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My story - got my first gun at 6 ( 20 ga. Remington semi auto shotgun ). Have loved and used firearms all my life. But I could NEVER keep a .45 Colt-style pistol working. I tried every brand of pistol I could find, many different magazines and meticulous cleaning techniques - all to no avail. Still got jams and stovepipesand failure to feed/fire and/or extract. So I gave up on semi autos and carried Smith & Wesson revolvers. No failures to fire EVER.
Then I was out shooting with a buddy who had an ugly plastic gun called a "GLOCK." As soon as I saw the magazine, I said, "Here we go again!" He handed it to me - and it felt good in my hand. Natural pointability. Good sights. Then I fired the gun until it was empty - 17 rounds - without a hitch. Then I did it again. SO I went out and bought me a model 17 Glock.
That was 1985. I now own several Glock semiauto pistols, have fired many thousands
of 9 mm, .45 auto and 10 mm WITHOUT EVER HAVING A SINGLE JAM, FAILURE TO FIRE OR FAILURE TO EXTRACT. It is a semiauto pistol that acts just like a revolver - put a round in the chamber and forget it. When you need it, point and pull the trigger and it fires. No silly safety, no remembering if it needs to be cocked and locked or has a decocking lever, no change in the trigger feel, whether first shot or last.
So I decided I was too stupid to own a Colt-style semiauto, Browning High power or any of the other expensive, complicated pistols. The Glock is like me -stupid, simple, rugged and it works. I didn't even have to take a course or buy special tools to disassemble and clean them!
In conclusion, this dummy is happy with a simple pistol that works well and isn't even all that expensive!