He said, gleefully.
This news is going to be bigger on GT than the reaction at Procter & Gamble the day the Ivory sank.…its barrel split top from bottom all the way through the breech.
Perfect...:roll:DeanSpeir said:Glock kB! FAQ (now at v1.28), that a Model 34 Glock suffered a catastrophic failure
When I get more information, perhaps… and a photo would be nice, of course.TeeBee said:Is this the first 9mm kB? Time for version 2.0, eh?
But no, Charlie, no "glee" in TGZ… I genuinely felt, and operated on the principle, that this curious phenomenon was not, and would never be, applicable to the Models 17, 17L, 19, 26, and 34… due, and you have yourself noted, primarily to the relatively reduced case capacity of Parabellum brass.The pistol was not badly damaged except for the barrel. None of the other telltale kB! evidence was present. The mag button appeared to be fine, there were no cracks in the frame or slide, even the magazine looked like it was ok. It was just the barrel. Folks you and I both know who have a lot of insight into the way Glocks are built have told me that they have metallurgical problems with the barrels from time to time. My guess -- and it is pure speculation -- is that a gun with substandard barrel fired out of battery and went pop.
As you say, it would be nearly impossible to overcharge a 9x19mm round such that it would split a barrel under normal cycle of operation. Of course, the best way to check would be to buy some PMC ammo, pull the bullets on a few rounds, and see if you can make a double charge; if so, load the round into a Glock 9mm and see what happens.