Flawless ....

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  1. Terry G

    Terry G

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    That's term used constantly on gun forums and I can't say that it's a correct term for any firearm. Why? Because they are mechanical devices that rely on an ingredient that no gun maker can control. I've heard the term used constantly about .22 semi automatics and sorry, I just don't believe it. There is not a brand of .22 ammunition out there that won't malfunction because of the rimfire priming compound. It's a given. Yes, but my centerfire .475 Zelman is flawless. Sure it is until you hit that one bad primer. My Son's .45 Springfield Armory XD has not malfunctioned in eight years. He shoots quite a bit and yesterday on the Family Range a click, no bang. Cheap ammunition? No, Gold Dot. Put the round in my Glock 21 click, no bang. It will happen with any ammunition. I don't ever use the term "Flawless".
     
  2. bac1023

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    You can say “It ran flawlessly” if you had a range day with no malfunctions. I don’t think that implies that the gun can never have a problem.
     
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  4. Bradd D

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    People use it in the past tense as in it has been flawless up to this point which could be an accurate statement.
     
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    Cool story bro...
     
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    What you described is flawed ammo. Not the gun. Did the gun give the primer a good dimple? Yep. Gun worked fine.

    Ammo did not.

    Still, I don't see the point of this thread anyway.
     
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  7. BamaTrooper

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    Issues described were faulty ammo.
     
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    I used to just say "(insert name of the firearm here) runs like a raped ape", but people always gave me odd looks. Now I just say "flawless" and they give me an approving look.

    Peer pressure sucks.
     
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    Anyone else think this with the thread title?


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  10. Bradd D

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    Doesn't DJT use that word a lot? Maybe that's why the OP doesn't like the word.

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    Completely agree with O/P's general intent. The 'flawless' thing is asinine.

    Sure, you could have a narrow window of nearly flawless function, or even a wide window of function without anything that rose to the level of a problem. But if you shoot with any degree of seriousness over a significant period of time, you are going to experience some type of malfunction, or at least functional inconsistency.
     
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    If flawless is used in the past tense, there's nothing wrong with it.
     
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    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Flawless gun Vs Flawed ammo
     
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    A flawless session can be had with a flawed gun. I think this is a case where the OP, and others, dislike the word.
    I don’t like the word utilize so I don’t use it; same goes for kit, run as in what optics or platform are you running, and other idiomatic uses of words.
     
  15. Terry G

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    Sorry I brought it up. Flawed thinking.
     
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    It’s ok. We’ve gotten used to it.
     
  17. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    This thread was flawless until the second post.