You hear about it all the time, but rarely do you actually see it happen.
In this shocking video, a rifle virtually disintegrates in the hands of an unsuspecting woman. There's not much information shared along with the clip, but we almost don't need to know much more.
There appears to be a man shooting with her and someone recording the video. We hope they were fine after this scary malfunction.
Watch the video below:
What happened? There may have been an under-loaded cartridge that upon firing that lodged its bullet in the barrel, and when the second bullet hit the first, the gun came apart.
A double-charged cartridge, possibly an old army surplus round, may have acted like a pipe bomb, which would tear that classic rifle apart. Whatever the cause, this is definitely a rare occasion, but this is why eye protection is a must. Also, knowing how to recognize and avoid barrel obstructions is a huge benefit.
Stay safe out there on the range!