Failure to feed is a pretty rare problem which is also difficult to identify. I didn’t understand what happened first times when I experienced it. You feel that you hit something when you push forend forward trying to feed another round and when you check what happened you see a shotshell on a carrier and everything looks normal.

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Unusual Malfunction on Semiauto Shotgun

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Unusual Malfunction on Semiauto Shotgun
Unusual Malfunction on Semiauto Shotgun

Primer fell off and blocked the fired shell. Shooter used reloaded ammunition. That is why you need to be careful when you reload your shotgun ammunition. I am not sure what was the problem but it happened several times. Maybe it was problem with primers, maybe too much powder.

That is why I love pump action shotguns, they are more reliable.

Remington 870 is the most dependable shotgun in the world but it also can have malfunctions. The faster you fix malfunctions the better. This is extremely important in home defense situation when every moment can cost a life.

Knowing and being familiar with common Remington 870 malfunctions is priceless and extremely important. This post will help you understand what can happen with your shotgun and will help you fix malfunctions fast.

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