glock 29 10mm brass exploded.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Ryadew3468, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Ryadew3468

    Ryadew3468 New Member

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    I took my glock 29 out for the first time saturday. I shot 100 rounds and had one that the brass exploded/split.(pic included) I was shooting PPU JHP 180gr bullets. I did inspect the other 99 or so casings and nothing that I saw looked out of the normal. Do you guys think it was just a fluke or worth looking more into? Also, Ipit was some were in the middle of me shooting. Buddy of mine just happend to look down and see it while I was shooting.
     
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    Here is he picture
     

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  4. MoreAltitude

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    Wow, not good! Would seem to me a round slipped through quality control! I'd email them for the sake of answering some of your questions and to let them know they might have a problem with production standards.


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  5. trip286

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    I've told this story before...

    Once upon a time, my old Cadillac threw a belt. No biggie. I'm a grown man, can replace a belt no problem.

    My uncle called me up while I was just finishing up. I told him what I was doing, as I told my ex wife, "fire it up". As she got behind the wheel, my uncle asks, "well... Did you figure out WHY it threw the belt?"

    The engine cranks and begins to idle as I ask, "huh?"...

    SNAP!!!!!

    $35 down the drain. As he already knew, there was an underlying problem. In this case, I didn't notice the plastic idler pulley was cracked around the bearing, causing an outrageous wobble.

    Bought another $35 belt and a $40 steel replacement pulley.

    Contact the ammo maker. Take your gun to a Smith. Don't shoot it again until you find out what the underlying problem is. Guns are more dangerous than a serpentine belt. There's a reason that case split.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    High pressure teamed up with an improperly anealed case. That is not an exploded case. That is badly cracked case. I have seen that in handloads after 5 or 6 loadings.

    Brass is "drawn" in the forming process. This work hardens the metal. The mouth must be anealed to soften it back up so it expands, seals and contracts properly. If it is not anealed or improperly anealed it will be too hard and brittle.

    Combine this with the generous chamber dimensions of Glock pistols and VIOLA!
     
  7. Ryadew3468

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    I will do that today thank you!
     
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    So your saying I just got a bad apple?
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The case has a ragged crack indicating bad metal. That is not an exploded case. When a case explodes it is usually due to high pressure and the gun will be damaged. Did you fire any more rounds after the one that cracked?
     
  10. Ryadew3468

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    Very true! I think im going to email the ammo company and email glock just to see what they say.
     
  11. Ryadew3468

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    Yes I did. I didnt know it cracked untill my buddy picked it up and showed it to me.
     
  12. MoreAltitude

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    Give the thread an update when you find out what the manufacturer says...
     
  13. Ryadew3468

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    Im still waiting on an email back....I might send another tonight.
     
  14. atrbertothy

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    It only looks like a bad case. If the head of the case came off then i would have more concern about the firearm.