Type 2 handgun malfunction

Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: The Type 2 Handgun Malfunction

What is a Type 2 Malfunction? The Type 2 malfunction, also referred to as a “stovepipe”, is a common handgun malfunction. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to clear, and with practice, can be cleared in less than 1 second! See Type 1 and Type 3 malfunctions. Learning to clear this type of malfunction is a critical defensive handgun technique. The definition of a Type 2 malfunction is a “failure to eject”. This means that after a round is fired, the…

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Handgun Malfunction Drills – Type 1 Malfunction Drill

What is a Type 1 Malfunction? The Type 1 handgun malfunction is by far the most common malfunction of a semi-automatic pistol. Fortunately, it is also the easiest to clear, and with practice, can be cleared in less than 1 second! See my articles on Tactical Reload Drill , Type 2 malfunctions and Type 3 Malfunctions. The definition of a Type 1 malfunction is a “failure to fire”. This simply means that when the trigger is pressed, the hammer falls (or the striker…

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Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Preparation: Gear- What Should you Bring?

Four Day Defensive Handgun training If you are planning a trip to Front Sight Firearms Training Nevada, let me say congratulations! If you are just a beginner or are looking for tactical handgun training schools, Front Sight Nevada is the place for you. See my Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review. You can start with the 4-Day Defensive handgun course and work your way all the way up through Tactical Handgun and all the way to the coveted Handgun Combat…

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Defensive firearms training

Why You Need Defensive Firearms Training

Knowing How to Shoot a Pistol Does Not Mean You Know How to Use a Gun for Personal Defense If you are going to carry a concealed firearm I highly encourage you to seek out formal defensive handgun training. I am NOT talking about the class you took in order to get your concealed carry license that goes over basic safety and how to shoot at a paper target. I am talking about a 2-5 day defensive handgun training class…

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How To Clean a Kimber 1911 – Cleaning a 1911 .45 ACP Pistol

Cleaning a 1911 .45 ACP Pistol In this article, I am going to show you, step by step, how to properly clean a Kimber 1911 Pro Carry II pistol.  You will see the gun cleaning tools and supplies that I have used with great results over the past 10 years of heavy gun use. This Kimber .45 ACP model has a 4.25 “bull barrel” which has a different disassembly procedure than a 5” Government Model 1911. The main difference is…

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Sportlock Gun Case can hold 2 handguns

Airline Carry Rules-How to Fly with a Firearm

Taking a Gun on a Plane- Airline Firearm Rules When I tell people I am traveling to Nevada for Firearms training (I live in Philadelphia, PA), a question that often comes up is, “You can’t take your gun on a plane, can you?” The answer is “Yes, you can!” Most non-gun people do not realize it is perfectly legal is most of the U.S. to travel by air with your firearm, so long as you follow the airline firearm rules.…

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Hoppes Boresnake

5 Gun Products you will want in your range bag

I have been carrying a concealed firearm for 10-plus years and taken many handgun training classes. I have cleaned and adjusted my guns MANY times, and practiced countless drills. Here are 5 products that I have found to be extremely useful: Boresnake This is a must-have especially if you are traveling or taking multi-day training classes. Made by Hoppes, this product allows you to clean the bore of your pistol in less that a minute. Just pass it through the…

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How to Concealed Carry: Dos and Don’ts

Carrying a firearm for personal protection is a big responsibility. Knowing how to concealed carry a firearm on your person could save the life of you or a loved one, but proper care must be taken at all times to avoid the potential for bad things to happen. Here are 5 important things to consider when carrying a concealed handgun to help keep things safe and legal: 1.  Consider where you are going Will you be visiting a “gun free”…

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