No "break-in" jams, no "limp-wrist" jams, no premature slide-locks, no "stove-pipes" on the last round, no malfunctions period.
Vote for any semi-auto handguns that you own or are issued to you (and you have fired at least 200 rounds thru) that have never jammed.
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February 19, 2003, 02:12 PM
You forgot Browning.
None of my centerfires have jammed in any way. The .22 LR is another matter.
February 19, 2003, 02:17 PM
Do malfunctions directly attributed to ammo count?
I think it would be educational to run another poll asking what brand of semi-autos each member owns. I have a feeling that factor has a big bearing on the above poll.
Mark IV Series 80
February 19, 2003, 02:20 PM
You forgot Browning.Hello Croyance,
It's good to see that the write-in option is working! :)
These polls are limited to 12 selections, and I agree that Browning would likely get more votes than some of the other makes listed.
February 19, 2003, 02:25 PM
The ones I have never fired.
"Do malfunctions directly attributed to ammo count?"
YES, a jam is a jam. I don't care if it was caused by a design flaw, a broken part, a bad mag, bad ammo, limp wristing. dirt, ice, solar flares or whatever, a jam is a jam, is a jam. No excuses, no rationalizations. Of course this isn't my thread so I guess I shouldn't be laying down any ground rules, I apologize and suggest that this be a parameter.
February 19, 2003, 02:30 PM
My Kimber 1911 jammed until it was broken in. My HKs (USPc and Tactical) have never jammed, my Ruger P97 never jammed, and my Kahr P9 has never jammed.
February 19, 2003, 02:35 PM
I have never had a malfunction of any kind with....
My new rollmark Colt 1991A1 break in or otherwise. 800 or so.
My SIG220ST 1000 or so rounds
My SIG 239 600 or so rounds
My SIG 225 500 or so rounds
My Walther P99 1000-1500 rounds
Non of those have ever had a malfunction of any type.
I have had a few malfunctions that were magazine related in my Ruger P97. This gun also has the most rounds through it so it is ahead of the others in wear and tear. I have run a buttload of rounds through this and had about 10 malfunctions that come to mind.
BTW: I tend not to shoot reloaded ammo. I do not shoot Blazer aluminum case stuff and I shoot mostly hardball. All guns have had some hollowpoint defensive ammo run through them but not much compared to ball.
February 19, 2003, 02:39 PM
Guns I have that have never jammed:
Guns that have jammed:
February 19, 2003, 02:43 PM
I only use factory magazines, period. I may try the ACT-Mags for my 220 but so far nothing but factory.
February 19, 2003, 02:45 PM
Every handgun I have ever owned jammed at one time or another. The reasons are many, but they jammed. Some of them I fired until they jammed and then decided to clean them. This usually occurs around 600 rounds between cleanings.
February 19, 2003, 03:11 PM
Only one for me - a SIG P239. It hasn't jammed ever and that includes all jamming possibilities, ammo, cleaning (or not), etc. Others have jammed at least once for various reasons.
February 19, 2003, 03:23 PM
My Browning High Powers have never jammed apart from one jam that was directly related to a newly-installed (and quickly removed) buffer. Sorry I couldn't choose Browning P-35 from the above list.
February 19, 2003, 03:30 PM
I have 5 SIGs (232, 225, 226, 228, 239), 4/5 have never had an ammo/feed-related problem. The 228 has had some ftf/stovepipes using cheapo aftermarket hi-caps, but never with factory mags. My H&K USP45C has never jammed, either. All have atleast 1000 rounds thru, are kept clean, and are fed a wide variety of factory ammo.
I also have 3 Kimbers of varoius sizes. The GM-size has been perfect, the shorties (compact and ultra carry) have had a couple of minor jams in the 1st 2-300 rounds, have been about flawless ever since.
I've been lucky. The only truly jam-o-matic I've owned was an Interarms PPK/S. Nasty litttle gun to shoot, couldn't finish a mag w/o a jam/stovepipe. After 3 trips back to the factory, it got traded off for a Beretta 85F, a very nice/classy, if not a bit big, for a .380)
February 19, 2003, 03:34 PM
My Kimber Series I Stainless Target. Only one problem, a bad factory rd ( very weak recoil and sound). Bullet exited and spent case ejected, another round chambered. I didn't take a chance I cleared to make sure... I could have kept shooting. I quit counting rds a long time ago around the 8K mark...plenty since then.
Write In: Keltec P-11 Never ever had anything go wrong...I've tried to make mine fail...over 6K rds.
February 19, 2003, 03:38 PM
Pre-B CZ75, that i've owned and fired countless rounds
thru since 1985.
Glock 26, now 4 years of hard use.
CZ40B, that thing was an ammo machine!
CZ97B-SA .45 going great so far, but of course,
it's a CZ:)
February 19, 2003, 03:45 PM
I had a Beretta 8045F that never jammed on anything. I had a Beretta 92FS that never jammed on anything. I have a Springfield Champion that jammed on two out of spec Blazers, but has never jammed with brass cased ammo. I have a Colt Officer's Model that has never jammed but hasn't been shot much either.
If every type of pistol ever made were arrayed on a table and I was told I have 5 minutes to make a choice before I had to shoot two BGs who were on the way, and provided only a box of Blazer or Wolf to use in the appropriate caliber, I'd be seeking out some flavor of duty sized Beretta, loading it, and cocking its hammer back for single-action firing. They are the one pistol line I have personal confidence in to be able to shoot the whole mag without a failure.
February 19, 2003, 03:53 PM
HK USP 45 Compact
Bersa Thunder .380
February 19, 2003, 03:59 PM
With Mark IV Series 80's permission, I have added Browning to the poll.
Since we can only vote once, I have also added the votes indicated in this thread that would have voted for Browning, so please don't add another one if you have already posted above.
February 19, 2003, 04:02 PM
My Steyr...but there is no option for that on the poll.
February 19, 2003, 04:24 PM
My Ruger P92 never ever jammed, but the extractor fell off once. Does that count?
None of my P7s have ever jammed.
February 19, 2003, 04:29 PM
I haven't got jams in ANY of my HK's or in my 92 Centurion. I just changed springs in my 29fs, so we'll see if it was for the good or not.
EVerything else I've had has jammed at some time or another.
February 19, 2003, 04:33 PM
My never jams are:
Browning Hi Power
CZ-75B and PCR
Springfield Pre-Loaded 1911A1
5 different Makarovs
P-08 Luger (BYF)
February 19, 2003, 05:07 PM
My para ordiance never jammed but the operator has more than once .:D
February 19, 2003, 05:13 PM
I didnt vote cause of the 'And I mean NEVER' parameters.
My G21 has never jammed on any factory ammo. A few jams while working up decent handloads for it.
My Colt .45 had some stovepipes and ftf's when new but since it was ported, polished and throated it has not (cept for that batch of over tapercrimped reloads.)
I still trust the Colt more.
February 19, 2003, 05:36 PM
My Ruger 22/45 has never jammed, has 400 rounds through it. My Beretta 96 has had three FTEs due to bad ammunition. (Wolf twice and cheap reload once.)
February 19, 2003, 05:48 PM
My Kimber has never jammed.
I would also like to add that my 2 Para Ordnance P14.45's have never jammed. (one was LDA, one SA)
I'm about 4000 rounds on the P.O. single, I traded the LDA, and only 1000 or so on the Kimber.
I'm sure it is only a matter of time though on any of them.
ALL SEMI-AUTOS WILL JAM AT SOMETIME, FOR SOME REASON. Usually at the most inconvienent time.
February 19, 2003, 05:55 PM
Out of 6 Glocks I owned in 10 years, none of them had a malfunction of any kind.
You guys are lucky, I never had a semi auto that didn't jam. I had Glock 19, Para ord P14.45, Sig 239, and Colt 1911 45.
The guns that I have that NEVER have jammed are ALL my revolvers. Approximately 20 of them of all different calibers.
Duke of Lawnchair
February 19, 2003, 07:16 PM
Thousands of rounds through my 9mm Sigs, no jams.
February 19, 2003, 07:17 PM
Never EVER jammed?
The few relics that I don't shoot.
February 19, 2003, 07:49 PM
February 19, 2003, 07:59 PM
I voted for Sig, My Sig 239 has over 2000 rounds in 3 months, no malfunctions of any sort.
But I also have a Browning Hi-Power MK III-That has not failed me either.
edited to say: The BHP failed me yesterday. After market mag caused 3 FTF/FTE all on the first or second round. I've taken that mag out of the rotation until I can fix the problem.
Bersa Thunder 380. Only about 1000 total in a year w/o a malfunction
But the one I have had the longest and the one that has always been there is the:
Ruger P95, I have never had a problem but my wife has limp wristed it twice.:(
February 19, 2003, 08:03 PM
My SIG Sauers and my Glocks have never jammed. My Kimber only choked on some reloads that had a COL that was too long, but never with good ammo. It even feeds empty cases.:cool:
Mark IV Series 80
February 19, 2003, 08:31 PM
You could have multiple-voted on this poll, but if you've voted already, you can't go back and vote again.
February 19, 2003, 08:41 PM
I've got two:
Sig P239 9MM (lots of different ammo tried)
Springfield Armory PB9108L (1911 Milspec) (have only fired 230 gr. hardball, and 230 gr. lead RN in it)
February 19, 2003, 09:11 PM
My S&W 910 9mm: only about a thousand rounds through it so far(bought it last month).....no hiccups of any kind. I have fed it about six different factory loads(including 2 brands of HP)and a buddy's reloads today. No jams, no way; I love it!:D
February 19, 2003, 10:11 PM
My G19 with about 12k rounds through it has never jammed. My G26 with about 2k rounds has never jammed except for one FTF due to a dud primer. My OTHER G19 has never jammed, because it's NIB. :)
February 19, 2003, 10:26 PM
Unfortunately, I think every centerfire auto I own has jammed, FTF'd, FTE'd, or something somewhere along the line. Between out-of-spec reloads, shooting until completely dirty, "break-in", operator error, bad mags, etc, all have seen at least 1 jam.
This list includes: HK USP40, Glock 19, 23, 27, 32, CZ-75B-SA, CZ-85 COMBAT, CZ 75 COMPACT, BHPs, Makarov.. I think that's it.
But here's how I'd rate them:
Tier 1- virtually perfect, no jams with factory ammo: BHP, Glocks, CZ 85 COMBAT, HK USP40, one of the CZ Compacts.
Tier 2- maybe one jam, or premature slide-lock, in 500-1000 rounds: CZ-75B-SA (fixed), a Bulgarian Makarov.
Tier 3- unsuitable for self-defense, jams at least once every 100 rounds: one of the CZ 75 COMPACTS, E.G. Makarov.
Please note that these are my own experience with several particular pistols. To be "promoted" to Tier 1, a pistol must shoot flawlessly for at least 1000 rounds. Only Tier 1 weapons are used for carry or self-defense.
February 19, 2003, 10:33 PM
Kel-Tec wasn't on the list, but mine has jammed since I've purchased it.
February 19, 2003, 10:34 PM
If you count ammo failures, I have to take my HK .40 Full Size USP off the list. I have had two case failures and therefore FTE shooting Wolf (same box) out of it. Any other ammo has been flawless.
The USPc in .40 has not jammed, but I haven't shot Wolf out of it.
The Beretta 92 and Mini Cougar have not jammed at all. (Again, no Wolf Ammo).
The Kahr has also been flawless, but is not listed.
The Desert Eagle is still a bit to new to say, but no failures so far. (less than 1000 rounds).
February 19, 2003, 11:04 PM
Walther P99. still rather new, but this is my second one. the first one i had about a year and a half and it jammed maybe twice, but it was because i was useing questionable ammo. in fact it fed it properly, but the round was a dud.
i have been useing the same winchester white box target 9MM in it since i got it, and ran a few hydra shocks thru it,,,,,have yet to have a problem out of it. Id dare guess that i have ran about 1000 rounds so far just to give you an idea........
February 19, 2003, 11:23 PM
Never jammed for ANY reason. In order of amount of ammo fired:
(I sold it to a friend and it still hasn't jammed and I doubt it will, it will feed empty brass)
I didn't shoot it much (200-300) rounds but it never jammed. I think it would have at some time.
My Beretta 92fs has had the slide fail to lock back on the last shot and I thought it had a problem but then I noticed that I was holding the slide down with my left thumb. Also once I put a Wolff 9mm cartridge in it that the bullet had backed about a quarter of a inch down the case and fired it.:what: I know it was stupid but sometimes we do things even though the voice in the back of your head is telling you 'no'.
It fired and REALLY kicked! It felt like a .357 mag. The case was stuck fast in the chamber and I had to pound it out with my car antenae. I'm an idiot.:o Other than those things, the Beretta has never jammed. I don't think it was the gun's fault but I didn't vote for it because you said "never jammed for any reason" FWIW, I think the Beretta is my most reliable gun next to the Ruger P95.
February 19, 2003, 11:25 PM
Also, I think you should automatically take the number of votes that Glock gets and cut it in half. We all know that people who own Glocks can't be trusted.:neener:
February 20, 2003, 12:15 AM
Sig 225 in 9mm - Factory & reloads
purchased used (was the under counter gun at a shop before we got it for my wife - I'm impressed enough I have ordered one for me.) over 1k fired
CZ-52 in 7.65x25 - Surplus loads only
purchased as arsnel refurb. over 500 rounds fired by me - unknown how many before me.
February 20, 2003, 01:27 AM
Never, ever, ever jammed with >200 rounds through them:
so far my Kahr MK9 has been 100% reliable in about 300 rnds. Time will tell. My Kimber Stainless Target II has been VERY close but had a faulty mag from the factory in the beginning which failed once per mag and it had 1 FTE (w/a good mag.)
February 20, 2003, 02:07 AM
Out of all of the autoloaders that I've owned, the only one that has NEVER jammed has been my Glock 21.. :)
February 20, 2003, 02:19 AM
H&K USP .45 compact
Beretta Elite II 9mm
February 20, 2003, 02:26 AM
Colt GCNM .45
Colt M1991A1 Combat Commander .45
Colt XS Combat Commander .45
Springfield Mil-Spec GM .45
Kimber Classic Stainless LE .45
Charles Daly GM .45
Ruger P-90 .45
EAA Witness fullsize .45
Sig P220 .45
S&W 4516 .45
Taurus PT145 .45
Glock M20 10mm
Walther P99 .40
UZI Eagle fullsize .40
Glock M32 .357Sig
CZ-75 pre-B 9mm
Browning BDM 9mm
Star Ultrastar 9mm
FEG PJK-9HP 9mm
Sig P239 9mm
Bersa Series 95 .380
February 20, 2003, 03:05 AM
Astra 600, 9mm P. Built 1943. Went "Click" once. Round had no primer. Ammo failure, not the gun.
Colt 1903, .32 ACP, built 1919.
E.G. Makarov, 9 x 18, built ?
1912 Steyr-Hahn. 9mm Steyr/Largo, built 1913.
FEG PA-63, 9 x 18, built ?
CZ-50, .32 ACP, built ?
Glock 32, 357 Sig, purchased NIB.
S&W 1066, 10mm, built ? This gun choked ONCE, when it suffered a complete case-head seperation, leaving the front two-thirds of a case in the chamber, which prevented the next cartridge from feeding. When the cleared gun was tilted up, the fractional case dropped out. Ammo-related failure, not the gun's fault.
They're ALL (Except the Glock.) used. (Obviously! ;) )
They all run EXCLUSIVELY on FMJ, with the exception of the .32 ACP's, which have each eaten a full box of PMC JHP's with no issues.
All have at least a 200-round track record with the exception of the Glock, which is at 500+, and the Astra, which has a 1500 round count while I've owned it.
February 20, 2003, 08:12 AM
I have a 1911 Springfield Champion 45Acp ,But It has been reworked by a skillful pistolsmith . I have personally fired over 700 rounds thru it with not one hiccup . And thats 700 rounds mixture of hollowpoints,ball,semi-wadcutters and without a cleaniing, sort of a torture test. The pistolsmith just giggles when I mention my torture test . I finally cleaned it because I got tired of looking at it being dirty.:D
February 20, 2003, 09:24 AM
My Ruger P89 jammed once, around the 500th round I put through it, firing cheap factory reloaded ammo I bought at the local range. 1000 more rounds since (I don't use that ammo anymore, even at the range) without a hiccup.
Incidentally, My Kel-Tec (P-11) hasn't failed at all yet (I had kind of expected occasional jams, etc.) in 300 rounds. I'll consider it 100% reliable if I get to a 1000 with no malfunctions.
February 20, 2003, 10:03 AM
I have/use a Glock 17, G-26 and a Walther P-990. They have all failed at one time or another. The only autopistols I have seen run flawlessly would be my mom's SIG P-230 .32 ACP, my dad's East German Makarov 9x18mm and his old Taurus PT-99 9mm (before we began reloading). But they have always run factory ammo.
Of the pistols we currently have, the 9mms and bigger have had many reloads through them (several [at least 4-5] thousand split between each now). Jams are a fact of life when you're developing a reload for a new pistol and you're new to reloading. Fortunately we seem to have gotten past that point now and have had relatively few problems in the past year or two.
Most unreliable pistol would be the 1911 my dad has. Absolutely incredible that it STILL malfunctions once or twice per 100 round trip. :banghead:
February 20, 2003, 10:13 AM
Springfield XD9 and Kel-Tec P32.
February 20, 2003, 10:39 AM
Bulgarian Makarov - never, ever with a couple of thousand rounds thought it.
E. German Makarov - also never, ever but with only a few hundred rounds through that one.
February 20, 2003, 11:39 AM
Once upon a time, I had an old Lama 45ACP. A 1911 rip-off. I called it my Fail to Feed, Fail to Eject, Fail to Fire and Fail to Hit Target practice gun.
February 20, 2003, 11:56 AM
1. Kahr K-9 in 9mm Para
2. Czech CZ-52 in 7.62x25 Tokarev
3. S&W Model 52 in .38 Spl Mid-Range
February 20, 2003, 12:25 PM
My S&W 459 has never jammed on me.
February 20, 2003, 12:30 PM
Have only had two that NEVER jammed:
1. Browning Buckmark
2. FIE Titan .25ACP
Colt 1991A1, SIG 220, Glock 17, and Taurus 908 have all jammed at least once--usu. due to bad ammo. Of them, Colt & SIG have been the most reliable....
February 20, 2003, 03:08 PM
I'd say Beretta, but I was a dork and was so excited when I got it, I shot it dry :o
P7M8 never jammed.
USP45 needed help breaking in
Wilson KZ45 has never jammed.
February 20, 2003, 03:24 PM
Kahr carrier wrote:
" I finally cleaned it because I got tired of looking at it being dirty."
I finally had to clean my Kimber and Keltec...one of the students spilled a 32 oz soda onto both my guns at the range. Must be something in those sodas...I used a pull through system to get the soda out of the bbl...humm soda cleans very well, PLUS forget checkering, skateboard tape gang...you want a "grip", soda is by far the best I've found...:D
Still they didn't miss a beat, smelled like soda, but kept running...
February 20, 2003, 11:42 PM
I have 3 that have never jammed:
Ruger P90- 600 rounds
Ruger P95-2000 Rounds
Springfield XD-40- 500 Rounds
This includes ammo including, Wolf (never again), blazer, wihcnester whited box and hydrashox.
February 21, 2003, 12:18 AM
Russian Makarov 380acp.:p
February 21, 2003, 01:08 AM
Most of these gun's were not shot but a couple hundred times before being traded, but all were flawless nonetheless. Ruger P89, FN Fourty-Nine, Beretta 9000s, Glock G26 and 33, Bersa Thunder .380 and Taurus PT111.
February 21, 2003, 03:50 AM
I've never had a compact or full size Glock, Sig Sauer, or Beretta I ever owned or shot as a rental have any kind of failures in my 11 years of shooting. Little experience with S&W 4506 but it never jammed on me either.
H&K USP/C 9mm - yes, but it was a lemon. A very expensive lemon.
Browning HP - yes but I was a beginner shooter then but whatever....
Glock 27 - yes. Stopped after I changed the old mag springs.
A Colt Gold Cup I used to own but only in its first 200 rounds. Other 2 Colt 1911's were flawless.
So for me its a tie between Sig and Beretta.
February 21, 2003, 04:05 AM
Glock 17. I also have a HK USP9c which also never jammed. But after shooting my Glock agaist my HK & the Glock won. I don't shoot the HK any more.
February 21, 2003, 05:54 AM
3,000+ rds thru my USPf, including lead RN.
No problemo whatsever... ;)
February 21, 2003, 07:34 AM
glocks are leading? dont let my life shoot it. 5 out of 10 limpwristed last time. her fault but she doesnt have this problem w/ my beretta 96. maybe its the more powerful round.
February 21, 2003, 09:45 AM
Could it be that the white horses eat more than the black horses, because there are more of the white horses?
February 21, 2003, 09:46 AM
I voted Springfield, since my 1911A1 Loaded has never jammed on me..... but it did jam on my buddy who I got it from. He figured out what was causing it, and it never jammed since. (the spring plug had a burr that was catching on the full length guide rod)
I had a Beretta that never jammed on me, even with that cheap POS aftermarket mag. I did get it used, so I don't know about before I owned it!
February 21, 2003, 11:07 AM
I'm kinda glad I've begun feeling the attraction to revolvers I've had lately.
Oh, I realize that they too, can "jam".
But I feel a whole lot better about the chances of it not happening.
February 21, 2003, 11:52 AM
Never: Glock 23
Kimber .40 ProCarry
old Browning HiPower
I have a P7 that has had 2 misfires with cheapo range reloads; no other problems ever (carry gun).
Only a coupla jams: Glock 19
Les Baer Commanche
Plenty of jams: Kimber .45 CDP
February 21, 2003, 12:20 PM
Of the guns I've fired a bunch:
Not even a hiccup.
February 21, 2003, 12:55 PM
I'm kinda glad I've begun feeling the attraction to revolvers I've had lately. Oh, I realize that they too, can "jam". But I feel a whole lot better about the chances of it not happening.
At my local pistol "matches" I've seen revolvers go out of action on 2 occasions. Once when the shooter had a bad batch of factory ammo and once on my dad with primer setback. Granted, there were quite a few more problems with the automatics, but only 3 or 4 of 15-20 shooters were using revolvers!
February 21, 2003, 01:12 PM
With all the people who hate the Beretta Tomcat out there, believe it or not, mine has never jammed. I probably have over 1,000 rounds through it. It's the wide body Inox I got in the PRK in Dec of 2000.
February 21, 2003, 01:53 PM
Beleive it or not, my FEG Pa-63 in .380 has never jammed. Every other auto I've owned has jammed for one reason or another. Second place: FEG Hi-power, once I learned to clean under the extractor once in a while it's flawless.
February 21, 2003, 02:15 PM
Taurus PT99AF, approx 13,000 rounds with no failures
Springfield Loaded Stainless Target, approx 2,400 rounds with no failures
Colt Combat Commander 38 Super, over 1,000 rounds with no failures
Colt Gold Cup, 800 rounds of reloads with no failures
Kimber Classic 2 for 2 with no failures with me shooting
EAA Witness Silver Team, no failures (of course it was worked on prior to me buying it)
EAA Witness 9mm, no failures
CZ IPSC Standard, no failures
Colt 1991A1, no failures in the past 8 years, maybe 2 or 3 before that
Glock 23, no failures
SIG Pro 2340, no failures
Phoenix Arms HP22, no failures
1974 Makarov, no failures
Guess I'm just lucky. I've had maybe two guns that cost over $150 that have had more than five failures ever. One Colt that had some issues and a Colt/Auto Ordnance mut. The only two I can think of. Both were used, by the way.
February 21, 2003, 09:28 PM
Beretta & Sig
February 21, 2003, 10:18 PM
No malfunctions of any type in any of my Glocks. I have a Glock 23 that I have put around 3,000 plus rounds through it with no problems at all. Although I have not put that many rounds through them, but I have had zero malfunctions in my Glock 36 and Glock 30.
February 21, 2003, 10:55 PM
Glocks, thousands upon thousands of rounds through at least half a dozen Glocks without any malfunctions.
February 21, 2003, 11:21 PM
Browning Buckmark .22 has never jammed
PT-945 has never jammed, because I feed it decent ammo.
Kimber jammed once on crud ammo...
February 22, 2003, 12:06 AM
Even though I don't own one, the only semi I have shot without a jam is a Beretta 92FS.
February 22, 2003, 05:17 AM
I've only had it a little over a month, and I've only put 650 rounds through it in that time, but my little Glock 26 hasn't had a bobble yet.
P.S. BTW, I don't remember my CZ75BD ever jamming either. It has about 1100 rounds through it.
February 22, 2003, 08:49 AM
February 22, 2003, 08:54 AM
Three pistols have never jammed for me. Paras 16-40, 14-45, and a Bulgarian Mak.
February 22, 2003, 10:52 PM
My wife's Hi-Power has been absolutely reliable regardless of what it has been fed.
February 23, 2003, 01:26 AM
February 23, 2003, 05:15 AM
the ones I haven't shot enough.
February 23, 2003, 01:52 PM
My HK USP .45 full size has had about 3000 rounds through it, and has had zero malfunctions of any kind. This is the only semi auto I've owned that I can honestly make this claim for.
February 23, 2003, 04:06 PM
Colt series 80, 45 ACP, converted to series 70, has never jammed in 16 yrs. Sig 229, no jams 8yrs. Glock 32, 300 rounds, no jams. HK USPc 45, no jams almost a year.
February 23, 2003, 04:29 PM
I have not experienced a jam in any of the following that I have owned:
1. S & W 39-2
2. S & W 645
3. Glock 19
4. 2-Glock 23s
February 23, 2003, 05:09 PM
Glock 29 and Sig-Sauer P220.
February 23, 2003, 05:11 PM
If you have never had a pistol jam...you arent shooting it enough....
I havent jammed my Steyr yet...but then again it is just a baby...I expect to have a jam or two in the 100,000 rounds I plan on firing through it. :D
February 23, 2003, 05:41 PM
Glock 17. Limp wristed it (shooting left handed) in the first 200 rounds... none in 2300 subsequent shots.
February 23, 2003, 07:45 PM
My H&K USPc .45 has never jammed.
My Colt Delta Elite has never jammed.
My Glock 26 has never jammed.
My Ruger KMK-512 has never jammed.
I have a Kimber UCDP, and a Colt Gov't that have jammed only due to poor reloads. (not mine:D ) Never with factory cartridges.
Mark IV Series 80
February 24, 2003, 12:55 PM
G17 and G36.
March 12, 2003, 11:41 PM
OK, 4 pages (and last post a few weeks ago, in late Feb)? I guess I've come a bit late. Anyway, here is my experience.
Zero malfunctions is a tough standard, between the occasional hiccup any mechanical product will have, ammo issues, spring issues, shooter isses, etc. most autos will have some kind of hiccup (though not all are major). I really have to wonder how often the individual guns have been shot on those lists where the person has more than 2 or 3 autos on the list.
Most of my guns that have never malfunctioned are revolvers (my S&W 65LS, S&W 586, Colt Police Positive Special have been perfect, the Taurus 605 I sold was also perfect but I only shot about 500-1000 rnds through it). Out of my autos the only 100% functioning guns have been my Bersa Thunder (I have about 1K rounds through it so far, I've had it almost a year) and my Ruger P89 (I had about 1K-2K rounds through it without a hiccup when I sold it).
My CZs have both been nearly perfect. The 75B had 4 hiccups, two in the first 200 rounds while being broken in, once the slide locked up with a round still in the mag and once a friend was firing it and it had a minor hiccup (I don't remember the variety). I have probably around 5K rounds out of it- 4 in ~5K rounds is more than acceptable. My 40B had only one hiccup during break-in and nothing since.
My Charles Daly has been nearly 100% since I changed out the mags (occasionally it doesn't want to chamber the first round but there is no trouble with it staying in battery once the firing has begun). Thus, it is only an annoyance but no true problem (nothing that would prevent it from being a viable self defense alternative since once it is in battery the first time it works fine every time). Still, that keeps it from being considered 100%.
March 12, 2003, 11:52 PM
Looks like Berettas are doing just fine. Mine's never let me down. Before I owned this gun, however, I had some real winners: Lorcin 380 jammed about once a clip and a Hy-point 9mm that jammed about every 2 or 3 rounds.:banghead:
March 13, 2003, 12:35 AM
S&W 910s -- no malfunctions of any kind; feeds, fires, ejects FMJ's or HP's.
My other Semi, 75B 9mm(back at C*-U*A)is a textbook example of Murphy's Law as it applies to semiauto handguns: more effective as a blunt-force instrument.:banghead:
March 13, 2003, 01:09 AM
I had to vote for Springfield 'cause I just finished a 1000 round break-in period (yeah, it's an artificial number but it's the one I chose).
BTW, KelTec should have been on the list. My P11 was absolutely reliable, as were my various Ruger MKII's, my P97DC, and my Beretta 92FS.
March 13, 2003, 02:07 AM
My Taurus TP-22.
My Browning Buckmark
My Beretta 92
My Kahr K9, as long as I use factory ammo.
March 13, 2003, 05:42 AM
My H&K usp .45 compact, never, not once.
My sig 2340 malfed once, didn't seat mag fully.
G20 malfed once, shot during sub-zero weather with reloads, had a squib (Ammo related.) I use magnum primers with blue dot now.
My 3rd gen smith 5904 never, not once.
In fact, when one of my CZs jam on one of my out of spec reloads, I sneak it into the 5904 mag with some other junk.
They all go bang every time.
March 13, 2003, 06:25 AM
Well, I guess I've been lucky! Here is how I voted:
SIG-Sauer, Glock, Beretta, and Browning
Also, it could have been that I purchased good
firearm's? But, my votes are honest; if I had ever
had a problem out of any handgun, I would dang
sure tell ya'.
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
March 13, 2003, 02:44 PM
i've never once had a problem with my Glock 31 or my Tauras PT908.
March 13, 2003, 03:03 PM
No jams ever:
Colt Delta Elite (owned since 1992)
Smith & Wesson 645 (1990)
Browning Hi-Power Practical (1993) [I don't like the 9mm since
I experienced a ricochet,
but this was a great pistol
S&W 4006 (1994) [The honeymoon was over quickly with this
gun. Reliable, but too heavy and the trigger
was pretty terrible!]
I hate to say that I had one jam with a CZ-75B in .40 cal, but I really believe this was ammo-related (some of that cheap, non-reloadable aluminum stuff.) Otherwise, I truly think this gun is the equal of the Browning High Power, if not better!
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