Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Michigan Firearm FAQ: Will Factory Reload Ammo Cause My Handgun To Malfunction?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Hey Rick, I was trying out my Sig 938 I recently bought second hand (pristine condition) at a local gun shop. It jammed every round using their ammo (re-loads). I thought uh oh. but then my buddy's Glock 26 was jamming on house ammo as well. My question is, have you seen this with house ammo very often?

A: I have seen severe jamming issues with good firearm brands being used with cheap factory reloaded ammo.

To reduce range expenses, I allow my students to shoot factory reloads for class but I do not enthusiastically endorse it. I always suggest spending a few extra dollars for a more enjoyable and less problematic shooting experience with non reloaded factory ammunition.

However, OTOH by the end of the session the student will be a pro at resolving handgun malfunctions. So, a positive can indeed be realized in a non optimal situation.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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