This case involves a malfunction of a handgun that resulted in serious injuries to the operator. The plaintiff rented a 9 millimeter pistol at a shooting range that he visited regularly. He went onto a stall in the shooting range and loaded several rounds of ammunition that had been reloaded by a prominent ammunition supplier into a factory issue magazine. He fired several rounds of the ammunition without incident, until he felt an impact and sharp pain in his left eye. The gun slide had split in half, and a piece of the broken slide deflected and hit him in the left eye. The Plaintiff claimed that the gun sounded much louder than it should have been at the time of the malfunction. As a result of the impact, the patient suffered serious injuries, and was forced to undergo surgery to repair his eye. Nevertheless, the Plaintiff has continued to suffer from a loss of vision in his left eye. The Plaintiff alleged that the reloaded ammunition was defective, causing the gun to malfunction catastrophically.