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Bad Range Day?

By on December 4, 2014

Is it possible to have a bad range day? Not unless you shoot yourself or someone else, but it’s possible to come close. I came close to having a bad range day Thanksgiving weekend. Instead of shopping, I went shooting,

Handgun Malfunctions Bonus: Is it a Broken Gun?

By on October 14, 2014

We’ve talked about all the other ways a gun might malfunction, and that would be about 99% of the time.  The last way a gun may malfunction is if it’s broken.  Go through all the other posts first (if you

Why Handguns Malfunction

By on October 1, 2014

We’ve just finished a series on how to clear Handgun Malfunctions.  During the malfunction, it doesn’t matter why, only that you can clear the malfunction.  If you are defending yourself in the real world, why the gun malfunctioned doesn’t matter

Handgun Malfunctions 401: Broken Guns

By on September 24, 2014

In Handgun Malfunctions 101: Tap-Rack-Bang we talked about immediate action and what you should do if you think your gun should fire but it doesn’t.  In Handgun Malfunctions 201: Intermediate Action we talked about what to do if Tack-Rack didn’t

Handgun Malfunctions 301: Tricks to Get Things Going

By on September 16, 2014

This is the third article in a series of posts about clearing malfunctions in your handgun. Handgun Malfunctions 101: Immediate Action is all about what to do when you think your gun should go bang when it goes click (Hint:

Malfunctions Happen: What’s an Acceptable Rate?

By on August 20, 2014

It finally happened! I had a malfunction with my M&P 9mm.  Last weekend I was shooting an IDPA competition with Texas Tactical and had my ultra reliable M&P malfunction.  I don’t think it was the gun, but the ammo. I