Anyone here have experience with a Remington 597? I heard horror stories years ago when they came out- that they were a jam-o-matic. I don't see a lot of traffic here about them, and was wondering what you guys think. I have read comments that they are "great" and accurate, and that they "suck" or are a "POS", but then no one can tell me WHY. I am looking for a decently reliable semi-auto (with a heavy barrel) to use as an instruction weapon for shooters that are new to semi-auto firearms. I would rather not use a 450+++ dollar 10/22 as a teaching tool. For less than 200 bucks, I am thinking the 597 would fit the bill perfectly. Thoughts? Thanks in advance. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!