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  1. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    You have a semi auto pistol and when you go to use it that the mag causes a FTF?
    Say something happens in the mag and jams when you need it the most.
    What companies have had problems with this?
     
  2. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    This can happen in any pistol. Many people carry more than one magazine just for this purpose.
     
  3. Paul Revere

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    considering the magazine is the cheapest part of the gun, its no surprise they're prone to failure. make sure it's seated properly and that the springs arent worn out :dunno:
     
  4. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    That's what I thought, and also why I am leaning towards a wheel gun.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    well, magazine springs USUALLY last, what, thousands of rounds? if you're shooting at a somewhat regular basis (which you should be if you're trusting your life to a particular handgun), then you would realize that the springs were weakening before you would have to use said gun defensively. :dunno:
     
  6. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Good point.
     
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    Wheel guns fail. Wheel guns run out of ammo faster. Wheel guns are way slower to reload.
     
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    yea, having a mistimed wheel gun sucks. I had a .38 revolver that had that problem. It wasn't firing on all cylinders. But footratfunkface is right about that. The time for the wheelgun has passed, considering all of the great reliable options out there. But, If you MUST have one, they're OK, but you better make your shots count.

    always carry an extra mag!
     
  9. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    That's the other downside. Lol
     
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    Pretty much the reason I've decided on Glock for my next handgun...:hsughno: Reliability and goes bang every time sounds good to me.

    IBGlocksFTFtoo
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Sure, anything mechanical can fail. But the likelyhood of a failure is MUCH lower than that of a semi. Also with practice they can be reloaded in similar times. But capacity is and issue, then again my PM9 only holds 6+1.
     
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