Learnt an important lesson today.
Went to the range today, with my dad who's visiting.
Fired off some 9mm, 22's and my .38spl and .44Mag reloads.
.44s went off without a problem, but out of 40 odd .38s, there were two weak rounds. They sounded more like a pop than a bang. Luckily I was shooting out of a snub as it only twigged what had happened on the second occassion: I'd had two squib loads. I even found one of my .38 bullets on the floor about 5 yards from the bench.
Had I had a longer barrel, perhaps it would not have made it out the other end, in which case the follow up shot to the first, undiagnosed, squib could have made a real mess of my gun!!
So the question now is "how?"
I loaded all those .38s on a Lee turret, with a Lee Pro auto-measure fitted so as long as I kept pulling the lever there is little chance of a badly made cartridge, unless I only pulled the lever half way on the charging station, which I can't imagine happening.
So what other possible reasons are there?
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.
Any idea that relies on murder for its survival in intrinsically weak.