Pistols are supposed to go bang, but not like this:
The owner and shooter are alright, but as you can see, this gun is a write-off. Closer look, with the casing laid on top:
The pistol is a polymer-framed CZ P-07. CZ-USA has, from examining the pictures, put the blame on the ammunition (Winchester white box ball, lot number Q4172). Winchester has yet to weigh in.
The lot number of the detonated case is Q4172. Another lot that has been reported to produce a kB! is K7190.
Facts and pictures from this thread at Reddit. More pictures after the jump.
The destroyed polymer frame is not the full extent of the damage. The ambidextrous safety’s right side lever has been blasted off.
Lucky that there was no injury, really.
It will be interesting to follow the thread and see if Winchester steps up and helps the poor fellow replace his destroyed CZ, or if they have some argument that something else caused this gun to turn low-order grenade on the firing line.