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Old 03-01-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Just 'pulled the trigger' on another selfloader. I will be very candid: the more selfloaders I shoot, the firmer a believer in revolvers (especially Colt SAAs and clones) I become. Never have had a reliable selfloading pistol of ANY sort, 1911s, PPKs, XDs, and a bunch of others. They. ALL. Jam.


I'm always willing to at least TRY something new, so I got an Arcus BHP clone. Never have had an HP, and was interested. $1000 for a Hi Power seemed like a LOT of money for a gun that (even if it was 100% reliable) can be relied on to lose @10% of its brass every time it's shot. Figured that if this thing winds up as being as unreliable as every other selfloader I've ever had, I won't be out that much. Been shooting for 35+ years, and when I qualified with the M9 in November I missed Expert by one point. Not bad for the second time I had ever shot a Beretta.

I suppose I'll be lurking some, and learning about these selfloading pistols. Might even see why so many people seem so enamored of such unreliable guns...
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:27 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave.

Your comment about never having had a reliable semi-auto actually raised a chuckle with me. I've only had one non-ammunition failure to function issue with any semi-auto. That was a worn (and very tired) trigger spring. Thank heaven it was on a range shoot. The 'but' here is that I've had two different revolvers go toes up on me. One required major surgery to fix and the other was a cylinder jam.
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