Throw in top-quality materials & quality ammo, and you'll have it nailed--presuming the shooter isn't a doofus...Nothing like throwing a steak into the tiger cage, huh?
Vastly oversimplified: simplicity of design, robustly executed.
You didn't make any requirements about ease of use or suitability for any particular purpose.
Right around '91-'92 Glock was an absolute mess. Most anything that wasn't a 17 or a 19 was having problems. Back then you could head to one of the shooting schools, or an IPSC match and see Glocks fail to fire by the crate load. Others would have feed failures, ejection failures…I even saw not one, but two Glocks where the shooter fired a round and when the slide made the return trip home; just kept going right off the front of the gun. That was quite humorous."presuming the shooter isn't a doofus..."
what are the chances of that?
BTW Geoff: Glock was just following precedent... the first 40s weren't so reliable either
Strange confession here... Can you believe that I have never owned a 10/22? I can't count how many I've shot, worked on, built, etc. But I have never personally owned a 10/22. After my first semi-auto .22 when I was a kid, I just decided I liked the manual action repeaters much more; pumps and lever guns. I've owned the Winchester 94/22, Marlin 39, and Browning BL-22. I currently have a collection of just about all of the Winchester pump action .22's. The 1890 was my first rifle, it's my first love, and when I reach for a .22, it's a Winchester pump. My latest is a nearly new model 61. But I've never really enjoyed the semi-auto .22's.Remington Nylon 66.
Who bought the 10/22 anyway....:mrgreen:
Yeah, me too... colorful and caustic, he brought a life to this forum long missing. Between him, Patrick Sweeney and so many others... well, you guys from the old Am Back days are among my oldest and closest friends, and there seem to be less of our little "band of brothers" (note lowercase, NOT to compare with Major Winters and the bona fide heroes of his command) with every passing year.All this talk of Glock reliability, and no Dean Speir. I wonder if anyone else misses him.