I've been shooting for 52 years and the only gun that has broken on me was my STI Ranger II. It's a $1200 gun and the barrel link broke. My RIA match and two Taurus PT 1911s worked flawlessly. Just because something cost a lot doesn't ALWAYS mean it's better. There are some real high value guns for bargain prices if you look for them.
A 45 may not expand but it will never be smaller than .45!!
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