Last month, Gary Gormandy bought 50 rounds of .22 Hornet at Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The soft-spoken 59-year-old entrepreneur fed the ammo into a recently purchased though elderly rifle. The powderless third bullet blew up, destroying the weapon, injuring Mr. Gormandy and deafening him. “I thought I was dead,” Gormandy told TTAG. Gormandy contacted Remington. At their request, he sent them 21 bullets for evaluation . . .
A week or so later, Remington recalled its .22 Hornet ammunition and offered Gormandy $5000 for his gun, or any Remington rifle of his choice and $3k. Gormandy declined, opting to seek out the services of a product liability lawyer. He also contacted TTAG to share his account of the incident in question and pictures of the aftermath. We’ll keep you posted . . .
i read your article about the truth about guns. i am the person that the remington 22 hornet ammo blew on. i bought the bullets at bass pro shop. a few days later i loaded the clip and put it in the gun,bolted a bullet into the chamber,then pulled the trigger. the gun just made a snap sound.i wasn’t sure what was wrong so i bolted the bullet out and put another into the chamber,well it didn’t fell just right. i then bolted it out and put in the third bullet.
i pulled the triggerand it was like a bomb going off in my hands. it destroyed my gun cracked the forearm, cracke the stock, broke the trigger guard and jammed the bolt withe the bullet in it, and blew the clip about 20 feet from where i was standing. i was lucky all it did was cut the side of my nose, burn my thumb and trigger finger,and i was deaf for the rest of the day.
i would really like to talk to you about this incident and how to make other people aware of this problem. the only place i have seen a recall notice is on the internet but not everyone has a computer.the gun was bought for my grandson. i thank god everyday that i pulled that trigger and not him. please contact me if you read this comment.