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*WATCH* The Dreaded Squib Load

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I’m not sure how I missed this post on Embrace The Recoil’s Instagram page, but I did. Old or new, it’s always worth a share to show what a squib load looks like and how to tell if that’s what just happened to you.

The video above is from YouTube and shows two different squib loads, and also gives some information on what a squib load actually is.

By definition;

squib load, also known as a squib roundpop and no kick, or just a squib, is a firearm malfunction in which a fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck. This type of malfunction can be extremely dangerous, as failing to notice that the projectile has become stuck in the barrel may result in another round being fired directly into the obstructed barrel, resulting in a catastrophic failure of the weapon’s structural integrity.

If something doesn’t seem right, ALWAYS check your firearm. This includes the barrel. With your firearm unloaded, use a cleaning rod to see if any obstruction is in the barrel.

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The video below is the one I referenced earlier from Embrace The Recoil, and his quick-thinking stopped the shooter from trying to fire another round. Give it a look and listen below:

***Important Post*** VOLUME UP 🔊. We actually got a squib round on video today. This is the 5th one l’ve seen in the last few months. This was NOT reman ammo. It’s ammo made by a huge manufacturer. It can happen with any ammo from any company. I had one and because of @landersweaponsystems I knew what it was. So I made a post when I had mine. That post got me two DM of it saving people from their squibs. So tag a friend, reshare the video, let’s spread the word. Luckily we caught this one right away. If you don’t and you tap, rack you can blow your gun up, hurt your hand/face, or people around you. Sounds like the old cap guns you use to play with. It’s a unique sound. @ro_edc caught it perfectly while slaying plates at 25 yds. Yea that’s me yelling, I don’t mess with squibs 😂 #gun #guns #travel #pistol #rifle #ccw #cpl #glock19 #pa #letfreedomring #tatargets #pewpew #suppressor #gunlife #michigan #grandrapids #america #pewpew #gopro #rifles #squib #squibround #ammo #misfire #pistols #reloads @truexodus @carrytrainer @thesheepdogdefenseproject @gunsdaily @sickguns @glockinc @glockfeed @2alpha2quit Thank you @finesthourllc for the video.

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About Brandon Curtis | View all posts by Brandon Curtis

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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