Dangerous PCP Polymer Cased Ammo (Update)

    On March 25th, 2014 I posted the results of an ammunition test on The Firearm Blog that can be read here. The ammo exploded, did damage to equipment, and well could have done damage to the shooters had I not taken precautions.

    Some photo highlights…


    See the magazine spring in the top left? Yeah, that could have winged Patrick pretty good.



    And of course the magazine got blown out with such force that my body weight could not bend it back.


    And this floor plate had to be removed with great force.

    The people at PCP told me they would send me a return receipt to send them the ammo back so they could see what went wrong, and they never did.

    It really is scary that companies that manufacture ordnance (a dangerous product by nature) would handle something like this so poorly.

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.