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Firearm Inspection Protocol

Auto-Loading Pistol: Auto-loading Pistol is handed to Inspection Officer locked in open position, with magazine separate.

Inspector

  • Completes Safety Clearance Check
  • Inspects muzzle crown and feed ramp for obstructions or burrs
  • Inspects barrel for obstructions with rod
  • Releases slide with slide stop, locks slide back with stop
  • Releases slide, checks de-cocker or double action only mechanism
  • Checks safety mechanism
  • Inserts magazine to insure seating, pulls back slide to insure that it will lock on an empty magazine, releases magazine to insure freefall
  • Checks trigger pull with gauge
  • Completes Safety Clearance Check
  • Inspects ammunition to insure that it follows regulations
  • Returns Pistol, Ammunition, and Magazine separately

Revolver: Revolver is handed to Inspection Officer with cylinder in open position.

Inspector:

  • Completes Safety Clearance Check
  • Inspects muzzle crown and feed ramp for obstructions and burrs
  • Inspects barrel for obstructions with rod
  • Inspects for free movement of cylinder and depresses ejector rod
  • Closes cylinder, checks that cylinder locks into frame, and locks into alignment with barrel
  • Cocks hammer, checks cylinder turn, and that hammer locks back
  • Releases hammer
  • Checks trigger pull with gauge
  • Opens cylinder
  • Completes Safety Clearance Check
  • Inspects ammunition to insure that it follows regulations
  • Returns Revolver and Ammunition separately

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