Walther PPQ KaBoom

Looking at these pictures, it is obvious this is ammunition related. Sources indicate the shooter was running hand-loads. At the time of this writing, it was not clear if the wrong powder was used or if it was a double charge?

Walther PPQ Catastrophic Failure.

Walther PPQ Catastrophic Failure.

Regardless, results were catastrophic. The KB (Short for KaBoom) blew the barrel apart at the chamber, shattered the frame; and from the looks of the picture, may have even bent the slide. But that “might” be a distortion of the image in the photo.

PPQ Failure. Notice the frame is blown apart as well.

PPQ Failure. Notice the frame is blown apart as well.

The real shocker is the report that the shooter was not injured. That is a real testament to the Walther brand actually. Nobody can make a firearm strong enough that’ll prevent users from turning them into pipe-bombs. User error. Not the maker.

 

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