@ godninja... oh thats strange- never seen that before....
@nacho... now ive managed to pile in a little caffine... ive re-read what you said. i now think i understand.
but nah, its never happened to me unless you count something weird in a tc, that i put down to hacking:
it was on station.... i got the first kill of the game and picked up the dudes silenced strata.... and all hell broke free!
yes it WAS first kill - played till end of game and checked awards for account opened. i started doing that "jumpy screen like lag" thing and the gun would refuse to fire at all. i was soon killed by the dude i had stolen the wep off.
i later on picked up another silenced strata and same thing happened. so i looked at scores and noticed the dude who had the strat at start was only lvl 6. so i stopped trying to pick stratas up for weplvls and just stuck to my terra.
remember i got 1st Kill. so an obvious hack to get the wep and im guessing the hacking somehow had an effect on me. probably not the same thing as you at all- but i thought id throw it out there to help (?).