Fun with a blank firing adapter

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Someone at ACC accidentally fired four rounds from a M4 into their blank firing adapter, in order to test …

It is good to know that they are able to contain real bullets in the event of an accident.

UPDATE: It was no accident. My apologies to AAC for incorrectly stating that. John from AAC emailed me and said …

When we made the BFA, part of the requirement is that the BFA be able to take a number of live rounds without losing integrity and causing injury should someone accidently fire live ammunition with a BFA in place.

The four rounds were fired as proof of concept to show that it did what is was supposed to do. Which it did.

We than EDMed the BFA open to study the results.




Steve Johnson

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  • Aurelien

    Good to see it is actually soldier-proof.
    A similar accident resulted in several casualties a few years back in France. Hopefully that new blank firing adapter will prevent that from happening again.

  • http://www.advanced-armament.com JasonAAC

    Steve- to clarify, that was done on purpose. :)

    Part of a MIL requirement for the BFA is that it is tested and proven to safely absorb a single shot. We gave this one 4 just to prove the point.

  • John Hollister

    This was NOT an accident. It was product testing. :)

    When we made the BFA, part of the requirement is that the BFA be able to take a number of live rounds without losing integrity and causing injury should someone accidentally fire live ammunition with a BFA in place.

    The four rounds were fired as proof of concept to show that the BFA would do what it is supposed to do, trap rounds. Which it did.

    We than EDMed the BFA open to study the results.

    The photo was posted to show the results.

    Thank you

  • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

    UPDATE: It was no accident. My apologies to AAC for incorrectly stating that. John from AAC emailed me and said …

    When we made the BFA, part of the requirement is that the BFA be able to take a number of live rounds without losing integrity and causing injury should someone accidently fire live ammunition with a BFA in place.

    The four rounds were fired as proof of concept to show that it did what is was supposed to do. Which it did.

    We than EDMed the BFA open to study the results.