Before we take a look at this week’s edition of KABOOM REPORTS, I just want to make you all aware that I am not placing blame or fault on either the firearm nor the ammunition seen here in this user-submitted event. Without getting too technical- sh*t happens – and without being a first-hand observer or a materials engineer, no one can determine the cause of any malfunction.
Moving on: the below information was submitted by TFB reader “Maverick” who was lucky enough to escape his event with only minor injuries. Using Egyptian surplus 9mm ammo in his Kel-Tec Sub 2000 pistol caliber carbine, Maverick suffered a catastrophic failure on the range. The below images detail the aftermath of the event.
KABOOM REPORTS: Egyptian Surplus In A Kel-Tec Edition
Firerarm: Keltec Sub 2000 Gen 1, Glock mags, 9mm.
I was shooting 124gr Egyptian surplus. I have fired over 1,000 rounds of this ammo before with no problems. I was shooting from a bench when the back end exploded, the mag dropped, and the safety blew to pieces. I ended up with hot soot on my face and hands that burned in a little, but nothing serious. I initially thought I fired through a squib (which would have upset me deeply) but when I cleared the barrel, I found one slug AND the brass. I believe it was a case separation. I’m already talking to Keltec about getting it fixed. Always remember to wear your glasses!
Whether or not the kaboom was caused by a double charge of powder, a case separation or some other type of failure, the results clearly show the forces that are contained within each shot of a firearm. And as Maverick rightly points out, eye protection should always be a part of your shooting routine.
Kel-Tec has already been contacted and is reviewing the situation for a fix or replacement.
Be safe everyone.