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Old 09-21-2013, 05:38 AM   #41
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A bad round is not limited to reloads. It can happen in factory new ammo. It is really sickening when a gun goes bang, bang, bang and then boom. At least Patriot is paying for the gun which is more than I can say for the factory which I am leaving nameless but not blameless. I have shot thousands of rounds of commercial reloads without a problem.

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Patriot Ammunition. But I will say their initial reaction has been very professional. I sent photos, witness statements and they have said they will take care of it. While I wont shoot reloads again, at least this company isnt shirking their responsibility.
Thank you for posting that info. It's nice to know in this day and age that someone still stands behind their product.

I do have a suggestion. It's my opinion that even though this is not their fault, it might be nice to let Ruger know about this, too. Who knows? It may give them ideas for making future products even better than they already are.
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Thank you for posting that info. It's nice to know in this day and age that someone still stands behind their product.

I do have a suggestion. It's my opinion that even though this is not their fault, it might be nice to let Ruger know about this, too. Who knows? It may give them ideas for making future products even better than they already are.
Mick, you could send them the documentation photos and some of your descriptive posts. Also, considering how stand up Patriot has been, you could ask them to send the damaged gun to Ruger when they are through with it. Though I have a hard time imagining Ruger being able to make the GP100 any tougher than it already is.
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That does it for me. No reloads of any kind anymore.

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People being down on reloads is kind of funny. This was commercially manufactured ammo in every way except that they were doing it with used, mixed brass. While one can use the term "reloads" with this ammo, it's not really the same. The same thing could happen with a box of UMC if their QC was bad that day.
My father went his whole life seeing only one kaboom. It was a guy using new factory ammo in a brand new S&W revolver. This was approx 5 minutes after saying that he would never use reloads in his guns, "too much of a risk" he said.
Excrement occurs, any ammo can ruin you prized handgun if something goes wrong, factory fresh, commercial reloads, Bubba in the basement. The sad fact is, you're never more than one errant/extra powder throw away from disaster, regardless of who's running the equipment or the number of times the brass has been used.
Sad thing, the end of the GP-100. However, it is gratifying that Patriot has stepped up and owned it. That's fairly rare these days. I'm sure any number of other companies would have had the legal dept throw up roadblocks, obfuscate and delay until the victim gave up.

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Very well said, OK84.

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People being down on reloads is kind of funny. This was commercially manufactured ammo in every way except that they were doing it with used, mixed brass. While one can use the term "reloads" with this ammo, it's not really the same. The same thing could happen with a box of UMC if their QC was bad that day.
My father went his whole life seeing only one kaboom. It was a guy using new factory ammo in a brand S&W revolver. This was approx 5 minutes after saying that he would never use reloads in his guns, "too much of a risk" he said.
Excrement occurs, any ammo can ruin you prized handgun if something goes wrong, factory fresh, commercial reloads, Bubba in the basement. The sad fact is, you're never more than one errant/extra powder throw away from disaster, regardless of who's running the equipment or the number of times the brass has been used.
Sad thing, the end of the GP-100. However, it is gratifying that Patriot has stepped up and owned it. That's fairly rare these days. I'm sure any number of other companies would have had the legal dept throw up roadblocks, obfuscate and delay until the victim gave up.
Well said brother. However, I feel like it will, unfortunately, fall on deaf ears.
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Sorry, could you speak up? I am having trouble hearing you. Must be Glock ear.

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Ruger is proofed the same way all other American guns are tested. Every ammunition company has had guns blow up as well. There are also cases of flaws or fractures in firearms steel that blows out after many stresses.

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I didn't think it was possible to blow up a GP100.

Good to know the shooter is OK and getting a new gun from the ammo manufacturer.

Be vewy, vewy careful with reloads. Loosing the gun is bad, but it's hard to replace your fingers and eyesight.

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