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What Is A Misfire?

 

9mm Luger Primer Misfire/Dud
This is the reloaded 9mm Luger round of ammunition that failed to fire (FTF) at the shooting range.

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A misfire is a malfunction of the cartridge of a gun. Specifically it is a malfunction of the primer or gunpowder of the cartridge. Misfires can be categorized as duds, hang-fires and squibs. Duds happen when the primer is struck by the firing pin and nothing happens (failure to discharge). A hang-fire is when you have a delayed discharge (you pull the trigger and the gun fires after a few seconds or more). A squibs occurs when their is insufficient gunpowder or insufficient burning of the gunpowder and the bullet gets stuck in the barrel.

See also Dud Primer On Left, Good Primer On Right.

 

 

 

 

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