Ok... What did we learn?
I just got off the phone with the Ammo Manufacturer. This was Ultramax remanufactured ammunition. I spoke with their customer service rep today. He believes it was a case failure due to age. It happens from time to time but they have never been able to recreate it. He has offered to replace all of my ultramax ammo with newly made stuff.
As for the Beretta...
Turns out the 92f has a bit of a safety feature designed in just for this kind of failure. Several of the internals pop out and nothing breaks. According to ammo guys... reassembly is all that is required. They still told me to ship it to beretta and have them fix it, and told me to either have beretta bill them or if beretta refused they would reimburse me for the costs.
I'm on hold with Beretta right now. We'll see what they say. So far I am impressed with Ultramax's service... and if what they say is true... I'm impressed with the 92f as well.