I hear and understand what both Mike and Gdog are saying. You men that know me have no doubt that I am a died in the wool Colt enthusiasts. I can spend time justifying why, but I have already done so enough times on the forums that there is no further need.
I do in fact own 3 Remington percussion shooters and use them regularly. They fit in with my historical interests just as any CSA revolver does.
But with that, I will add the following opinions.
1. I could care less which one is the better design and would not own one over the other based on such trivial matters. For Petes sake, if it is such a concern, stick to a cartridge revolver.
2. If you can't deal with the occasional cap jam of a Colt, you likely are not proficient with tools of the past.
3. If you tried a flintlock rifle and settled for percussion instead, you likely prefer the Remington.
4. If you feel you can shoot a Remington accurately but not a Colt, you have some work to do on your fundamentals.
5. A Colt is no more accurate than a Remington and vice versa.
6. Apply a historical mind set when messing with historical type firearms and you just might find a rewarding harmony with your endeavors. All of these black powder arms have an appeal if one would stop focusing on what the original designer should have done.
7. Negative opinion claiming that Colts are unreliable has less value than 10 year old fruit cake. If one buys into such propaganda, rather than rely on their experience, they fall into the follower category.
8. Apply a bit more critical thinking and objective reasoning to this game. It leads to self reliance.
Perhaps I have spoken some strong words, but my intent was to influence those that might read this post that are still sitting on the fence trying to decide what side to step on. I mean no offense though to anyone.
(Added afterwards),,,, I will clarify my last statement regarding what side of the fence to step on. By that, I mean the modern mindset versus a historical one, not Colt versus Remington.