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Old 10-10-2018, 03:00 PM
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Default Hang fires -- a real problem?

Yesterday, at the range I had a light strike problem with a revolver.

I went on and pulled the trigger again, had a second light strike.

Then it occurred to me that if I had a hang fire after the first light strike, I might have destroyed the gun if I had a hang fire after the cylinder rotated.

By hang fire, I mean when a round is struck, doesn't fire immediately, and then 10, 20, or 30 seconds or so later does fire.

Is this a real problem?

Has anyone actually experienced a hang fire as I defined it?

Or is this a rare problem that once happened to a guy in 1896, and hasn't happened again to anyone in over 100 years?
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