Consequences of loading your own


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#2

I’ve shared this on the forum before, but I will share again. This squib happened to me. Luckily, I immediately realized what happened and didn’t fire another round. It was my first reloading failure after 20,000+ revolver loads.

Squib

Squibs are easier to identify in a revolver. In my situation, the round produced a faint popping sound instead of the usual bang, so it was easy to identify.

However, a semi-auto may not produce any detectable noise…you just get a click with no bang. Then, your instinct is to chamber another round and continue firing, which is what happened in the Glock video.

If you ever get a click with no bang and an empty case is removed…STOP!


#3

If you are really about safety and you have plenty of time to kill. You can weigh each loaded cartridge or give it the good ole shake test.


#4

This is why is why i stopped loading for handgun. Too many things can go wrong. I am an overly cautious person, but still. Now i only do bolt gun. hope to never get a squib.