What is a misfire?
So I cleaned the gun thoroughly and lubricated it as well, AND bought different ammunition, I think it was Federal ammo. Anyways, this is somewhat embarrassing. I took a conceal and carry class and I used the Cougar for the firing test portion of the class. I brought the Cougar instead of my H&K P2000 .40 because the Cougar was easier to shoot, meaning I could get bullseyes all day with it whereas my Hekler is a bit harder. Any way, my instructor told me to load the firearm, I did. He told me to disengage the safeties, I did. Then he told me to fire. I pulled the trigger and the gun completely misfired. Didn't do a damn thing. I said "what the hell". He laughed and said "It's because it's a Taurus". I told him no, It's a stoeger, like a Beretta. His exact words were "I wouldn't carry that if I were you".
I sent the gun to Stoeger. I received my gun back with a letter that looked like a 5 year old typed out because the grammar and sentence structure was let's say lacking. It more or less said that the gunsmith fired numerous brands of ammo through it and found no flaws or abnormalities with it whatsoever. One thing it did say was "removed some of the manufacturing burrs"-whatever that means. It said that sometimes with new guns they require a lot of cleaning or something like that. Anyways, on the bright side, when I did get it back I took it out I think once or twice and the gun performed just as it should with no jam ups, misfires or anything. I just couldn't get over what it did and I sold the thing recently. Took about a $200 hit. But since the gun worked just fine the last times I used it, it's not like I put one over on the buyer or anything, I'm not the type of person to dump anything off on anyone else.
In my opinion, a brand new close to $500 gun shouldn't jam up and misfire at all. What if I needed to use it on a threat and it did that, what would I throw it at them?!?! My H&K would never let me down.
What is a misfire?