• How to Clear a Loaded Handgun Chamber

    Did you know that taking the loaded magazine out of a handgun does not necessarily mean that the gun is unloaded? If the handgun has already been 

    How to Safely Check a Handgun Chamber for Rounds

    The first thing you should do before checking the chamber of a handgun is to remove the

    magazine. This is because you must pull the slide back in order to verify that the chamber is indeed empty, and you want to avoid inadvertently chambering a round. Once the magazine has been removed, you still want to be sure that your trigger finger is, well, nowhere near the trigger. 

    Pull the slide back and lock it all the way to the rear of the gun and, with the gun pointed in a safe direction, perform a visual and physical inspection of the chamber to verify that it is empty. You should also verify that there is nothing in the hole where ammunition is fed to the chamber from the magazine, in order to be one hundred percent sure that the gun is clear of rounds. If you notice that there is a round in the chamber still upon inspection, there are safe methods of removal. 

    Clearing a Loaded Round From the Chamber

    Clearing a loaded round from the chamber of a handgun is pretty simple, but you should still be cautious while doing it. All you need to do is pull the slide or action back, and any rounds in the chamber should pop out. Be sure that the magazine is removed from the gun when doing this, as you will only be loading up another round if you pull the slide back with a full magazine.

    Once the loaded round has been cleared from the chamber, you should still perform multiple visual and physical inspections of the chamber, as we described earlier, to verify for certain that the weapon is unloaded and ready for storage, repairs, or whatever it is you plan to do with it while it is not being used. 

    Conceal Your Handgun With a Clipdraw Gun Clip

    Do you have a permit to carry a concealed firearm? Are you seeking an alternative to traditional holsters? Look no further than the Clipdraw gun clip. We’re all about safety and discreteness at Clipdraw, and our innovative gun clips allow for both of those factors when you are concealed carrying. Find a Clipdraw gun clip that’s compatible with your handgun today! 

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  • 4 Components of a Cartridge

    Julianna Crowder 4 Components of a Cartridge

    4 Components of a Cartridge

    There are several different words used to describe ammunition: bullets, shells, projectiles, rounds, shot, slugs, cartridges, munitions, etc.  In reality anything can be used as ammunition, whether it be a stone you are throwing or words you are using in an argument. In the world of firearms it is most commonly referred to in the informal context as “ammo.”  Many people call them bullets, which to some is like nails on a chalkboard because the correct term for firearms ammunition is “cartridge.” Here is a quick reference for you:

    The 4 components of an ammo cartridge are the case, primer, powder, and bullet.

    Casing: The container that holds all the components together. The case can be made of brass, steel, or copper for pistols and rifles. Shotgun “shells” are a plastic case, with the base covered in a thin brass covering.

    Primer: The primer is an explosive chemical compound that ignites the gunpowder when struck by a firing pin. Primer may be placed either in the rim of the case (rimfire) or in the center of the base of the case (centerfire).

    Powder: The gunpowder is an explosive consisting of a powdered mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal.

    Bullet: The projectile typically made of metal containing lead, cylindrical and pointed, that is expelled from the barrel.

    Source: Julianna Crowder