That will ruin a range trip



      • Might not have even been set back. I’ve seen similar things shown in Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance training (the guys you’re supposed to call when things go wrong with ammo on an Army range… Who mostly don’t get brought in until it’s too damn late.) we went through, over the years.

        Most of the pictures I’ve seen of these things stemmed from ammo that had been left out in the heat in Kuwait or Iraq; the resulting chemical changes to the propellants did some seriously strange things–You’d get squibs, or you’d get massive overpressure events like this one.

        TL;DR: Ammo storage is pretty f’in critical. Let it overheat, and you’re gonna be in for strange days.

  1. Just like taking an extra rod when going fishing, you always bring an extra gun to the range in case one breaks.


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