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Dead Blow hammer

Dead blow hammer

SK Hand Tool Corporation

A modification of the drop test can be conducted using a dead blow hammer. The shock test is performed as outlined for the drop test with one exception. Instead of dropping the firearm onto the rubber mat, the firearm is struck with the dead blow hammer.

The following applies to both drop testing and shock testing:
  • If the firearm is a double-action type, it should be tested in both single- and double-action modes.
  • If the firearm has an external safety device, it should be tested with the safety engaged. 

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