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windsor3189 08-04-2012 09:38 PM

S&W J frame - ka-boom
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Went to the range today and fired off 3 rounds of PMC .357 and on the 4th it seemed normal but trying to get the front sight on target for the 5th shot, I realized there was no longer a front sight. The gun had exploded and sent the barrel and fragments down range. What the...?:(

Here's a pic..

c3shooter 08-04-2012 10:39 PM

DAYUM MAN! Are you OK? Only time I have seen THAT was a squib load- 2nd round lodged in barrel, 3rd round blows it up. Would save everything INCLUDING ammo and box, brass, etc- and have a Come to Jesus moment with the ammo maker!

ryguy00 08-04-2012 10:40 PM

I will assume since you were able to type this that you are ok. Any idea what caused it aside from the obvious "bad ammo"? Have you contacted PMC?

lbwar15 08-04-2012 10:41 PM

Holy s***. Lucky you dint blow your face off.

bigrock44 08-04-2012 11:56 PM

That's would have scared me, and I would have had to change my pants after noticing what happened.

SSGN_Doc 08-05-2012 12:01 AM

Second PMC kaboom I've read about today. The other was with 9mm ammo in a G19 which has a supported chamber.


danf_fl 08-05-2012 12:02 AM

That's a S&W? I would send pictures to them with a request for another.

They may ask to have some ammo. But contact both manufacturers.

tacticalfun 08-05-2012 12:02 AM

Yikes. Hope your hands are ok

okdonk 08-05-2012 12:07 AM

Thank God you are okay. Contact both gun and ammo manufacturer!

dog2000tj 08-05-2012 12:10 AM

Holy Hell!!! Sure hope you are not hurt :o As others have said, retain everything!!! Contact both the firearm and ammo manufacturer and let them know what happened.

Please keep us updated and good luck :)

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