misfire

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Jakepinker, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Jakepinker

    Jakepinker New Member

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    So I took my .45 out today and I had a few rounds misfire what do I do with the misfired rounds
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    They are safe to throw in the regular trash. Or do with them what you do with your fired cases. If you reload you can pull the bullets and reload. I assume you tried a second strike?
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If they are factory, get the lot # and contact the manufacturer (you may get a free box for your trouble).

    If they are reloads, the primers may have been contaminated.

    If the reloads are from someone else (something I don't advise), chalk it up as lesson learned.
     
  5. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    If you were shooting at a range, most ranges have a dud box for faulty ammo. That would be the safest way to dispose of the rounds. Do not throw them in the trash. I have had misfires in the past only to have them fire on subsequent attempts.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Try them again. If they still do not fire, give them to a reloading buddy. The bullet can easily be pulled, powder dumped (on the lawn. Yes it is good for the grass), primer punched out and loaded again