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I have an auto and it always fired. 6 28.57%
I have an auto and experienced a fail to fire. 8 38.10%
I have a revolver and it always fired. 3 14.29%
I have a revolver and experienced a fail to fire. 4 19.05%
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:37 AM   #11
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I have had many semi autos and revolvers, i have never had any malfunctions with a revolver, out of all my semi auto's i have had 2 that were crap, on of them would fail to eject almost every round, the second would fail to feed, fail to fire, and fail to eject and double feed almost every other round. both of the guns were shot using 5 or more types of ammo with no better performance. Only semi i have never had a problem out of is my XD 9 and my Glock 23.



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Only semi i have never had a problem out of is my XD 9 and my Glock 23.
that cause xd rocks


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Old 08-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #13
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No vote here. I have both autos and revolvers that have never failed me and the ones that do either get fixed to 100% or they leave swiftly. But reality is that if you own enough guns and shoot thousands of rounds of ammo through them you wiill see just about anything fail at some point...

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Last week I was at the range and while firing rounds, my semi experienced some sort of feed issue, leaving the next round in my SA .45 stuck. The lady at the range said she had never seen one stuck as vertically as that one was. She couldn't get it unjammed either and we had to get one of the guys to do it.

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It is usually related to ammo problems though.
Yup, the only problematic auto i've had is a .22 target pistol. I've never had a revolver FTF that i recall, except my BP Remington replica (bad cap). Of course, i only own a couple of revolvers. The GP100 has NEVER failed me.
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I consider a FTF as a failure to feed, and a FTE as a failure to eject, and have experienced both.
The only time I ever had a chambered round fail to fire, was in a .22 with some Remington ammo.

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The GP100 has NEVER failed me.
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I have had and seenFalures to Fire in both platforms. The single biggest facor was ammo. If not ammo related;

Revolver - mechanical problem that usually requires Armorer/Gunsmith to fix. (Rare)

Semi-Auto - Fouled firing pin chennel is the second most common, followed by worn out main/striker spring.

A well maintained, properly fed quality handgun should never experience a failure like this.

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I've had numerous FTEs and FTFs during my 1911A1 break -in
None, now that it's broken in, and properly lubed.

DE, jam, jam,jam. It doesn't like low power or WWB ammo.
(but the cheap stuff makes a hilarious fireball)
Shoots high end stuff very dependably.

Beretta 92s, never a jam between them, they eat WWB like it's candy.

My High-Standard 22LR-refuses to fire cheap ammo dependably.
Really prefers the CCW, then still duds a round, now and then...

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The six centerfires I've owned have had zero failures. I've only been shooting for a little over 2 years, so this would be a limited study. These are the guns, with approx round counts:

CZ 75b (1500+)
Browning HP (500+)
XD45c (300)
XDm45 (400)
Sig P226 (600)
Kel-Tec PF9 (200)

I had some FTE and stovepipes with a Sig P226 rimfire kit. It was a decent kit, but a little finicky with some bulk ammo. Ran like a champ with mini-mags.

If you make a good choice in gun, mags, ammo, and practice solid shooting habits, there's no reason a semi-auto's reliability can't be way above 99%. And from what I've seen there are a great deal of manufactures who would meet that criteria.



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