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What is the least reliable pistol line?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Greg Bell, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Greg Bell

    Greg Bell Well-Known Member

    Excluding gangster starter pistols like hi-point and Raven I would guess the 1911 pattern pistols. Of course this is non-controversial, but what do you guys think?:D
  2. natedog

    natedog Well-Known Member

    I smell smoke...flame war coming.
  3. Warren

    Warren Well-Known Member

    True...they're not Glocks that's for sure. :neener:

  4. Greg Bell

    Greg Bell Well-Known Member

    I'm just kidding. No good can come of this thread, I was just laughing at a thread over at TFL ("best ever").
  5. whm1974

    whm1974 Well-Known Member

    What are you smoking? Are you talking about FTF/FTE or parts breaking? The standerd 1911 is very reliable.

  6. Greg Bell

    Greg Bell Well-Known Member

    Pot. Why, which common gun is less reliable?
  7. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    I can't say that the 1911 is the least reliable pistol and I don't think the U.S. armed forces would either. I don't think Glocks are inherently unreliable. In fact, aside from the cheap pocket pistols like the Jennings and Raven (some of those are actually reliable, at least for a while), I cannot think of any that are known to be primarily unreliable pistols.
  8. Das Pferd

    Das Pferd Well-Known Member

    The 1911 becomes less reliable when you start doing stuff to it. Original form with ball ammo is rock solid.
  9. rde

    rde Well-Known Member

    1911 by a long and wide margin.
  10. Wolfy

    Wolfy Well-Known Member

    I vote for the Beretta M9 and my second vote goes to the M16:neener:
  11. phantom309

    phantom309 Active Member

    Of modern designs, probably the Walther p22.
  12. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Glocks are godlike in their infallibility, as are AKs...bonus...anything hit with a round from an AK dies immediatley...

    All other guns suck the booboo

  13. telewinz

    telewinz Well-Known Member

    It may not be pretty but it works. How about the guy (and wife) at my CCW class that brought TWO pistols for shooting (showing-off). Both were brand new and both were Taurus. Neither pistol survived the 1st magazine (the frame cracked/chipped on one). He and his wife had to borrow the instructor's handgun to qualify:rolleyes:
  14. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Well-Known Member

    I presently own five 1911's and four of them had work done on them to improve reliablity because they jammed often enough that I didn't feel comfortable enough to carry/use them for self defense purpose. The fifth one will be going back soon as well.

    Never had this problem with any of my four (two 92's & two 96's) Beretta's or thirteen out of fourteen of my S&W's.
  15. nero45acp

    nero45acp Well-Known Member

    While they are my favorite pistol "line", the 1911's I've owned have by far been the most unreliable auto-loaders I've owned (mostly simple extractor issues). The only 1911's I've owned that have been reliable are Colt's.

    My Beretta 92FS Vertec, SIG P225, and Steyr M9 have never failed.

  16. Greg Bell

    Greg Bell Well-Known Member

    It looks like my guess wasn't too far from the mark.:D
  17. Shadowman

    Shadowman Well-Known Member

    My thumb is too reliable in hitting the mag release on Rugers.
  18. GigaBuist

    GigaBuist Well-Known Member

  19. Bravo11

    Bravo11 Well-Known Member

  20. HankB

    HankB Well-Known Member

    Q: Which gun spawned a whole aftermarket of gunsmiths providing "reliability packages?"

    A: 1911

    Of course, a well-made 1911 can be both reliable and accurate. But SO MANY of the ones being turned out today are neither, at least out of the box. (Thank you, bean counters and unions.)

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