Keep Your Carbine in the Fight

By Yamil Sued
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Keep Your Carbine in the Fight

October 2nd, 2019

11:28 runtime

No matter how high quality your firearm may be, you likely will face a time where you must be ready and capable to clear a malfunction with it. Whether environmental or ammo-based, any gun can experience a mechanical malfunction — and having one of these at the wrong time can be deadly.

Yamil worked with firearms expert Freddie Blish on covering carbine malfunction clearance drills.

I recently had the chance to do some work on the range covering carbine malfunction clearance. I learned the ins and outs of Type 1 (failure to feed or fire), Type 2 (failure to properly eject), Type 3 (failure to extract or a double-feed) and Type 8 (a “bolt-over” misfeed, as in your day just got “8” up) malfunctions.

Understanding how to deal with worst-case scenarios can help ensure you can address them if you face one.

With these hands-on tips, you’ll be prepared for when you might hear that loudest sound in a gunfight — a click when you expect a “bang.” So check out the video above and be prepared.

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Yamil Sued

Yamil Sued

Yamil is a graduate of the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences in Santa Barbara, CA with a Major in Illustration Photography and Color Technology with over 34 years of professional experience. Yamil started his professional relationship with the Shooting Industry in 1995 and has since worked with companies like Springfield Armory, S&W, Glock, FNH USA, Remington, Bushmaster, Bushnell, Leupold, Aimpoint, PWS, Vortex Optics, Cor-Bon Ammunition, ERGO Grips, AmeriGlo Sights, Krause Publications, Comp Tac Victory Gear, The Beta Company, IDPA, MGM Targets, Rainier Ballistics, Rock Castle Shooting Center, SIG Sauer and was a Staff Photographer for Cabela’s in Sidney, NE. Yamil is also a Writer and Photographer for Guns & Ammo, Guns & Ammo SIP's and Gun Digest.

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