It all started w/me just wanting to confrim you opinon... two hrs later I finally got my scanner working! Still, the attatched pic is what I would call a "dbl feed".gnslngr said:Perhaps in the depths of some ballistics verbage, the double feed is two rounds being fed- but I've always had it referenced as a situation where the extractor/ejector fails to clear the just fired case, while cycling, and as the next round(live)is stripped from the mag, the spent case that was not fully ejected,is "refed" simultaneously, which prevents the the intended live round from reaching a fireable chambering.
Not really. As the slide moves back the spent round hits the ejector and is ejected and then the slide moves forward and strips the next round from the magazine.B.FRANKlin said:Wierd! Never seen anything like that happen except maybe a fired round had a live round dropped on it then stepped on. A "double tap" is when a very modified gun has had the sear (or something else) polished too much and trigger pull/recoil caused the gun to fire twice rapidly before the trigger is released, a very dangerous situation. Looking at the pic says "something isn't right here." The fired round should have been in front of the live one.
Since the gun's bolt/slide is moving forward at the time of the stoppage, it is attempting to re-insert the fired case and a fresh cartridge.double feed means TWO LIVE RDS