Do you know what a squib is and how to detect one? Check out the two videos below.

A squib is when a round gets lodged in the barrel of a weapon.  This normally occurs because the powder either did not burn off properly or it was never there to being with.  When this happens, the pressure which pushes the bullet through the rifling is not there but the primer does generate enough force lodge it in the barrel.

The user will feel the gun went “off” but it will have a different characteristic in how it sounds (not as loud) and recoil (not as sharp).  It’s important that all shooters understand this can happen to anyone.  Ammunition that isn’t properly stored and reloaded rounds are what puts the shooters at the most risk.

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