handgun malfunctions

Handgun Malfunction Drills: Type 3 Malfunction

What is a Type 3 Handgun Malfunction? The third firearm malfunction we will discuss is the “dreaded” type 3 malfunction, also known as a double feed, or “brass low”. You can see the Type 1 Malfunction and Type 2 Malfunction here. Further definitions of firearms malfunctions can be found on Wikipedia. The Type 3 occurs when the firearm attempts to load a new cartridge into the chamber when it already has another cartridge, or more likely, spent brass in it.…

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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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