mozz wrote:I don't think a semi is good for a beginner. Think of glock, they used to have that little shoe on the trigger. Useless if you ask me. And yes, they do jam and misfire. My buddy was just hired as a police officer back in the late 80's? He was given a S&W model 10 for duty. He had bought a glock in 9mm and we went back in the woods to a old quarry to shoot it. I used to read everything and everything about guns back then. After he had shot it, he handed it to me and said "do you want to shoot it?" Loaded up the clip and took a few shots, then i held it loosely and to the side and fired it. It jammed. He could not understand as this was the future,latest, newest, plastic pistol that just came out. After i told him i read in a magazine about how they can jam and by holding it loose it looses it's recoil, he understood. I would not want a semi that would jam for home protection, what if you got into a fight and were struggling with the gun? Now, i have a S&W model 39 semi 9mm that i have fed a few thousand rounds of everything from 90 gr. up to 160 gr. roundnose and it works flawless, but capacity is only 8 rounds but it's a smith and wesson my favorite so i am biased. It has a safety and magazine safety.
Any auto can jammed if you limp wrist it they work on recoil blowback And if they are that bad tell me way over 56%
of law enforcement Agencies use them and over 50% of the military threw out the world uses them And why is everybody and there brother trying to copy them Including S&W . If my life depends on it I would take a Glock over any S&W including there New M & P models