Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE 45 AUTO Product Safety Warning

  1. #1
    Regular Member anmut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Stevens Point WI, ,
    Posts
    879

    FEDERAL and AMERICAN EAGLE 45 AUTO Product Safety Warning

    Just saw this in my Shooting Times magazine & thought I would pass it on.

    http://www.federalpremium.com/pdf/45_Auto_warning.pdf

    Immediate Action Required
    Certain lots of recently manufactured 45 Auto ammunition may contain an incorrect propellant
    charge. Use of product from these lots may result in firearm damage and possible
    serious injury.
    DO NOT USE PRODUCT FROM THE FOLLOWING LOTS:
    38X628 through 38X765
    38T401 through 38T414
    If you have in your possession any 45 Auto with the following brand names and part numbers,
    check to see if your ammunition package contains the above lots: American Eagle® (AE45A,
    AE45N1, or AE45A250), ChampionTM (WM5233), GoldMedal® (GM45B), Hi-Shok® (45C, 45D),
    Federal® Personal Defense® (C45C, C45D) and Federal Premium® (P45HST1, P45HS2G,
    LE45T1)

  2. #2
    Regular Member jpm84092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Posts
    1,068
    This recall notice was posted to this and several other sites back in early February when it first came out, but the reminder, particularly for newer members to the forum, is good.

    I actually had a bulk box of the American Eagle .45 ACP and had shot it up before the recall notice came out. It did not hurt any of my firearms, but it stove-piped like heck from over-expansion of the casing. None of my Model 1911s would eat it, but my Springfield XD-45 had no problems with it.
    My cats support the Second Amendment. NRA Life Member, NRA Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, & Personal Protection - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Utah BCI Certified Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor.
    "Permission Slips" from Utah, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. _ Verily, thou shalt not fiddle with thine firearm whilst in the bathroom stall, lest thine spouse seek condolences from thine friends.

  3. #3
    Regular Member anmut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Stevens Point WI, ,
    Posts
    879
    Quote Originally Posted by jpm84092 View Post
    This recall notice was posted to this and several other sites back in early February when it first came out, but the reminder, particularly for newer members to the forum, is good.

    I actually had a bulk box of the American Eagle .45 ACP and had shot it up before the recall notice came out. It did not hurt any of my firearms, but it stove-piped like heck from over-expansion of the casing. None of my Model 1911s would eat it, but my Springfield XD-45 had no problems with it.
    I missed those threads - but yeah a good reminder!

  4. #4
    Regular Member AaronS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,497
    Quote Originally Posted by jpm84092 View Post
    This recall notice was posted to this and several other sites back in early February when it first came out, but the reminder, particularly for newer members to the forum, is good.

    I actually had a bulk box of the American Eagle .45 ACP and had shot it up before the recall notice came out. It did not hurt any of my firearms, but it stove-piped like heck from over-expansion of the casing. None of my Model 1911s would eat it, but my Springfield XD-45 had no problems with it.

    Hmm, I might have to take a second look at that XD in .45 .
    As I understand it (might be wrong), the issue with this ammo is that it might have a few rounds with twice the charge in them. If an XD could fire off a round with 2X the charge, that is a great selling point in my mind.
    I will try to find the recall info that I think I read.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    The Northwoods, lakeland area, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    2,170
    This is one of the reasons I prefer to load all my own ammunition since I had a rifle come apart and injure me a few years back, I was firing factory ammunition made by the same company that made the rifle, it was the 10th round through a rifle from their custom shop. (lefty) I had 2 more boxes of ammo with the same lot number, When I weighed loaded rounds, I was seeing as much as a 15 grain variance in weights, I never pulled the rounds apart to see what component was off, but my guess is the charge.

    Most people would be amazed at how little powder is used in mass manufactured ammunition, they design a charge that produces proper pressures that use as little powder as possible.

    Why? Because they purchase powder by weight, and the less powder they use, the higher the profit ratio. This makes it possible to get as much as 5 times the normal charge into the case of most rifle rounds. Imagine having that go off in your face!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •