I think more of the 3" barrel problems are with 45s. If you've spent any time trying to park a dueley pickup in todays mall parking lots surely you can understand that it's going to be more difficult to turn that big 45 out of the mag and into the chamber than the compact 9mm when you take the room out that you do when you shorten the slide travel.
I would suspect the DW to be a very reliable gun. I'd also look at the reason that SA doesn't chamber the micro compact in 9mm any more, the EMP.
rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6
originally posted my Mike Irwin
My handguns are are for one purpose only, though...
The starter gun on the "Fat man's mad dash tactical retreat."