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What is the most dead solid reliable pistol (autoloader) design ever?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bobhaverford, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. bobhaverford

    bobhaverford Member

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    I'd like to ask the experts on this board their opinion of the most dead solid reliable pistol design ever developed. And today, when looking for dead solid performance what design and manufacturer is your "go to" guy. The question relates to RELIABILITY, IOW, every time you pull the trigger the gun goes BANG and is ready for another. FTFs and FTEs are the kiss of death.

    A couple of ground rules: The pistol must be reasonably accurate. The pistol is assumed to be reasonably maintained (this would include replacement of springs, locking blocks etc.). No additional gunsmithing has been performed.

    I'd like this to be a discussion of design and implementation of that design. The tilt barrel vs Stoner's rotating barrel for instance. All things being equal in the reliability department, the nod goes to accuracy. Remember, this is a discussion of design and implementation of that design! So please incorporate those considerations into your response.
     
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    SIG P220.

    Nuff said.

    :D
     
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    Where's the popcorn?
     
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    Well according to the US Military the Beretta M92F and the Sig Sauer 226 were dead heat in their tests which were about as rigorous as testing can get but this was before the Glock was available and it has managed to pass some fairly complex shoot to destruction testing with flying colors.

    While I have owned, shot, and enjoyed all three of these pistol designs and have encountered issues with all three brands, I have not yet seen a version of these handguns that I would call unreliable.
     
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    That's a no-brainer. The GLOCK.
     
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    Of all the tests I have read over the years the Sig 226 is probably the most reliable of all the autoloaders. I own four Sigs and have never seen a malfuntion with any of them. The only issue I have seen is a broken hammer return spring in one of the 220s.
     
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    Glock(9mm).......end of discussion.

    Cant be matched, IMO:)
     
  10. robctwo

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    Sig 220 series
    BHP
    Glock
    Beretta

    I'm selecting four as one answer. More correct if question is what are the most reliable as opposed to which is the most reliable.

    But then I'm not an expert on this board.
     
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    BHP. Serving since 1935.
     
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    Glocks are very reliable until you shoot them with less than a frim grip. For that reason alone I wouldn't put them in the same tier as Hk or Sig.
     
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    I'll step away from the herd here. CZ75. Never had a single problem with it. Thousands of rounds fired, no hickup. All stock, except for the lousy grips it came with.
     
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    My humble opinion from shooting weapons all over the world (Army). The BHP is by far the best tried and true pistol, "PERIOD!!!!"

    "GOD BLESS THE INFANTRY"
     
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    My carry gun is a 1911, but GLOCK is the hands down winner.
     
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    they all jam after long enough.
     
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    I wanna play...:D

    You want over engineered for reliability & durability that adds in great accuracy for good measure??? Answer: HK & SIG :cool:
     
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    CZ75B 9mm, Perfect in over 4000 rds.:)
     
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    Even though I'm not a Glock fan, I do have to give them credit for most likely being the most reliable autoloader. If they ever put a factory Manual Thumb safety on a G17, I'd buy one.
     
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    Makarov. :D

    Seriously, though, there should be good hard statistics somewhere.
     
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    Glock all the way. Never had a malfunction. You can limp-wrist the heck out of it and it still wont jamb. Dont have to worry about outdated safety designs. Just point and pull the trigger.
     
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    Even though I hate them I would say that Glock would be at the top of this list. Sig Sauer P Series wouldn't be far behind.
     
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    Ruger P Series

    Ruger P Series (P90, P95, etc).

    I also have had good luck with a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm.

    I have not shot all guns so I can't speak for all of them, just the GOOD ones I have had.

    Todd
     
  25. MCgunner

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    Hard to get better than 100% and my Rugers, well, even my Kel Tec is 100%. I'd say about anything except an out of the box 1911 in my experience....:uhoh:

    Seriously, Glock, Ruger, Sig, HK, CZ, yadda, yadda, yadda far as I know. I know I left out a lot. I WON'T buy an AMT or a Auto Ordinance ever again. I think they're out of production anyway, RIP. I'm not really high on the 1911 anyway.
     
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