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  1. #21
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    Aug 2009
    MA, Away from the liberal loonies...
    Quote Originally Posted by coachdb18 View Post
    In a semi, if the round doesn't fire, the slide doesn't come back to eject the round..and you effectively have a club! I'll take my chances w/ a revolver that it isn't a hang fire if I'm caught shooting to save my life. If I'm at the range, I wait the 30 seconds...
    Move, tap, rack & flip to ejector port side, Bang!! All while remaining pointed in. In a gun fight of course...

    At the range; cringe, wait, tap, rack & flip to the ejector port side over the "dud bucket"..
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  3. #22
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    Aug 2009
    washington state
    Quote Originally Posted by twogunwilly View Post
    Pulling the trigger on a wheel gun that does not go bang could result in a hang fire that blows up your gun. With a semi the dud is ejected.
    First of all you have a much greater chance of being in a car accident on the way to the range than a hang-fire. Hang-fires are rare but on the range(as everywhere) safety is first. However in the situation of self defense which is what I was refering to the risk of a hang-fire is tiny compared to the threat (man with a knife, tire iron or whatever) that caused you to draw and fire your gun. Haveing been there I can assure you that you keep pulling the trigger till the threat is gone and I guarantee the risk of a hang-fire is something you do not think about at that time. And duds do sometimes jam in a semi-auto. Just because I prefere wheel guns doesnt mean I dont like semi-autos and I have(do)owned some. Like everyone on this site I have my like and dislikes.

  4. #23
    Was he referring to how it should be set down when not shooting maybe? Slide racked back and safety on? That would make more sense.

  5. I think most hang-fire's seem to come from old or reloaded ammo; bad/old components used in reloading; bad/old powder or primers, or moisture/oil contamination. That sort of thing. That's another reason to use only factory ammo for carry purposes.

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