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.…