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Squib loads article.

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I didn't write the article, but I think it is well worth sharing: ‘Squib Load’: Little word, lots of risk

As I just noted on the BBTI Facebook page, I've run into squibs several times in my (40+ year) shooting career. Recently with one of my handloads - my screw-up, no denying it. But previously with both reloads and factory ammo. It happens.

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Wish my dad had paid attention:

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His reloads in my gun -- he got a squib and didn't notice. Racked slide and pulled trigger again.

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Wolfrage : was you dad injured? Those are some very scary pics...
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He's fine. His underwear not so much... he had some nicks on hands and nose but that's it. He lucked out.

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Thank God he's ok. Was that a S&W? What cal?
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I'm familar with squibs and they scare me. No accidents though. I'm always focused on each and every piece o lead making it out before I pull the trigger. I know my reloads aren't perfect so I pay attention.
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senorgrand wrote:Thank God he's ok. Was that a S&W? What cal?
Yeah, it was my m&p45c. He had reloaded .45 for his Colt 1911 so better my plastic gun instead of kabooming his 1911.

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I've seen a case of top line law enforcement ammo from one of the top ammo makers have so many squib loads the company had to pay severe penalties and take it all back with a full refund. No bullets stuck in barrels but several bounced off cardboard target at 7 yards.

That same company then turned around and sold the ammo from the cancelled contract to the general public as "surplus".

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