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The word ‘squib’ is used in other applications, but for the purpose of this article the term is known and used in relation to firearms. A typical round of ammunition is made up of four components, the outer casing or shell, the primer, the gun powder, and the projectile or bullet. This will only be a general outline of production; When these components are assembled at the factory in mass production, the primer goes into the casing, the casing moves to the next step where a measured charge of gun powder is funneled into the casing, then the casing is moved to the next position where the bullet is seated. Next they are all boxed and sent to the store for you , the consumer.

In the event of a squib load………

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3 Responses to “#Gun Sense 6, Squib load ? You better understand the danger.”

  • Linda Shewchuk says:

    Thank you for this timely reminder to never take any moment for granted when shooting !

  • Another thing to consider after experiencing a squib load. If they are home reloads chances are good that because one round didn’t have powder in it there is a good chance that another round may have a double charge. If you experience a squib load you should not continue with the same box of ammo. They should be taken home and pulled to confirm there is not a round with a double charge of powder.
    Better safe than sorry !!!

  • Mark Shean says:

    Good point John. People who reload should pay strict attention to what they are doing, instead of that game on TV while they reload…

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