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75 Remington 102 gr Golden Spears: 3 failures to feed completely: Slingshotting the slide fully seated the rounds, fixed the problem. These occurred with my 10 year old boy, his 1st time pistol shooting. So I attribute these to limpwristing.

1 failure to fire in which the gun did not cock, or, the trigger malfunctioned and would not trip the trigger, just a spongy trigger. Racking the slide and clearing the unfired round fixed the problem.

While my 10 year old was fiirng with a two hand grip, I was standing directly behind him, my head just above his, (actually helping him hold the gun sometimes), and I was getting hit with ejected brass coming straight back over his head. I'm accustomed to taking all kinds of hot brass hits from standing in parallel line with other LEO's shooting/qualifying over the years. But I must say this little LCP shoots out the brass harder than anything I've ever gotten hit with before - took some good hits to the face and eye area.

So, I imagine that when drawing and hip/point shooting, like in a real sd, the shooter is going to be getting pelted in the face and possibly in the eyes pretty good. I doubt that in a real situation it would be much of a distraction. But in training I definitely recommend eye protection because this LCP ejects the brass with real authority!
 

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I'm concerned about that failure to fire/spongy trigger and/or failure to cock, on a round that had been fully fed and was fully chambered. That occurred when I was shooting. My wife, who besides me, will be carrying the LCP the most, didn't have any problems, but the kick surprised her. So it was a good orientation all around.

Anyway it was good training for my boy to learn the, "Tap (mag), Rack (slide) and Fire" routine to keep the lead flying.
 

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I'm concerned about that failure to fire/spongy trigger and/or failure to cock, on a round that had been fully fed and was fully chambered. That occurred when I was shooting. My wife, who besides me, will be carrying the LCP the most, didn't have any problems, but the kick surprised her. So it was a good orientation all around.

Anyway it was good training for my boy to learn the, "Tap (mag), Rack (slide) and Fire" routine to keep the lead flying.
excellent training, indeed.
 
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