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Why I never use someones reloades

I know that I am going to get a little flack about this post and someone will write how there’s orĀ  someone who does reloading make great stuff even better then the major manufactures. First is a short video from SAAMI about testing commercial ammunition.

http://www.saami.org/videos/sporting_ammunition_and_the_firefighter.cfm

Now on to the rest of the story. A friend of a friend went to the local gun show and bought some reloads off one of the tables. A couple of weeks later he goes to the range to have a little weekend fun. This story is about that day.

The day was beautiful, a great day for some shooting practice. A brand new SIG 1911 pistol to take out and sight in what could be better.

DSC_5482sWhat a piece of equipment, so why would anyone then go to a gun show and buy cheap reloads from someone he does not even know. This is the result of trying to save a few pennies after spending a small fortune on a real nice pistol.

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DSC_5488sYou can see the fired cartridge still in the chamber and the extractor missing. The only thing that saved his eye was that he was wearing safety glasses.

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This is what the case that exploded in the magazine looked like when I received the pistol.

DSC_5496sThe bullet and primer were in the magazine.

DSC_5493sThe rest of the ammunition was damaged from the explosion

DSC_5504csBe careful with cheap reloads, in fact don’t buy them.

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