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Key Guns

Dating all the way back to at least the 17th century, there has been evidence of key guns used by jailers. The keys were filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door.

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Jams

All firearms can experience some sort of malfunction but the cause can vary. Whether it be faulty ammo, damaged magazines, limp wristing, heavily fouled action, wrong gas setting, the possible reasons can be one or more of those things. Definitely takes the fun out of range days but even more important is the fact you never want a  malfunction to occur in a self defense situation. (GRH)

Extraction

Members of a U.S. Marine Special Operations Team and Republic of Korea SEALs to move to extraction point falling on to air assault exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gay / Released )

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RIMPAC

Members of a Marine Special Operations Team medically extract Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Zachary Faltys, assigned to Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, during a personnel evasion and recovery drill with during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

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The Rare Prescott Magazine pistol,

Manufactured by the Prescott Pistol Company of Hatfield, Massachusetts, the Prescott Derringer was a rare repeating derringer produced in 1875.  A break top design, a tubular magazine located below the barrel held six cartridges.  When the pistol was opened, an ejector automatically ejected spent casings.  A loading mechanism also readied a new cartridge from the magazine.  When the pistol was closed the cartridge was seated into the chamber.

Prescott’s loading mechanism was iffy at best, and was prone to malfunction and failure.  As a result few were made.  It is estimated that only around 100 were produced and sold.

Drop off…

A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team and Republic of Korea SEALs almost rope from at MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter Helicopter Combat Squadron Assigned to (HSC) 14 falling on to air assault exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 The world's Largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC Provides a unique opportunity workout that helps foster and sustain the Participants cooperative relationships are critical to did Ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participating in RIMPAC are. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gay / Released)

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