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How often do you get major malfunctions?

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Definitions, for purposes of this thread:

Minor malfunction: Anything fixed by immediate action.
Immediate action: Tap, rack, re-asses (sometimes referred to as tap-rack-bang).
Major malfunction: Anything not fixed by -immediate- action, but fixed by remedial action.
Remedial action: Remove magazine, tilt gun so ejection port is facing somewhat towards ground, rack slide forcefully several times, insert new magazine and chamber new round
Nuclear malfunction: A handloaded kaboom...just kidding (though that would qualify probably), any malfunction not fixable by immediate or remedial action, resulting in the gun being inoperable for the time being

So, how often do you get a malfunction that requires remedial action to fix, and is fixed by remedial action?

If possible, answer only for the use of a quality pistol such as a Glock handgun, quality mags (such as Glock factory or Magpul), and FACTORY ammunition.

For my part, I've been shooting longer than I've been a member here, and I don't think I have ever once exerienced a single malfunction with a Glock pistol that was not fixed by immediate action.
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· Electron maker
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18 years ago...Taurus .380 semi purchased new. Less than 50 rounds, gun stopped firing while plinking, remove mag, check chamber, small flat piece eventually falls out and gun no go bang ever again. Trade gun with full disclosure to work buddy for onkyo home receiver. Buddy sends gun back to Taurus mother ship, repairs made and gun still firing today and is his wife’s carry gun (and she is proficient with it).

All guns can break, but I haven’t owned a Taurus since then. Not opposed to Taurus, but I just haven’t owned one since and that story does come to mind.
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