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Old 04-07-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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It finally happened on my Ruger GP100 revolver!? Very surprised it was on this type if gun, Factory Blazer Brass 38 Special. I fired it went poof! I thought nothing of it thinking it was just a bad round. Fired again not checking, bullet hit target - no concern. Next shot poof again. I unloaded looked through barrel, bullet lodged. Have tried to pound it out with brass rod, no success won't budge. Thoughts other than what an idiot?
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:16 PM   #2
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I'm just going to say...Your very LUCKY! You were not injured! SMH.
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You just need a bigger hammer.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:25 PM   #4
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Yeah, I feel blessed. Never again. Have you ever heard of one happening on a revolver and 38 special ammo?

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Old 04-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #5
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Get a wooden dowel rod close to the same size as the bore and a wooded mallet. Drive the bullitt out slowly. Never try pushing the squib out by firing another round.
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You are a very lucky person...
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:23 AM   #7
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Many years ago I had one stuck in the pipe on my 3in S&W Model 65. Tried to tap it out myself out with no success. Ended up going to a local guy I know who had soft lead blocks that would harmlessly form around the gun (removed cylinder) when cranked down in a vice. Then it was tapped out without too much trouble with brass rod and hammer. Bullet was a double ended wadcutter. The trick is getting a firm hold on the gun. He might have used some lube in the barrel but I forget.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:33 AM   #8
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Yikes, a "squib jam" is my greatest handgun fear.

I was at the range with a buddy, who was new to handguns. I think he was firing a SW 39, or some such 9x19MM.

He told me the pistol was having an issue chambering. I asked to see the pistol, saw nothing was immediately wrong with it, and also tried to chamber a round.

Had it chambered, the pistol would have blown up! There was a squib bullet just enough down past the forcing cone and out of sight. The new round was unable to fully feed--lucky for us.

If I had it to do all over again, I would set the pistol down, let it cool just in case. Carefully field stripped it to get the firing pin away from any issue I could not see, and with the barrel separated from the pistol and cold, I would push out the slug by going through the breech end.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:50 AM   #9
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At least autoloaders give the shooter a mandatory time out by not ejecting. When ya think it was a failure to ignite what ya want to do is make sure that the entire round comes out when manually racking the slide. If only the shell comes out then it's time to stop to inspect the barrel for obstruction.

With a revolver it's easier for a shooter to assume it was failure to ignite and simply squeeze the trigger again, or if fast-firing ya might squeeze the trigger again before you can stop.
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