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What is the most unreliable semi auto you have shot ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SJ78, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. Ben86

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    Have you tried new magazines, or stronger springs? I've heard the ones you get with that gun are crap.

    golden,

    Interesting info, I'm surprised to see even they allow short barreled long guns. That's a law we need to get rid of, sub guns are cool.
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    my RIA CS Tactical until I replaced the extractor (have an ejector on order now too). My Iver Johnson Trojan had an issue with the overtravel screw tightening itself somehow, but it seems to have worked itself out (though I plan to have my gunsmith take a look at it and make sure everything is kosher).

    I haven't shot my new Glock 19 yet, but I anticipate no problems.
     
  3. Storm

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    Sig p238.
     
  4. azasadny

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    Jennings j-22
     
  5. BADUNAME37

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    Absolutely, the WORST semi-auto pistol - BAR NONE - would have to be the BRAND NEW LW Seecamp 25 Auto I purchased when they first made an appearance in a gun magazine (American Rifleman, if I'm not mistaken)!

    JAM-O-MATIC from DAY ONE, even though I followed all instructions to a T!

    Finally called them, sent it in and about a month later or so, I got it back "milled feed ramp."

    All excited, take it to the range and the exact same thing happened!:cuss:

    I was livid! It still maddens me to think that I was so stupid to spend so much money on something that had just about come on the market! AND, to add insult to injury, the gun dealer kept telling me that I could have a Beretta (at almost half the cost!).:fire:
     
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  6. gunnut77

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    piece of junk

    i happened to pick up a 1916 model .25 auto, believe it is a ruby style but cant match a makers mark because of the 40-50 makers that there were. Either way never been able to run a full clip through it. Think I,ll make it a sinker for river fishing. :banghead:
     
  7. Hal Carter

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    The 2 most unreliable guns I've ever owned were both Kimbers. 1 a high dollar, supposidly custom shop gun. Yes there is a pattern.
     
  8. ricksgtx

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    The poor Ruger P91DC 40 cal. could not put 2 rounds on a 12x12 target at 50 ft.

    Ricksgtx
     
  9. Guy de Loimbard

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    I have a P64, which when I got it would lock up after 4 shots (it has a 6 round magazine). The ejector (which is also the slide lock) would pop up and bind itself against the slide. It made a neat little divot in the breechface from doing that too. A new spring didn't fix it, but after I bought a slide and ejector from a guy on the P64 forum and put that on there it has had no problems whatsoever.
     
  10. ChuckB

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    No question- a Bersa Thunder .380. I know a lot of folks love theirs, and I was prepared to do the same. But even two trips to a factory authorized service shop couldn't stop it from jamming at least once- sometimes more- for every box of 50 rounds. don't own it any more. No surprise there.

    Chuck
     
  11. RidgwayCO

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    A brand new Beretta 21A, would not eject a fired round 50% of the time, regardless of ammo used. I ended up sending it back to Beretta where they polished the chamber. It then became one of the most reliable semiautos I've ever owned. Go figure...
     
  12. Gunner442

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    Bigggest POS

    I bought a NIB Auto Ordnance GI 1911. Biggest POS ever, jammed all time, front sight popped off, a waste of a young GI's money....Pushed me to a Glock 21 which has never failed, although I'm more of a Walther fanboy now
     
  13. Trad Archer

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    Bryco Jennings 380
     
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    Beretta Bobcat 21A - 22lr.

    That thing is the pickiest gun ever imaginable!
    It would FTE at least once per mag (usually 2-3x) with all kinds of different ammo.

    But I finally found that Fiocchi 40 gr Hi-Velocity ammo works great in it.

    Lotsa Bobcat owners use CCI stingers, but they cost almost 2x what the Fiocchi costs.
    And at least in mine the Fiocchi is more reliable too (even stingers would jam now & then)

    I have a local chain called MC Sports & they charge $2.69/box of 50.
    Great ammo for my Bobcat!
     
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  15. Single Action Six

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    FireStar M40 & Black Talons..!!

    That's interesting. I bought a FireStar M40 (.40 S&W) when they first came out way back in the early 90's. I've fired "hundreds.. and hundreds.. and hundreds" of rounds through it and haven't had problem one! It's been my main carry gun now (along with the Winchester "Black Talon's"), since basically the first day I got it.

    Single Action Six
     
  16. andrsnsm

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    Kimber Eclipse Ultra II with external extractor but after Kimber replaced the slide with an internal extractor it ran fine. Still sold it.

    Sig P238 was POS too if using the Sig OEM mag. With a Colt Mustang mag it ran fine. Still sold it since I had little confidence in it.
     
  17. pickinatune

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    High Point 9mm carbine... pos
     
  18. milefile

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    Bersa Thunder .380. Not mine, but it can't make it through a magazine without jamming.
     
  19. Joker19

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    Not one doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sig Sauer P238!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worst piece of junk ever made in the entire gun world. They treat you like crap once you are dumb enough to buy one of these pieces of junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. GLOOB

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    Every gun I've every purchased runs great.

    Minor exceptions:

    Glock 27: has the rare, out of the blue feed jam with G22 mags. Call it limpwrist, but it happens, and I'll arm wrestle you for $20.00, anytime. :)

    Daewoo DP-51. The persistent problem with that one is the last round slide lock hardly ever works. You really have to sling that first round in, like with an LCP. And the trigger spring broke after a few thousand dry fires.

    PA-63: will not reliably feed hollowpoint ammunition. Trigger spring broke after a few thousand dry fires.

    P-64: Had one or two inexplicable feed jams. Trigger spring broke after a few thousand dry fires.

    Phoenix Arms HP22A - needed a tweak to the extractor to run 100%
     
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  21. MudPuppy

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    S&W 645--went through about 200 rounds and couldn't get through a single entire magazine without a failure to RTB, FTF,FTE, Stovepipe, etc. Horrendous.

    (My Davis 380 has never given me a single problem with about the same number of rounds. Who'd thunk a Davis 380 would be more reliable than a S&W. Soured me to the smiths ever since.)
     
  22. Warp

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    Kel Tec P3AT. 2nd Gen. I sold it and bought a 642. I'm not playing those games.
     
  23. Twiki357

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    I guess I’m pretty lucky. I don’t have one that’s not reliable, even though I have a number of the ones that others have had problems with. The only ones I’ve had a problem with were my Kimber Crimson Carry (Full size) and Llama Micro-Max and those problems were with the Ammo, not the guns.
     
  24. Topkick

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    Stoeger Luger cal..22 LR. , TOTAL POS.
     
  25. traveling1253

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    My father-in-law's jam-o matic Taurus PT-92:barf:. Crappy clone of the Beretta.
     
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