FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: GeneralCan a gun discharge without pulling the trigger?
Jason Flores asked 7 hours ago

4 Answers
Jordan Staff answered 7 hours ago

There are a few ways that a gun can discharge without the trigger being pulled:

  • One is if the gun has an internal malfunction that causes it to fire on its own.
  • Another is if something external to the gun, like a piece of debris or another object, hits the trigger and causes it to fire.
  • Also, there is always the possibility of user error, like accidentally dropping or bumping the gun in such a way that the trigger is activated.

Of course, any time a gun fires unexpectedly, there is potential for serious injury or even death. That’s why it’s important to regularly maintain your firearms and make sure they are in good working order. You should also practice good safety habits when handling guns, like always keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and keeping your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.

If you have any concerns that your gun might be discharged unexpectedly, or if you’ve ever experienced an accidental discharge, please contact a qualified gunsmith or firearms instructor for further assistance.

Can a gun discharge without pulling the trigger?

Olson Staff answered 7 hours ago

There are a few ways that a gun can discharge without pulling the trigger.

  • If the gun is dropped or jarred in such a way that the hammer or firing pin hits the primer of the cartridge. If the primer is struck hard enough, it will ignite the powder and discharge the round.
  • If something falls on the gun or if it’s subject to an extreme change in temperature (like being exposed to fire), which can cause structural damage that causes the unintentional discharge.
  • In addition, some guns have what’s called an ” incredibly light trigger,” which means that even slight pressure on the trigger can cause discharge.
  • And then certain types of defects can cause a gun to go off without the trigger being pulled, like a hairline crack in the firing pin.

Result: it’s always important to handle firearms with care and to keep them in good working condition to avoid accidental discharge.

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Ivan Staff answered 7 hours ago

Yes, a gun can discharge without pulling the trigger.

This can happen if the gun is dropped or if it is struck by something hard enough to cause the firing pin to hit the primer. It can also happen if there is a manufacturing defect that causes the firing pin to stick in the forward position. When this happens, even a small bump can cause the gun to fire.

Can a gun discharge without pulling the trigger?

Lewis Staff answered 7 hours ago
Yes. This can happen if the gun is dropped, if it’s involved in a fire, or if something jams the trigger mechanism. Most guns have safety mechanisms to prevent this from happening, but it’s always possible for an accident to occur. If you’re handling a gun, be sure to follow all safety procedures to minimize the risk of an accidental discharge.