- Feb 24, 2019
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Has any one experienced a chain fire , and what do you think caused it ?
I have witnessed several. Always due to loose caps (#11 on#10 nipples, usually European made guns), or missing caps, when recoil shakes a cap or two off, or when some dumbass decides to load multiple cylinders, but caps them one at a time. I was at a shoot once where the range officer allowed folks to load all, but would only allow one cap at a time, because he was concerned with people moving from one station to the next with loaded guns. It took a bit of persuasion to convince him of the error of his ways. I have never seen a pistol damaged by a chain fire; they are designed so all cylinders have a way out. In many cases, the shooter is unaware that it has taken place until he lines up for the next shotHas any one experienced a chain fire , and what do you think caused it ?