GUN Never thought it would happen but I made my first firearm fuckup today...

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Went to the range and brought my AR-15, Glock 22, and SKS.

    Shot a few magazines of .40 cal with my Glock 22 and loaded the last mag which only had a few rounds in it.

    First shot I fired from the magazine felt and sounded really weak. A new round did not chamber. Dropped the mag and racked the slide. Re-loaded and fired once again. It fired again but was real weak again and the next round almost chambered but got caught up on the feed ramp. They looked like some old hollow points so I thought my Glock just didn't like the ammo.

    Closer inspection found that I was shooting .357 Sig through my .40 cal G22 :doh:

    Right before I left for the range I was making sure I didn't bring any .357 mags with me. I got distracted by my sister and I guess I did not look close enough. :wtc:

    Doesn't appear to be any damage to the gun. I unloaded a full mag of .40 afterwards just to make sure there were no problems and it worked fine.

    I never thought I would make a dumb mistake like that but it is easy since .357 Sig and .40 mags are identical in size as well as the casing... I'm separating those mags in different areas from now on.

    I feel dumb. :o
     
  2. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :doh:

    Maybe you could use nail polish to paint a little dot on one or the other to make it more obvious. :dunno:
     
  3. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    well, 357 sig has a .40 casing, with sized down neck... i dont think you hurt it much, if any.
     
  4. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    That kind of shit can happen to anyone. You're lucky you didn't get hurt and the gun is fine. Glocks ftw ;)
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    That seems like the safest way to make sure you haven't fucked up your gun :rofl:
     
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    Jon91SE OT Supporter

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    Wow no typical gun crew response?!

    zomg darwin award , you deserve to diaf
     
  7. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

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    Way to pay attention there :bigthumb:

    I keep all my guns in 1 caliber for a reason, I never have to worry about this.

    How ever, I've seen someone shoot .40 out of a .45... LOL.
     
  8. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    Pics of your sister--uh, sorry, this isn't the main forum. I mean, at least it wasn't an AD or a kB. :hug:
     
  9. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    I'm glad it was just a caliber mixup. I was expecting something worse :hs:
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i went to a range somewhere in Indiana and rented a SigP226 .40cal... since i was from another country and all the range guy loaded up the first mag for me and kept a close eye on me.

    but he ended up loading 9mm into the .40cal... it fired the rounds, but didnt operate the action. i dropped the mag and figured it out, so he gave me a P229 instead, which was a beautiful gun btw!
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    how the fuck did you not notice the difference??? The .357 is NECKED DOWN.
     
  12. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I wonder what speed the bullet left the barrel at :big grin:
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I once unwittingly ran 6 rounds of .22LR through a .22WMR cylinder on a Ruger Single-Six. I only noticed after I ejected the shells and had trouble ejecting a cracked casing. It was rather uneventful otherwise.
     
  15. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I know. I just wanted to push it to the max to make sure it was reliable and not fucked up. Spur of the moment thing... :o
     
  16. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Did not feel very fast as all. :hsugh:
     
  17. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    :wtc:
     
  18. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    :bigthumb:
     
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    smartypants New Member

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    As far as firearms fuckups go, it could be worse.
    An (desk) officer in my department up for her yearly qualification shoot had a jellybean roll out of the barrel at the range (In October)
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :roflwtf:
     
  21. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    forgive my ignorance--is "jellybean" parlance for something else, or do you really mean a piece of candy came out of her gun?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I was wondering the same thing after the mental image seemed to funny to be true.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    my cousin ran .270s through a .30-06 once :hsugh:
     
  25. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I once ran some 9mmNATO through a barrel stamped 9x19 :uh:
     

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