Squib / Hang Fire

If you ever have a round that misfires or doesn’t sound/feel right…

First, keep the firearm pointed downrange in a safe direction and wait 30 seconds. This will help to rule out the possibility of a hang fire.

Then, open the action. If a round is ejected then it was most likely a bad primer. However, if anything other than a complete round (brass + bullet) is ejected, look at the barrel for obstructions. This will help to diagnose squib loads.

Hat tip to Eric over at Gunmart for the squib video.

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