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Old September 21, 2013, 09:32 PM   #8
JohnKSa
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In 35 years of shooting handguns the only incidents I've had in hearing "Click" instead of "Boom" with a factory load was the result of high seated primers.
As a counterpoint to 57K's experience, every "click" I can recall from shooting centerfire factory ammunition has been the result of a failure to feed a cartridge, or failure to fully chamber and a second strike had no effect.

In fact, I can't remember a single instance where a factory centerfire round that didn't go off the first time could be persuaded to fire with a second hammer strike. I'm sure it happens, but I guess I've been unlucky in that respect.

Anyway, although my experience differs from his, my conclusion is the same--I'm not particularly concerned about not having second strike capability.
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