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Old 09-05-2013, 12:24 AM   #31
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I spoke with Patriot Ammunition again today. They are stepping up to the plate and sending me a check for what I paid for the gun. I have to send them the gun (they are paying shipping) for their insurance. I am so glad I had the RSO sign a note testifying that the only ammo at my lane was Patriot (which was the truth). That evidently was the clincher in getting them to respond so quickly.

I wont be shooting reloads anymore though. I just hate to see my beautiful gun blown apart and hate to think about what could have happened to me or the guy in the next lane.
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Bought some reloads and shot them yesterday. One must have been double charged. Top flew off, nearly hitting the guy next to me. Gun is a disaster. Glad no one was hurt, but this Wiley Clapp model was just gorgeous and shot great.



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Wow, they are rock solid pistols...... Dam shame that happened.

Not hating here Just a word to others ..

"You should never shoot someone else's home reloads in your guns..." Only handloads that you have properly worked up, and know are within safety parameters of your firearms load data
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I spoke with Patriot Ammunition again today. They are stepping up to the plate and sending me a check for what I paid for the gun. I have to send them the gun (they are paying shipping) for their insurance. I am so glad I had the RSO sign a note testifying that the only ammo at my lane was Patriot (which was the truth). That evidently was the clincher in getting them to respond so quickly.

I wont be shooting reloads anymore though. I just hate to see my beautiful gun blown apart and hate to think about what could have happened to me or the guy in the next lane.
If they're your own reloads, I wouldn't worry about it as long as you do your due diligence.

Also, just be careful with Patriot. They seem to be helping you out, but there's absolutely nothing in writing saying theyhave to. I understand them saying what they did about needing your gun. But I'm personally leery about that. See if you can receive their check before you ship them the gun. That's my suggestion.
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Wow, they are rock solid pistols...... Dam shame that happened.

Not hating here Just a word to others ..

"You should never shoot someone else's home reloads in your guns..."
Again, these weren't home reloads - they were commercial reloads from a Company. Still, I won't use reloads from anyone again.
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Honest to god, I didn't think you could do that to a GP 100.
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I spoke with Patriot Ammunition again today. They are stepping up to the plate and sending me a check for what I paid for the gun. I have to send them the gun (they are paying shipping) for their insurance. I am so glad I had the RSO sign a note testifying that the only ammo at my lane was Patriot (which was the truth). That evidently was the clincher in getting them to respond so quickly.

I wont be shooting reloads anymore though. I just hate to see my beautiful gun blown apart and hate to think about what could have happened to me or the guy in the next lane.
Agree with previous posters. Make sure you are not just sending them your evidence. You probably have a good enough paper trail to pursue them if they went hinky on you, but think about what you might need in that case and make sure of it.
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Agree with previous posters. Make sure you are not just sending them your evidence. You probably have a good enough paper trail to pursue them if they went hinky on you, but think about what you might need in that case and make sure of it.
I think I have a strong paper trail, between the detailed photos, written statements from the witnesses and the companys own email replies.

I still cant believe the gun blew up that way and that no one was hurt. To be honest I wish it would have happened to one of the guns I didnt like so much though.
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I think I have a strong paper trail, between the detailed photos, written statements from the witnesses and the companys own email replies.

I still cant believe the gun blew up that way and that no one was hurt. To be honest I wish it would have happened to one of the guns I didnt like so much though.
Good luck man. I hope they don't hose you. Be sure you keep us updated.
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Patriot Firearms actually sent me the check for my gun that blew up. While I hated to lose the gun, at least they did follow thru and paid me what I asked for.
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Good to hear Patriot Firearms took care of you. Another GP100 in your future or do you have something else in mind?
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