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Old December 4, 2012, 06:30 PM   #51
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I believe a gun is bound to malfunction at some point, no matter what kind it is... there is a reason we train. We train to clear malfunctions quickly.. and effectively.. not just train to fire the weapon.

I do not carry a bug... I carry a knife... which is my last ditch line of defense short of running away.. which generally would be my first choice if its there for the taking.

I also don't believe in carrying a recently cleaned gun. I will practice with my carry gun.. break it down.. clean it... shoot about 5 more magazines through it to insure proper function after being taken apart and handled... then it will be good to carry.
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:30 PM   #52
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Unless it was obvious that the malfunction was caused by faulty ammo or magazine I would take it out of the line up until I get it to a certified gunsmith.
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:21 PM   #53
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I put it in the gun safe and complain about it every time someone starts a thread on that model.
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:48 PM   #54
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If my ccw pistol fails ?

I RUN LIKE HELL



shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:49 PM   #55
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I put it in the gun safe and complain about it every time someone starts a thread on that model.
It's funny cause it's true .
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Old December 5, 2012, 07:43 PM   #56
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I trade this Glock 26 Gen4 (lame azz ejection, FTF/FTE):


For this: Sig P220 Compact SAS (ZERO malfunctions in over 600 rounds)


I must admit, the Glock is lighter and more compact for carry....
but the grip feels like a brick!
The Sig has amazing ergonomics, and the 45 ACP round feels great to shoot!
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:42 PM   #57
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The pistol is only as good as its weakest point. For my glock, the plastic guide rod. I bought a steel guide rod. It works ok but it no longer sits on the night stand or on rides my hip. The HKP2000sk rides the hip, M&P watches the house. Again, I have a HK, they dont jam. Glock perfection? I would like a moment for rebutale!
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Old December 6, 2012, 12:17 AM   #58
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What do you guys do when your CCW malfunctions?
Guess I'd have to go to my back-up Remington 870.
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Old December 6, 2012, 12:22 AM   #59
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Guess I'd have to go to my back-up Remington 870.
Your NY reload is an 870??

I'm impressed
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:04 AM   #60
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I ask because I just had 3 stove pipes in my Glock 19 4th Gen. Started happening on my last round of every magazine I had towards the end of my range session. Also around this same time..even with a perfect 100% & 100% tight grip and very well placed shots at 7-10 yards. The brass was ejecting at my face quite frequently.
What ammo were you using? Change mag/ recoil springs lately? Detail strip/clean slide?
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Old December 6, 2012, 11:49 AM   #61
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What ammo were you using? Change mag/ recoil springs lately? Detail strip/clean slide?
Various. WWB & federal fmjs. Along with green box Remington JHP

The gun is way too new for that to ever cross my mind this early.

Lol...I'm the cleanest gun owner I know. I detail strip and clean every gun I shoot. Even with only 7rds down the barrel.

Possible lemon & lime Glock?!
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Old December 6, 2012, 12:17 PM   #62
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When I have a CCW that malfunctions, I get rid of it.

I have found no matter how many trouble free rounds I shoot through a gun, after a malfunction I can never trust it.

As for Glocks, I have yet to own one built after mid 2009 that has been reliable. Glock used to be "perfection" and then someone apparently tried to fix something that wasn't broken, I guess. I'm not really sure what they changed but something did change.

That said I have had two revolvers lock up on me so I can't necessarily say I trust a revolver just because it's a revolver like some have stated early on in this thread.

I have had all sorts of brand name guns malfunction on me, so I don't just trust a gun just because of it's name either. I only trust a gun if it has proven reliable through some solid range visits and various "tests" if you will.
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Old December 6, 2012, 02:25 PM   #63
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Buy a new gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! preferably a Sig
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Old December 6, 2012, 06:43 PM   #64
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All autos can and will experience a malfunction at some point. When someone says they have never experienced a malfunction, I take them at their word, but I wonder exactly how much and how often they shoot. I also am curious as to whether or not they shoot one-handed as well as with their support hand.

Firing an auto from a good stable stance is very different from firing one-handed at a funky angle, which is how a real SD situation may go down.

I think it's better to actually experience the occasional malfunction in a range environment. Then you'll know what to do if it happens for real.
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Old December 6, 2012, 07:00 PM   #65
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I carry a revolver. It just works.


Amen to that brother! Nice not having to worry about which ammo will work, is the mag loaded, is a round chambered, will it FTF, FTE or stovepipe.
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Old December 8, 2012, 01:23 PM   #66
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In almost 27 years I have not had a faulure of any kind yet so what ever I say is guessing how I would react.
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Old December 8, 2012, 01:30 PM   #67
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If you not experiencing malfunctions or stoppages, you aren't shooting enough.
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Old December 8, 2012, 02:04 PM   #68
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Here's another vote for the revolver. The LCR is easy to carry and has never failed.
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Old December 8, 2012, 02:15 PM   #69
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Lol...I'm the cleanest gun owner I know. I detail strip and clean every gun I shoot. Even with only 7rds down the barrel.
Lol I am the cleanest, I use tooth pics, dental pics, q-tips, to help me aid in cleaning. I spend about 1hour and a half on a gun. I use dental/tooth pics to place small clothes in the ejector area so I can clean it from grit. Every little crack is cleaned.
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Old December 8, 2012, 02:31 PM   #70
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You will be changing your firearm regularly then. I have never heard of a semi-auto that doesn't fail sometimes. If anyone knows one that is guarantied not to fail let me know.
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Old December 8, 2012, 03:27 PM   #71
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If anyone knows one that is guarantied not to fail let me know.
The one you never shoot
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Old December 9, 2012, 02:50 PM   #72
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That's why I am downsizing to revolvers .
No ftf,fte ,limp wrist problems .But I still have a few autos .
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:06 PM   #73
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Lol I am the cleanest, I use tooth pics, dental pics, q-tips, to help me aid in cleaning. I spend about 1hour and a half on a gun. I use dental/tooth pics to place small clothes in the ejector area so I can clean it from grit. Every little crack is cleaned.
No worries, you can be as equally inclined to clean as me, but you won't beat me. lol I'm happy you're probably the same way. Glocks for example? I always detail strip and clean every part.
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Old December 12, 2012, 12:22 PM   #74
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I launch XTPs at everything I shoot with a pistol bullet.
Can you elaborate a bit about why you like XTP bullets? (This isn't a rhetorical or argumentative question ... I REALLY want to know ... Underwood uses both XTP's and Gold Dots in his cartridges, and I'm trying to choose between them, for my 10mm 1911).
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Old December 12, 2012, 05:29 PM   #75
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S&W 638 and two speed strips of 158+P LHPs or a G26 or G30. Never fails
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