Flaw in Firearm Design Leads to Dangerous Failure

Firearms Expert WitnessThis case takes place in New Jersey and involves a woman who suffered a significant injury to her hand when shooting a pistol’s. Several years after she initially purchased gun, the woman took the revolver target shooting. She gripped the revolver with her left hand on the pistol’s grip and her right hand wrapped around his left hand as shown on the gun’s safety & instruction manual. The woman fired the weapon once and, immediately after firing, noticed a sharp pain in both of her hands. She began bleeding profusely from her injuries, which were caused by a mechanical defect that caused the weapon to leak gasses from the chamber during firing.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Do you have extensive experience as a firearms design expert/engineer? - Please explain.
  • 2. Do you have knowledge of how an improperly designed barrel - cylinder gap can cause injury?
  • 3. Please explain your experience working on similar cases?

Expert Witness Response E-009182

I am the founder of an engineering firm specializing in firearms design, engineering and training. We have extensive experience helping firearms manufacturers develop new and revolutionary products worldwide. This is a case that I believe that I can help with as I do have knowledge of how an improperly designed barrel -cylinder gap can cause injury.


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