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5 years 31 weeks ago, 7:58 PM

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Precluding disaster

After thinking about a couple of .40 S&W JHP, very, very high energy rounds in a magazine (for my Glock 23, w/standard barrel),I decided to make a change. After removing the 1st round in the 40 S&W magazine, the next two rounds were .357SIG. The rest of the rounds were 40 S&W,FMJ. If you can say AAaWWWww Sshhooeey, I sure did.
I don't like confessing to something like this, but shit happens. After 55 years of firearms familiarity, sometimes we f___-up, when multi-tasking. Conclusion; don't have your Glock .357SIG & .40S&W ammo and magazines on the same table and be BSing/Lolly-Gagging around. Like me ,you could do something (non-smart) that could really be "eventful" during a crisis.
The 2nd part of this story is; when I go to the range I always shoot off the cartridges that I have had in a magazine first. I can call this , the Great Escape !

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:58 PM

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I was about to fire off some rounds from my Ruger 10/22 at the range when, on a gut feeling, I unloaded the mag and discovered rounds number 3,4, and 5 were 8mm Mauser, Whew, that was close.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 8:22 AM

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What version 10/22 you got out there. We need some of those on the right shore.
gimme a break. you know the cartridges I was talking about are of similar size. Although the nose thingey is a little different. I was talking to myself the rest of the day after that. Nuff said, that incident should carry me through til I go to the big flower shop.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 9:43 AM

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charley

atleast it wasn't the other way around (.40 rounds in a mag with a .357 barrel)... that would have been much worse. I think it wouldn't have done too much damage the way you had it.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 10:13 AM

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I don't need that kind of "bump" in the night. When I decide to hang this old V.1, G23 up, I might put it in a ransom rest and find out. It would be interesting to know (if you could recover the bullet) what the land and grooves effect had been on the bullet. I suspect the pressure on a.357SIG bullet may make more contact(although a vast amount of gas would be forced around that.357 bullet in a .40 chamber) than we may think. In any case I don't want it in my hand if something like this occurs.

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