Although many people practice shooting often in the ranges or other safe areas, many do not practice shooting with the ammo they will actually use to defend themselves. This can lead to different results in an actual shooting for defense situation. Many people think that practicing at the range with practice ammo is enough to be ready for a defensive situation, but often the effect the ammo has is much larger than expected. The best solution is to switch out ammo in loaded gun from the home and use it for practice when it is time to replace it. This will ensure you are prepared for anything and that your ammo has not deteriorated.
- When practice shooting, gun owners frequently swap expensive self-defense ammunition for less expensive ammunition.
- This practice results in one self-defense round being repeatedly unchambered and re-chambered. This can damage the round, possibly causing it to fail or even suffer a catastrophic malfunction.
- Shooters should inspect this ammunition for signs of damage and periodically replace it.
“Federal recommends that every time you unchamber your round from your carry gun, that you first inspect the round.”
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