Do you trust a gun for carry after it fails on the range?

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    Do you trust a gun for carry after it fails on the range?

    If your carry gun fails at the range do you trust it enough to carry with you? It was fixed by the company and taking to the range tomorrow to put 50 rounds downrange but i just have an uneasy feeling about it now.

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    No confidence in it.............get rid of it.

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    Depends on the gun because all equipment fails at some point

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    That's a 'depends' question...
    What was the failure, minor mechanical glitch that can be fixed and retested, bad ammo, or you?
    Anything mechanical can have a failure. Minor failures do not necessarily mean throw the gun away.OMO
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    Depends on the failure, but barring a catastrophic failure, yes. And I have, but then I got smart and got a glock. Ok, ok I'm mostly kidding, not a complete glock fanboy.
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    Bought it new in september 2012 extractor broke after 100 rounds

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    Agree with everyone else here, it's a big maybe. Depends on the failure, and the fix. I can understand the hesitancy, but if it is truly fixed and proves reliable I would carry it.
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    Everything fails someday. What caused it to fail , was it fixed correctly. If a weapon fails because it was dirty do you throw it out?
    If spring breaks do throw the gun out. No you replace it . Research if it is an on going issue or a freak thing and get back to shooting.

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    I had a design-induced failure with my M1911 Kimber, and never carried it again. I drove down to Vance's in Columbus later that day and bought a gen4 Glock 19, and have carried it ever since. I have since added a highly-modified Glock 17 3rd generation to the line-up. I have never experienced a failure with either of them.
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    Depends, like everybody said. What was the failure? How many times did it "fail"?

    If you sent it back to the manufacturer and they fixed it, it's probably good. Most times that I've heard of a gun being fixed and sent back it's usually good to go. If you still don't trust it after putting some rounds downrange, go to a qualified gunsmith and have him take a look and check it out for you.

    If necessary, keep shooting it til you gain confidence back. If you don't trust it, don't carry it. Hopefully you have a backup that you can carry in the mean time.

    But seriously, I'd find the best gunsmith in your area and go see him about the gun.
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    Personally no, it'd be sold. You have to have complete faith in a wep that you defend your life with, period.

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    Not really a normal malfunction for the extractor to break after 100 rounds, so proceed with
    caution. Could be the predecessor to a major failure.

    What kind of gun is it that had an extractor failure at 100 rounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    Not really a normal malfunction for the extractor to break after 100 rounds, so proceed with
    caution. Could be the predecessor to a major failure.

    What kind of gun is it that had an extractor failure at 100 rounds?
    taurus 738 perfect little pocket gun but I think its going to get replaced with a ruger. It snapped right off

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    Any manufacturer can have a bad part slip through the cracks. Many manufacturers have design issues, especially with new model guns, until the kinks get worked out.

    That said, some makers seem to have more than their fair share of issues...and Taurus is one of them. I do indeed see a Ruger in your future.
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    If it would have been any other major manufacturer, I would have said to run 300 rounds downrange.
    I'd sell it.
    Personally, I havn't the faith to get a semi auto from The Bull.
    We have a model 85 in the family new in about '90.
    It has run well, with 400 rounds or so through it.
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