I'm guessing its easier to tell with a semiauto when something like this happens then with a revolver?
With my squib,the action was locked open in the middle of a magazine.
I was wrong in saying that the sound and feel was the "only" indication,I meant it was my first indication.
this was a few years ago so bear with me........
Having the slide lock open on a mag that still had ammo in it was also a good sign that something wasn't right.
So I'm thinking you might have had a squib and might not have known it cause you were shooting a revolver,but then I'm just guessing.
It might not have been a squib at all.
Well,anyway,I'm only trying to roll it around a bit for the edification and education of the forum,and as thankfully you weren't harmed and you will hopefully be receiving remuneration and/or replacement for your loss,then I feel comfortable in declaring that we can all actually gain something from this experience if we find out what actually happened......
If something is going on with PMC ammo then it needs to be found out and dealt with before someone does get hurt.
Honestly I doubt it was a problem with the gun.
But was this gun new and was this the first time you've fired it?
I am noticing that your cylinder is black as heck,much blacker then a few rounds of ammo should make it.I'm assuming by the color of the rest of the parts of your gun that yours was stainless or nickel?
If that cylinder was stainless/nickel,then that black is from firing the round that kaboomed your gun, judging by how my revolvers look when I fire them even after a few boxes,that one round may have had way too much powder in it.
I've never seen that much soot on any revolver I've ever owned of the same color even after a couple hundred rounds.
The damage seems to be along the top strap and not the barrel....is there anything still in the barrel perhaps?does it look bulged at all?Or does it look good?
I have no clue as to how much of an overcharge it would take to do that,I'm guessing quite a bit,but it might be possible that the ammunition was in fact overcharged.