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    Default Glock is getting sued for exploding gun

    SPRINGFIELD -- A city man who went on a 2012 hunting trip in the Blandford State Forest is suing firearms giant Glock Inc. plus ammunition manufacturers and retailers for $1 million after a pistol exploded in his hands and launched shrapnel into his face, according to a complaint in U.S. District Court.
    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...art_river_home

    I don't pay attention to Glocks but it seems like catastrophic failure happens a lot.
    Must be the ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P89 View Post
    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...art_river_home

    I don't pay attention to Glocks but it seems like catastrophic failure happens a lot.
    Must be the ammo.
    Eight Glocks and counting (17G3, 19G4, 21G4, 22G4, 23G4, 26G4, 27G4, 43G4) and tens of thousands of rounds between the eight of them - no catastrophic failures yet.

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    Three thousand rounds thru my Glock 19 gen 3 not one issue and Glock 43 1,200 rounds no issues,I dont mess with reloads and stay away from Remington after my wife experienced a squib load in her 38 spl a few years ago and was alert enough to not fire another round !

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    A quick search shows lots of them. To be fair, any gun can be over pressurized to the point of catastrophic failure.

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    We had a personal gun blow up when I was running range for PSP. Gen 2 I think. Blew the mag to pieces and out the bottom, extractor broke away and multiple cracks in the plastic. He said it felt like hitting a concrete pillar with a ball bat.
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    Default Re: Glock is getting sued for exploding gun

    Quote Originally Posted by P89 View Post


    . . . Originally named in the complaint were Georgia-based Glock, Inc., which manufactured the 10mm semi-automatic pistol at issue in the complaint; Guns and Gear, a firearms retailer in Agawam, where the gun was purchased; Buffalo Bore Ammunition, Inc., manufacturer of the ammunition and based in Lemni County, Idaho; and Cabela's Wholesale Inc. in Nebraska and a local subsidiary, a retailer in East Hartford, Connecticut, which sold the ammo, according to the lawsuit . . .
    There you go. BB is known for hot loads. I'm not saying overloaded, but maybe a bit much for a standard Glock with its unsupported chamber at 5:30 to 6:30 in the vicinity of the ramp.

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    I thought that Mass. was anti-everything including cork guns?
    Can he legally hunt with a 10mm Glock in Mass.?

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    He should probably sue the company that made the vehicle which they drove to buy the gun and ammo while he is at it. Hes just looking for a payday.

    Yeah Buffalo Bore is loaded hot, close or at max. BB may have overloaded the round. Or the genius could have repeatedly loaded the same round, caused bullet setback and a KB. Or maybe something was wrong the gun, like assembled wrong, worn parts, etc. Knowing what kind of people usually populate Mass I sure can't give the guy the benefit of the doubt.

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    It's a bullshit suit that's why he's suing everyone including cabela's, hopefully the judge see's past this.

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    Default Re: Glock is getting sued for exploding gun

    The more people/companies the lawyers include in the suit the more fees they hope to collect.

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