How to clear a 'stove pipe' pistol malfunction (VIDEO)

“There’s a lot of ways to fix this wrong,” says Rod Ryan, president and CEO of Storm Mountain, about a stove pipe jam in a semi-auto handgun.

He shows us the best way to clear the jam and then demonstrates why the other most common way to clear it, is problematic.

Ryan spent more than 20 years combined, active and reserve, in the U.S. military as well as law enforcement. In 1996, he opened Storm Mountain near Keyser, West Virginia. It has grown into a world-renowned training facility for military, law enforcement, counter-terrorism personnel and civilians. It offers comprehensive firearms courses on a regular basis from a highly experienced staff. On-site lodging is available.

I recently took a firearms course there and learned more in three days than all year shooting and watching videos by myself. I asked him if I could film a few of the exercises we practiced and he enthusiastically agreed.

This is the eighth of a series of helpful videos that will be featured on Guns.com in the coming weeks. Let us know what you think.

This video was provided by Wise Men Company.

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