Yeah James,failures such as that can have deadly............
conseqeunces if you should need to get off a second shot in an emergency.
I had a failure of an opposite sort several years ago when I took my MAB P-15 pistol to the local range to fire off a few.It holds 15 in the mag and 1 in the pipe,I fully loaded it,aimed at the target and squeezed the trigger.
That pistol has what I call a 'disconnect' lever on the sear that the slide runs over every time you fire the gun.It disconnects the trigger from the sear and insures that the weapon only fires one round with each trigger pull.
Unfortunately,the disconnect lever chose that particular moment to fail,when I touched the trigger,the entire 16 rounds unloaded with one trigger pull and it sounded like a machine gun!! Scared the crap out of me but I kept it under control......lol.
When the gun was finished I noticed an eerie silence at the range,everyone on either side of me was looking in my direction with a WTF???? look.The range captain runs over and asks WTF was that all about? "I don't know man,something with the sear f'd up and the gun emptied but it was fun"...lol. "Put it away and don't even think about reloading it..okay"?
I took it to the French gunsmith who originally customized it for me and he machined a new custom lever for me($100) because orig parts were unavailable.
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