No offense Uncle Don. With the nature of 22 rimfire ammo you are going to get a round with primer issues now and then no matter what brand you buy. Yes the chances are less with premium ammo but it is still there. I have close to 4,000 rounds through my G44 and have had 4-5 issues total. And those 4-5 issues were definitely due to ammo and not the pistol. The same goes for my Ruger Mk II, S&W 22A, and Kel-Tec CP33. My G44 has been just as reliable as the other pistols I own.