This is a discussion on Never buy this.... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by automatic slim Just curious, but did you attempt to fire the defective round a second time? No, I didn't put it back ...
Were they Golden Sabers? Right now i have 2 boxes of golden sabers but when i have the money Im going to buy some Gold Dots. I like the GS I just want to try another brand.
And +1 the silica gel with the ammo. no need to buy them, walmart has them is shoes and other products.
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advantage of a revolver, if you hear a click, you pull the trigger again until it goes bang. On some DAO semi's, pull the trigger again quickly and if it still does not shoot, then slide a new round in.
My guess, the ammo. I've had a round not shoot, put it back in the gun and it shot, and was the only round that did it.
A man at a local range bought his first box of defensive ammo for testing. The Remington GS he chose went click on the first round too. He left with Gold Dots.
I bought a couple boxes of the Hornady Flex Tip 9mm. I had 2 or 3 failures to fire out of about half a small box. I was using a Taurus Mil Pro. Needless to say I have not staked my life on the other full box that I have left. I'm sure they'll get wasted at the range. I had read of primer issues with them, so I'll not be wasting any more money on Hornady ammo. I've had good luck with the Winchester Ranger HST ammo for my Kimber 45.
I have a 4 left and would get them again,but i pick up some winchester supreme elite PDX1 and they seem to be very good..
also i have gold dots in my EDC...
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You won't know where it is in the fire order, so when that hammer falls and nothing happens, you'll be able to observe a few things:
- Did the muzzle dip? If so, you may be "pushing" or anticipating the recoil, which hurts your accuracy. Dry fire more =)
- How do you react to a fail to fire? Depending on your firearm, you can try the trigger again (second strike), or move immediately to a "tap-rack-action"
Tap - tap/heel the magazine to ensure it's fully seated
Rack - fully rack the slide
Action - This used to be bang - fire again. Seems now it's "target"; get your sights back on the threat. I prefer "bang". I pulled the trigger once, chances are awfully good I'll still want to send that round.
For SD, I keep it to under 5 to 10 years, and really depends on the storage mileage (for example, in a mag used in an EDC, I'll switch out after a year or two).
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