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...and found that I have just under 2900 rounds through my Springfield Mil-Spec with no malfunctions.


The gun's been upgraded inside with parts worked over by Teddy Jacobson and a Wilson checkered gripstrap cover and new grips added, but visually the gun appears nearly stock. Accuracy has not degraded. I trust this one for serious business. Reports from other folks are indicating similar findings. Were I in the market for a 1911 toward the lower end of the price range, I might look long and hard at the Mil-Spec.


Toward the other end of the cost spectrum, these two Caspian "builds" continue to function w/o problems whatsover. The longside has about 2000 rounds through it while the latest one (5") has roughly half that many. With full-power loads, these guns have not stuttered.


I have no notes on this Hi Power. It's fired so many rounds w/o incident that I quit keeping notes on it years ago.

What about you? Let's hear about your autoloaders that have served and continue to serve w/o fail.

Best and thank you in advance.
 

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My 1911 is reliable as well. But truly, no semi-auto I own is completely 100% reliable-completely trustworthy as my Glock 19. Right now, I'd have to sayafter 2400 rounds (and the only Failures to feed/extract has been with Corbon) its the one I'd have to say with dead certainty I can utterly rely upon it.

However, I am working up my new Bulgy Mak to a similiar level - so far 250 rds with NO problems and I have 300 rds of Silver Bear coming in this week I can also run through it.

Aside from my 686+/SP101, those are the two (certainly the G19) right now I have complete confidence in and will carry when given the chance.
 

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10k rounds through the Taurus 92, at least 5k malf free since I did some work on it. The stock mag was 99% of the problem anyway. I stopped counting at 10k rounds though, so it's probably got more like 12k - 14k malf free round through it. I kinda' miss the malfunctions and will sometimes use the "range only" stock mag for kicks and training.

I only put a couple boxes through the M19 before trading it. If I had known how to work on it then as I do now, I would never have gotten rid of it.

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I'd have to go along with werewolf on this one: Grock 19

Mine has seen 20k rounds I know of (counting cases of ammo fired), and prolly another 3-5k of misc small lots and when it was loaned out once or twice. I had _one_ malfunction caused by a couple of rounds getting 'crossed' in one of the old NFML magazines when I was loading mags on the range in a hurry and not using the loader.

I was able to make it malfunction on purpose by holding it by thumb and one finger, arm straight out to the side, wrist bent 90 degrees. Roughly 2 or 3 stoppages per mag.

Yeah, I trust it.


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SAC, I probably have that many or more rounds through my Springer (loaded) and the only things I had done to it was a dehorning and reblue. How many malfis? ZERO! It is a very good weapon. Regards, Richard
 

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Another vote for the Glock 19. I probably only have between 1500 and 2000 rounds through it since 1991, but I have fired everything I could get my hands on through it. Mixed and match ammo in 12 different magazines, fired upside down, sideways, in the rain, snow, sleet, and below zero temps. Clean, dirty, and somewhere in between. Never one malfunction of any type.
 

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I haven't kept track, but my Kimber .45 can be rather finicky about ammo. I always use cast lead for plinking, and have never found a reliable combination. It doesn't like 200gr SWC at all, as the rim of the fired round catches the shoulder of the next bullet in the mag as it's extracting. I've got a box of 'em collecting dust now since I just use 230 RN. With my old Witness .45, I loaded the rounds so there was about a millimeter of the lead shoulder sticking up above the case mouth. With my Kimber, I have to load the shoulder flush with the case mouth, or they won't chamber. Still get failures to go fully into battery occasionally.

I suppose it's just tighter chamber tolerances at play.
I don't recall ever having a problem with jacketed ammo, though again I haven't fired as many rounds of jacketed stuff.
 

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My '65 Colt GM feeds anything. I run a Wolff 18lb recoil spring, standard guide and plug, fitted Colt barrel with King's bushing. Federal HS 230, CorBon 185+P, Speer Ashtrays, H&G68 target rounds. I have just recently had extraction problems due to the part losing spring tension; was a simple matter to add some back in but I can see the point to a "modern" coilspring powered one. Many thousands of rounds down the pipe with McCormick mags; about to change out the mag springs though, just had some bolt over base issues with WWB ball.

My used Smith 1076 in 300 rounds of varying load densities has been flawless. Judging from the holster wear, relative slide to frame looseness it was probably an LEO pistol, so I don't have any idea how many were shot before me. Have shot 180 XTP's @ 1150; Win 175STHP @ 1250; 200TCFMJ @ 1100; extraction positive and ejection consistent-not much chasing brass. Std. recoil spring.

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Once S&W got past the debacle with the early 39's, they have been very reliable. Apparently they did their homework.

I had a 669 that never hiccupped once in several thousand rounds. Mostly it was on loan to a friend who needed something concealable. Fed everything we could throw at it.

I just couldn't hit anything with it; didn't point for me with a grip shaped like a 2x2 tomato stake, and I never have been able to deal with the DA/SA transition. HE could shoot 3" groups at 25yds with it, but then he can shoot darned near anything well.

Smiths tend to work.


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The only one I ever kept notes on was the first issued SIG, it was a 226/ 9mm issued in 1988, when I turned it in for the new 229 in 2000, it had logged 37,000 rounds down range. the only thing replaced on it were springs,and one extractor that chipped
 
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