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To all y'all,

The year 2017 has been and will continue to be extraordinarily CHALLENGING and BUSY for me. Blog entries will likely be even more infrequent than usual until all projects and issues are completed or resolved.

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Zack



Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bullet Design and Semi-Auto Pistol Reliability

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Some emails that I receive pertain to pistol reliability problems. This is one of the countless topics where I have opinions but no expertise. Of course, there can always be a mechanical problem with a pistol or its magazine, but the overall cartridge length and bullet shape can be contributory. Some pistols are forgiving while others are finicky. What you feed them can make a difference.

CLICK HERE for the best article I have yet read on the subject.

Although posted on his 38 Super website, this Brad Miller article is NOT specific to the .38 Super; it addresses issues pertaining to semi-automatic pistols of all calibers. It is well worth the read for any pistolero.

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2 comments:

Glenn B said...

I don't have the time now and hope I remember to come back later to read the article but I will say this: No matter what design of bullet, copper jacketed, semi-jacketed, lead nose or whatever substance and no matter the shape - my Beretta 92 series pistols have fed the bullet reliably with very few (and I do mean rare) feeding problems. The next best in my expereince for feeding anything are the glocks but they do not come close to the Berettas.

All the best,
Glenn B

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Hi Glenn, thanks for peeking in. I don't have near your expertise of experience, but I also don't recall ever having a feed problem (with any load)with my Beretta 92 (sold long ago when I was poor and needed money), my Glocks, or (so far) my Sig-239. They sure are making pistols omnivorous nowadays.

Take care,

Zack