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post #6 of 121
(cough) well . . . actually the spring tensioner for the hammer can loosen up on S&W large frame models. I had it happen to my model 686. It was bad. It would fire 3 out of 7, sometimes worse.

Having said that, and now that I know how to correct the problem it's fine. Take the hand grip off, and you will see an adjustment screw. A VERY small turn causes a HUGE amount of tension adjustment. Fires 7 out of 7 all the time. Speaking of S&W I want to buy the 8 shot model in .357 caliber! Looks nice, but $$$

Also on my wish list is a Colt's single action army model 1873 the 'peacemaker'. Old school cowboy gun.
post #7 of 121
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Originally Posted by binkthefisher View Post
John Brownings model 1911 had a world record of less than 1 in 6,000 failures

but now

the Beretta 92 has less than 1 in 21,500

Not bad....


Interesting. But ask our boys in combat which they prefer. I think you'll find they pick the 1911 hands down. 'In country', a 1911 is worth its weight in gold.
post #8 of 121
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Originally Posted by Ditch Jigger View Post
What's the failure rate for the most reliable revolver?



Good question.
post #9 of 121
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Originally Posted by danflytr View Post
Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag revolvers


Not much to fail in the innards of Ruger single action revolvers.
post #10 of 121
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Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
Interesting. But ask our boys in combat which they prefer. I think you'll find they pick the 1911 hands down. 'In country', a 1911 is worth its weight in gold.


Agreed. The .45 is the real game ender. None like it. I shoot my Wilson weekly and everytime I wonder why I have any other pistols.
post #11 of 121
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Originally Posted by bob_G View Post
The mob always prefered a revolver b/c they never jam, and leave no shell casings.


I used to collect revolvers but like pistols better.
A tuned Ruger .357 snubgun is one I never had.
They're heavy and extraordinarily strong.
post #1 of 121
Thread Starter 
John Brownings model 1911 had a world record of less than 1 in 6,000 failures



but now



the Beretta 92 has less than 1 in 21,500



Not bad....
post #12 of 121
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Originally Posted by binkthefisher View Post
John Brownings model 1911 had a world record of less than 1 in 6,000 failures

but now

the Beretta 92 has less than 1 in 21,500

Not bad....



I like the 92 but the grip is WAY too big for my shooting hand.

The racy styling of the 90two caught my eye.
It comes with a cover for the accessory rail.
The grip size is changeable.
I have yet to handle a 90two.

The new Beretta 90two semiautomatic pistol incorporates new and unique benefits while maintaining all of the advanced performance and safety features that have made the 92 pistol series an international legend.
The new Beretta 90two features a brand new look with innovative lines and rounded contours that permit comfortable carry and a smooth and rapid extraction from the holster.
Designed with extreme care in every detail, the Beretta 90two is complete with a large array of safety features. Each one is specifically studied to take into account the ergonomics, design and to obtain the best accessibility to the hand that grips the pistol. The interchangeability and modularity of the components, together with the integral accessory rail and the removable grip unit, make this pistol ready to meet any operational requirement.
The Beretta 90two is available in the traditional single/double action version. All feature new higher capacity magazines in the 9mm x 19 Parabellum (Luger) and .40 S&W calibers.

post #13 of 121
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Originally Posted by lichum View Post
I used to collect revolvers but like pistols better.
A tuned Ruger .357 snubgun is one I never had.
They're heavy and extraordinarily strong.


I have a Ruger SP101 .357mag w/ 2 1/2" barrel. It has been tuned and has Crimson Trace. It's a very nice little wheelgun. You can't get the trigger as smooth as a S&W, but overall is a much better gun. Built like a tank as all Ruger revos are. I use the Speer Gold-Dots made specifically for the short barrel. More powerful than a 38+P but a little less than the full house 125gr .357 loads.
post #2 of 121
What's the failure rate for the most reliable revolver?
post #3 of 121
The mob always prefered a revolver b/c they never jam, and leave no shell casings.
post #14 of 121
It's Hard to beat Glock.
post #4 of 121
Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag revolvers
525
post #5 of 121
when your life depends on it...if you see the hammer it's to late.has never failed or misfired...ever so in my mind thats 100%.
525
post #15 of 121
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Originally Posted by valentine View Post
It's Hard to beat Glock.


my generation 3 G17.


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