Handgun Malfunction Clearance 101

Many people feel fearful or frustrated when they experience a handgun stoppage.  This page is here to show you why malfunctions happen, how to safely clear them, and how to help prevent them from occurring.

There are 5 basic types of semi-automatic handgun malfunctions. For an introduction to the basic types, click here. Click on each link below for a video discussion and instructions on how to practice clearing them safely.

Failure to Feed

Failure to Fire

Failure to Extract

Failure to Eject

Double Feed




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