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Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« on: February 05, 2023, 08:19:38 AM »
Hi Fellow WA HUNTING Members

I was hoping you could help me with something.  I have a Beretta 84 BB 380 Cheetah.  Itís a SWEET. Little gun and fun to shoot.  However, occasionally while Iím shooting it I will get splattered in the eye (of course I have eye pro on) but I can see it on the glass lens and feel it on my face.  Itís not very often but often enough to irritate me. Can anyone tell me whatís going on?   I figured I may need to really keep the gun clean, which I do, but it still does it.  Yesterday I took it out after a thorough cleaning snd it splattered me within 150 rounds.  Maybe itís just something I have to live with?

Any advice is greatly appreciated. 
Thanks Iím advance.

Jeff
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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2023, 08:34:31 AM »
While I'm not any kind of expert. Since it is an auto, you could rule out shaving in the forcing cone. Therefore, it could be that whatever ammo you are using is not burning completely and you are getting the unburned powder slung around when it ejects the cases. Are these a factory or handload ammo?

Tap a fired case on a sheet of printer paper and see what you get.

If it was loaded with bullseye you will find this.

https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/127704-unburned-bullseye/
« Last Edit: February 05, 2023, 04:02:07 PM by Ridgeratt »

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2023, 08:42:32 AM »
Nope. Just cheap range ammo.  Thatís probably it! 
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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2023, 08:43:56 AM »
My guess is un burned powder and blowback also, not shrapnel from the projectile.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2023, 08:45:19 AM »
Primer pockets might be a little loose?  The gas can escape around the firing pin and out by the hammer.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2023, 09:15:28 AM »
Cheap ammo.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2023, 12:28:18 PM »
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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 12:39:25 PM »
Iím also going to suggest cheap ammo.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 12:43:31 PM »
My guess is un burned powder and blowback also, not shrapnel from the projectile.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 01:14:09 PM »
"Shaving" come from the cylinder not lining up with the bore.  Best way to explain, its "out of time".  A good pistol smith could fix it, if its a good piece.   Having been around some great smith's, and having asked the same question, that is the response I got.

Some are simple to fix, other can take a lot of effort.  Of course, some aren't worth the time! pun intended.

A "range rod" is used to tell if the cylinder or crane is a problem.  Brownells sells them and most good pistol smiths will have them on hand.

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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2023, 01:20:26 PM »
"Shaving" come from the cylinder not lining up with the bore.  Best way to explain, its "out of time".  A good pistol smith could fix it, if its a good piece.   Having been around some great smith's, and having asked the same question, that is the response I got.

Some are simple to fix, other can take a lot of effort.  Of course, some aren't worth the time! pun intended.

A "range rod" is used to tell if the cylinder or crane is a problem.  Brownells sells them and most good pistol smiths will have them on hand.

Good luck!

Pretty sure it's not a revolver.
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Re: Help!! Why is my handgun splattering shrapnel in my eyes?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2023, 02:38:50 PM »
"Shaving" come from the cylinder not lining up with the bore.  Best way to explain, its "out of time".  A good pistol smith could fix it, if its a good piece.   Having been around some great smith's, and having asked the same question, that is the response I got.

Some are simple to fix, other can take a lot of effort.  Of course, some aren't worth the time! pun intended.

A "range rod" is used to tell if the cylinder or crane is a problem.  Brownells sells them and most good pistol smiths will have them on hand.

Good luck!

Pretty sure it's not a revolver.
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