thing worth modern factory loads.
I had two out of the same box of Federal. Both happened during a match while shooting my Glock 34. I immediately took some pics and sent them to Federal. They were nice enough to send me a new box free of charge.
NRA Life Member
What do I know? I'm only a professional.
Argyle_Armoring is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 11:24 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 16
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I think it might of been bad primers I had one about week early before this one. Pulled about 50 or so that we're left. they all had the same amount of powder.
isaac007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 12:16 AM   #15
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sniper03's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,646
Liked 5847 Times on 2700 Posts
Likes Given: 2800


Yes, it certainly can be caused by a defective primer or one that has been compromised for example someone using WD-40 on their weapons since it is a penetrating oil. Not a good gun lubricant.
But in other cases it can be caused by a short powder drop charge or in some instances no powder at all and the primer ignition drives the bullet into the barrel of the pistol.
The main thing is pay attention to your pistols and if something seems, feels or sounds different "Stop Shooting" until you check it out! Squibs can happen!

The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
*Patrick Henry

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed. Unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
James Madison. Author of the 2nd Amendment
Sniper03 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 12:54 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rick1967's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,970
Liked 2830 Times on 1474 Posts
Likes Given: 1547


I was loading with my progressive yesterday. I loaded about 150 rounds. I noticed a load that looked low. I thought maybe it was my imagination. So I slowly watched as I did the next 5 or 6. They all looked good. Then I kept watching after a couple more good ones I spotted one that had almost no powder. I don't take chances. I used my bullet puller and dissasembled every round that I made.

I had a squib round when I was working up a .32 acp load for an old Iver Johnson revolver that shoots .32 S&W Long. I was expecting it though. I was making it as light as possible to avoid blowing up the gun. After about 5 or 6 trys I made good ammo for it.
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rick1967 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 01:36 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JonM's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 20,135
Liked 7695 Times on 4103 Posts
Likes Given: 629


Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
Yeah, never actually seen one before. Seems a very unlikely thing worth modern factory loads.
happens in all ammo. mistakes happen or in the case of remington ammo its the standard...

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent
JonM is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Squib loads danf_fl Training & Safety 1 03-18-2014 11:08 PM
Squib load in a firefight? beastmode986 Training & Safety 37 03-05-2014 05:38 PM
SKS Squib. Help! zaitsev44 AK & SKS Discussion 19 10-19-2013 02:39 PM
Squib Round in a P229! Tackleberry1 Training & Safety 4 08-28-2013 02:59 AM