I did not said semi auto are not reliable, I said you have to make it reliable in a lot of case. I test my guns with the worst ammo. OF CAUSE, if I use good rounds like Federal hollow points that has a more rounded tip, it's very reliable. BUT that does NOT tell you how much tolerance you have. I use the very weak reload, then I have all sort of FTF and FTE. The shell barely jump out. then I have to work on the feed ramp, extractor, ejector and even polish the ejector port to make it totally reliable. Then when I use back the Federal rounds, it eject beautifully and casing jump very far away.It's not a matter of opinion. It's a matter of using standard definitions and actual facts. You claim that semi-auto pistols are not reliable. That's crap. You re-define words instead of using the accepted definitions. That's also crap.
We have a DIFFERENT standard of RELIABILITY. I am talking about perfection.
Try the Blazer .45 hollow points, the front is like an ashtray. If you can make it feed reliably on a 1911, you know what you are doing. Of cause, it's so easy to get reliability with the right bullets.
Of cause, you can have reliability easily with any gun if you shoot factor round nose FMJ. If the gun fails with that, it has issues!!! I made my PPK shoot perfect with Winchester Silver Tips that has a wide mouth JHP. The empty shell eject like 5 to 6ft away. this is reliability.