Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Reliable

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by clarkford, Mar 24, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. clarkford

    clarkford Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Arizona
    With your experience with semi-auto handguns, which is the most reliable? as far as jamming, feeding and firing goes? caliber is not an issue, nor barrel length, just a pistol that will keep on firing without any problems (or rarely). something that can be dependable with dust, dirt, mud, rust, etc.. what would you trust your life to? i would never let my pistol get in those harsh conditions, just so you know, but am interested in reliability. thanks.
     
  2. skinnyguy

    skinnyguy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    511
    Location:
    Tooele, Utah
  3. Doctor Suarez

    Doctor Suarez Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    100
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  4. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,640
    My most reliable never a jam has been my Beretta 92F 9mm, with the old non-decocking Taurus 92 and Browning HP MKIII the same. Glock 19 had a couple problems over 19 years and the Sig P220 with a few FTF when brand new but still very reliable. These pistols have had several thousands of rounds through each over the years I've owned them.

    I've never had a failure with my Russian Makarov but haven't put much more than 1K rounds through it.

    My 1911's will run a couple hundred rounds of reloads but then they need some cleaning to remain reliable.
     
  5. jlh26oo

    jlh26oo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,053
    Think you;re splitting hairs among the cream of the crop in terms of reliability- SIg, GLOCK, HK, Ruger, XD, etc.

    If I had to pick one then draw a line; GLOCK.
     
  6. bg226

    bg226 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    503
    Beretta Px4 = 100%
    Beretta 92FS = 100%
    HK USP = 100%


    Sorry, I cannot say that about various Glocks, XDs, CZ, 1911s and Sig Sauers.:(
     
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,879
    Location:
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    The Name You Need Too Know For Reliability

    SIG-SAUER ;) :D
     
  8. possum

    possum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,942
    Location:
    Concord, N.C.
    my glock 19 was just like that reliable as heck and something i would trust my life too in any situation.

    a ruger p95 i have alot of trust in and confidence they are built american tuff that is for sure.

    and though my xd did break i think that that was a fluke, and i know from experience that it will function in the harshesed of conditions! i still trust it, and as soon as i get it back it will be back on the night stand to defend the home and family!
     
  9. psyopspec

    psyopspec Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    4,159
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    From my experience: Glock 19, Glock 21, Beretta 92fs, Beretta PX4, Beretta 90-two, HK USP9f, HK USP45c, HK P2000, HK P7M8, Springfield XD 45 Tactical.

    From the experience of others: All things SIG, Ruger, and CZ have great reputations.
     
  10. Guzzizzit

    Guzzizzit Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    159
    Location:
    Dodge County Wisconsin
    I've never had a failure with a Glock, a Sig or an H&K. 10's of thousands of rounds threw them.

    Deffinatly CANNOT say the same about my experiances with Hi-Point, Springfield XD beretta or Ruger.
     
  11. fattsgalore

    fattsgalore Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    365
    Only two guns ever jammed on me both ParaOrdnace. A P12 and a 9mm model. I just can't trust their offerings anymore. Really attractive pieces though.
     
  12. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,749
    Location:
    Between TN & KY
    I have a Bersa Thunder .380 ACP Duo Tone with about 1,100 rounds thru it. No problems even when dirty. I have run magazine after magazine thru trying to get it to have a problem and haven't had one yet.
    I have used all types of 380 ammo from the cheapest to more expensive self defense loads with different types of bullets and so far it has gone bang everytime.
    Now this mine and you may have different experiences.
     
  13. DFW1911

    DFW1911 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,231
    Location:
    Hill Country, TX
    Another Glock vote here. 2 of my 3 CHL weapons are Glocks...not because I love them but because I shoot them well and they work well.

    The 3rd is a Wilson 1911.

    Take care,
    DFW1911
     
  14. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,037
    Location:
    California
    In my experience, the most reliable guns I've shot have been my HKs, Glock, Beretta 92-series & SIG P-series.
     
  15. possum

    possum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,942
    Location:
    Concord, N.C.
    please explain why that xd and ruger is in the same category with hi-point and what troubles you have had with them. it is easy to throw names around, but a little bit of background info would be nice, though i don't expect to hear any more about it which is the case 9 out of 10 times, but it would be nice. people like to say this or that and never fill in the rest of us with what they know or what they think they know! so please share!
     
  16. Plink

    Plink Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    I know this must come as a shock to Glock owners, but there are a LOT of reliable guns out there. Some of them are downright inexpensive too. The CZ-75B is a great gun and quite reliable, as are the Ruger P series, etc.

    I have an old Ruger P-85 that serves duty as a loaner to new shooters. It's got over 30,000 rounds through it without a single malfunction. My CZ-75B has never malfunctioned either.

    Heck, I have an old Llama .38 super from the '70's that has never had a malfunction. So much for those "unreliable" 1911's. Llama has never made a great gun yet mine hasn't had a single issue.

    Personally, if you're just looking for a reliable home defense gun, I'd suggest checking out the Rugers. If they fit you and you shoot well with them, you can't do much better for the price. I hate their triggers, but of all the hanguns I own, a Ruger P-97 does duty as my main home defense pistol.
     
  17. JCF

    JCF Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    700
    I'd say that most, if not all, of my bolt action rifles are as reliable as my Glock 26. So is my Estwing framing hammer. :neener:
     
  18. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,985
    Location:
    Texas
    Makarov.

    I TRIED to get a new Makarov to malfunction in the first thousand rounds and didn't have one gun related malfunction (still hasn't).

    Taken uncleaned from the box and lubed with mud.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  19. bestseller92

    bestseller92 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,038
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    My Ruger P95, P97 and Glock 22 have all been 100 percent.

    I owned a Springfield Mil Spec 1911A1 that was not totally reliable even with ball ammo. I got rid of it.
     
  20. KINGMAX

    KINGMAX Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,166
    Location:
    Central North Carolina
    reliable = GLOCK 21

    RELIABLE = GLOCK 21 in my book. What do you think?
     
  21. tango3065

    tango3065 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    851
    Location:
    Kentucky
    GLOCK and Sig
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page