You were part of a discussion regarding what to do when your everyday-carry pistol fails to operate as expected. Terms like jams, malfunctions and stoppages were used, but seemed to have different meanings—although the end result seemed to be the same.
In the past few months, I have had the good fortune to acquire two new Mossberg pistols. One is an MC1sc to carry in my pocket and the other is an MC2c I carry concealed in a belt holster. Both are as accurate and reliable as any handgun I’ve shot.
In your extreme-close-quarters-encounter class, you were cautioned that contact shots could cause a handgun to malfunction, and possibly not fire at all, leading to an even graver situation.
The other day I went out and shot up all the defensive ammo I’ve been carrying in my EDC rig for the past 12-plus months, then sat down for a good in-depth cleaning of the pistol and magazines before loading new ammo.
You have learned how to load and unload your new defensive pistol, but what do you do when the gun unexpectedly quits working while you are shooting?