This is a discussion on Just how RELIABLE is your carry gun? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OreoPuddin That magazine will never touch my gun again... Know what I'm sayin'? No, I don't... Keep it for a range mag ...
Long before I was even semi-knowledgeable about ammo I had my G22 jam up on me a few times during the same range session, FTF if I recall. I'm pretty sure it was unique to the box of ammo I was trying to use up (I can't remember the brand but not one I typically use). I usually stick with WWB at the range. No problems since (1000+ rounds or more).
That was long before I discovered this site and the educational benefits of understanding the "tools of the trade", so to speak.
The G22 is mostly for HD. Primary carry is a 50+ year old S&W M36 Chief's Special. Solid as the day it was made, and I have 100% faith in it's ability to go boom. I remember the first time (to familiarize myself with it) I locked the hammer back and pulled the hair-trigger - wow that was a light pull! Still have the box and pamphlet that came with it. I suspect it might be worth $$$ but it's something of a family heirloom now... has been in the family since new.
Reliability is way overblown.
It's really kind of funny; the more I work around guns, and carry them for reals, the less devoted I am to attaining some kind of mechanical reliability perfection. Call me cynical, but I think it is more psychology than mechanics.
I find it truly ironic that someone who smokes, is overweight, and rides a motorcycle without a helmet would lecture on whether this or that handgun for SD purposes is .000000001% more mechanically reliable. Or run screaming to the gunstore to unload their SD piece because they heard somewhere, on the internets, that it had a reputation for crapping the bed under XYZ conditions.
But I admittedly have a high risk lifestyle, and think I have a different perspective on things.
120mm, I've thought the same thing. Fat ass wanna be commandos lecturing others on how THEIR gun is the best, yet couldn't run 50 yards before dropping dead. That next double cheeseburger, 12 pack of Miller High Life and/or pack of smokes is MUCH more likely to kill those fatties dead than having a firearm malfunction at the "time of need"...which will, statistically speaking, probably NEVER come...same for the vast majority of everyone else who carries...
Neither Glock (30 and 21sf) has ever FTF, excepting the one time I tried a new hold method. The instructor told us to try a high hold with the dominant thumb straight and high along the frame. The G30 kept jamming, until I realized that it was my thumb activating the extended slide release!
I felt pretty silly...
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I mostly use Glock 19 and various revolvers.....snubby and other longer barrel versions.....so the answer is....NO.....never had any problems.
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99.99999 it's a revolver - but i do own some auto's too
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Of the guns I have shot at least 400 or 500 rounds out of, my glock 19 qand 26 are the most reliable and so I normally infer that my G30 will be also......I trust my revo's, but I always worry about having enough ammo...not for a spray and pray but in case there are multiple assailants......so for me, my glocks have been that for me.
funny, as an aside...I was talking with a guy the other day about him wanting a 22LR semi...and my Ruger 22/45 has about 1200 rounds through it with -0- issues and about 6 or 7 different types of ammo....and that is sayin a lot for a 22...he was asking if it would be "okay" for self defense for the "home gun"...of course I said no, but I also added it would be better than nothing and quite honestly, I can fire 10 change the mag and do 10 more "really accurately for me" better than most of my other guns.....which makes you think maybe it would be suffiecient....sans the stopping power discussion!
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Get a Glock, M&P or XD...... All are dependable and I would bet my life on any of the three.
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S&W 3913 Never had an issue. No stovepipes, jams, feed it just about anything.Just had my Trijicon sights redone. I would think a high quality Colt 45 would do the same job. I prefer stainless, due to the sweat factor.
It is a Glock. So I trust it completely.
My G27 is just Glock Perfect!
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I carry the Ruger SR9c, and I'll say that I WILL WITHOUT HESITATION trust my life to this weapon.