Local buddy went to range yesterday - pulled his carry gun to shoot off what was in it ....... ''bang'' .......... and that was it!!! He uses a 228.
Problem? - about one of the simplest - he had been carrying for several days with the mag not quite fully engaged. So - the one in the pipe - yep - went 'bang' ...... but next round was too low for pick-up! Oops.
So - moral is (obviously) smack that mag base until fully home and engaged onto release ... and thus secure. It's something I do very consciously but - this sure made him think of what consequences might have been - had he been unlucky enough to need the gun ''in extremis''.
So - seat that mag ... today's mantra