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Old 03-18-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Rainy Day at the Pit - squib in my Sig.

My range day wasn't the best 30 minute drive each way with a good soaking in between.

My little Sig P938 has been reliable through more than 500 rounds and so I've been carrying it daily. It has been a comfort having it with me on my daily walks through the downtown park every morning at 5:30.

Today I took it to the range and as I occasionally do, decided to shoot off/rotate out the rounds in the magazine that I'd been carrying with. First shot was a surprising little pop and no recoil. The pop was followed by smoke coming out of the ejection port. I kept the muzzle downrange and decided to wait a few minutes before proceeding to eject the round...queue the rain...queue the deluge. After several minutes in the downpour, I ejected to round and saw it was just a case. I field stripped gun to get a good view - the bullet is wedged in about 1/3 through.

Just got done dropping it off at the gunsmith. Glad to have a few backups.

Anyway, I know it didnt happen without pictures so here they are:
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Wow!
Is it just 'one of those things' that happen? Glad your ok.
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Not really sure but it is disconcerting that it happened to the exact round that's been in the chamber of my carry gun for so long. I left a message with the ammo manufacturer asking about any recalls and/or reported issues and expect to hear from them next week. Meanwhile, I've refilled all of my magazines with different ammo for now - just to be safe.
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Rainy Day at the Pit - squib in my Sig.

Ammo type? I've only seen one stepped 9mm case like that before while reloading. Can't remember who's headstamp was on it.
It's plain by the picture the powder didn't ignite just blew out from the primer. I rotate out my Carry ammo every two months. Especially in the winter if I need to leave my gun locked in the truck. Warm to cold can cause condensation in the case after multiple temp changes.

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My carry rounds are usually rotated/consumed every few months. Oops, forgot that image...
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I'm sure glad that happened at the range and not when you really needed the gun.

BTW, what is the gunsmith going to do with the gun? I'm surprised he even kept it. All that needs done is to knock the bullet out with a dowel or brass rod.
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What pacanis said.
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I'm sure glad that happened at the range and not when you really needed the gun.

BTW, what is the gunsmith going to do with the gun? I'm surprised he even kept it. All that needs done is to knock the bullet out with a dowel or brass rod.
IMO, he's the best in this area so in big demand, which means nothing takes less than a week. I could have taken it somewhere else but he did such a good job of getting my Micro .380 running that I'm pretty loyal at this point. Besides, my backup (the Micro) needs some Tim-Time too lol.
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And that's why I always carry a BUG sometimes.
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Just picked it back up from the shop. All is well
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