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Chiappa Rhino Kaboom

The Chiappa Rhino may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it sure is unique. It’s odd look comes from the fact that it fires from the bottom chamber to help reduce felt recoil. Earlier this year fellow TFB writer James Reeves reviewed the Chiappa Rhino 200D [Read More…]

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AR-15 KABOOM

A TFB reader was shooting reloaded ammunition at the range when his AR-15 blew apart. The case head failed and the escaping gas split the upper receiver in two and blasted all it components out. Fortunately he was uninjured. As always, be very careful when reloading!

6mmBR (left) and .223 WSSM (right) cartridges above the remains of Browning A-Bolt rifle.
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Vulcan V50 .50 BMG KABOOM

An owner of a Vulcan V50 .50 BMG rifle was seriously injured after a round detonated while he was loading it into the gun. The Vulcan V50 is a single shot shell holder. Shell holders are loaded by removing the bolt, inserting a cartridge into the bolt, then inserting [Read More…]

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Colt M16A2 Commando KABOOM

TFB’s resident South American gun expert Ronaldo Olive sent us these photos of a Colt M16A2 Commando (Model RO735B) owned by the  Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (the Rio de Janeiro State Military Police). The upper receiver has been blown apart, the [Read More…]

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USFA ZIP Pistol KaBoom

Gun blogger Linoge (Walls Of The City) was testing the USFA ZIP Pistol when it suffered from an out-of-battery discharge … Immediately on pulling the trigger on the 27th Golden Bullet round, I was confronted with a bright, actinic purple flash from the ejection [Read More…]

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M1903 Springfield KABOOM

Different gun, same story. The owner of this gun was shooting “factory reloads” (remanufactured ammunition) and did not stop shooting to clear a squib. Kappy at WeaponsCache.com wrote … This happened at my range a few weeks ago. The owner of a [Read More…]

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Beretta Silver Pigeon Shotgun KABOOM

A reader emailed us this photo of his Beretta Silver Pigeon, which suffered a kaboom a couple of inches forward of the chamber. He wanted to know if anyone readers had been able to persuade Beretta to sort something like this out, apparently they are not being helpful.

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KABOOMing for Fun

A Arfcomer decided to see what would happen if he loaded a .45 ACP case with as much powder as he could squeeze in and then fired it in a Hi-Point .45 pistol. His load was …. Speer large primer .45 case, CCI large pistol primer, 230GR LRN bullet loaded to 1.250 [Read More…]

Muzzleloader KABOOM

Muzzleloading is by definition reloading. Because modern muzzleloaders are so simple to use, I suspect that many muzzleloader users treat them as regular guns without taking the same precautions as veteran reloaders. This page has extensive safety tips and advice for [Read More…]

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M1 Garand Kaboom!

A kid saved up to buy a Garand, was warned by the gun shop employee to only to shoot M2 Ball, but then went to go buy cheap reloaded ammunition from a gun show. The ammunition he used caused a kaboom. The kid was fortunately unhurt.

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Glock 20 10mm Auto KABOOM

A ARFCOMer noticed the spent cases from his 1994-vintage Glock 20 (10mm Auto) appeared to be very close to failing (see case photo below). The problem seems to be that the rounds were not sufficiently supported by the chamber. A replacement factory barrel gave the cases [Read More…]

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S&W M&P15T Epic KABOOM

An ARFCOM readers S&W M&P15T suffered an incredible catastrophic failure, probably the worst I have seen. NVCapCop reports … My S&W M&P15T was destroyed today with an epic Kaboom (catastrophic failure). I did not suffer any major physical injuries [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR KABOOM

Bad ammunition cracked a bolt and blew out a magazine of a Bushmaster ACR, showering the users hand with small pieces of copper. Otherwise the rifle was unharmed, which bodes well for the ACR design. The user does not know the origin of the ammunition. It belonged to [Read More…]

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HS Precision rifle KABOOM

Last month I posted photos of a Mosin Nagant rifle that broke just in front of the chamber. I had never seen that happen before. Surprisingly, it has happened again to a high-end HS Precision rifle. The rifle was being used in a shooting competition in Russia when it [Read More…]

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Big AR-15 KABOOM

This is by far the worst AR-15 kaboom I have ever seen on the internet. The operator somehow mistakingly mixed pistol powder and rifle powder in a few of the cartridges he loaded. The result was catastrophic failure. Just about all the parts were destroyed. Photos from [Read More…]

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Mosin Nagant KABOOM

This is something I never thought I would see … MrDryCry wrote at Arfcom … Well…it finally happened today. I’ve been in the C&R game about 5 years and own about 10 C&R weapons…even went down the road to get my 003 FFL. I have [Read More…]

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Springfield XDM Kaboom

Last weekend Steve was firing .45 ACP loaded Corbon 185 grain bullets from his Springfield XDM. Steve said in an email to me (emphasis added) … The crack looks small, but when you disassemble the weapon, it doesn’t want to go back together. I also think that [Read More…]

AK Kaboom

I am always very hesitant to blog photos or videos made by jihadists, but I think this video could hardly be considered propaganda and does has some educational value. I think just about every part, expect maybe the trigger, was thrown clear of the AKS receiver. [ Many [Read More…]

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M14 KABOOM

Blain at ARFCOM reports … I felt the stiff recoil from the explosion at the same time as hearing the blast, and feeling the hot hair blow in my face, and through my hair. I knew what had happened. Something, I had heard of happening with bad rounds (Indian, [Read More…]

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HK 45-C Kaboom!

Ryan, of Tropical Firearms in South Florida, had a customer bring in this HK 45-C pistol (with HK 45-CT threaded barrel). Ryan said (emphasis added) … Reloads were used, and its suspected to have been an “extra powder” error in measurement, no fault of [Read More…]

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S&W M&P 15-22 Kaboom

Eric, a reader of the blog, emailed me photos of what appears to be an out of battery explosion which occurred when he was shooting his S&W M&P 15-22. Luckily Eric was not injured. Eric said … So I got my new S&W M&P 15-22 last week. I live in [Read More…]

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Ruger LCR Kaboom

Posted by Mike Lewis at LMS Defense Forum … I was conducting a Concealed Carry Handgun class on 1 May 2010. There was a student training with a Ruger LCR that she stated had less than 100 rounds previously fired through it. She was using CCI Blazer 158 grain TMJ [Read More…]

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AR-15 Kaboom

1098cya wrote about his Kaboom experience at AR15.com … From there, we took it apart and used my cleaning rod to push out the broken spent shell case out of the chamber. Needless to say, no more shooting that rifle. We surmised a possible “squib load”, [Read More…]

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Savage Muzzleloader KABOOM

UPDATE: There is more to this story than meet the eye. There have been a lot of recently publicized KBs. I was emailed these photos of a Savage Model 10ML II “Smokeless” Muzzleloader. The accident happened last October. The Model 10ML II is designed so that [Read More…]

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Kahr PM9 Kaboom

There seem to be lots of KABOOMs recently. Is it the weather? B18C5-EH2 wrote about his Kahr PM9 KB experience at The Firing Line forum … We read through the manual and I bought a 100 count box of Winchester “white box” from a local store. My [Read More…]

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.50 cal KABOOM

Last month a man was seriously injured after a cartridge was fired out-of-battery in his BOHICA Arms AR-15 .510 DTC rifle upper. The .510 DTC is one of those .50 BMG equivalents designed for countries where the BMG is banned. Despite the name, it is .50 cal. One of the [Read More…]

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Glock 22 KABOOM

This Glock 22 (.40 S&W) blew up while firing reloaded ammunition. From AR15.com … Was at the range with some friends today, and a friends glock 22 grenaded with some commercially reloaded .40. This brand is really popular up here for idpa and ipsc as well as [Read More…]

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Colt AR-15 KABOOM

Parallel got the fright of his life when participating in a Magpul Dynamics “Dynamic Carbine” course. The drill was firing from the urban prone, weapon side position. We loaded and made ready and I waited for the threat command. When the threat command came [Read More…]