Tag: kaboom

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…]

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!

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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.

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…]

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.

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…]

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…]

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…]