How NOT to handle a hangfire

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Balota, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    Almost all of the click-when-it-should-go-bang experiences I've had have turned out to be a dud round. If a person experiences very many of those non-events, he can become complacent about them. The purpose of posting this video is to show that, "Yes, Virginia, there is a hang fire."

    Before you look at the attached video, please make sure your inoculations for stupidity are up to date. Don't want any members here to catch anything from this lunatic.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjDu5zwa4rM[/ame]
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If that is real, that boy should be immediately neutered to prevent the spread.
     

  3. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    I seen this a month or so ago, some people should not have guns and I hope this guy doesn't work around machinery, he will end up killing somebody.:eek:
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pure DUMB luck that he did not blow his head off. I agree with Orangello, he needs to be neutered.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I've had one squib load to date. I cleared it by the book, just to avoid such a situation. Dropped the magazine, Kept the gun pointed down range for a minute, then pulled the slide to the rear while still pointing down range.

    Have had duds. Same procedure.



    Good points to remember.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    What did he expect to see down the barrel? It's pretty dark down there without a bore light.
     
  7. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Just goes too prove... Ya can't fix stupid!
     
  8. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Stupid should hurt. In his case I think it did. :D Is that burning flesh I smell?
     
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I am glad I was not drinking my coffee!
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Lucky not to lose both eyes to muzzle flash.

    Went thru some Pakistani 303 that was old and poorly stored. Half the rounds had about a 3/4 second delay between click and bang. Gave them a proper burial.
     
  11. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I've been through a lot of WWII vintage 7.62 x54R which

    did click, no boom. Somehow, I never felt the urge to look

    down the barrel...
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8rYotiiFP8[/ame]



    as Marvin would say .....:p
     
  13. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    What did the guy do that was so wrong? Click, no bang, look down long dark tube. Doesn't everyone do that? :D
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I haven't had a ton of these, but playing with the BP stuff, I've had a number of caps fall off, jam up, and fire weak. The very first time I let my nephew try my 1858 Remington/pieta replica, one cylinder goes bang, the next cylinder went pop, and then the sphincters all got tight and the eyes BIG, and the nephew very quietly asked me to take that revolver from his hands. After a long pause, I recapped and fired the rest of the chambers. Pinch them caps on good, LOL.
     
  15. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    that was totally fake.
     
  16. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Lol! I do not think it was real either!
     
  17. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Yeah, for one thing, it's being filmed like the cameraman somehow

    knows it's going to happen. Wouldn't he normally be focused on

    the target?
     
  18. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Watch the barrel disappear just as it fires.

    Just the air velocity would have peeled back his scalp

    You guys are sooo gullible. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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  20. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    In 43 years of shooting ammo, I have never had one fail to fire.

    I learned the drill, to wait and see for half a minute, before cracking open the bolt, and to keep the muzzle pointed downrange at all times as well.

    If that ever happens in a fire fight, you need to go to another firearm. Therefore you always need two with you at all times, presumably a pistol as well as a carbine, or else a shotgun instead of one of the other two.

    That's also why cowboys in the Old West had both a Colt 44-40 as well as a Winchester. Same ammo for both too, back then.

    One of anything that your life could depend on is never enough. Two is much better.

    Back to the topic of ammo though -- old ammo seems to be more likely to fail than new ammo.

    Good reason to stay away from old ammo.
     
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