Go Back   Weapons Forum > Weapons > General Discussion > Long Guns > AR-15



AR-15

Just had my first squibb.


This is a discussion on Just had my first squibb. within the AR-15 forums, part of the Long Guns category!
Today I just had my first squibb (sp?) in an AR15 ( or any firearm for that matter) SIG 516 ...


Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Bluez's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 1,221
Default Just had my first squibb.

Today I just had my first squibb (sp?) in an AR15 ( or any firearm for that matter)

SIG 516 with store bought ammo (once used brass factory reloads).

I didnt notice that it was a squibb thought it was simply a failure to feed properly and loaded another round..
Another failure ot feed loaded another magazine.

Luckily the squibb was so close to the chamber it prevented the bolt from going fully into battery.

if it had been a little deeper I would have inadvertently fired another round on top of it.

This drives home the importance of quality ammo for SHTF, who carries a rod with them when they are out in the bush?
Silver-Bolt likes this.
__________________
Molon Labe
Bluez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: florida
Age: 68
Posts: 6,132
Default

Even the best guns and ammo can fail.
kwo51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Bluez's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 1,221
Default

The scary thing is I didnt realize it was a squibb and thought either ammo or magazine or even rifle might be at fault and kept reloading to fire to try to find out which it is.

it was foolish

next time when firring lower end Ammo I'll know to be on the lookout.
__________________
Molon Labe
Bluez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: florida
Age: 68
Posts: 6,132
Default

Expect it any time no matter what flavor ammo you are using. Precheck all ammo before us if possible. Running a wheel gun in state 48 and found a lite set primer that pulled from the case when the cylinder was closed. Gun locked up and needed to be beat open. Top of the line ammo.
kwo51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
MrMarty51's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Miles City, Montana
Age: 67
Posts: 158
Default

So, Did that round give a full "report", like a normal round ???
__________________
If You`re going to be a BEAR, then be a GRIZZLEY !!!
He said, Whiskey for Me and My friends, I told Him, I drink whiskey and I have NO friends.
MrMarty51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Bluez's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 1,221
Default

Not sure really.....

I <was> wearing double plugs ( soft plues elefan tears) to protect my hearing.

I noticed normal firing then "click".

Thought the click was a failure ot fire and ejected the round.

But it fell among a small mountain of brasss a couple inhces past the firing line and i never found it to examine it.

Then I reloaded had another click.

Thought it was a flawed mag ( first time using a Tnagodown but that seems like a GREAT mag).

Then I changed mags relaoded and tried to drive on but "click"

on exmaination of the rounds the bullte was pushed in in front.

It finally occured ot me to open up the rifle and check for obstruction.

But in hindsight it took me too long to get there since my normalcy bias made me expect other things since i never had a squibb before.

This is a very creepy because a squibb is something I cannot just quickly fix in a SHTF moment by applying SPORTS.
__________________
Molon Labe
Bluez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
MrMarty51's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Miles City, Montana
Age: 67
Posts: 158
Default

I hear that.
It would have been disasterfull if that would have fired the next round, I just could`nt imagine the amount of destruction it could have caused, to the firearm and to the body.
Might be something on youtube, I do`nt have the time right now to check, but I will later today.
__________________
If You`re going to be a BEAR, then be a GRIZZLEY !!!
He said, Whiskey for Me and My friends, I told Him, I drink whiskey and I have NO friends.
MrMarty51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
MrMarty51's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Miles City, Montana
Age: 67
Posts: 158
Default

Here`s a quick one from liveleak.
I`m thinking this could have happened to your rifle if You would have been persistent and kept trying, like this guy did.
I think that by Him trying several rounds, that each time the squib was driven a bit further into the bore, or else He finally hit on a round that the slug went deeper into the casing. Whatever, the results was not pretty.
LiveLeak.com - AR-15 Blows up in guys face
__________________
If You`re going to be a BEAR, then be a GRIZZLEY !!!
He said, Whiskey for Me and My friends, I told Him, I drink whiskey and I have NO friends.
MrMarty51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
Bluez's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Posts: 1,221
Default

Yes there was a risk of bad things happening.. I always wear a qulity goggles and elefant ears. which do provide spome protection for softer face parts.

All my barrels are cold hammer forges 41V45 steel which I htink will give me a little extra safety margin too

But scary thought of your rifle becoming inop like this during SHTF while you're shooting it out whit the Mutant Zombie Communist Cannibal Bikers
__________________
Molon Labe
Bluez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: florida
Age: 68
Posts: 6,132
Default

Firing a friends reloads in my 30.o6 the bullet blew out the primer and sent the bolt and other parts to my face.Round did make it out of the gun but even with double plugs it did not sound right. No more reloads unless I have made them !!!!!!!
kwo51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On