What Is A Misfire?
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,
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.
Dud Primer On Left, Good Primer On Right
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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