Dang! It happened to me again.
After hearing Doc talk about converting to a Ruger SR9C, and everyone else here being auto-carrying guys, I though I need to give my Glocks more of a chance. Thought maybe I just need to spend more time shooting and get more used to the Glocks. Perhaps I just haven't given them enough time for important things (like having a firm firing grip, keeping thumbs off the slide, etc.) to become second nature.
Been shooting my G23 a lot lately. Over the weekend I was hammering away with my G23, doing quite well for both accuracy and speed, and then had a misfeed. Don't know what caused it. Took only about 1-2 seconds to clear it.
And then I put the G23 back in the safe, and pulled back out my beloved GP100. Because 1 - 2 seconds is a lot longer than pull-the-trigger-again.
Perhaps I'm just not meant for semi-autos. In IDPA, I've seen every type of semi-auto hiccup. Glocks, Sigs, H&K's, S&W M&P's, 1911's, all of them hiccup eventually. The only time I've seen a revolver hiccup was when a modified hammer spring (couple of coils cut off) resulted in a click instead of a bang.
I'm sure I'll dabble in semi-autos again, but I just don't see myself converting over to them on a long-term basis. My primary concerns in a defensive handgun are reliability, concealability (in an IWB holster), and the ability to solve problems quickly (with the least number of shots fired), in that order.
For me, that equation results in as powerful a revolver as I can fire quickly and accurately (357 mag, mid-level 44, etc.). And a j-frame in the front pocket, combined with a lot of speedloader practice, just in case. For others, the answer might be a semi-auto and for them I say, excellent choice. It's just not working for me.