MNGunner wrote:I've never seen any data that shows gas guns are less reliable than recoil guns. As a matter of fact, militaries that actually do scientific testing of their equipment (and rely on it for their lives and their countries survival--AND in the worst conditions) use gas operated rifles almost exclusively:
I've also never experienced this personally.
I can't imagine the military even looking at an inertia gun, as it has to be properly shouldered for the action to function. And, crazy as it may sound to someone who's not been in his boots, the American fighting man has been know to keep his head down while firing his weapon over the top of cover. Same would hold true if you wanted a self defense weapon. You'd want it to operate from the hip, around corners, whatever.
Duck guns are an entirely different matter. I use mine daily in season and seldom clean them and have had far better luck with Benelli's inertia system than the gas operated guns I've owned.