.40 Cal shot through my Kimber .45

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by BigV, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. BigV

    BigV Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Akron, OH
    Today at the range I was shooting my Eclipse ULE II .45 and my Firestar .40. Somehow got a .40 in one of the clips for my .45. The .40 caliber bullet cycled into the chamber and fired, but would not eject the spent casing. I field stripped the gun and had to pry the .40 casing out. The empty casing was expanded to a .45 diameter about ¾ the way up and was split down the side. I checked the remaining clips and fired about 100 rounds afterwards and no problems.
    Anyone ever do something similar??

  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I use a rule of thumb. NEVER, EVER, keep two boxes of different ammo on the shooting bench at the same time! Therefore never had the problem. You are one lucky person.
  3. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    With a very lucky hand and a very lucky face. :D
  4. KyBlaster

    KyBlaster New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Good thing that wasn't a Glock! They don't much coaxing to Kaboom with the correct ammo. ;)
  5. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Thanks, KyBlaster, never thought about that. Must have been steel, not plastic!
  6. Peanut Man

    Peanut Man New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    There are those out there too, who believe that the 100+ yr old Lee Enfield is still the best battle rifle. They make durable boats nowaday out of fiberglass not wood. Who needs a 4 lb pistol? Perfection!
    :) :)
    Peanut Man
  7. wolfgang2000

    wolfgang2000 New Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Mountain Grove MO.
    During the transition from revolvers to semi autos, the SO was training with PD. The SO were useing 10mm and we were useing 9mm. To make a long story short a 9mm got put into a 10mm mag. (You really had to work to do that.) It went bang, then a trip to the aromers to get the caseing out. :eek: :eek:
  8. BigV

    BigV Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Akron, OH
    A couple of pic's:

  9. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Looks like you were trying to resize that one for .45. Too cheap to go get some more brass? :D :D :D
  10. Neil

    Neil New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Stanwood washington
    Thats pretty impresive. GO BUY A LOTTO TICKET RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!
  11. I once accidentally got a .40 bullet into a 9mm case in the Dillon. but it didn't look as impressive as the pics, show. I discovered it as I was case gauging the rounds just loaded. It sits on the bench as a reminder. :eek:
  12. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    I once took a 270 and 25-06 rifle to the range and stuck several 25-06 cartridges into the 270. Since both are based on the 30-06 case there was no serious case deformation but the 25 cal bullet rattled down the 270 bore and became so unstable on leaving the barrel that it hit all over the place, missing the target completely and striking on the ground all around the target. It took several shots to "find" the problem. There was no damage to the gun.

    I now never take similar cartridge guns to the range on the same day!

  13. Kimber Man

    Kimber Man New Member

    May 12, 2004
    Yes, a friend of mine did...............I have a 45ACP & a 40 FireStar on my shooting bench and I had both ammo out and he pick up the 40 and fired in the 45ACP...............case got stuck in the barrel. But I did learn something that day.

    only have one type of ammo and gun on your bench to fire at a time.
  14. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    I was that friend and it was my lucky day. No damge but I did slip off and change my underwear, a little later when no one was looking. But I will bet the next time some shoots one of Kimber mans guns he make sure they load the right ammo. the case I fired looked just like yours.
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