I carried one throughout my teenage years almost daily, especially on the trap line, and never had a problem.
I asked the question because having spent 15 years as an academy firearms instructor (USBP) and issuing thousands of handguns I have seen my share of breakages. For a 48 person class I'd check out 50 of one model, 60 of another and 100 of another due to expected breakages.
Two months ago I had a Ruger Single Six inexplicably lock up. (?) Glad it was when I was dry firing with empty casings in the weapon.
Guess I am getting a bit jaundiced.
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