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I took this from Rugerforum.com as the reloader set up his equipment and didn't measure his first few charges (duh) which resulted in a overcharge charge of 14.2 gr of HS-6. He wasn't hurt as the SP held up enough to not involve his hand. Pressure was estimated at 81k to 83k PSI.
 

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That's a very goodreminder to pay close attention to what you're doing when reloading. It only takes a second to muck things up real good.
 

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He should thank God he HAS a hand...and give up reloading before he ruins another fine gun....when you begin reloading, the key words are " double-check again and again"
 

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Some learn the hard way and some never learn.
 

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The last photo shows two big scores on the inside of the top strap where the cylinder blew apart. If the top strap hadn't held together a piece of the cylinder may have ricocheted back at him. He is lucky.
 

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:eek: He's probably gonna have to send that one back to Ruger for some repairs !!!

:roll: :lol: :D :lol:

Seriously though, He's a "VERY LUCKY" man, to have chosen the SP101 !
Can You imagine if that had been a similar style S&W or TAURUS ??!
 

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They'd still be tryin' to get the stain off the ceiling.....
 

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I seen this on the THR forums as well. Guy sure is lucky, and should thank God he still has a hand and a face.
 

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He said in his post he had contacted Ruger and filled out a form. He said he was honest so didn't expect they would do anything. I thought it was pretty funny that he made that statement as if you'd need to be a real genius to figure out what happened.
 

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Wow.. he had an angel sitting on his shoulder that day... maybe two! :eek:
 

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Taurus_9mm said:
Wow.. he had an angel sitting on his shoulder that day... maybe two! :eek:

Man you got that one right.
 

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jim85225 said:
Shows how good this weapon is!!!

If that ain't proof I don't what would be. :D
I agree. A lesser gun wouldn't have protected the flesh wrapped around his tiny brain as well.

What is the pressure supposed to be, for comparison purposes??
 

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Cast&Blast said:
Bountyhunter said:
jim85225 said:
Shows how good this weapon is!!!

If that ain't proof I don't what would be. :D
I agree. A lesser gun wouldn't have protected the flesh wrapped around his tiny brain as well.

What is the pressure supposed to be, for comparison purposes??
Industry Max 35,000 PSI
 
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