So there are folks down on the 1911. I don't understand why.
Their biggest complaint is that "they don't run." Granted. I believe people when they say they experienced lots of jams with the pistol. Generally the cause of this jam is a munged up pistol done in by an amateur home gunsmith, or a cheap 1911 I'd never rely on except as a butterknife, or from hollow point ammo in an older 1911 that wasn't built with a barrel and ramp with hollow points in mind.
If people had been routinely took a Dremel tool to the ramp of their Glock, in some misplaced self confidence, and had been for decades, you'd think Glocks jammed a lot is my guess.
Ok, adjusting and allowing for all that in the experiment... I still believe people when they say their 1911 jammed a bunch. At least in comparison to the 'plastic' pistols. Why?
Obviously, I don't know. I'm still quite the n00b. But I do have theories. There is more handwork in the older design compared to modern pistols, and that can lead to variance between pistols. You rarely hear of a lemon S&W M&P, Springfield XD, or what have you, but I'd think that lemon frequency would be greater in Brownings pistol variants because the design necessitates more 100 year old skilled fabrication work.
Is that what accounts for the jammin rep? Human error?
Also: I need to get rich and buy and fire 500 hydra-shok hollow points through my 1911 just to see if I can experience the problems others have claimed.
[Update: Inspired by the comment... I wonder what MBtGE would experience if he ran nothing but quality $25 aftermarket magazines through his currently 1 in a 100 jamming $300 RIA Filipino 1911...]
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