Yankee Marshall Explains why Officer Wilson’s Gun Didn’t Go Bang

    Politics of the incident aside, gun guys have been seizing on the testimony that Officer Wilson’s sidearm had two “clicks” before the gun detonated as designed. Some have been assuming that it was light primer strikes or even a bad primer. By the Marshall’s explanation, its something even simpler… the handgun was not in battery.

    I hope that no one is ever in a self-defense situation in extreme close quarters (or even a situation to begin with), but it emphasizes the need for training and understanding of your firearms and their operation in the case of stressful encounters.

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.