Fortunate that was a low pressure cartridge in a revolver where the excess gasses can escape in the cylinder gap. Had that been something like a 9mm in a modern lock breech handgun you might have had a critical failure and explosion. Seen it happen, not pretty.
@goC4yourself, thank you for explaining this. Not pretty indeed, I have no doubt
@goC4yourself, and it won't help improve the membership
@goC4yourself, had it happen on the range once, dumb as private did his tap and check wrong and blew a finger off
@KoolHandLuke, we had a guy who shot a rifle that the previous person had stuck a 7.62 cleaning rod down a m-16 and got it stuck and didn't tell the Cadre. The gun blew up and sent two people to the hospital.
@goC4yourself, true...but I still have to wonder...WHY KEEP FIRING?!?!?
@Ze nazi, Once when I was shooting a .22 mp5 conversion something weird happened with the cartridge I had fired and some of the rounds in the magazine (the mag was one with the open sides) detonated. Luckily it was just a .22 so I escaped with only minor powder burns.
@quentincucumber, yeah that's why we get told not to hold the magazine when using them due to mags possibly exploding
@quentincucumber, Probably an out of battery discharge. I had one of those happen on my M&P 15-22. Luckily, it didn't set off any others in the mag.
@goC4yourself, Not QUITE related but a good little story anyways: At the rang I shoot at, Elm Fork, on the pistol range there is a nice sized hole on on of the poles that support the awning over the bays. Directly behind the hole is a large dent where the bullet, thankfully, was stopped. I asked a range officer about it, he looked at me and said "That's what happens when you give stupid people guns."
@Ajay Ghale, Elm fork in Dallas? I think I know what you're talking about. I always love when they send me to the pistol range with my 300 win mag to prove it is zeroed
@goC4yourself, I've seen people try to shoot through it, and it melted the barrel. Not a good sight, but definitely better than an explosion.
@Simetricwl , I am not sure how it's possible that it melted the barrel, it would all but have to create an overpressure rupture in a weak spot created by heat. But I'll take your word for it.
@goC4yourself, in person or in videos?
@JC839, in person. I have seen a round get pushed just far enough into the barrel that it stopped the next round from chambering, and I have seen a s&w m&p 9 blow up in person.
@goC4yourself, so where did the gas (air) go that would be behind, say, the first bullet and in front of the second? It has nowhere to escape
@Forest Trump, a couple answers to that. 1) air is compressible, so as the second bullet is traveling down the barrel it is compressing the air in front if it and behind the original bullet. 2) bullets do no create a perfect air tight seal inside the barrel. If you have ever seen a firearm fired in slow motion, you will see gasses escaping before the projectile leaves the barrel. What causes barrels to rupture is when the bullet gets stopped suddenly and the pressure cannot release around or behind it quickly enough.
@Not him again, you know what they day...8th time is a charm
Now im not a gun man, and for all I know a gun man would feel pain here, but that looks fvcking cool
@Flapjack Palmdale, seeing this happen has literally given me cancer
@TomxServo, Better pray to John Moses Browning that you heal.
@Shmuel Cohen, this could have resulted in the gun blowing up and hurting or possibly killing the person who was doing this so yes it gave me cancer
@bigbrownbeaver, but it didn't
Shots... not fired?
Hmm... Bullet train joke? Or is that not funny.
I tried doing the same with my bowel motions
How are you not ded?!
I know nothing about guns, but just curious how a bullet could get stuck in the first place?
@glassanimal, generally it's caused by what's known as a squib load. A squib load is underpowered enough so that it doesn't have enough pressure behind it to push it all the way through the barrel. It is generally caused by either a light powder load or lack of powder altogether. Squib loads are very rare in modern factory loaded ammunition, and in firing tens of thousands of rounds over the last few years I have only come across a squib once, in some factory reload ammunition from a bad batch.
@glassanimal, to my untrained eye, it appears the shooter used a bullet that was a larger caliber than the pistol was designed to handle.
In other words, the bullet was too big and got stuck
@JDPhi, Actually that's a fairly common practice. Bore diameters, particularly on military rifles, are not all exactly the same from one to another. Therefore ammunition has to be manufactured to work properly in the greatest range of diameters, whether too large or small. In the World War 2 era soviet union, the mosin nagant 91/30 rifle could have a bore diameter anywhere from .309 up to .315, but the ammunition manufactured for use in all rifles was .311-.312 in diameter. If you're rifle had a slightly tighter diameter bore it was likely more accurate as it would bite into the bullet and center it more effectively, however it would also wear more quickly. Bottom line is shooting a slightly oversized or undersized projectile from a quality firearm is not a problem as long as the pressure curve is constant and within tolerances. Just don't try shooting a 44 magnum in a 45 long colt chamber and you'll be good to go.
@goC4yourself, how does that cause a bullet to get stuck? It seems to me like that would just result in a loose bullet just sitting in the barrel.
@DrAwesome37, it still gets stuck for 2 reasons. 1) when a round is fired the pressure behind it causes the rear to expand slightly and create a tighter seal inside the barrel, which increases velocity and improves contact with the rifling. 2) the rifling itself causes the bullet to get stuck. As I mentioned before, you might be shooting a .312 projectile in a .314 bore, but that's the groves of the rifling (the part that's inset), the lands of the rifling in that case likely measure around .308 which is what causes the projectile to get stuck. If your barrel was smooth bore it would be easy to knock out the stuck projectile, but with rifling you truly have a stuck bullet. Now, even in a smooth bore a stuck bullet not removed can cause an explosion just due to the fact that it changes the pressure curve.
@goC4yourself, wow, TIL. Thank you sir or madam
Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Better fire again! Hm, the bullet didn't leave the chamber... Okay maybe something's wrong here.
@z29, it must be out of bullets. Load some more
@z29, honestly anyone who knows about gun safety knows to never fire a gun with a bult lodged in the barrel
I can totally relate
I like how it looks
You should be dead my friend, you lucked out big time
You f*cking idiot whoever did that
Idiocy. Got it
And this is how we lost Brandon Lee, people. Bullets stuck in barrels.
She had to reload?
How'd they get 8 bullets in a revolver
@Deavas86, they loaded 8 bullets into it?
Looks like a pretty stupid thing to do.
This seems like a really good way to get a hook hand