Ever have a gun you just couldn't love?


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USAF_Vet
April 15, 2013, 02:20 PM
I've gone through a lot of guns that I thought I would love, only to find out that I really just for care for it.

I've gone through two Mosins, a couple Hi Points (pistol and carbine), SKS, and now it seems I'm not in love with my Savage Axis .30-06.

The Savage is a great shooting gun, for the money, but I just don't love it. It sits next to my Arisaka heirloom in the safe and is the last gun I think about wanting to shoot. It's accurate, recoil is manageable, but I'm just not loving it as much as I thought I would. If I had to get rid of a gun, it would be this one.

Anyone else go through similar experiences?

What are the guns you just had to have, that now do nothing but collect dust?

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rondog
April 15, 2013, 02:27 PM
I used to have a S&W Model 59 9mm pistol that I just had to have, bought it new back in the early 80's. Me and that thing never did get along, the trigger was awful and I couldn't hit squat with it. Sold it for a loss and have never missed it.

fordfan485
April 15, 2013, 02:27 PM
Yes. I had a colt 1911 80 series in stainless that was a jamomatic. Sent it back to colt to get worked on after about three months. Never did try shooting it again once i got it back and eventually sold it 6 months later.

guyfromohio
April 15, 2013, 02:45 PM
I want to love the Browning Hi Power. Great ergos, history, and wonderfully rich bluing. I just can't love the trigger and the stove pipes. I've been through two and am feeling that spark to try another.

FitGunner
April 15, 2013, 02:48 PM
Mosin Nagant. We're trying to work it out. We might seek counseling for our differences. A gunsmith might need to intervene due to the Mosin's stubbornness.

osteodoc08
April 15, 2013, 02:50 PM
A post waf high standard HB model (not HD). I thought I'd love it. Shot 2 mags of SV 22 ammo and put it up. It's in fair shape with original box and instructions. Would be a good plinker. I just usually reach for the rugers first.

horsemen61
April 15, 2013, 02:54 PM
Yeah a buddy of mine got of them Chippewa rhinos in 357 and I hated it still do even tho he sold it I think it is just ugly.

silicosys4
April 15, 2013, 03:03 PM
The first AR-15 I ever bought has been nothing but a safe queen.That one was pure unfulfilled expectations. Worst set up AR-15 I've ever seen, wish I'd know better.
26" Hbar with 4" "compensator", and an A2 upper. All that barrel wasted because there's no good way to mount a scope save for an ungodly high carry-handle mount.

S&W 22A. Only gun I've ever had that literally gave me blisters from clearing jams.

Ruger P89. Only gun I've ever had that you could put on safe, turn upside down, then fire without taking off safety.

Only guns I've owned that I've found distasteful, rather than just unnecessary.

jstein650
April 15, 2013, 03:10 PM
Got a Ruger P90 years ago. I thought it looked cool, but just felt ungainly to me. Wasn't particularly accurate, and was picky about ammo (bullet profile). The bore axis seemed to sit too high, and you felt it in recoil. Traded it for a Kimber, which I loved.

trux59
April 15, 2013, 03:36 PM
Mine was a Sig 239 in 40 s&w. Just could never get used to the long DA trigger pull.

blackrussian
April 15, 2013, 03:37 PM
Ruger P89, TEC-22.

Teachu2
April 15, 2013, 03:39 PM
Ruger LC9. Accurate enough, but very slow.

Mosbyranger
April 15, 2013, 03:46 PM
Ruger LCP- a nasty little biter, just could not wrap my fingers around the grip. A Husquvarna 7mm mag, would shoot around corners just fine, just would not shoot in a straight line. Both of these problem children went away.
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Ky Larry
April 15, 2013, 03:48 PM
Anything that says "Glock" on it. Absolutely nothing fits or works for me.

Arkansas Paul
April 15, 2013, 03:56 PM
Sigma 40VE.
I tried to like it. Couldn't. Got a Sig 2022 and am MUCH happier.

RedBowTies88
April 15, 2013, 04:01 PM
Ruger mk3 22/45


Not a bad gun, but justr too damn plain. It was not in anyw ay shape or form intersting. That and it was far from "failure free"

Also that huge LCI, magazine disconnect, and all those ugly warning stamped into the gun made me feel disgusted by it.

para.2
April 15, 2013, 04:19 PM
Walther PPK-S, .380/9mm Kurz. Scary accurate. Seriously, if I could see it, I could hit it with that thing, but I still, 30+ years later, have the scars on the back of my strong hand from the slide. Like a razor!

orionengnr
April 15, 2013, 04:31 PM
My first 1911 (a Colt), my first revolver (a Rossi).
Four Kel-Tecs.
Each of the above because they were crap guns.

Two Glocks and two HK P7 M10s. Any number of J-frames. A Ruger MkIII, and some others I am not remembering now.
Each of these, not because they were bad--they worked just fine, but did not inspire any desire or loyalty.

Which either means I found them ungainly, difficult to shoot well or otherwise uninspiring. Often, they came up short in comparison to other guns that I owned at the time.

It's not a sin--you don't have to love every one ever made; in fact, I'd say it's nearly impossible. Just be happy that we have such a vast and varied selection available to us.

dagger dog
April 15, 2013, 04:41 PM
My first 8MM Mauser, although it was a WWI 1916 Danzig all matching #'s and I would love to have it back, it stomped the holy hell out of me, thumbed myself in the nose ,bruised my right cheek and left my right shoulder a nice green color, and was deaf for two days, after shooting a box of 20 rnds. I was glad to trade it off.

Oklacoyotekiller
April 15, 2013, 05:25 PM
Ruger p89. Could hit a barn with it occasionally. If you were inside.

rondog
April 15, 2013, 05:50 PM
Ruger's taking a beating here.....

jstein650
April 15, 2013, 06:00 PM
"Ruger's taking a beating here....."

I know, and I hated to do it (P90 above) - but to even things out, I had a Colt King Cobra, which was really nice, but the cylinder was so short, any longish bullets would just BARELY fit, even cast, crimped in the proper groove, and sometimes not fit at all without protruding past the cylinder. ANY bit of bullet creep would lock it up. I probably could have worked more with it, but it just bugged me. Never had the problem with my other .357's

Downeast
April 15, 2013, 06:42 PM
Ruger LC9 for me, but I have other Ruger products that I am fond of (10/22 & P95)

TRX
April 15, 2013, 06:52 PM
I had a 6" Ruger Security Six in .357. Nicely made gun. I really wanted to like it, but I couldn't hit anything with it. I couldn't see anything wrong with the timing or the rifling; I guess it just didn't fit my hand.

dirtyjim
April 15, 2013, 07:41 PM
I picked up a pre-64 winchester model 70 a few years ago at a pawnshop dirt cheap. Never could warm up to it and sold it for a decent profit. I'll stick to mausers, 1903's, & winchester 54's

ngnrd
April 15, 2013, 08:05 PM
I love my Ruger P90. But, as much as I've tried, I can't seem to warm up to my Savage 24v. The old .222/20ga over/under was my Grandpa's, so I don't think I'll ever bring myself to get rid of it. It seems like it should be pretty versatile, but I just can't find a good use for it...

Oklacoyotekiller
April 15, 2013, 08:21 PM
Only ruger ive had that wouldnt shoot,(and ive had several)

Oklacoyotekiller
April 15, 2013, 08:23 PM
Coyote gun ngnrd!!

76shuvlinoff
April 15, 2013, 08:24 PM
Springfield V10 Ultra Compact .45.

It ran great, it was concealable ...and it was a 45! BUT the porting absolutely ruined that gun for me. I was going to try to buy an un-ported barrel when a buddy made me a really fair offer for it as is.

ngnrd
April 15, 2013, 08:29 PM
Coyote gun ngnrd!!
That's what I keep telling myself. But there's not exactly a lot of coyotes around these parts. A few... but not many.

Maybe one day I'll have to figure out how to hunt 'em.

Oklacoyotekiller
April 15, 2013, 08:32 PM
Come to okla. We're over run with em!

Creature
April 15, 2013, 08:39 PM
Anything from Bersa and Rossi.

Oklacoyotekiller
April 15, 2013, 08:43 PM
Oh! Had a nylon 66 that i just hated. Worst rifle ive ever owned.

oneounceload
April 15, 2013, 08:45 PM
Another Ruger hater - their 28 gauge Red Label was the worst POS gun I ever bought that was new - three trips back, still a POS, bye bye it went

radar1972
April 15, 2013, 08:47 PM
Sig P290 compact 9mm. Only firearm I bought on an impulse and only purchase I regret. I hope it never happens again.... but it probably will. :rolleyes:

Randy in Arizona
April 15, 2013, 08:47 PM
A New Model Ruger Super Single Six.
The old models lined up the chambers with the gate for case ejection & loading.
The new model cylinder had to be held in place.:cuss:
I got rid of it ASAP.


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WTBguns10kOK
April 15, 2013, 08:53 PM
Ruger 10/22. Sold...

ngnrd
April 15, 2013, 08:57 PM
Come to think of it... my Nylon 66 is the only firearm I've ever sold. So... there's that.

Takem406
April 15, 2013, 09:00 PM
A Beretta Urika II! What a pile of Italian scrap! Never shot, wouldn't cycle twas junk! When it did cycle the recoil was terrible! You'd think for hundreds of years Beretta would make a good gun. Well I must of gotten an oops. I kept it cleaned and babied it but it was junk!

Called Beretta and their customer service guy was a jerk! I'm a very nice guy and treat everyone with respect. I told the guy I'd never buy another Beretta/Benneli product again. He said send it in. I could fix all its issues but was sick of doing it. I wanted another gun or my money back! I'm not sending my only shotgun in for repairs in the first three weeks of waterfowl season!

I know own a Browning Maxus, pleasant recoil and muzzle rise and not a single miss hap. Only issue is trigger trapping....

In God and Glock we Trust

gpurp
April 15, 2013, 09:05 PM
Way back when I got this Ruger P85 not long after they came out. Was never able to shoot it worth a darn. Replaced it with a 1991A1 and that hit the spot.

speedway
April 15, 2013, 09:06 PM
Mosin Nagants, Glocks, Rugers.

content
April 15, 2013, 10:26 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // CZ 2075RAMI .40sw

I really enjoy shooting the CZ75B .40sw.
So... I thought the RAMI would have been a natural fit.

After repeated attempts to obtain a decent shot group failed.
I traded the 2075RAMI for a Dan Wesson 15-2 with 2 1/2" and 6" barrels, some extras and a box of ammo.

I still enjoy shooting the CZ 75B and have added a few more Dan Wesson .357s.

Never tried another RAMI.

303tom
April 15, 2013, 10:31 PM
Nope, If it don`t grab me I don`t buy it, if I don`t buy it I don`t HAVE it............

helitack32f1
April 15, 2013, 11:33 PM
If I understand the OP correctly, the question is concerning guns that DID grab you to begin with, but didn't quite live up to the expectations. In my case, that would be the Beretta Tomcat .32 and especially the Walther P22.

paintballdude902
April 15, 2013, 11:38 PM
only 2......

browning SA-22. its a Belgian that was unfired untill like 2007 when my dad gave it it me. it was far from new though. it had been moved around since he won it in the 60s or 70s and had dings and rust. its an ok rifle and pretty accurate but it never ran good with bulk ammo (isnt that the point of a .22?) and i dont like the idea of loading through the stock. ive debated selling it but never have.

ruger single six, it was my first pistol and i had fun with it and carried it allot but firing six shots then reloading takes forever... just not all that much fun.

Big_John1961
April 15, 2013, 11:39 PM
Kahr P380. Loved the form and alleged function, but it turned out to be a true POS. I dumped it ASAP.

tarosean
April 15, 2013, 11:46 PM
Every single polymer gun I've obtained, g17, m&p45c, p30l, sp2022, along with SKS, AK and a Mac10, and others I've forgotten
But they are not collecting dust on my shelf. With exception of the glock everything worked just couldn't stand them

22-rimfire
April 16, 2013, 12:01 AM
Bought a reblued Colt Woodsman.... I just couldn't like it since it was a reblue and I missed that little detail before I handed over cash. It departed my company pretty quickly. It reminded me of my in-experience at that time buying used guns.

Could never love a Colt Mustang 380. Not for me. No regrets when it moved on.

Never particularly liked the Ruger P85 or P90's or any of that type of chunky Ruger pistol.

Never really cared much for a Colt Python I bought years ago. It sat around for years, fired occasionally, and I finally sold it. Perfectly good gun. It was just not for me. But I really like the Colt Trooper Mark III... go figure?

1911's... never thrilled me.

gspn
April 16, 2013, 12:10 AM
YES! I had an HK P9S in .45 ACP that I sold...neat gun but I couldn't come to like it.

I also sold an HK USP 40...it never fit me...loved the look of it...but it always seemed to point downward when I held it.

Another oddball was a Steyr GB in 9mm. Another neat gun but kind of like one of those hairless chinese dogs...you really have to want to like the thing to stand being around it.

I also sold a small S&W stainless revolver in .22. I can't recall the model number. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't think of a reason to keep the thing. NIB too...sold it.

I had a S&W in 45 colt that was one of only 1,500 made...shot like a dream...but I really didn't have a love going for .45 Colt so I sold it (still have a few in 45 colt to satisfy the itch if it comes up).

mrvco
April 16, 2013, 12:24 AM
S&W 38s Airweight. No fun to shoot, so I didn't practice with it and didn't think it made sense to carry it. Sold it.

bannockburn
April 16, 2013, 12:30 AM
Years ago I had a beautiful, like new Browning Hi-Power that had been built in 1966. The bluing on it was perfection and it had the classic round hammer that I loved (never had a problem with it ever biting me either). Only problem was I couldn't hit the well known side of a barn with it. The trigger pull was off the scale (we estimated somewhere around fifteen pounds), and combined with those minscule sights and horribly stiff safety, shooting this gun was absolutely no fun at all. Accuracy was terrible and as much as I wanted to love this gun, its performance was greatly lacking and it quietly fell from my favor and was eventually sold.

nwilliams
April 16, 2013, 12:36 AM
Happens to me a more than I'd like to admit.

Few I can remember...
Thompson 1927a1
Beretta 92fs
Steyr M9a1
Walther P99AS
Pretty much anytime I buy a Glock

I'm prone to love a t first sight with a lot of guns and after I buy it a little time goes buy and I become disenchanted with it.

Ignition Override
April 16, 2013, 01:10 AM
Yes, but I changed my mind.
Did not like the classic Yugo Mauser 48A's sights, but had mostly tried it from 50 yards. The gun sat still for almost two years.

From 100 yards or more they work ok, if you have a fairly bright background light.
And with 2,300 rds. of surplus 8mm ammo during this panic (won't be the last), I locked the WTS ad on 'Thefiringline' and decided to get used to it.

With the sights and trigger, it's not my favorite but it's fun.

119er
April 16, 2013, 01:36 AM
Kahr CW-40 - The "texture" of the grip was molded in squares that were seemingly designed to grate cheese as well. Half a box of ammo and it was time to quit before I started bleeding. This was at a time when my hands were particularly tough from climbing towers nearly everyday.

S&W Bodyguard - Actually a pretty neat little gun but there is something funny about the back of the grip. I didn't expect either of these guns to be fun to shoot but this Bodyguard had funky ergos that caused pain in my palm. Little thing threw brass EVERYWHERE. About the only place it didn't go was from my 6 to 9.

Kiln
April 16, 2013, 02:25 AM
Glock Model 22 Gen 1. I tried to drink the Glock kool aid but I choked on the blocky ergos and just didn't fall in love with it like I thought I would.

steveo452
April 16, 2013, 02:32 AM
AR15, I've had six in the last 7 years and. Then one day out of the blue It hit me, I just don't like them. Most of the ones I had were good and worked fine. To much $$ to buy, To much $$ to run. And to fast a pace when shooting them. I guess the Kool-aid didn't go down so well.

JohnBiltz
April 16, 2013, 03:07 AM
S&W 669 back in the 80s. I just did not like it. It was a good gun. Shot fine, never had a jam, which was amazing in the 80s. I just never could get to like it.

A number of guns I bought that I had good reasons to get rid of but I don't think that is the question.

DesertVet
April 16, 2013, 05:38 AM
Smith & Wesson 4566 .45 ACP.
I really REALLY truly WANTED to love this pistol......
Nobody I knew could hit the broad side of a barn with this particular pistol.
Reliable but no matter what I just never could get any decent accuracy out of it.
Traded it in on another pistol at a loss with full disclosure.
Many many 45 Autos before and since that were absolute tack drivers.
Just could not get any acceptable accuracy out of the Model 4566.
Traded and never regretted losing.

jhop73
April 16, 2013, 08:16 AM
S&W 411 - My first handgun purchase march of '94, could not hit the broad side of a barn from the inside with it. the last straw was when it fired slightly out of battery. sent it back to S&W for repair, when it came back i took it to the gun show and swapped for a 4 inch GP100.

chriske
April 16, 2013, 08:35 AM
Yes, 2 guns that both scored high in aesthetic appeal & coolness factor :
One .45 ACP 1911 Norinco & one .380 ACP Walther PPK.:

No matter how much I shot them, they kep feeling awkward in my hands.
Besides, neither ever achieved even 90 % reliability with factory ammo, let alone handloads.

303tom
April 16, 2013, 10:05 AM
If I understand the OP correctly, the question is concerning guns that DID grab you to begin with, but didn't quite live up to the expectations. In my case, that would be the Beretta Tomcat .32 and especially the Walther P22.
In that case, I guess I have never been in love with any of them................

ApacheCoTodd
April 16, 2013, 10:22 AM
It was a stubby .45 that I held as collateral and finally fell to me after two years possession.
Man, but I hated the feel and look of that thing!
So, once it came to be mine by default, I figured to take it out and shoot it before selling it on to get my money back.
Go figure - it grew on me instantly after finally shooting it. I still ended up selling it but only to finance something I wanted more.
Man did I hate that pistol... for a couple years anyhow.
I still couldn't apply "love" to the block but I sure did grow to enjoy and appreciate it.

mike.h
April 16, 2013, 11:14 AM
BPS :-( oh well

statelineblues
April 16, 2013, 11:39 AM
Mauser Hsc - owned 2 - love the look, the feel, and hated the trigger and the disassembly for cleaning. (Mauser Hsc Super was a little better...)

Glock 23 in .40 - never had a problem, felt good in my hand, accurate, but just never really got that feeling for it.

S & W Model 639 9mm - I loved my Model 39 (I've owned 3), but the stainless version wasn't very accurate, sights difficult to see, and weighted a TON!

Kel Tec P11 9mm - nice small concealment gun, light, decent sights, and horrible trigger! Next on my list to go...

Droid noob
April 16, 2013, 11:44 AM
AR15, I've had six in the last 7 years and. Then one day out of the blue It hit me, I just don't like them. Most of the ones I had were good and worked fine. To much $$ to buy, To much $$ to run. And to fast a pace when shooting them. I guess the Kool-aid didn't go down so well.

Im with you. There just isn't much to get excited about the ar15 for me. OTOH, I absolutely love my Ak. The history and reputation it has for ruggedness just makes me love it.

OldCavSoldier
April 16, 2013, 12:11 PM
Ruger Mini-14.......fun to shoot but they didn't call them "the world's most expensive plinker" for nothing

AR-15......same general reason, plus, reminded me of some not-so-fun times in the Army

Beretta 92......more memories of not-so-fun times in the Army

Erma Toggle Top 22.......too pesky in ammo selection

Any Glock.......I can't hit squat with a Glock

Browning Hi-Power.......classic looking, terrible trigger

GrOuNd_ZeRo
April 16, 2013, 12:17 PM
My Kel-Tec P-11 I don't love, rarely shoot it but is mainly for CCW, The trigger is my greatest gripe and it's not very accurate.

Also my Phoenix Arms HP-22A, not that it's not cool or accurate, it's just boring to shoot.

My wife owned a Radom P64 and I didn't like it, traded it for a Kel-Tec P-11 for my self, my wife since then got a Taurus 7 shot in 357 and we love that gun.

Never been keen on Glocks, they just don't make ergonomic sense to me but I do like the Glock 20 since I love the 10mm Auto, perhaps the only Glock I may own, Glocks do have great triggers.

Never been a fan of AR-15's due to their abiguity but recently I warmed up to them and would like to own one, I like my S&W M&P 15-22 quite a bit an is the closest thing I have to an AR, I feel the same for the Beretta 92FS/M9 due to much the same reason.

Funny enough my Hi-Points I love, I own a pistol and carbine, the triggers suck on them but shoot great otherwise.

hang fire
April 16, 2013, 12:22 PM
A Browning hi-power, found the thing to be an overall POS.

Ignition Override
April 16, 2013, 03:06 PM
OldCavSoldier: I sold my Mini 14 and 30, as the SKS made them superfluous.
And the front post sights on the older Minis are too thick.

Batty67
April 16, 2013, 03:20 PM
More Ruger "love", my Ruger PC4, reworked trigger from Bill Springfield, but too damn heavy, or at least the balance sucked. I much prefer my Marlin Camp 45.

Sig 229 in 40S&W, though that may have been more of a caliber issue.

*As for the person who did not like his CZ RAMI, I *dig* mine, but it is in 9mm.)

Fencer
April 16, 2013, 05:07 PM
I have never owned a ruger, so I don't have a hate story from them. I would like to keep both of those trends up for a long while. Some of my firearm "one night stands":

Star Firestar .45: Could not hit anything with it, weighed more than most full size guns.

Browning Hi-Power: Trigger was horrible, iffy on ammo, and just never felt quit right.

H&K USP 45: I loved it in theory, and in general am a big HK fan, but could never get a good draw and shoot with it.

Sako PSG in 7mm STW: This one was purely a caliber issue, I like the Sako rifles a lot. The round (at least with me shooting) did nothing that my 300 win mag would not do, was more expensive and oddly enough to me had more felt recoil.

frankenstein406
April 16, 2013, 05:27 PM
stevens 820 b 12 gauge didn't know much about them and it seemed like a decent deal. Well guy lied about it working great, broke firing pin and bar release spring for pump action. Feel so salty about the whole thing don't think I'd ever touche a stevens again even tho it was partly my fault for not knowing about there faults.

Hilljun
April 16, 2013, 05:40 PM
lcp 380 good gun for a close encounter; however I just couldn't feel safe eliminating a threat from across the room. While I buyem to play I carry them to work. I just didn't feel it would do the job if it needed doing.

il.bill
April 16, 2013, 06:09 PM
Embarassed to admit it, but I bought a Hi-Point C9 in 9x19mm thinking how could I go wrong at the price - found out how, I owned a mostly useless Hi-Point C9 that would cost me 1/3 of the original price to send it in for a 'lifetime' warranty repair. Sold it LNIB at a small loss.

Beretta Model 84 Cheetah in .380 ACP with the original wood grips. It is more accurate than I and I really wanted to like it, but it is simply no fun to shoot (hurts my hand and just does not seem to like me) and is a pain every time I field strip it for cleaning. It will be the next handgun I want to sell.

chhodge69
April 16, 2013, 08:25 PM
Several in fact:
Jennings(hi-point) 9mm. My first purchase. That POS gun ran flawlessly but the safety was a joke.
Kimber Ultra Raptor - BEAUTIFUL gun! Could not make it through 100 rounds with a stoppage.
Remington 1100 12ga - meh... sold it.
Sig P250 - Awesome smooth DA trigger but built like a bad Chinese toy.
Remington Speedmaster 552
Heritage Rough Rider
S&W model 10


I loved 'em all until I got to know them better.

InkEd
April 16, 2013, 11:11 PM
Sig 556 Classic.

asia331
April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM
Ever have a gun you just couldn't love?

Yup; my AR; still together, still trying, want to love her, getting firearm marriage counseling. No you cannot have her...not just yet anyway.

monet61
April 17, 2013, 03:11 AM
I have a Ruger P89 that I just cant seem to warm up to. It feels ungainly to me. I took it as a trade item some time ago. Don't shoot it much. I am a fan of other Rugers I have had, or have now. I love my OMV .45 Colt as well as my 10-22s and Standard .22 pistol.Guess we can't love them all.

evan price
April 17, 2013, 06:09 AM
Sig Mosquito..
Sproingy trigger. Jammed a lot unless I ran the expensive ammo. Was a total letdown.
Sent it on its way to another lucky owner, at least I didn't lose any money on it.

OARNGESI
April 17, 2013, 06:37 AM
Colt annaconda great gun super nice but 44 was just a bit much

Fuego
April 17, 2013, 11:54 PM
I had an AMT Hardballer, stainless steel 1911A1 that was sure purty on the outside, but not worth a fiddler's toot when it came to shooting. I bought it back in the '80's.

There was a reason AMT went out of business, and if you see one, at any price, don't think you can take it home and fix it. The last owner thought the same thing!

USAF_Vet
April 17, 2013, 11:59 PM
Funny you mention AMT. I put my -06 on Armslist, and I got a response from a guy wanton to trade me an AMT backup II .380.

I laughed for a sec, then deleted the email.

CowardlyHero
April 18, 2013, 03:53 AM
Walther P22, most inaccurate and ammo picky gun I have ever fired. I HATED the mag release on that thing.

ol' scratch
April 18, 2013, 08:39 AM
Glocks. I just can't love them. I don't shoot them well, I have to modify them to shoot cast and they don't hold up well to case head separations. Nothing against them, they just aren't for me.

bigdaa
April 18, 2013, 08:43 AM
Nope.

Collects
April 19, 2013, 07:51 PM
I keep trying to like Colt Single Action Army revolvers, but cannot.

I shot a Smith & Wesson "Classic Series" Model 22 (.45 ACP), and did not like anything about its gritty trigger and poor accuracy (due to the gritty trigger). The REAL S&W classics - well that is a different matter entirely.

Squeaky Wheel
April 19, 2013, 10:22 PM
Had a Walther P-38 that I absolutely loved, but I couldn't shoot it worth a darn so I sold it.
Also had a Colt 1911 that emptied hot brass on my head and neck (otherwise I loved it). Sold it.
Briefly owned a Charter Bulldog, but I didn't feel that I could trust it with my life. Sold it.
The biggest heartbreak of them all was a Springfield M1A. My plan was to reload for it but when I saw how badly my new brass was beaten, I realized that I could not afford to feed it for the amount of shooting that I expected. Sold it.

gk2410
April 20, 2013, 03:39 PM
Any of the Beretta 92 series. The just feel bulky and I can't hit the broad side of the barn with one.

Dframe
April 20, 2013, 04:05 PM
Yeah! Glock!

SharpsDressedMan
April 20, 2013, 04:06 PM
Ever love a gun you just couldn't have? :)

digsigs226
April 20, 2013, 06:05 PM
Walther P22, most inaccurate and ammo picky gun I have ever fired. I HATED the mag release on that thing.

+1 On that one

The point where I realized I had enough with the P22 is when I would offer my friends to shoot it (free ammo) and they would politely decline because it was such a jam-o-matic, inaccurate, and quite frankly boring to shoot. I promptly traded it in.

I have been a bet jaded with full reciprocating slide 22LR semi-auto's ever since. Unfortunately, my girlfriend fixated on a "pretty pink" Sig Mosquito at a gun show last month. I have been trying to talk her into a buckmark instead...

USAF_Vet
April 20, 2013, 06:55 PM
Ever love a gun you just couldn't have? :)
I think that list would be much longer. :)

repawn
April 20, 2013, 07:03 PM
The AR - thought I really wanted one - had one - it shot great, carried nicely, ate nearly any ammo - but I just didn't love it. Sold it for a modest profit - picked up a swedish mauser and an old bolt action .22 and have never looked back. I guess I am not a fan of semi-auto rifles.

jj1962hemi
April 20, 2013, 07:21 PM
I bought what I referred to as "The Pimp Daddy," a Taurus PT-100 in bright chrome, gold accents and rosewood grips. It looked great at first, then I started thinking it was too much of a barbecue gun for me, even at the range. Fortunately (the only good thing about the current anti-gun mania), I made a few bucks on it after selling it last year.

I also have a NAA Guardian in .32ACP. It feels good in my hand....until I pull the trigger. You wouldn't think that little cartridge, in an all steel gun, would kick that much. It's also jammed a few times. That said, I have less than 100 rounds through it and won't right it off until I get somewhere between 250-500.

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