Anyone have any experience with headspace problems? About a year ago I had a barrel burst in a .40 semi-auto handgun. No injury, but gave me a chance to test Taurus' warranty (true to their word).
The barrel cracked open starting from the back of the chamber and going forward about the length of the round. The head came off the rest of the case, and showed evidence that it had blown out to the side about where the extractor would grab the case. The rest of the case was split open. The primer face appeared to be flattened a bit.
I thought it might've been a bad case (reloaded by my brother with several years of experience)until I read an article that said headspace problems can cause this type of thing. Anybody seen something similar or have thoughts on the topic?