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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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· Farmer, House Sitter and Cook
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A Springfield Armory 1911 which had a very short chamber leade, and a 230-gr cast reload that was too long. The ogive jammed into the rifling and it had to be pounded apart to eject the round. Slide anchored against a railroad tie and some real hard whacks on the grip to break it loose.

And a Hand-Rifle in .223 Remington that got a 68-gr 5.56mm round into the chamber and closed the action. That took a steel cleaning rod pounded so hard onto the bullet nose that it split the female threaded end of the rod like it was hit with an axe.
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