A Revolver Can Jam?

A Revolver Can Jam?

Talking about how it IS possible for a revolver to jam. It CAN happen people.


  1. Soli Deogloria on April 26, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Boolit creep too. 🤔

  2. Mark Pelenytschka on April 26, 2023 at 3:48 am

    learned something new today

  3. Randall Kelley on April 26, 2023 at 3:52 am

    well honestly i have had broken hammer nipple, broken hammer main spring, case head under the extractor star. now this is with multiple guns at about 81,289 rds. so to me all is relative to use. its just part of the equipment maintenance program. revolvers have their place, am recuperating from shoulder surgery, (like ouch), and cant use an auto. so there you go…

  4. Umbra Therios on April 26, 2023 at 3:53 am

    of course a revolver can jam. it’s not magic. it’s just rarer, and it doesn’t mean a revolver is a bad gun either.

    As with any gun, it you don’t maintain it, inspect the ammo and take care of it… it will cause issues. think of it like a person. if you abuse a person, that person will most likely start hating you, same for a gun, if you don’t take care of it and even if you simply just don’t inspect your ammo and feed it good ammo without defects it will "hate" you and throw you a middle finger by jamming, kinda like how a person will punch you… or something.

    Really like this video though. it is eye-opening.

  5. Turbo Power on April 26, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Good info bro.

  6. Robert Sr. on April 26, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Don’t use “reloaded ammunition” for defensive carry , you don’t have to close the cylinder all the way to check your ammo ,load the cylinder ,, push the cylinder in until you feel resistance , which would be the recoil shield , but the cylinder will still turn because it’s not “locked “ in , simply point the weapon in a safe direction , and turn the cylinder , it should freely spin , I carry a model 49 Smith and this is how the armorer from the local P.D. recommend it when a revolver is carried. Very good video !

  7. Desiree Bach on April 26, 2023 at 3:56 am

    It happens to one of my revolvers, an old .22lr, but the cartridges are okay, sometimes a case is pushed back into the rear gap and it jams, i think there’s a chamber too wide and some cartridges don’t expand enought, so they’re pushing backwards. Has anyone had the same problem?

  8. Alex Resa on April 26, 2023 at 3:56 am

    So many murderers watched this lol

  9. bt465 on April 26, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Informative. But dude cocking and decocking the gun like that ? U really suggest doing that ?

  10. R C Nelson on April 26, 2023 at 3:57 am

    This is good to know, but it sounds more like a ammo problem than anything related to revolvers themselves.

  11. Sean You Know Who on April 26, 2023 at 4:02 am

    WWB in 38 Special + P did this to my GP100. No WWB for me.

    Also, why I clean my gun after every trip to the range. Don’t want burnt powder to tighten the gaps even more making it easier to lock up.

  12. Ken Frievalt on April 26, 2023 at 4:03 am

    I never heard what your talking about.

  13. Moist Existence on April 26, 2023 at 4:04 am

    No gun is jam resistant. The revolver is the closest to it.

  14. Mike R on April 26, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Also keep track of the trigger screw on older revolvers, sometimes they loosen just enough to throw mechanics off and cylinder gets stuck.
    Happened to my older Colt d.s.

  15. shinobi1kenobi75 on April 26, 2023 at 4:07 am

    I had an issue with a clean and pristine security six a couple of months ago. It got tighter and tighter through the first six rounds. It shook my confidence a bit as I could not determine the cause. It was a diferent brand of ammo from my usual and I think this may have been the cause. Thank you for this informative video.

  16. angel parrilla on April 26, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Came here cause of a rdr2 arguement. I was saying if the gun doesnt jam or break, why bother adding a maintenance system and then I wonder how do revolvers jam.

  17. Travis Smith on April 26, 2023 at 4:10 am

    It still shows that the mechanism in revolvers are still pretty good and that the primary source of issues arises from ammo manufacturing (poorly seated primer, bad crimp). As always, be certain of all aspects of your weapon and take nothing for granted. As for me, I’m still leaning towards the revolver camp.

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  19. Lat's Lounge on April 26, 2023 at 4:12 am

    1:35 I thought for sure he was gonna let a round off into the side of the house. yikes on the discipline

  20. a ectoman on April 26, 2023 at 4:13 am

    This is very helpful. I have had this happen on several occasions with one of the guns which I carry for self defense (at the range). I did not realize what the source of the problem was. Thank you.

  21. Hero 3000 on April 26, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Had this happen to me yesterday at the range. Freaked me out for a second.

  22. Matthew on April 26, 2023 at 4:15 am

    I understand your point but it goes to show that even then revolvers wont really jam, what you said in the video was a fault in the ammunition which is pretty straightforward with any firearm to inspect the ammunition and make a judgment if it is safety fire because that is the same principle back during the 60s of the Vietnam War when the first generation of m-16s were issued out they were notoriously unreliable and the reason behind that was that ammunition that they were given in the field that were faulty because of a surplus gun powder composite. The firearm worked fine. But 9 times out of 10 if you jammed a revolver I’d wager you were setting out to do so.


  23. Scott D on April 26, 2023 at 4:16 am

    The forcing cone gap is way, way tighter.

  24. InlinePaul on April 26, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Thanks for making this video. Excellent advice.

  25. Kluper1 on April 26, 2023 at 4:23 am

    very good point across!

  26. Gil Z on April 26, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Wow, thanks for sharing, life saving info.

  27. M.L. Miller on April 26, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Great review. Very informative.
    Any thumbs-down are from unappreciative idiots.

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  30. Ed Tapia on April 26, 2023 at 4:27 am

    my cal .22 gets stuck even without ammo. I think it has something to do with the ridges on the barrell

  31. Roger Miller on April 26, 2023 at 4:28 am

    I had this happen to a Taurus 38 special

  32. banjogordo on April 26, 2023 at 4:28 am

    A different jamming issue can occur at the barrel end of the cylinder. This has happened to me twice. My 357 Magnum when using a light bullet weight of 90 grains with full powder charge can cause an unfired cartridge in the cylinder to unseat the bullet from its case. This results in the bullet moving forward from its case thus protruding from the cylinder slightly. With continued firing of the pistol the protruding bullet tip becomes locked tightly against the barrel forcing cone causing a jam with the cylinder, hammer and trigger tightly locked. This is a cartridge failure caused by heavy recoil. Sometimes its cheap ammunition with a poor crimp and sometimes name brand ammunition. The poor crimp can be one problem but the lightweight bullet weight means a shorter bullet with less case surface area to hold the bullet in position. Heavy recoil and limp wristing are obvious factors in this revolver jam scenario. For personal defense I buy expensive well crimped ammunition avoiding light grain weight bullets . No one believes a revolver will jam . . . until it happens to you.

  33. Goddess1Princess on April 26, 2023 at 4:30 am

    then check your ammo
    and clean your gun properly
    if you find a issue get it fixed (manufacture problem)
    to me this solves 99.9% of problems

  34. chebon jimenez on April 26, 2023 at 4:31 am

    I’ve had that happen only once with reloaded ammo I bought

  35. Silent Space on April 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Some good tips thanks. Revolvers probably have fewer stoppages than semi autos but when they do they go down hard, like need tools to fix where most semi auto are cleared with a mag change and running the slide or just a rack. It actually kind of the same deal with AK and AR malfunctions. All in all it don’t matter that much as the are all very reliable platforms with quality makes and models.

  36. SiFiFreak on April 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Wow you fill your gun with kids. That’s hardcore. 🤣🤣🤣

  37. Larry on April 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Best tips for wheelguys

  38. GLOCK 19 HCR2 on April 26, 2023 at 4:33 am

    wow. well done and thank you

  39. J Scott Upton on April 26, 2023 at 4:34 am

    I think that may be what’s happening to my Rossi 351 and my Taurus m605 which, after years of storage, I took to the range in case BLM or Antifa comes a knockin’.

  40. Mark W on April 26, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I horked up the action on my S&W Model 66 by shooting it so much while it was hot. Gunsmith and $45 later, back to normal, sort of.

  41. a ectoman on April 26, 2023 at 4:36 am

    I recently went to the range and was firing .357 target (FMJ) ammo: loading only one shot at a time and alternating the dominant hand with each shot. To my surprise, after one such firing – only one, but with no forewarning – the cylinder release button jammed tightly and would not release the cylinder; nor would the cylinder turn. Ultimately, it took me nearly 4 minutes of pushing the release button before it finally did its job. In a life threatening emergency on the street, my only practical recourse would have been to draw my other concealed carry gun, which incidentally is also a .357 revolver, and hope that it would not jam .

    The other 24 rounds which I fired caused no more problems, so I presume that the issue was with that specific cartridge. Also, I’ve had problems with this particular revolver becoming jammed for the same reason that you’ve explained so well in this video. However, my other revolver – of the same manufacture and model – has been totally free of jams/failures to fire.

    If you have an opinion on my experience please share it. Thank you. (You are right about visually checking the self defense ammo for the day too.)

  42. mike cool on April 26, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Yes it can happen i know. it started when i fired .38 specials and i do believe the youngster at the range gave me reloads. I called ruger and was told that could do it but before i send it in, to clean real good behind the ejector star.a little oil and no reloads and sure enough, no jams since.

  43. Douglas Duke on April 26, 2023 at 4:39 am

    Is that the reason in movies and TV shows they would spin the cylinder ? is that to see if the cylinder would spin freely?

  44. tires2burn on April 26, 2023 at 4:40 am

    It happened to me once. Only once. I run my finger around the cylinder now to check for high primers.

  45. craig keth on April 26, 2023 at 4:40 am

    I got a Rossi snub nose 357 magnum. I used pmp round. The rounds opened up from recoil. and jamed my revolver as the round could not turn past the barrel. I switched to different ammo so far no more issues. Now using s@b.

  46. Tom Smith on April 26, 2023 at 4:40 am

    And if I place a .32 ACP round into a 9 mm chamber the pistol will not function. This vid has no point.

  47. Kipper White on April 26, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Kudo’s on gun choice Ruger is Top Drawer TY 4 video 😉

  48. Airplane Builder on April 26, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Wow! Thanks for the info.

  49. Noah sagutch on April 26, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Thanks I don’t think I will own a gun maybe in the future but nice to know

  50. Utah county Picazo's page on April 26, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Guess what don’t be cheap buy good ammunition and the design is flawless