Originally Posted by p35bhp55
Did you ever try to load it by pulling the slide back and accidently lift up? Another slide disassembly disarm.
I know what you're saying. Their design can get a little tricky. It became annoying going shooting and having to carry a ten penny nail to pop out a shell that's stuck in the barrel. One, or two shots gummed things up enough to make it difficult for the shell casing to come out. Even if the shell flew out it took too long to disengage the barrel, then close it and then pull back the slide to chamber another round. It was a suicide gun where self defense was concerned.
I know there are many people out there that have the 21A and Tomcat. They are well made and look good too, but have a design flaw where SD is concerned. When plinking it at least won't get you hurt. No one likes someone they don't know like myself knocking their gun. I understand that, but being ret LE it's SD and not target shooting that concerns me and dependability and ease in firing and repeat shots when using their weapon is so very important.
My NAA Guardian .32 replaced my Beretta over 10 years ago. It is a larger and being SS a heavier gun, but hands down is the better round, especially when loaded with Federal Hydra Shoks. I've fired quite a few rounds through it of various ammo manufacturers without a single ftf. This is my experience and others have to choose what best for them.