Originally Posted by Denny
Don't much care for AR-15 and other M-16 derivatives. The .223 round it's built around it too easily defeated by modern, lightweight body armor. In my military career (30 years and counting in USAF) it's also been my experience that they malfunction WAAAAAAAY too much.
I used to have a very nice Browning Hi-Power (P-35). Great gun. But even it's 9mm round is too small. I'd like to get another one in the .40 S&W.
military bought .223 / 5.56mm rounds malfunction SOME times, but I don't know if I'd let that take away from the round completely. I have about 15 years in the Army so I understand the point you went for. However with several more years in the civilian sector and on a SWAT team were we had carbines and also switched from the MP-5 to the 5.56 micro galil, and let me tell you, I never had any malfunctions with higher grade ammo.
Again, I haven't had a lot of malfunctions with military ammo either