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Posted on 02/11/2011 11:31:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE
45 AUTO PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
Immediate Action Required
Certain lots of recently manufactured 45 Auto ammunition may contain an incorrect propellant charge. Use of product from these lots may result in firearm damage and possible serious injury.
DO NOT USE PRODUCT FROM THE FOLLOWING LOTS:
If you have in your possession any 45 Auto with the following brand names and part numbers, check to see if your ammunition package contains the above lots:
* American Eagle®(AE45A, AE45N1, or AE45A250)
* Champion (WM5233), GoldMedal®(GM45B)
* Hi-Shok ®(45C, 45D)
* Federal® Personal Defense ®(C45C, C45D)
THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO THE LOTS LISTED ABOVE.
If you possess ammunition from any of these lots, or have questions concerning this warning, please contact us at 1-800-831-0850 or 1-800-322-2342 and ask for Product Service. Federal will provide replacement product and will cover the cost of returning the affected product.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
It’d be a damned shame if your Glock 30, Springfield XDM .45, or God forbid, a 1911 (*horrors!*) went kaboom because of defective ammo. Make sure yours isn’t among the recalled lots!
Thanks, and BUMP
BTW, why does glock have to add to the confusion factor with .45 GAP?
Good idea - exploding guns make me a saaaad panda.
Miracle Max can help with that.
Always a pleasure.
@$$k ^&&^& #$Q$#$#s ....
Thanks for the info....
"It would take a miracle."
Ammo recall? Let me guess... Sudden acceleration problem? Hee hee.
This can also serve as a reminder to reloaders that even a big factory can make mistakes with propellant charges. It’s crucial to make sure everything is right every time with every round.
All I can say is I have seen Glocks kaboom.
I have never seen a 1911 kaboom
1911! 100 YEARS OF PERFECTION!
They could have the wrong powder in the cases, they could have substantially too much. The loads could vary from round to round. Get a double charge and watch out.
The first three rounds, no problemo. Then - kaboom! Fortunately, the gun retained the slide, but the grip body was cracked, the slide distorted and the magazine was spat out the gun along with the unexpended rounds. Wasn't hurt aside from a little numbness to my hand and I had to pick a couple of pieces of brass out of my face.
The lesson here is obvious - don't ever buy gun show reloads! Never did find the guy who sold 'em, BTW. He was basically MIA from then on. I'm guessing that I wasn't the only dissatisfied customer.
Yes and yes. Depending on the choice of powder, it is possible to double charge and in some powders, nearly triple charge the .45 ACP case.
You double charge a .45 ACP round, you’re gonna have a bad time. You triple charge a case, you’re gonna have a worse time. Even in a 1911.
For practice, yeah, I agree. Even though I haven't for years. But roll your own for a real encounter (that's not apocalyptic SHTF)? NEVER ... for so many reasons.
I'm so anal about it I do them all on a single stage press. Call me a reactionary but I just don't trust those fancy shmancy progressive jobs.
Man, that could ruin your whole day...
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