This just in from SHOT show 2011! The Keltec KSG 14+1 12 gauge shotgun.
Since I posted my first Kel Tec shotgun I had a chance to see one in person. I went up there when they had open shop day. They do that every couple of months. You can go in and they show the production line, and new developments and things. Well things they want known anyways. They would not let us fire one, but we got to watch them torture test one. I was really really impressed with the way it responded. It functioned very well even after being buried in sand, concrete dust, soupy sludge from the river, heat and cold tested too. I was really impressed it showed little signs of failure. I wouldnt have believed it if I wasnt seeing if for myself.
The only hiccup they had was cycling between feed tubes after buring it in sand. It cycled a little rough, and you could hear sand grinding in it a bit. Still pretty impressive.
The 1911 has been around for 100 years. Most race guns in major competitions are 1911 based. The only problem with the 1911 is normally the operator. Occasionally you'll get a mistake from the factory or a bad manufacturer. Mistakes can be fixed and bad manufacturers go away from lack of sales. A lot of issues with the 1911 come from people trying to customize their own guns and screwing things up.
Sig makes some decent pistols. I've been thinking about picking up a used P226 and refurbing it. I don't have any 9mm guns and am looking to get rid of my last 40 S&W. I beleive the "love affair" with the 40S&W is waining. My department got rid of them and moved up to 45 acp a few years ago.
We went to the Benelli M-4 12 gauge a couple years ago too. I prefer the Rem 870 and Mossberg 500. The Benelli is finicky and isn't as tough.
The only issue Ive ever had with the 1911 is when it gets dirty. Ive had them jam acouple of times coming out of the water. As far as firing accurate I dont think there are many pistols out there that fire better than a good 1911. I love the pistol, but they seem to finichy in the dirt and the mud. I have a Kimber Pro Covert 2 I won last year at a tactical shooting comp. It was the best second place prize Ive ever received lol. It is a great 1911, super accurate and thus far has not jammed when Ive abused it. Although, it is definitely not a gun that received much abuse. It goes to the range once a week and gets about 50-100 rounds put through it and thats about the extent of its life. Ive used it at a competition once, but I dont shoot it enough to be really good with it.
I would highly recommend the p226. I have two of them, and they are a lot fo fun to shoot. I shoot the 9mm a lot more simply cause its cheaper than the .40 to shoot. I have been reloading for several years now, and its the only way I would consider shooting anything bigger than a 9mm on a regular basis.
Dont get me started about Benelli, I absolutely hate those shotguns. I worked for a friend for awhile who owns a gun shop while I was getting my state medic license. We had more problems with Benelli than any other shotgun. In the 8 months I worked there I think we sent back 4 Benelli's. The only Benelli that I would own is the Super Black Eagle. It is a pretty good semi auto, but their pumps arent worth the steel their made from.