All guns fail. Some – like the GLOCK 42 pictured above and after the jump – fail because of limp-wristing or other types of operator error. Some – like the GLOCK 42 pictured above and after the jump – because of ammo compatibility problems (e.g., Hornady Critical Defense). Other guns – like the Cabot 1911 – will fail from mechanical issues. Others will fail from simple wear and tear after years, maybe even decades of use. Or neglect. But all guns fail. If you believe that a GLOCK is infallible, you’re setting yourself up for a fall.
Make sure your gun is as reliable as possible. Feed it its favorite ammo. But be prepared to take action if and when your gun fails. Tap. Rack. Reload. Run. Seek cover. Something. Anything. Because Mr. Murphy’s out there, somewhere. Always has been. Always will be. No matter what you carry.