Originally Posted by Malan35
Hang fire is a delayed detonation.
The military teaches you to keep the weapon pointed in a safe direction with the action closed for 60 seconds following a "click no bang". This is SOP "at the range".
Of course they also teach Immediate action known as SPORTS to immediately clear a malfunction durring an engagement so...YMMV
SERIOUSLY though, when happens "in practice" IE at the range, do not immediately yank the bolt open. Hang fires have caused injury and death by being mishandled.