When I am at the range whether I am firing a rifle, shotgun or handgun I expect it to go boom when I pull the trigger. It is kind’ve freaky when it does not. I have only had a couple of times in my life when the “boom” did not happen and that is not cool! The other day I am firing a 357 magnum revolver and it does not go boom. So I empty the shells and go to new ones and again it does not go boom after firing several times. Literally I am firing it boom, boom then no boom. That is unnerving. Now I mostly fire Glocks so with a Glock you simply do not have this problem. At least not very often. I can attest to this after firing more than five or six thousand rounds through my current one. Hence why people absolutely love Glocks provided they fit your hand. There are a lot of techniques to do when your firearm does not work properly. First and foremost make sure you keep your firearm lubricated.
The following article addresses revolver type malfunctions
Talon Training Group addresses common semi-automatic handgun problems
Brian R. VanCise
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