When a Carry Gun Fails

This is a discussion on When a Carry Gun Fails within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by tanksoldier I carry a Ruger revolver. If it breaks I'll throw chunks of ice because Hell will have frozen over. :) Any ...

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    Better get your long johns...

    Quote Originally Posted by tanksoldier
    I carry a Ruger revolver. If it breaks I'll throw chunks of ice because Hell will have frozen over. :)
    Any mechanical device can fail... it happens!

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    If i was a Cop i would deff carry a back up to my primary would be my worst fear to have a gun break or bad guy fighting for it ...
    My partner is always tells me stories about how police in West Palm get there buts kicked in a melee, because they are trying to keep BG's from trying to snatch their weapon. Talk about fighting with one arm tied behind your back!

    Needless to say he is a advocate for always carrying a bug. Mine is a .38 snubby, caues its so easy to point shoot with.

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    We talk about malfunction, we practice correction and backup drills, but we need to think about avoiding or preventing what most feel is inevitable, the stoppage during combat. Transition to the backup may not be fast enough unless we're in cover. If we can agree that we should practice with what we carry, and by practicing with it we wear it out, then Euclidian's identical pair should be considered. One for practice and gaming will surely break or stop sooner rather than later, but it can be cleared or repaired at your leisure. The other should be used often, but sparingly, to minimize the worst that could happen.
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    I figure the more moving parts, the more problems(learned that once I left the Infantry to go to SpecOp's)!
    I figure a revolver will be less likely to malfunction than a semi-auto. So I carry my Bodyguard 38 more than any other gun I have. To me, its the most difficult gun I have to shoot effectively, so I practice all the time! Yes it will endure more stress because of the usage, but I believe everything thing needs a break-in period(the shooter getting adjusted/staying effective and the guns moving parts start to tune it's self). I can't afford to have 2 of every carry gun that I own, so I'll shoot it till I see signs!

    I had an issue M16(well beat up, but still accurate) that I had to turn in. When I got my new issue, it was brand new(no semi-stainless steel barrel from busting rust being in boat company). Took it to BZO, windage was almost to one side(like 18-20clicks) to get rounds to Zero. Took that thing back to the armory(it was sighted in), and got out a beat up m16. Went to BZO, after I mechanically zeroed it. I took (2 ) 3 shot groups(groups touching each other, but not perfectly centered), adjusted 2 clicks, perfectly centered every shot after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmidkiff
    Any mechanical device can fail... it happens!

    Now imagine what would've happened if that *wasn't* a Blackhawk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchy wilson
    Now imagine what would've happened if that *wasn't* a Blackhawk?
    Were you the shooter? What kind of collateral damage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchy wilson
    Now imagine what would've happened if that *wasn't* a Blackhawk?

    Wow , scary stuff! How bout and explaination of what went wrong? Too much powder?

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    Blown cylinder and emptied colon if that woulda been me shooting thet thing
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