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seeing the thread of pearl mussin and the pictures of the ammo not firing, my question is " what is the proper safety protocol in disposing of ammo that has not fired?" I do not have a bullet puller coz I don't reload. Do you just throw it away if you are in a range or club ? any comment is appreciated :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

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Wait 30 second and eject round.

Indoor range, I would wrap it up in a old newpaper or target paper and throw it in the trash.

Outdoors, chuck it away like a hand grenade, or bury it and put a rock over it. If there is a lake nearby, I would toss it in the water. (You Minnesota shooters have a advantage here) :mrgreen:
 

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Sounds simple and practical :lol: thanks a lot for the info.I especiallly liked the suggestion of just chucking it in a lake or river :wink:
 

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If something like that happens to you in a situation where you are using your gun for what it's meant for, do a tap rack. Forget the 30 seconds.
 

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The Tengu said:
If something like that happens to you in a situation where you are using your gun for what it's meant for, do a tap rack. Forget the 30 seconds.
Can you elaborate on this? I've heard it before but don't know what it means.

Thanks.
 

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dolanp said:
The Tengu said:
If something like that happens to you in a situation where you are using your gun for what it's meant for, do a tap rack. Forget the 30 seconds.
Can you elaborate on this? I've heard it before but don't know what it means.

Thanks.
if you jam during a life threatening situation.
tap and rack

tap(slam) the magazine up into the gun to make sure its seated properly by using the heel of ur hand on the bottom of the magazine. then rack the gun back and put a new bullet in the hole... comence fighting for your life
 

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The tap rack consists of:

1) Smacking the the bottom of the magazine with the heel of your support hand to make sure it's seated. (tap)
2) Racking the slide to eject the problematic cartridge/casing. (rack)

That is for whenever you pull the trigger and nothing happens, including hang fires, stovepipes, empty chamber, etc.

If you have a feedway stoppage, a tap rack won't fix it. After your tap rack you have to:

1) Eject the magazine. (I hold mine in my strong-side pinky)
2) Rack the slide a couple times.
3) Replace magazine.
4) Rack the slide to chamber a round.

The feedway stoppage is the only problem I've ever had with my XD.
 

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I just throw the used cartridge downrange into the berm.

Bad ammo is not necessarily dangerous, the only reason your bullet moves fast is that the detonation of the primer causes the powder to burn, gas pressure builds up, the case is contained withing a chamber to control pressure changes in the brass, the bullet leaves the case with ever expanding gas behind it to build velocity and the bulet leaves the barrel.

A cartridge by itself is unable to build up sufficient pressure to move the bullet with any great speed, in actuality the cartridge just kinda explodes with a 'POP'.

Bombs are different....Live rounds are different. Just think how many live rounds of ammo are distributed throughout the world, let alone Iraq. Cars, tanks run over em and they get crushed.

You don't really have the proverbial 'hot potato' on your hands.
 

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thanks guys for giving me great advice on how to dispose of problem cartridges :!: :!: as they say " you learn something new everyday ". :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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My bum round is sitting on top of a dresser waiting for me to take a picture of it. Been meaning to post the pic and whine about Winchester White Box for a bit since it is at fault for the only malfunction to date with my XD40.
 
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