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    So I captured this image out of a video of my son shooting the SP5 and wondering if this normal, dangerous etc? It was factory loaded 115gr (forgot brand) police range ammo, non +P. I’m thinking it may have been just a hot load and no damage was incurred but made for a wicked cool picture. Lol
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    Wow! I've never seen flames coming out around the magazine before.
    If "Dirty Harry" had been made in 1996:
    "I know what you're thinking: 'Did he fire twelve shots or only eleven?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a HK MARK 23, the only offensive handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

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    Mine has done the same thing with WWB 115gr.

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    This is a very good indication of why you do not hold the magazine when firing. That practice can also cause jamming issues and the purpose of the vertical grip which requires a stamp.
    Great pic!

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    Did you retrieve the ejected case from this round?

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    Not nornal. Likely an overcharged round (too much powder) or possibly a slight obstruction in the chamber or locking lugs of the trunnion that prevented full lockup of the breech and allowed the rollers to release early. When that happens, high pressure combustion gas is allowed to escape via the chamber flutes and comes out wherever it can. As the other guys said, HKPros dont hold rifles or pistols by the magazine for exactly this reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DudeRick View Post
    Did you retrieve the ejected case from this round?
    No I didn’t retrieve it Dude. Couldn’t tell which one it was afterwards. Funny thing is neither of us noticed it until reviewing video. He didn’t even feel heat. I guess it’s such a sudden a quick burst of flame that it’s not really as bad as it looks in a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedman5 View Post
    No I didnít retrieve it Dude. Couldnít tell which one it was afterwards. Funny thing is neither of us noticed it until reviewing video. He didnít even feel heat. I guess itís such a sudden a quick burst of flame that itís not really as bad as it looks in a pic.
    Gotcha, just wondering about a split case or blown out primer.

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