From CTD's website regarding American Quality Ammunition, here are your tipoffs not to purchase:
American Quality Ammunition was formed in 1981 to meet the stringent needs of Law enforcement agencies on the West coast. Each round is hand inspected, every lot is velocity and pressure tested making this ammunition unsurpassed in both the LE and Commercial markets. 9mm is also known and listed as 9x19mm, 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Para, 9mm NATO and 9mm Luger.
Proudly made in America by American's who believe in only producing quality products, American Quality Ammunition.
1. each round hand inspected? i call BS.
2. incorrect use of an apostrophe. highly suspect.
Last edited by squib308; 12-04-2016 at 03:28 PM.
I'm glad to hear that no one was seriously injured! Assuming it's the ammo, I too have refused to buy remanufactured ammo when I can get new factory or Freedom Munitions (new) ammo in bulk for almost the same price online when on sale. I have friends that shoot reman (MBI, Freedom Munitions) occasionally and have never had any issues, but I've heard enough negative/cautionary feedback to just not take the chance just to save maybe $10-$20 per case effectively.
I am interested to see how this all works out for you... best of luck and once again I'm glad no one was seriously hurt.
HK VP40 (+.357 Sig barrel)
SA TRP Operator
CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical 9MM
Sig Sauer P320F RX
Sig Sauer P320C .40 S&W/.357 SIG
Sig Sauer P226 Legion 9MM
Glock 21 & 30 (Gen 4)
Glock 19 (Gen 4)
S&W 686 Plus .357 MAG 4"
Why put 86 octane fuel in your Ferrari? Why use crappy, suspect ammo in an HK?
Nonetheless, hope it works out.
Things could have been worse. Good thing it wasn't
Last edited by LarryP; 12-05-2016 at 01:07 PM.
1972 914/6 3.0 (Gone and forgotten)
1995 993 RS (Gone but not forgotten)
2004 GT3 (Gone and forgotten)
1984 944, 2005 GT3 RS and 2008 Boxster (Current)
I don't see how this can be anything other than an ammo problem. All a gun has to do is feed, fire, and eject the round. If something is wrong with the gun, it will fail to do one or more, not blow up. The symptoms show a severe overpressure condition. If your barrel were somehow grossly undersized and resulted is a bullet getting stuck, you would have seen that on the very first rounds ever fired, not 150 rounds later.
If the ammo manufacturer claims it's a gun problem, I'd love to hear their logic for a failure mechanism
Wow...been shooting my grey VP9 a lot lately, really sad to see this happen -- glad everyone is ok.
I suppose we all like to assume that all ammo is safe and the differences are in the accuracy/performance, but I don't think many people consider this. I'd agree with others who said you should send it into HK and have documentation from them saying it was an ammo failure, and then bringing that to the ammo mfr. I'm sure HK will replace the gun in good faith even if it had nothing to do with them (because they know we'll all hear about your horrible experience with HK if they don't).
But as others have said, if the ammo mfr is smart, they'll offer to buy you a new gun, reimburse you for all medical bills, offer a settlement amount, and send you a life-time supply of 9mm (even though I wouldn't use it again). If you take this to court you could be looking at a major lawsuit with a big payout. I would call the ammo company and see how they react -- if they are apologetic and offer a reasonable settlement for out of court and they are nice about it, I'd say take it. If they tell you to shove it, put them out of business.
Either way best of luck and glad everyone's alive.
Last edited by djm214; 12-05-2016 at 04:15 PM.