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 the pistol. The shooter’s hand was burned a bit but the real injury is the busted HK… By the way the barrel bore and suppressor baffles had no damage, and the slide appears ok too. On observation we think the Hogue grip helped to protect his hand from the blow-out. And later in the day it was noticed that a pice of “flak” had hit a tube of lithium grease and pierced it; I think it was the extractor.

    Many thanks to Ryan for emailing me the photos.

    Many more photos of the carnage after the jump …


    Steve Johnson

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