Originally Posted by bountyhunter
Just making a point, and I can't remember a PPC league night where we only had one auto "problem" on the night. A lot of nights we have multiple problems at every stage and that's with only six different guns. Even on our bullseye league where most all of us shoot Ruger Mk II's, we have tons of jams, misfeeds, fail to extract, etc. Most from weak ammo but that really is the whole point I was making:
An auto has a VERY LONG list of excuses it can use to not work at any given time, revolvers list is a LOT shorter.
People who think auto loaders are more reliable than revolvers are not hooked to reality.
I prefer auto loaders for the reduced recoil they produce. Bear in mind I
am a range shooter, but I carefully strip, clean, and lube my pistols after
every range visit, so I don't think you'd want to chance being
a BG if and when I ever had to shoot because my life were threatened.
I put my confidence on not being in a bad situation, staying
alert, and being willing to bug out at the first sign of trouble.
My CC is merely a last-ditch defense...
...that said, I haven't found a better system for carry safety than
my Beretta 92, with the DA and de-cocker.