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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!
Definitely good information!
Reason #1,393,048 to roll your own.
I have about 300 rounds of Federal Hydro-Shok’s. The part # is P45HS1. I can’t find any lot numbers on the boxes. I think that they are OK. Three boxes are at least 5 years old, the rest are new. I hope that they are OK because they were on backorder for 13 months.
Maybe I’ll just give the folks at Federal a ringy-dingy. I shoot 1911’s and I’m kind of funny about them.
Yep, good advice.
Ping - OB
I've only died a little.
I think I’d better check.
Good thing the damned stuff is so expensive I haven’t bought any in 2 years.
If you shot one round and the pistol is intact, you are probably good to go.
Truth be told, I cant imagine a 45 acp round blowing up a 1911
45 acp is a pretty low velocity round and the 1911 is mighty stout.
Has anyone ever seen a 1911 go kaboom EVER?
Glocks go kaboom. 1911’s dont.
Glock wallows out the feed ramp to aid in flawless feed of the ammo.
This leaves part of the case unsupported by the chamber and could result in case blow out with a hot round.
I have seen this happens a few times.
The case blows out at the rim, but it doesnt kaboom the pistol.
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