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    Default who has ever heard of a 1911 malfunctioning?

    Some of you don’t seem to get it, so let me fill you in on something…

    All guns malfunction.

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    Granted, some guns malfunction more than others, but they all do from time to time.

    Before you scroll down to the reply tag to let me know that your [insert your own manufacturer/model here] has eleventy-billion flawless rounds through it, let me qualify my use of the word “all”.

    “All” in this context means every type of gun, not every instance of the type. For example, whether you like Glocks or not, it’s generally accepted that the Gen3 Glock 19 is one of the most reliable pistols ever made. But even with this well-deserved reputation, Gen3 Glock 19′s still malfunction from time to time, malfunctions that are 100% a problem with the gun.

    I’ve seen it firsthand I took the photo above of a pistol during a range session a few months back. I was the shooter, and no, I was not limp wristing, there wasn’t anything wrong with the ammo, and this wasn’t the only malfunction from this gun that day.



    I don’t remember what the ARMARIN techs ended up doing to resolve the issue (hey, it’s not my gun it was a companies one), but the point is, malfunctions happen even with super reliable guns. Yes, even revolvers

    So if you’re laboring under the impression that your gun will never malfunction, you’re only fooling yourself. Get some training, learn to clear malfunctions, and consider carrying a backup gun. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

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    All guns can and do malfunction. Malfunctions with quality guns are most often the result of (and usually in this order):
    1. Shooter error
    2. Faulty ammo
    3. Gun/magazine problems.

    Practice regularly and keep your weapon clean and in good working order. Buy a quality gun and equipment. Use the best ammo you can get.
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    I have had 1911`s malfunction. And as budroe said, usually one of the 3 reasons mentioned were the cause.
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    I taught the proper use of the 1911 in the Army, often to men that never fired or even held a gun before. YES, they will malfunction. Anything mechanical can malfunction. However, using good ammo, proper cleaning and a few other things will produce less chance of malfunction.

    There is nobody more pro 1911 than myself. It is my firm belief that if God himself walked this earth, he would carry a 1911. I can go get a gun out of my safes with most any brand on it and it would be suject to malfunction. No platform, brand or caliber is immune to failure.

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    any gun can malfunction........some more than others....

    i am a big believer in a back-up.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    any gun can malfunction........some more than others....

    i am a big believer in a back-up.........
    I wouuld also agree with that but in my work, I have found people very seldom have the time to diagnose and correct a malfunction or get their backup.

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    I have a 1911 Colt that belonged to my grandfather. I would never carry it in a situation where I might need two shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    I have a 1911 Colt that belonged to my grandfather. I would never carry it in a situation where I might need two shots.

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    Why not?

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    Your thread is a bit confusing. You title it: "Who has ever heard of a 1911 malfunctioning?" but your point is that all guns malfunction.

    Well, to answer your question, the ONLY guns I've ever experienced malfunctions with were 1911's. The only 1911 I own that never malfunctions is a pricey Wilson CQB. The two Colts & two Kimbers I've owned previously malfunctioned. IMO, unless you want to spend over $2,500.00, yes, a 1911 will malfunction. I consider them "fun" guns, not defensive guns, but to each his own. As Bill Wilson, himself said, "Unlike a modern semi-auto pistol, there is a lot of metal-to-metal friction in a 1911, which means extreme reliability requires careful fitting & proper lube.

    My house/defensive guns are the ones that have never malfunctioned - Glocks, Sigarms & HK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMARIN View Post

    I’ve seen it firsthand I took the photo above of a pistol during a range session a few months back. I was the shooter, and no, I was not limp wristing, there wasn’t anything wrong with the ammo, and this wasn’t the only malfunction from this gun that day.


    There may be nothing wrong with it, but that's weird looking ammo nonetheless. What is it?

    I've had one FTF in my Glock 17 so far, and it was clearly the ammo's fault, as the casing peeled a little against the top of the chamber as it was feeding in. It was really soft metal. I pulled off the tiny bit of peel with a fingernail and it fed fine the next time. I have not yet had a problem with brass cased FMJ 9mm, .40 or .45 in any semi-auto.

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