GUN Some of my primers look like this when chambered *pic*

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    Am I at risk of slam fire?

    Firing pin is clean, unlubed.

    AR is unfired, got the upper this monday.
     
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    thats normal dont worry about it
     
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    Alrighty. I was thinking that something like this might happen when I took apart the BCG and noticed that there wasn't a firing pin spring or anything.
     
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    I would still be careful when chambering a round. Never know when you'll get a sensitive primer and BANG!
     
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    You see that on some factory ammo. It is to insure there is no high primers or something. When you see something like this on something done with a progressive press it means that there was a powder flake or some other crud on the rod that seats the primer. Again not a issue.

    It amazes me how durable primers are. I mash them pretty regularly on my press and they get crushed ugly. Bent in half, and mangled. They don't go off unless hit with a firing pin.
     
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    I think it's Federal ammo that's known to have slightly softer primers than others....

    I could easily be wrong though.

    Small dents like that are nothing to be worried about, though; all US semi-auto military rifles (M1, M14/M1A, M16/M4/AR15, M1 Carbine, etc) have free-floating firing pins, which leave little dents like that on chambered rounds' primers.

    With decent ammo, it's nothing to worry about--though some people rotate the top rounds in a mag (if they keep the rifle loaded as HD weapon or similar) to prevent a cumulative effect on the primer(s), which may result in an AD (a true AD, not an ND).
    If you actually shoot your ammo, though, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    QFT. Its normal but it should also serve as a reminder to have your gun pointed in a safe direction at all times, including when you chamber a round at home.
     

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