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CareerWhat to do if your semi-automatic firearm malfunctions.
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Did the firearm discharge?
YES
Is the spent casing stuck in the ejection port?
NO
Failure to feed. Make sure the magazine is seated, and rack the action. If that doesn't work remove the magazine clear the obstruction, and keep shooting.
 
 

NO


YES






OK, first wait at least 10 seconds in case of a hang-fire. Remove the magazine. Then SLOWLY open the action and remove the case.
Failure to extract.Remove the magazine, clear the obstruction, and keep shooting.
If problems persist make sure that the firearm is cleaned, and lubricated properly. If problems still persist take the firearm to a gunsmith.
 
 









Is the bullet still in the case?
YES
Probably a bad round, throw it away and keep shooting. Invest in better ammunition in the future.
 
 
 

NO








Do NOT load another round, you have experienced a squib. The primer went off, but the powder did not burn. The bullet is likely stuck in the barrel. .
 
 
 
 









Take the firearm to a gunsmith to remove the bullet or use a cleaning rod to try to remove the bullet from the barrel.