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  1. Angry AR-15 hubby fired in house

    Hubby & I were going to range, the AR-15 was to be scoped in; it had the
    .22 chamber in it, he changed it to the .223. Then he asked me what I wanted in it (gun was an anniversary gift from him) and I said .22. SO, he was changing it back to .22, racked it and BLAM!! Shot out the french door pane leading to dining room, never did find the bullet. He said he cleared it (I remember him doing so) but he did not do a visual check...or he wasn't paying attention. Took gun outside later (after I cooled off some) and shot it, on the 10th round it jammed. All this to day...be diligent!! Anybody have a problem with the conversion kits jamming on the AR-15? Many thanks, Jeanne

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    AR-15 Jam

    Yeah, from my experience & from what I've heard, the 22 conversion on the AR-15 / M-16 has a long history of jamming. The 22 cartridge just doesn't have the "oomph" to cycle the weapon. The Air Force used that conversion when I went through basic training (the government trying to save money) and we had a horrible time on the range, especially in anything but single fire. Had a LOT of stovepipes and failures to cycle. The only thing I can suggest is just make sure to use magnum ammo to get more bang out it. Even THAT won't stop the ocassional jam. Your problem was probably caused by an extractor failure. That happens also. I believe the .223 cartridge (though I've never compared them) has a slightly larger rim (.22 as opposed to .223), so the extractor sometimes fails to grab the smaller .22 cartridge rim. Hope this helps....

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    I have never had an issue on my CMMG .22 conversion kit. Fires everything just fine. I only use blackdog mags too.
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  5. Many thanks for your reply...another question: if it were 'stovepiped,' would he have been able to see it? I think the obvious is apparent, he failed to clear the loaded weapon before tinkering with it. But still wonder why he did not see it .22 in it. If the extractor failed, he would have been able to see the bullet, right? Many thanks for dealing with my dumb questions, but sure want to be safe!!! Jeanne

  6. I don't have an AR-15 in .22, but have been doing a ton of reading up on them. I was considering going for our local club's version of CMP Sporter with it. It seems like a lot of the conversions out there are very finicky. Some people are able to get them to be reliable, others have lots of jamming and even accidental discharges (apparently rimfire ammunition is more susceptible to being accidently fired during other malfunctions/handling?). So, it sounds like there's hope, it *can* be made reliable, but might just require a lot more work to get there than if it was in another caliber...

  7. Dear All,
    Many thanks for speedy replies, I will choose to use the .223 when I plink with the AR-15, hubby can have the converter kit...as long as it is used OUTSIDE!!

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    Apparently hubby has not been house broken :):)

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    Yes if it had "stovepiped" he would have been able to see it. That is when a round fires, but the brass fails to eject fully & the bolt catches it on the way out. It is usually pointing straight out the side, open face out, hence the "stovepipe". Had the extractor failed, he should have been able to see the round in the chamber. The round may have been still in the magazine when he was reacking the slide & it may have chambered without him realizing it. When he let go of the bolt that last time it may have struck the round with enough force to cause a discharge. Wouldn't be the first time it's happened, probably won't be the last. Just be thankful no one was hurt, and chalk it up to a lesson learned! Be safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdjeanne View Post
    Hubby & I were going to range, the AR-15 was to be scoped in; it had the
    .22 chamber in it, he changed it to the .223. Then he asked me what I wanted in it (gun was an anniversary gift from him) and I said .22. SO, he was changing it back to .22, racked it and BLAM!! Shot out the french door pane leading to dining room, never did find the bullet. He said he cleared it (I remember him doing so) but he did not do a visual check...or he wasn't paying attention. Took gun outside later (after I cooled off some) and shot it, on the 10th round it jammed. All this to day...be diligent!! Anybody have a problem with the conversion kits jamming on the AR-15? Many thanks, Jeanne
    Nobody hit with the round, round did not make it to a neighbors so as to get police involved. Again, nobody hit with the round. There are many, many, many people every year wounded or killed the very way your hubby negligently discharged the firearm. ...Perhaps it would be best to take even just a flipp'n minute to ponder that thought before worrying about jams!!!!!!!
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

  11. Many thanks for all your replies, as far as the pondering...that part is up to him. I have b****ed enough, whether he listened or not, who knows. Can never be too safe around fire arms, I am just a 'stupid woman' and a newbie to the sport, so I expected him to school me on safe practices. Ummmmmm... re-thinking that. I took a gun safety course at the county, it was good. He said he will go, but I also know 'something will come up' and he will not go. So, that is my pond I am swimming in. I am thinking I will not shoot with him, a sad statement to make, but perhaps for the better. Again, many thanks for all replies. Jeanne

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