TRB

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AcronymDefinition
TRBTransportation Research Board
TRBTrigger Boards
TRBTransparent Bridging
TRBTroubleshooting
TRBTurbo Mode
TRBTechnical Review Board
TRBThe Radio Bureau (New Zealand)
TRBTeacher Registration Board
TRBTeam Rainbow (various organizations)
TRBTwo-Rowed Barley (grain)
TRBTest Review Board
TRBTechnology Research Branch (National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory; Pittsburgh, PA)
TRBThe Rusty Bucket
TRBTranscoding Resource Blade
TRBTotal Relationship Balance
TRBTap-Rack-Bang (shooting procedure)
TRBTORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) Racing Board (video game forum)
TRBTail Rotor Blades
TRBTheodore Roosevelt Building
TRBTemporal Reference Beamforming
TRBTactics Review Board
TRBTechnical Requirements Baseline
TRBTraining Reentry Body
TRBTactical Range and Bearing
TRBThe Rainier Building (Seattle, Washington)
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Those who carried pistols (with rare exceptions 1911s or Browning Hi-Powers) would do their tap-rack-bang, slapping the magazine to make sure it was seated, working the slide, then getting back to the business at hand.
If you do have a malfunction, though the crucial tap-rack-bang drill may not help, as retracting the slide won't necessarily empty the chamber.
If you get a click instead of a bang, your first reaction should be to work the slide, not just re-stroke the trigger I would think that by now anyone who has ever read this magazine would have the "tap-rack-bang" response just about hard-wired.
If the gun fails to fire, instead of trying to analyze the reason or pulling the trigger again, they recommend the tap-rack-bang drill.
Some may decry the fact that the Solo lacks repeat-strike capability, but trained shooters will default to the old tap-rack-bang routine anyway.
Since most of us have had the "tap-rack-bang" response drilled down nearly to the DNA level, that won't be a problem.
Indeed, there is no malfunction drill that requires a second strike of the hammer; tap-rack-bang is the preferred solution for dud primers.
Though faulty or stubborn primers aren't very common with quality factory ammunition, it's nice to know I can simply hit the trigger again to try to make the gun go bang rather than immediately going into a tap-rack-bang, as a second strike is often all it takes to ignite a fickle primer.
The trigger is not a restrike DA, so if you have a problem with a round, you'll have to do your version of tap-rack-bang to get back to the correct side of the power curve.
(Interestingly enough, the drill used to be called "tap-rack-bang" but that had to be changed after a few cops "banged" a bad guy who surrendered while they were tapping and racking.)