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Old August 4, 2016, 06:00 PM   #26
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Using the method I mentioned above is the only way for me to expose myself to such malfunctions.
Didn't watch the video did you? A buddy can help you with practicing failures.
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Old August 4, 2016, 07:14 PM   #27
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Shoot matches, lots of them in a variety of conditions. You will get malfunctions when you are not prepared for them. When your familiarity lets you know when you have fired to an open bolt, or slide lock, or a jam, you will see how you respond. Then learn and adapt. If there was only one failure type, one drill would suffice...but such is not the case.
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Old August 4, 2016, 08:25 PM   #28
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I'm not sure what you mean James K. How does "carry a gun and ammo that works" and "Can you say revolver?" have anything to do with this thread? Evidently it ain't 'Nuff sed.

Hmmmm.....sorta touchy
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Old August 4, 2016, 08:45 PM   #29
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Hmmmm.....sorta touchy
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Old August 5, 2016, 08:48 AM   #30
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I'm not going to load a squib. I have complete confidence in my reloading abilities.
This kind of cocky attitude just makes me laugh. I have confidence in my reloading abilities, BUT
I have had squibs, primers that fail to ignite, and a double charge in 40 S&W that destroyed a Beretta barrel. Luck has it that it WAS the Beretta, with the open slide the top of the chamber let go. It will happen just a matter of when.
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Old August 5, 2016, 10:38 AM   #31
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Back when I was shooting USPS there was a shooter for team S&W named Tom Campbell, who only shot factory ammo

He was at some big match and in the middle of a string of shots got a "click" instead of a bang. The cause? No flash hole in the new, factory loaded round.

It's not a matter of if, just when.
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Old August 5, 2016, 10:58 AM   #32
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All guns fail at some time.
All guns are unloaded until they aren't.
Handloads are more reliable until they squib or blow up.

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