I shot 5 cylinders of 6 ea. totaling 30 shots without a single misfire (once I found my Pietta likes cci no. 10 caps. No. 11's fell off. My load was stout. I started with 35 grs. 3f 777 and settled on 45 grs 3f 777. I just finished cleaning the beast and it is now loaded and capped and is resting next to me. If I lived back in the civil war days and I had the money I would have 2 or 3 of these horse pistols and I for the life of me don't know how they were maintained after a battle under low light conditions at best while trying to cook some bacon and beans and then trying to get some sleep. I like the gun, but it's not going to replace my glock or my 1911 rest assured, but it has a place in my collection for sure.