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    Default Reliable Starter pistol

    Ready to dump my current pistols( will actually keep them for backup)- way too many misses. Have to line it up just right and even then lucky to have 2 of 9 go off. Frustrating!
    Training partner has an "ALPHA"- its NEVER misfired . What is everyone elses experience with it? Any others you can reccomend?
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    GunX, lighter and less bulky than the Alpha

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    Just got one of these kids:
    http://www.dogsafield.com/products.asp?dept=334

    Not cheap but it comes with a lifetime warranty and to be perfectly honest- I doubt that anyone will ever have reason to use it. It is the end of the "which blank pistols" discussion. Nothing else is even close.

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    I've used an Alpha .209 for the past 5 years or so as has my training partner. Never once had either misfire, not fire, break down in anyway etc... I try to remember to give it a good cleaning and douse of WD-40 from time to time but that's probably only happened 3 times since I've had it. I have not used or seen in person the GunX but I hear good things and the ALPHA is on the heavy side.
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    Have seen Alpha's that work great and Alpha's that were nothing but a problem even straight out of the box!

    Go with the GunX ... solidly made in the US, nice size grip for a smaller hand, not heavy and backed up with a lifetime guarantee.
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    The GunX is great, but don't use cheap primers in it.

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    Gun x. Mine has been awesome.

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    I've used people's Alpha's and had them go off before I was actually ready to shoot. Hair trigger - you'd have to get used to that

    I'm too used to firing my NEF. So now I say "take your Alpha gun in with you, I'll use my own, thank you very much!"

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    Fiocchi primers works great in the GunX and we can usually find them cheap around here.

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    Have a friend with an alpha that locked up about 6 months out of warenty, my gun x has a lifetime warenty but has never had a problem.

    Also even though it says not to use the Winchester primers in the GunX that has been all I have used ( only about 2,000 so far)
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