Metal Shavings at Range
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    Metal Shavings at Range

    I went to the range earlier, with my Sig 1911 Fastback (45), Sig P-226, Springfield XDS & XD Tactical (all 9mm). After I had shot a while, I noticed some small metal shavings on the top of my case, directly to the right of me. They were probably twice the size of a pinhead. I've never noticed this before while shooting my FMJ, but today I was also shooting some Federal WB JHP. I inspected each gun, and found no trace of shavings in any of them (just looking into the breech), haven't broke them down yet.

    My gut feeling is that the JHP is the culprit, but no idea why, or from which gun. Could something on one of the 9mm's be catching the top round in the mag as the slide is cycling backwards?? Any thoughts comments, as to why this is happening? I had no loading, ejection, or any other kind of problems, everything ran perfect.

    Thanks.

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    Just a WAG, but I would bet it is from the brass shell casings, not the gun. It would take a metal as hard or harder then the gun steel to shave off pieces. You would most definitely notice the damage if from the gun.

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    I'm sure it's a shaving from a bullet, I'm just not sure if it was from a FMJ or JHP, or why it's happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I'm sure it's a shaving from a bullet, I'm just not sure if it was from a FMJ or JHP, or why it's happening?
    Only thing I can suggest is Trial and Error. Run several rounds of FMJ, then check for shavings. Then repeat with JHP and see if it is one or both. That will give you a clue.

    One thing I can think of is whatever part of the gun is doing it will be bright and shiny as powder residue would not be able to build up, and the constant sheering action would leave the part polished and clean.

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