Since my Norincos are new made with the safety from the factory, I wonder if that causes less problems. The safety feels kind of crappy but works. I also don't use the safety at gun ranges. I never had a malfunction other than the ammo related one I mentioned above. Other people shot my Tokarev and liked it. I don't think you will go wrong buying a Tokarev. I would have bought a Polish Sportowy years ago, but did not know where to get the inserts. There was one on Gunbroker without the inserts and I could not find any inserts for sale.