So, this happened about a year and a half ago...I went to the range to test fire my @g2research #ripammo in my @rugersofficial #LCP chambered in #380acp
I had been carrying these rounds for about six months prior. What followed was a wake up call to me and I will NEVER carry ammunition in a def naive firearm before I've tested that particular ammo in the gun I intend to carry for protection.
Do, I fired my first four rounds without incident. The 5th round caused the pistol to explode in my hand. Luckily, my fingertips were numb for a few minutes, but no injuries otherwise. The polymer housing exploded off the gun, the steel guide rod bent into a crescent shape, the barrel blew out in two places and the chamber cracked wide open on the top and the side. These two companies handled my issue very differently when I reported what happened. Tiger inspected the firearm, determined overpressured ammunition caused the failure and replaced my $300 LCP with a $1000 Redhawk in .44 mag. G2Research wouldn't reimburse me for the ammo, no matter the situation (even when I pointed out Ruger's findings and highlighted the fact that the RIP line is not listed as +P or +P+). G2Research requested I send them the lot numbers from my packaging, which I did. They told me they would only offer me their products as a replacement for their ammo that blew up my gun. They also required me to send them the firearm before they would take any action, which I could not do as Roger already sent me my replacement firearm. Anyways, long story shirt, test your defense ammo before carrying it. Don't fall for gimmicky bullshit like RIP rounds...great marketing for a BS product. And River may not be my preferred pistol or rifle manufacturer, but I will continue to be a customer and sing their praises every chance I get because they took excellent care of me despite the failure not being their fault.
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