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Old September 10, 2012, 11:24 PM   #62
JohnKSa
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Poll results are pretty close.
Yes, but we need more information if we're going to try to determine which type of handgun is, on average, more reliable.

For example, I listed that I had seen failures of both types which might suggest , based ONLY on my experience, that they're equally likely to occur. However, I have seen two autopistol failures and only one revolver failure which would mean that based ONLY on my experience revolvers are only half as likely to have a qualifying failure. Clearly, basing a decision on only 3 data points wouldn't be wise, I'm just using that as an example.

The point is that we also need to know how many of each people have seen in order to draw a conclusion--probably more responses as well.
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