Had a HUGE accident with my 20minute old GI - Page 3 - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 06-10-2007, 09:39 AM
primersinmyshoe primersinmyshoe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Louis, Mo
Posts: 3,613
One more thing.

If you could resurrect this "Phoenix" from the dead, you'll always remember the rocky start of it's life and will retell the story to all that will listen.
__________________
̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(◕_◕)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿'̿ ̿


  #52  
Old 06-10-2007, 09:46 AM
indetrucks indetrucks is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle1899
I vote for send it to Springfield and see if they will take mercy on you.
I would ask (beg) them to charge you for a replacment. They may take care of you.
Now the real question is have YOU learned anything?
I was thinking of three options...
1) Emailing Springfield and showing them pics and a copy of the recipt indicating that it was brand new. Then crossing my fingers that something "magical would happen".
2)Turning it in to the local police at the next gun drive and maybe getting $50 -$100 for it.

3) Keeping it as proof of the story that I will remember for the rest of my life.

I learned that taking my time and thinking things through would have saved me this grief. I have been riding bikes for YEARS on streets and track. Also traveled with a backpack and KNEW about the corret zipper positioning. I don't know how I let it slip this time.
I WILL NEVER, DO THIS AGAIN

Thanks for the reply's guys, sorry it took so long and made ya wait. I was just in no mood to type this book last night and would have surely made a few spelling mistakes after the (few) drinks I put down.
__________________
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -Abraham Lincoln
  #53  
Old 06-10-2007, 09:47 AM
indetrucks indetrucks is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 61
Oh, and at least it was the (cheaper) GI model and not something in the four digit range!
__________________
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -Abraham Lincoln
 
  #54  
Old 06-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Kimber4Ever Kimber4Ever is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 2,731
Ummm..... well.... the story was worth the wait....
Sorry dude, thats a real bummer. That makes me, literally, sick. But in the grand scheme of things, its not a big deal. We all screw up, just remember that God always has a plan, and you never know, that gun could've been faulty and killed you or someone you love someday. Don't bum over it, just get yourself a new 1911 and move on.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Yes, I realize that I'm named "Kimber4Ever." I was drunk, blackmailed, dared, paid by Kimber to do it, I had recently taken a blow to the head, yadda yadda yadda. Heckler & Koch, Baer, and Vang Comp, that's all I'm saying.
  #55  
Old 06-10-2007, 09:58 AM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Florence, Alabama, USA
Posts: 18,228
Agree with Eagle, throw yourself on Springfield's mercy. If you come off sympathetic, they might well replace the gun at wholesale cost, which would be less than nearly anything else.

It is legal in the USA to send your gun to the manufacturer for repair or replacement. I do not know if the Schwartzenegger Reich allows this, but something can surely be worked out, even if you have to go through another ten day wait.
  #56  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:00 AM
horsesoldier03 horsesoldier03 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kansas
Age: 51
Posts: 317
Damn you know how to screw up a perfectly good gun dont you. Hope your able to salvage your mistake, I think you will be surprised!
__________________
DISCLAIMER: All information posted by horsesoldier03 is strickly MY HUMBLE OPINION!
  #57  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:09 AM
guy sajer's Avatar
guy sajer guy sajer is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 12,121
I agree with the rest . Send it to Springfield . Call them . Don't waste time with email . The phone is much quicker . Give them the "short story" . They will issue a return authorization number . Send it in with your story . I'm betting that they will do more than you might guess .

No one got hurt . It was a good day after all .
__________________
mitch

Condition Yellow

We remember our friends Chuck , Jim , John , Lou , Roger & Stephen .
  #58  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:11 AM
ctrmass ctrmass is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,667
Doesnt SA have a lifetime warranty?
Sorry, I had to say it.
That really sux. " I feel your pain".
  #59  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:11 AM
hdawson228 hdawson228 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 309
Call Springfield. They may be able to help.
  #60  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:13 AM
AlleninNM AlleninNM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Age: 47
Posts: 14
I have got an awesome set of tools. I can fix that.

Oh, I feel your pain. I have had a few stomach dropping moments in my life and it sounds like you just had one. Send it to Springfield and keep us updated.
  #61  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:19 AM
JasperST4 JasperST4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 556
I think the lesson to be learned is...buy a motorcycle with saddlebags! I wouldn't want to ride without mine. That and don't do 130mph on the freeway.
  #62  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:21 AM
45 nut 45 nut is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: dfw
Posts: 673
like thet said call springfield. had a new ss champion and was shooting it. or i should say double tapping it for speed. was using reloads from a gunshow, had a squib and didnt catch it and fired another round.it cracked the bull barrel from throat to muzzle and puffed it out. thank GOD it was a bull barrel. if it was a regular barrel i think bad things would have happened,long story short. i new springfield wouldnt cover it under warrenty. but they put a new bull barrel in it and of course tuned it up.they charged me 125 dollars complete, and that included return shipping. 125 bucks for all of that is a super deal IMHO. so springer will still treat ya right even if you are the one that pulls a bonehead
__________________
SQUIBS-be aware,they can ruin your day,gun,and life
  #63  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:24 AM
indetrucks indetrucks is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber4Ever
Ummm..... well.... the story was worth the wait....
Sorry dude, thats a real bummer. That makes me, literally, sick. But in the grand scheme of things, its not a big deal. We all screw up, just remember that God always has a plan, and you never know, that gun could've been faulty and killed you or someone you love someday. Don't bum over it, just get yourself a new 1911 and move on.
Ya know.. I was thinking the same thing during my sad ride home. There's a reason it fell out on that two lane part of the freeway as opposed to the 5 lane heavy congested part where it could have really hurt somebody.

I just really hate that feeling you get when something terrible happens.. It's almost like a dream and you want to wake up. Hard to describe... Almost like when you get in a car accident and start telling yourself "that didn't just happen".

I will call Springfield Monday and tell them my story (short version)... lol
Hell, maybe even give them a link to this thread

Thanks again for the support gents... and for not flaming me to death
__________________
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Last edited by indetrucks; 06-10-2007 at 01:47 PM.
  #64  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:28 AM
sal1911A1 sal1911A1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Great State of Texas
Age: 55
Posts: 200
I'm sorry

I'm Sorry bro

I hope all turns out well

Let us all know what Springfield will do

Cheer up, you have friends here
  #65  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:33 AM
45 nut 45 nut is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: dfw
Posts: 673
nobody thinks bad about you. your story will just make more people aware of how they are transporting their gun and just double check to make sure its secure. sorry for your mishap and thanks for sharing it with us. maybe you can save somebody else a misfortune
__________________
SQUIBS-be aware,they can ruin your day,gun,and life
  #66  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:48 AM
herd48 herd48 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West By God Virginia
Posts: 4,669
Debbie from SA used to monitor this site, and occasionally post. SA may already know of your bad luck. Springfield is a good and understanding company. I would call them asap.
__________________
I'm the NRA
  #67  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:52 AM
melensdad melensdad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana, hope to retire to Alaska. My wife wants to retire to Belize.
Posts: 1,128
Take it to a gunsmith.

The frame is bent, that will need to be replaced. The slide and barrel may be salvaged?
__________________
Visit my Antique Snowcat, political, gun & general discussion Forums

St Gabriel Possenti Patron Saint of Handgunners
Father John Corapi, "Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out!"
  #68  
Old 06-10-2007, 10:53 AM
driver1 driver1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
Really sorry for what happened, but wouldn't this make great PR for Springfield. I could write the commercal now. Put this story in all the Mags. with a happy ending could be a big plus.
__________________
Springfields, Loaded Micro Compact & Parkerized .45's
Ruger .44 SB Hawk
Beretta 92FS, DW-CBOB .45
NRA Life Member
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtian"
  #69  
Old 06-10-2007, 12:22 PM
impala_ss impala_ss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: WI
Posts: 1,319
hmnmmm..

Tell Springfield it was shipped in the box like that and must have been damaged during shipping. ohh and then sob uncontrolablly on the phone and tell them you were going to use the gun to create world peace, and cure world hunger and global warming...
__________________
Springfield TRP Operator, MilSpec Operator, Champion Operator, TRP, Micro, XD .45 5"
Para Ord Nite Tac 1445 LDA, 1914 Springfield 1911
Kimber Pro Elite, Browning Hi Power,
Kel-Tec P32 "Noisy Cricket"
  #70  
Old 06-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Maple Leaf Pilg Maple Leaf Pilg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Posts: 339
Man! That's a real bummer! Like the others said, get in touch with the people at Springfield and see what help they can provide for you in this situation. As for the oops, I really have to say that I am just happy that there was nobody hurt in this incident involving a firearm. Better luck in the next go 'round!
__________________
"If you put one in the snot locker, it doesn't matter what size the round is.
ATHL, IDPA(SSP-MM, CDP-MM), CSSA, CPC, NFA
TRP Operator
SIG P229R
Swiss Arms Classic Green Carbine
  #71  
Old 06-10-2007, 12:46 PM
huck70 huck70 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 80
Call springfield. Here are two stories for you, neither as tragic as yours.

Local cop leaves his pistol and badge in the bathroom stall at Walmart. Believe it or not the next guy in the stall who found it called the cops.

NCIS agent takes his pistol out of his holster before getting in his car and puts it on the roof of the car while he puts someother stuff in the car. Drives off with the gun still on the roof. Gets to where he is going, to see his boss, and realized what he had done. A homeless guy had found it and was sitting on the side of the road looking at. The agent gave the homeless guy $10 and drove off, fast.
  #72  
Old 06-10-2007, 01:04 PM
thearmedrebel's Avatar
thearmedrebel thearmedrebel is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 9,660
I'm jumping on the "Call Springfield" Bandwagon

Give them a call. The only thing left to loose is a call and some time.

It does suck, and I'm sorry to hear about the incident. However, I am grateful you found the gun and didn't get hit by a car running across the freeway.

If Springfield does not take mercy on you, I would recommend keeping the gun as a reminder. Not sure about anyone else here, but I tend to learn things the hard way. Doesn't get much harder that destroying a brand new gun.

Robert
__________________
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  #73  
Old 06-10-2007, 01:11 PM
Wolfgang Wolfgang is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: VA
Posts: 1,101
Call Springfield.

Deb is good, she will take care of you.

The story was a good one and worth waiting for!
  #74  
Old 06-10-2007, 01:11 PM
K9american K9american is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 68
Only in California. So your new call sign will be Ghostrider, no?

Send it to Dillon. They're very good about replacing stuff that gets busted.



Disclaimer: I have done far worse. Very far worse.
__________________
Happy Trails,
K9

Last edited by K9american; 06-10-2007 at 01:16 PM.
  #75  
Old 06-10-2007, 01:48 PM
indetrucks indetrucks is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by K9american
Only in California. So your new call sign will be Ghostrider, no?

Send it to Dillon. They're very good about replacing stuff that gets busted.



Disclaimer: I have done far worse. Very far worse.
I'll give Deb a call, I assume she is in the customer service dept. ?
Who/what is Dillon? Someone that works at Springfield also?
__________________
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -Abraham Lincoln
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved