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Old 03-17-2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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That is crazy. thanks for posting.
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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Wow, that was very informative. So what happens then with bad ammo, I guess you are SOL? No recourse?
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I bet you would be SOL... there is probably some kind of disclaimer/small print somewhere when purchasing ammo??
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:49 PM   #5
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I think (I could be wrong, I haven't looked) but I think he did a follow up video where he says it was a squib and that the manufacturer made it right with the shooter. It was a while back...
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:10 PM   #6
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Interesting.
I've seen a barrel where we figured a squib was followed up by another round.
It was a Ruger SR1911, which is all stainless. The slide locked and could not be moved because the barrel was bulged where the second bullet pushed into the squib (they both left the barrel). That's why the guy brought it into the shop. "My slide is locked and won't move."

And I have shot an overcharged cartridge. Colt GCNM. BOOM!
Lots of recoil and a shell with a huge smile on it. No damage.

I load very soft shooting 38 Special and I know for a fact it probably looks worse than that guys picture. If there's a pressure spike from under loading I sure can't tell. It shoots pretty consistent over the chronograph.

My money is on overcharged. Or maybe a squib that didn't make it down the barrel at all, barely moving ahead of the chamber, but I'm not sure that's even possible to move that little. Whatever happened had to happen right there in the chamber and not part way down the barrel.
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Call customer service and get an RMA. Kimber will make it right.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #8
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not sure when people started calling them squibs. squibs are used for bullet hits in the film industry.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:00 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Shootinit View Post
not sure when people started calling them squibs. squibs are used for bullet hits in the film industry.
Here’s the definition of a squib load, courtesy the National Rifle Association’s “Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting”: “A squib load occurs when the cartridge develops less than normal pressure or velocity after ignition of a cartridge. Squib loads can cause a bullet to fail to exit the muzzle and become lodged in the bore.”
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Ok this is probably a stupid question, fredneck was correct it was determined it was a squib. And kimber and the ammo manufacturer resolved the issue with the owner, from what I could find. Now to my stupid question, he pulled the trigger, click, nothing happened, how did it cycle another round in behind the squib?
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