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Thread: Supergrade KA-BOOM!!

  1. #21
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    8th February 2011
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    danriverboy, I know they have received the pistol at Wilson, and have told my friend the cost for repair will be $1,500.00. He has ok'd the repair and is waiting to get the pistol back. Seems that Wilson believes it was a squib load, and has said that Federal will investigate based upon the box my friend returned to them. Wilson mentioned this has happened before and Federal has been responsive. We shall see, but this still doesn't explain the fact that my friend INSISTS he did not have to clear a jam just before the fatal shot!!! Thank you for bringing this up. I will seek an update from him and post what I find.

  2. #22
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    18th June 2012
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    A few years ago I had a KABOOM for a different reason. I was shooting a Colt Delta Elite and had massive recoil felt in my wrists, elbow, and shoulders, but mostly on my right side. I also felt metal fragments hit my face, some of which had to be picked out of the skin. Fortunately, my glasses protected my eyes; but I now usually wear glasses and safety goggles when shooting. You only get one set of eyes. Some of the shockwave blew out through the mag well. The DE was locked up tight. I took it to my local, friendly 1911 smith and it appears that I had a double charged round--top quality factory ammo like your friend. I talked with one of the factory QA guys who gave me all the reasons that it couldn't be their ammo, they NEVER had problems with their ammo, that Colt DE's have an unramped, not fully supported barrel and that was the problem, etc. etc. Long story short, my 1911 smith put in a Barstow ramped barrel, installed Heine sights, sent it to ionbond, etc. It's next to perfection now. Hopefully, your friend's story will have a similar happy ending.
    Last edited by danriverboy; 17th November 2018 at 17:19.


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