The TOZ-106 is a strange and fascinating little gun with a reputation for being difficult to operate. Well-known in some survivalist circles, this bolt-action shotgun is designed for hunting small game or wilderness defense. However, it also boasts quite a kick, and according to those who own one, it’s not exactly the most dependable of Russian firearms.
Experiencing a hangfire in one is also a terrifying experience.
The recommended strategy to dealing with a suspected hangfire is to simply point the firearm downrange for 60 seconds—or, if you’re in a self-defense scenario, to clear the round and let it detonate outside of the firearm. Following that advice would have avoided the humiliating duck-and-cover attempt seen in this video, so it is very important to recognize hangfires. Otherwise, it could lead to a very foolish way of shooting yourself.
Warning: video contains some profanity… in Russian.