thefirearmblog.com offers its expert readers a series of pictures of an HK 45-C that done blowed up good. Seems “Reloads were used, and its suspected to have been an ‘extra powder’ error in measurement, no fault of the pistol. [Make the jump for a closeup of the spent cartridge.] 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.”
Extractor? I just met her. But seriously folks, I don’t shoot reloads. You?