That is just too cool. Great(and super fun) experiment, Michael. 👍Anyway, a friend of mine shot a hard drive with his 1911 .45 FMJ and to our surprise it only dented it, 4 shots not a single one penetrated it. My claim that the 22 could beat the 45 and penetrate it ended in a bet. I did my 4 shots (10 meters, 22lr sub sonics) and one penetrated it.
I bet (Yes, another bet) that if I had high velocity ammo all of the shots would have penetrated it since all of them were extremely close on making it through.
Also note the beautifully expanded 22lr stuck in the metal at 11'o clock. (The hole in the middle was caused by a 12 gauge slug)
That's where I was coming from. First gunsmith was leaning toward that conclusion also. Second guy though, more experienced gunsmith, he looked really hard at the USP to find a fault with it, but he couldn't come up with anything conclusive with the gun, or the ammo. As I mentioned before, they really wanted another USP to compare mine to, but without the side-by-side comparison, it was a dead end.Again, I'm not a gunsmith but pressure - not caused by a barrel obstruction- that is so excessive that expands the chamber and effectively welds slide and barrel together sounds a lot like overpressure to me. Anything else would have led to relatively harmless gas vent into the frame, can't think of anything else that could have caused this.
I'm so sick of this whole thing, but it gets even better. I was really glad to ship off the ammo & the slide to the ammunition maker today, out of sight & out of mind....... Then the UPS carrier declined to pickup the package. Shipping department & UPS driver do not think the hazmat label supplied by the ammunition maker was adequate. I call the ammo company, again, voicemail(3 out of 3 times), so I still can't get rid of this stuff. Frustrating.
Exactly. Quick to reply, and I appreciate that, but it's pretty clear that H&K have ZERO interest in investigating the failure, and are fully 100% motivated to shift the blame. I may be afraid of the ammunition company's products right now, but they have been very professional(other than they can't hear their phone ring lol). If they determine that it wasn't the fault of the ammunition after going over the evidence, even if I don't agree with their findings, I would believe that they were indeed professional with their investigation. Heckler & Koch on the other hand, they more than come across as the really sleazy & flaky business that will tell you anything to make you go away empty handed.Also the response of H&K sounds like the answer of a politician, lots of words but in the end their meaning is completely open to interpretation.
It almost feels like you finally meet your idol, and he's a total loser.
Will do!Keep us posted!