Clearing Malfunctions

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester At some point in your shooting career you are going to experience a malfunction with your handgun. Be it a semi-auto style or revolver, both with occasionally experience problems and knowing how to clear a jam under stress is an essential survival skill.

Tap, Rack and Bang

The last thing you want to happen when you are firing your pistol is that sickening click or short recoil and see the round stove piped in the top of your automatic.  What is worse that this happening is not knowing what to do – Tap, rack and bang. With most everything involving gunfights, you […]

Hangfires, Misfires and Squibs

Hangfires, misfires and squibs are failures to fire due to some problem with the ammunition. If you buy good quality ammo these are pretty rare, but you should know what they are and what to do in case you encounter one. Hangfires Hangfires occur when the primer of the round is hit, but there is […]

Clearing Handgun Malfunctions

I found this nice video over on YouTube on clearing handgun malfunctions.  Even if you have been around guns for awhile, this is a good refresher about what to do when something goes wrong. What you don’t want to happen is have a malfunction and freeze when you most need your weapon.  I will keep […]

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