And here’s the “see more” information:
*"Valuable Lesson: Always be sure that you’re using the correct caliber ammunition for your gun. *
This was a brand new 1911 chambered in 45ACP. The owner grabbed a handful of ammunition out of an ammo can and loaded his magazine. He didn’t realize that there was a lone 40S&W cartridge mixed in with the 45ACP. The 40S&W was the last round loaded in the magazine so it was the first to be chambered. As 40S&W is smaller than 45ACP, it fell past the chamber and into the bore. Then a 45ACP was chambered and fired, which discharged the 40S&W lodged in the bore. The results were catastrophic for the gun. The owner is very lucky that he wasn’t hurt.
I couldn’t figure out exactly what had happened from photos. I am assuming this person chambered the 40 S&W, pulled the trigger, nothing apparent happened (firing pin pushed the 40 down the barrel), racked and chambered the 45, pulled the trigger, and it really went “boom”.
This is definitely a great reminder to be aware when loading magazines. I could also see this happening with a 9mm in a 40 S&W, etc. One would think somebody would notice the blunt end on a 40 if shooting FMJ, but could understand not noticing with JHPs.