A step-by-step primer for fixing pistol malfunctions with a simple tack, ready, ready!

In the upcoming March 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, author Michael Janich takes you through a step-by-step tutorial to solve many semi-automatic jams and problems you can encounter, including the common “stovepipe” and failures to feed. Janich writes, “Regardless of the cause, the remedy is the same: Ensure that the magazine is seated, “roll” the gun outward (putting the palm of your gun hand upward), work the slide to chamber a fresh round and prepare to fire again.”

To learn more and see a precise visual diagram, check out the March 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally December 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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