"The Real Deal"
So I am trying to figure this out. I have several 22's, rifles , pistols, you name it. Well recently i have had lightning strike twice. So I own a north american arms 5 shot 22LR revolver...the mini. It at times has spent 5 or 6 months in my center console in my vehicle, sometimes longer. I normally only load stingers into it. Well the previous time I took it out to shoot, plink, I had 4 squibs, I chunked the last round. Well I thought hmm maybe that ammo is a bad lot. I tried some different ammo, stingers, mini mags and no issues. So I took it home and cleaned it. I then grabbed some more stingers from a different box and loaded them into the revolver. It had probably been 5 or 6 months, then this last weekend I took it out for a friend to try. Guess what squibs again. So I tried a box I brought along of stingers, and fired them with no issue. So my theory is, is the temperature variance messing with the powder, or primer being stored in my vehicle for a length of time, inside the factory loaded stingers? But here is another thought, I have a pistol stored in every vehicle, mostly 9mm auto's that have been exposed to the same temp. variances and time lengths without any issues ever. So what could be the cause? The gun functions fine with ammo from cache in my house. As for now the mini revolver has been placed in my gun safe until I can figure out whats going on. Pulling that pistol for a defensive situation and getting a fizzle is not a desirable outcome. It really stumps me since I do not have this problem with the glock 19, p89, and p95's with my reloads or factory ammo. What do you guys think?