This is a discussion on Tough Guns within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I always find these discussions amusing. I am no expert when it comes to weapons, nor have I owned every one out there. In my ...
I always find these discussions amusing. I am no expert when it comes to weapons, nor have I owned every one out there. In my very short years of experiance I have had one weapon malfunction on me. A 1970's .22 baretta pistol had the tip of the Ejector break off and it would stovepipe every 15 or 20 rounds.
In my humble and often wrong opinion 99% of firearms out there will function reliably and will handle lots of abuse. With the caviat that you take decent care of them. The only time (knock on wood) Ive had malfunctions was a random breakage on the OLD beretta or shooting someone elses light reloads that would fte. (which I consider an ammunition malfunction as the weapon did what it is supposed to)
Glock 17 = 10k+ rounds
SIGMA sw9ve = 3000+ rounds
10/22 = Only god knows
870 12ga= 2000+ rounds
Ber. Mod 70 2000+ rounds
ar15= 5000+ rounds
SA 1911 Milspec 3000+ rounds
On topic. I would choose the Glock. It is the only one that I have Truly abused in daily carry. (back in the bouncing days) It's had beer, soda, water, smoke machine liquid, Drywall shavings, sawdust, sand, grass, gravel, fish guts, and almost every other imaginable substance that could possibly get on your pants thrown at it. It never malfunctioned for me once. I keep a cleaning kit in the car incase one of mine does get dropped in the mud.
Do I have the confidence that It would shoot if it had to? Absolutly. Would I knowingly carry a "dirty" weapon? Heck no. (that was beaten out of me as a younger child) :P
Looking forward to the day when I have the cash to purchase an XD just so I can give it a shot.
I vote Glock
“You come at me with a sword and with a spear. But I come at you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you". 1 Samuel 17, 45-46
Been shooting/carrying since '57. Qual'd with and carried G 17 for years. Now retired - home/range/camper piece=XD45.
EDC ccw Colt defender. 'nuff-said!
I.C.E.?? dial 1 911 !!!