I bought this gun 5 years ago and have ran 3000+ rounds through it. Very reliable, In all that shooting this gun has failed to go bang 13 times. 4 of those where my own fault by trying to use a very sharp edged hollow point. Like all 1911's she runs best with FMJ's but I have also had very good success with HP's that have a more rounded leading edge. Speer and Federal both make HP's that feed very well. As for the other 9 stoppages I can attribute all of them to lack of scheduled maintanance. It goes something like this, I go shooting with some buddies, we crack off 200 or so rounds, I bring the gun home and forget to clean it. Next time out towards the end of the day she might fail to go fully into battery once or twice. Feed her the right ammo, keep her clean and well lubed, and you can bet your life on this gun every time. I sure would.