A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ruger Redhawk Failure


Ummmmmmmmm This ain't good.

Read about it here, at The Firing Line.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fail to see any problem here!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a snubby now!

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

I've not followed the link yet, but that is a weird failure!

A barrel (or any other cylinder with pressure inside)normally splits along its length, as hoop stresses are 3 times higher than longitudinal stresses.

First guess is barrel torqued up too tight.

now to follow the link
Keith

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Keith said...

youch!
5 pages of discussion!

Aside from tales of chlorinated cutting oil, the pictures show the crack following the bottom of the thread groove, and it snapped before it got into the female threads... Here's the updated guess:

To much torque, and to little radius at the bottom of those threads.

Pressure would have split it like a sausage, and bulged the cylinder too, this has snapped like a carrot.

Keith

5:20 AM  
Blogger Old NFO said...

It is a known failure mode from years ago... AND one of the reasons why Smiths are more expensive! Upside, he didn't lose any fingers, or get hurt!

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Saj said...

That's a pisser, but thank God you weren't hurt.

I'd definitely call Ruger. They've been really nice whenever I've had need. And I've heard of others who mucked up their guns of their own actions and Ruger still was nice enough to fix them.

- N.U.G.U.N.

4:36 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

holy shit.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, now he has a 1" snubby

9:29 AM  

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