Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Squib Loads :: Know What They Are and How to Spot Them

What is a 'squib load'? It is when there is not enough energy behind the projectile to propel it through the barrel. Because of this the bullet will become an obstruction in the barrel. If you do not recognize the squib for what it is and fire another round you will force a catastrophic failure of the weapon a.k.a. KABOOM!

Spotting a squib load is all about being aware and knowing what your firearm is suppose to do. Generally a squib load will emit a small pop with a bit of smoke. Don't 'tap, rack, bang' here; you will be sorry... No particular firearm is more susceptible to a squib than another because it's not the gun's fault. The ammunition you put into the firearms is at fault.

Ruger LCP KABOOM! - Due to squib load

H/T: Gunmart Blog

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