There has been an email making the rounds lately that says this handgun explosion was caused by Chinese ammunition. The consensus seems to be that there is not any .44 mag ammo in the U.S. that is imported from China.
The real story is that someone made a mistake when reloading the ammunition and accidently used double the amount of powder which, when the gun was fired set off the adjoining chambers.
Anyway a little J.B. Weld and maybe some duct tape is all it would take to fix this minor problem…
Here is the text of the email:
.44 Magnum accident
First it was baby formula, then pet food, but now you should watch out when buying anything from China, including bright, shiny ammunition.
A guy came into the police department the other day to ask a favor. He had a S&W 629 (.44 Mag) that he wanted to dispose of after a mishap at the range.
He said there was a loud bang when he tested his new ammo (Chinese made), and the gun smacked him in the forehead, leaving a nice gash. When the tweety birds cleared from around his head, the pictures show what he saw.
Bet he never uses Chinese made ammo again!
Looks like when the round in the chamber went off, It also set off at least two other rounds in adjacent cylinders.I would have hated to been the one that pulled the trigger on that one!