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Old 06-18-2018, 11:41 AM
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Sorry if this is a little off topic but I've survived a couple dummies myself so let us live and learn.
OK confession time. I"ve been shooting guns for 60+ years but made a newbie mistake. I was shooting my pistol collection one day and mistakenly loaded a 1911 45 magazine with 40 S&W. It was hot that day and I took off my sweat covered glasses and picked up a box of ammo without glasses on (very farsighted). Bad move: don't do things you can't see. First shot sounded funny. Second shot stovepiped. I saw the bullets hit so nothing in the barrel. Put my glasses back on and a 40 cal case was jammed in the port. I couldn't find any damage to the gun.
The 40 S & W cartridge should just fall out the muzzle and not be hit with the firing pin. I guess it's like someone once told me: 1911s don't chamber on the case mouth(even too short cases will fire), the cases are held in battery by the extractor.

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:52 PM
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just happened to me
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:55 PM
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I did it once many years ago. Hickory rod out of a .40 caliber longrifle. Never found any part of it.

See number 10.

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:23 AM
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Fired out of my patriot .45 never seen it lol
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:27 PM
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back in 80s did some testing 50cal 30grain patch & arrow fly good
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