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I haven't seen this discussed here yet but there have been several well documented cases of injuries associated with clearing a loaded round from 1911 style pistols ( This was in USPSA's Front Sight magazine ) and it could happen with others too we assume. From what has been determined the round does not clear the front of the ejection port and then drops out from under the extractor and then the ejector slams into the primer setting it off. This usually, but not always, happens when the shooter is trying to catch the ejected round by placing his hand over the ejection port as the slide is forcefully cycled back and trips the round back into the port. It has also been associated with rounds loaded long and flat nosed bullets that can catch the front of the port and not slide off. The 40 S&W seems to have the most trouble probably because it takes less to move it off center. I had a round hang in the ejection port recently with a long loaded flat point bullet and you could plainly see where the front of the port caught it and the ejector hit the back of the case near the primer. Thank God it didn't hit the primer! Time for some re-training so I don't have to have brass removed from my hand. Gently working the slide and dumping the loaded round on the ground is best.
Thanks for the tip. Be Safe and Live Free!
thanks for the heads up.I own a 1911 myself. Great handgun but I will keep this in mind next time i shoot.
Ive yet to see a round tipped 40cal round. All I have seen in that caliber are HP and flat head FMJs.
Sounds more like a general gun safety tip, than something isolated to a 1911. Duely noted too.
Glaser Safety Slugs for the 40 S&W are round nose. There are several designs of round nose bullets we use to reload it also. Flat points are the problem children so far.
Thanks, a good point to remember! Did they mention the primer brand? I know as fact, some primers are more sensitive then others.
The primer makes no difference. I saw one picture in Front Sight magazine that showed the primer badly mashed by the ejector.
If you say so....
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Good info! My Llama 380 is identical to the 1911 just a tad smaller. I'll be on the watch for this. Thanks
I have not seen this information and I have a 1911 model. Good information.
I have had a few jambs at the range, and thought it might be the Ammo.