I spent 3 years in the Army in the 60s and I was a member of the base pistol team back in the day. Since then I've only fired a hand-gun occasionally at a range. I do a lot of backpacking and would like to do some plinking while I'm out there. So I'm thinking Sig -220, Walther p22, Browning 1911/22, Ruger 22/45-al, etc. I went to a local gunshop/range to try these out. Of course I was using their cheap ammo. I got a lot of no-fires, jams, and even some refusals to chamber a round. My style of shooting is to aim carefully and to fire one shot at a time. The gun shop guy said one of the reasons these small guns jam so much is because they should be fired tactically... or rapid fire. He fired a couple clips with only a couple mis-fires, which he said were the ammo. Am I wrong to think you should be able to fire these small guns slowly and carefully, without malfunctions?