Revolvers are good, reliable defensive tools. They are not, however, immune to malfunction. When a revolver malfunctions, it is typically something catastrophic that means the gun is out of the fight. You need to know what those things are and how to identify them, and—if possible—prevent them. Here are a few things that can go wrong with your revolver.

Maintenance Is Key

As with any firearm, good maintenance goes a long way to keeping things serviceable. Care for your revolver as you would care for any other piece of emergency life-saving equipment.