One sentence reviews of every firearm I've ever had


August 21, 2004, 12:20 AM
I will review the firearms in one sentence starting now :P

Glock 22 (Purchased 11 of them over the course of one year) - Damn fine gun

Sig P226 - Never shot it.

Kahr P40- Cute little pocket gun. Recoil wasnt too bad.

Romanian AK74- Never shot it

Glock 32 - Neat! My very first gun that kicked like a mother in law - love it.

Glock 32C - Never shot it.

Glock 19 - My IDPA weapon of choice for 6 months straight.

Glock 34 - Love it.

Glock 36 - Neat little single stack. I wish they made one a little bigger.

Glock 23 - I like the compactness of it, recoil wasnt bad at all.

Benelli M1 super 90 - Perfect for scaring missionaries! 5 shells in 1.5 seconds.

Remington 1100 - Wonderful skeet gun, I clean it everytime I spill the hoppes #9.

Remington 742 - Never shot it.

S&W post war pre-27 357 magnum N frame - Never shot it.

S&W 19 - Gotta love the magnum.

S&W 64 - K frame perfection from S&W.

S&W 60 - J frame perfection from S&W.

S&W 15 - See Model 64.

Beretta 92FS - WHY did we go to war with this?

HK USP 40 blued - Creepy trigger.

HK USP 9mm stainless - Creepy trigger.

HK USP 45 compact stainless - Creepy trigger.

Para P14 - Doublestack goodness but I have yet to compare it to a good doublestack like an STI 2011 yet.

Para P14 - steel frame with 3 dots

Colt Gold Cup Commander - Masterpiece in commander form.

Springfield TRP - WORST 1911 TRIGGER EVER.

Savage bolt action 30-30 - Perfect beginner deer rifle.

Winchester 94 .44 mag - Semi-perfect hog rifle.

NAA 20 gauge over under - Not a bad choice for a cheap skeet gun.

Kimber TLE - Worst non ejection 1911 I've ever had.

Kimber Pro Carry - Not a bad commander choice nowadays.

Essential Arms AR, preban - EA makes a pretty decent AR and the price is pretty good too!

Thats all for now, more to come later.

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August 21, 2004, 12:56 AM
Benelli M1 super 90 - Perfect for scaring missionaries! 5 shells in 1.5 seconds.

Two sentences! -5 points :D

August 21, 2004, 01:06 AM
I forgot parenthetical brackets. Sue me.

August 21, 2004, 01:16 AM
I was just making a snide remark while I composed my list heh.

Stoeger Model 2000 - Awesome, versatile shotgun

Norinco SKS - Detacheable magazines on SKS rifles suck

Savage 64F - Never try painting gun stocks yourself

SAR-1 - Ammunition is cheap and loud noises are fun

Romak - 3 - My :cuss: WECSOG build won't sight in or hold zero

CETME - Best 300 dollars I have ever spent

1919 A4 Homebuild - Work in Progress

August 21, 2004, 05:40 AM
Marlin 60: Skinny but surprisingly accurate. :cool:

SAR-1: As reliable and as accurate as a shovel. :D

Russian M44: Beat to high heaven, inaccurate, but loads of fun. :)

Winchester 1911SL: Might be worth more as scrap steel and matchstick wood, and has never been fired. :barf:

Mossberg 590: Seems like it's a good gun, but it too has never been fired. :confused:

Carl Gustaf 1919 Swede Mauser, refined (sporterized but done tastefully so): More accurate than I am, but is expensive to keep fed. :uhoh:

Jeff Timm
August 21, 2004, 07:10 AM
S& W Model 39-2, grip too long for good trigger engagement.
Browning HP Adjustable sights, sights too delicate for general carry, round too small.
Charter Bulldog .44, snake loads OK, 246 gr. lead, kicked like mule.
Colt Commander LW, nice to carry, not to shoot.
Remington 1100 12-gauge, despite accessories, always worked.
Ruger Mk. I fixed sights, most fun by a dam sight.
Colt SAA in .22/.22 Magnum, too pretty to shoot.
Ruger Single Six .22/.22M, just never shot it well.
Star DK Starlite .380, just couldn't get a second magazine for it.

Those are the ones I've traded and or sold.

Who notes he only regrets the Ruger Mk. I. :cool:

August 21, 2004, 08:26 AM
Ruger GP100: Tough and accurate
S&W 36: Loose, but accurate and reliable
KT P32: disapears in pocket
Winchester 70 Featherweight: lightweight tackdriver
Winchester 94 Trapper 357: fun little popgun
Bubba'd Mauser 30-06: Uglystick
Customized Ruger 10/22: tackdriving plinker
870: Ford truck of shotguns
JC Higgens boltaction 20ga: grandpa's squirrel gun
Remington 700ML: Inline BP rifle aggravates the traditionalists


Highland Ranger
August 21, 2004, 08:28 AM
What means "never shot it"

Mak Maven
August 21, 2004, 08:54 AM
Makarov - Load it, pull trigger, bang, every time, buy 1 or more.

My old(1980) Charter Arms Undercover 2" 38 - Reliable, compared to new
C.A. which is junky and cheap.

New S and W 317 .22 3" - Heavy pull, but shoots well.

Old Colt OP 6" - Does the job.

Ruger 10/22 - Love it, easy take down.

My g/f - serves me well, never has a headache :) :)

August 21, 2004, 10:20 AM

did you buy 11 glocks or 11 glock 22s in one year?

lee n. field
August 21, 2004, 10:26 AM
What is this "never shot it" stuff?

Makarov, monotonously reliable commie milsurp.

August 21, 2004, 10:31 AM
Hmmm .... no time right now - but may try and assemble a list later - if I have an hour to spare!!:p

August 21, 2004, 11:19 AM
Hmmm. Most of those aren't sentences. Nouns...verbs...modifiers... ;) :D


John Ross
August 21, 2004, 02:45 PM
Partial list:

Semi pistols

Smith 41 .22LR: Let your Ruger Mark II-owning friend shoot it and he'll hate life.

Grendel P30: Great idea, horrible POS execution.

FN5.7: Weird grip angle but flat shooting, accurate, and fun with tracers.

Seecamp .32: Serious deep cover carry.

Automag III 30 carbine: Really loud, fair accuracy.

SIG P210: Swiss perfection, accurate as a Smith 29.

.357 Automag (Original): Beautiful, accurate, and flat-shooting but breaks parts constantly.

Desert Eagle: A horrendous butchering of Jon Powers' beautiful and wonderful Magmatic, for which IMI execs should serve hard time.


S&W 351: Ideal ladies carry J-frame.

S&W 340: (Karl Malden voice) Never leave home without it.

S&W 329: Never leave home without it when you're wearing a jacket.

S&W 29 (pre-1965): The gold standard for build quality and finish.

S&W 29 and 629 (current): The old gold standard for DA revolver accuracy.

Ruger Redhawk: The old gold standard for strength, but with indifferent dimensional tolerances that keep Hamilton Bowen in business.

S&W 500: The new gold standard for DA revolver accuracy, strength, power, and company ability to say "F*ck you, strong letter to follow" to gun-banning politicians.


Glock 18: Within 15 feet, better than a 12 gauge with 00 Buck.

Suomi 9mm: Smoothest shooting subgun ever, with compact 50-rd mags to boot.

Thompson: Nothing looks classier with a fedora and pinstripe suit.

Colt Monitor: Sexiest machine rifle ever made; Clyde Barrow's favorite.

FN-D: The Belgian jackhammer and JR's favorite.

RPD: Second deadliest hand-held cartridge weapon in the world.

M249 SAW: World's deadliest handheld cartridge weapon.

1917A1 and variants: Like a laser at long range.

M60: Combination of the worst features from every MG ever designed.

MAG-58: What the M60 would have been if John Browning had designed it.


August 21, 2004, 02:54 PM
Ruger 22/45 5.5" bull-barrel: Find a challenging target, 'cause it shoots like a friggin lazer.

Ruger 10/22: Fun & fast--and almost as much fun to customize as it is to shoot.

Ruger 77/22: Too much gun for such a little bullet (and too much trigger for the gun).

Ruger Redhawk (.41): Fantastic platform for getting the very most out of a revolver cartridge.

Browning Buckmark: Wish I'd known what I had when I had it.

S&W 340PD: Incomparable pocket power.

S&W 66: The 38/357 K is The ergonomically perfect handgun.

S&W 625: The quintessential fast-load wheel for shooting games.

S&W 657: Mastering a magnum--even the 'mid-range' .41--is a worthwhile challenge.

Marlin 1894c (.357): Fast, fun, and handy beyond compare; and it transforms the .357.

Marlin 1894fg (.41): Just a skosh more heft and power for doing serious work.

Remington 870P: Reliable, instinctive, versatile, sturdy, easy-care, attractive (walnut), and authoritative; the one gun for all purposes.

Oh, yeah--Colt Lightning, mfd 1884: Trigger's gotten a bit stagey on great grandad's police revolver, and it's the only gun I don't shoot; but I spose I still value it most of all.

Brad Johnson
August 21, 2004, 03:17 PM
Gotta get my .02 worth in....

Stoeger B2000 - A Benelli M90 for 1/3 the price.

Ruger 22/45 - Grin inducing rodent control system.

Ruger GP100 - Take one Sherman tank, compress slightly, and chamber for .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum.

Ruger SP101 - One number higher, one less chamber, and a very worthy successor.

Springfield XD9 - So what you're saying is the XD40 mags will fit and hold 15 rounds of 9mm? Well, now....

Springfield Longslide Loaded Match Target - Got any gnats' butts that need shaving?

Taurus PT111 - Not-so-stellar reputation, but it fits in my pocket and goes BANG every time I pull the trigger.

Ruger 10/22 - Do you think someone, somewhere, might be able to dream up just one more aftermarket option?

Winchester M70 .30-06 - Old Faithful.


August 21, 2004, 04:18 PM
Just trying to make sure I stick to complete sentences instead of fragments.

Ruger Mk II: Bought it to teach my wife to shoot, and now she uses it better than me.

Firestorm .380: Just like the Bersa which everyone loves, but it has better ergonomics, AND fits in a Walther holster.

Firestorm Mini .45: Not a bad gun, just bulky for a compact .45, and not quite as nice a value as the .380.

Charles Daly 1911: Hmmmm...looks like a 1911, Feels like a 1911, acts like a Jennings. :(

Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt: Fun gun to shoot, and a perfect example of why guns don't need to be 'needed' to be worth buying.

CZ-75 9mm: Accurate fun to shoot high capacity 9mm that makes me forget all about the POS Beretta's I used to have to use in the Navy.

Saiga 7.62 X 39: My introduction to EBR's, if I only I could get it to shoot groups better than Minute of Torso.

NEF Handi-Rifle in .270 : Inexpensive rifle with moderatly expensive scope equals great way to get people introduced to 'major' calibers with the flexibility of additional barrels to boot!( sentence.)

Marlin 1894C: More fun than a new kitten, and usefull too, it would be the last gun I get rid of.

Ted Williams 20ga Semi-Auto: Hey, it's a shotgun, and the price was right!


John Ross
August 21, 2004, 04:46 PM
Chinese Dragunov semi: I wasn't actually drunk or smoking dope when I paid $3500 for it in 1989, but I might as well have been.

Gov't Model .45: Charlie Askins says "A dozen dead Mexicans can't be wrong."

Jennings .25 (that was part of an estate collection I bought): The finest name in throw-downs.

S&W 422 .22 lr: What moron designed the grip angle on this thing?

Freedom Arms Mini-Revolver .22 Short: Looks great on a neck chain hanging in my GF's cleavage.

Chipmunk .22 lr bolt action single shot rifle: When you want to tell everyone how safe you are by getting your kid a single shot first rifle but it's really because you're too cheap to buy the ammo that a repeater would consume.

Chief AJ 10/22: Must say AJ to be real thing (The Chief's own ad copy in Shotgun News, which I thought was hilarious.)


August 21, 2004, 07:28 PM
Ok .. don't say I didn't warn ya!!

Handguns -

Auto Ordnance 1911 Commemorative - Pretty wall hanger.
Colt Sistema 1927 - Fine example of genre.
Para-Ordnance P12-45 - NOT impressed.
Bersa Thunder - Excellent small carry.
Ruger P95 - Fugly but rugged and reliable.
Ruger SP101 - Excellent carry snub.
Ruger P97 - Fugly but rugged and reliable.
Ruger SBH - .44 mag muncher.
Ruger SRH - Even better .44 mag muncher.
Ruger SRH - .454 cannon delight.
Ruger 22/45 - Do we say brick of .22 and grin?.
Ruger Single Six - Sweet S/A for .22.
Magnum Research BFR - 45-70 reasons to grin a lot!
FEG PJK-9HP - A great BHP clone.
Browning HP Practical - The enjoyable ''real thing''.
Taurus Mod 66 - Inexpensive way to enjoy .357.
Taurus Mod 85 - Inexpensive reliable carry snub.
Taurus Raging Bull - More .454 cannon delight.
S&W Mod 27-2 - 5" - classic in every sense.
S&W Mod 27-2 - 8 3/8" - also totally classic.
S&W Mod 28-2 - Sweet for carry if large.
S&W Mod 625-6 - Oh I love those moonclips.
S7W Mod 629-6 - Very totable for a .44 mag.
S&W Mod 14/5 early K-22 - More classicness.
CZ-52 - Fireball?
Phoenix HP-22 - Cheap but plinks OK>
T/C Contender .44mag - Single shot grin factor.
T/C Contender .223 - Single shot grin factor.
Makarov - Superb value solid shooter.
KelTec P3AT - Almost OK but .....
Rohrbaugh R9S - Expensive but incredible small auto.
F.LLIPIETTA Cap&Ball - 44 Black Powder fun.
Uberti .45 LC - An adequate inexpensive repro.
Walther GSP .22 - Excellent bullseye pistol.
Webley MkVI - Another classic.
Enfield 38 S&W - Glad I was never needing one for defense!
Colt Trooper in .22 - Nice heavyweight for .22.
Mini Browning .32acp - Small - but almost too small!

SIG? - Glock? ...never owned either!!!


Rifles/Carbines -

Remington Gamemaster 760 - Primary deer rifle which does all required of it.
Enfield #4 Mk1 - Sporterized and makes a good #2 deer rifle.
Enfield No5 MkI - The ''Jungle'' carbine, with punch!
Enfield Ishapore - Not good but not bad .308.
Marlin 1894 - An enjoyable 44 mag lever.
Marlin Papoose - Superb break-down plinker and hunter for .22.
Marlin Camp Carbine - 9mm fun city!
Marlin 60 - Plinking heaven.
Mossin Naggant 91/30 - So long you can touch the target!
Mossin Naggant 1938/44 - Noise and fireball all together!
Mauser 1916 Spanish carbine - A weak .308 but interesting small ring.
Mauser, Turkish - With an ATI rig not a bad shooter.
Mauser Obendorfe - Best .22 I ever owned
AK, SAR1 - Can we say bump?? :D
SKS, Yugo' - Good for cheap.
SKS, Norinco - A better SKS.
SKS, Romanian - Medium quality SKS.
L1A1 (CAI) - Century Arms but not bad.
FAL (on Imbel) - Now this is a nice rifle!
Winchester 94 - .357 lever entertainment.
Ruger Mini-14 - Quickest way to burn .223!
Ruger 77 - Very sweet .223 bolt rifle.
Savage 99C - Superb lever rifle in .243.
Hi-Point carbine - Fugly as they get but OK for fun.
Hakim - Very enjoyable for cheap shooting 8mm.
Mauser K98 - Almost could have made a deer rifle.
Stirling - 9mm carbine that rocked.


Muzzle Loaders -

Parker Hale Enfield 2 band Musketoon - Nice repro that shoots and smeels good together.
Traditions (.50) - Very adequate inexpensive front stuffer.
New Frontier Cascade (.50 in-line) - Nice rifle.


Shotguns -

Sable S/S (12G) - early non-eject which suits well for in the field.
Laurona O/U - Battered old Spanish hack.
Baikal O/U - Reasonable Russian clay buster.
Mossberg 500C - Bit of a hack but good SD.
Ted Williams pump (12G) - Inexpensive GP pump.
Remington 870 - What do I need to say?!!
Unknown make .410 folder - Miss this convenient lil' shooter.


Dave Markowitz
August 21, 2004, 08:27 PM

BHP Practical - The original and still the best "wondernine."
Springfield M1911-A1 "Loaded" - A very reliable, accurate pistol with a great trigger, and it shoots .45s.
Browning Buck Micro Buckmark - A very accurate .22.
Ruger Old Model Single Six - A fun plinker that feels as good as a Colt Navy.
Uberti 1851 Colt Navy - The best handling handgun of any kind ever made.
Ruger Old Army - The best cap & ball revolver ever made.
Uberti 2nd Model Dragoon - A huge gun with a ton of history.
Euroarms Remington 1858 New Army - Haven't shot it. :uhoh:
Bulgarian Makarov - My utterly reliable Commie carry gun.
CZ-52 - BOOM!
CZ-85 - I was underwhelmed.
S&W Model 15 (4") - The perfect medium framed service revolver.
S&W Model 15 (2") - A target grade snubbie.
S&W Model 18 (4") - Rimfire Combat Masterpiece.
S&W Model 640 - Snag-free snubbie.
S&W Model 1905, 4th Change Target Model (6") - Guns this nice are why I have credit cards; it allows me to shoot 1" 10-shot groups at 7 yards, one handed.
S&W Model 28 (4")- No nonsense N-Frame.
S&W Model 625 (5") - Yes, Virginia, there IS One True Sword.
Ruger GP-100 - The most comfortable .357 I've ever shot.
Ruger Blackhawk .357/9mm - Failed to live up to my expectations.


Fazakerly No.4 Mk.I - When I need to reach out and touch something, this is my choice.
Fazakerly No.4 Mk.II (unissued) - Possibly too nice to shoot.
No.5 Mk.I Jungle Carbine - Some doofus refinished it so I picked it up cheap.
Lithgow No.I. Mk.III SMLE - It ain't ugly, it's beautiful.
Springfield M1 Garand - Why did I trade this off?
Underwood M1 Carbine - Fun and reliable, and if you think it's so underpowered stand over there.
Century L1A1 - The loudest gun I have ever fired.
Century G3 - Reliable and soft-shooting, although loud.
Norinco SKS - Yes, the bayonet on mine is legal.
SAR-1 - Shoulda kept it.
Hesse-converted Saiga "AK-103" - After some tweaking it's a reliable EBR.
EMF/Rossi M1892 Short Rifle .357 - This much fun may be illegal.
M1891/30 Mosin-Nagant - Die Fascist Pig!
M1891 M-N (Finn) - Die Bolshevik!
M1939 M-N - Ditto.
Yugo Kar98k - I would love to know this rifle's history.
Marlin Camp 45 - I got mine.
Turkish 1938 Mauser - Big, long, and a good value for the money.
Winchester 94/22 XTR Classic - A classy levergun that shoots as well as most bolt guns.
Ruger 10/22 - Ultimate plinker.
Ruger Mini-14 - An AK-reliable semiauto made in the USA.
ArmaLite AR-180B - With some minor tweaking this will be ultimate EBR.

August 21, 2004, 08:46 PM
Just the ones I still have...

EAA Witness 40 - I have had this gun for 14 years, and trust it with my life.
CZ75 PO1 This is the most accurate, dependable pistol I have yet to get to fully know, and will probably replace the aging and retiring Witness.
Winchester 1200 A well made, reliable pump gun, with an ugly spray on finish, Side Saddle, and buttstock shell holder, making a decent riot gun for cheap.
Mosin Nagant M38 - An incredibly underrated ridfe, my little reliable ThunderBoomer holds 3 1/2 inches at 100 yards at POA with Wolf, and is my current MBR - lack o' bucks.

There, actual one sentance reviews.

I must add one -
CETME - This was the most unreliably, inaccurate pile of used Yugo parts welded in haphazard fashion by hung over monkeys on a Monday morning, and was better suited to being smashed flat to make beer cans.

August 21, 2004, 08:52 PM
Colt 1851 Navy - Most handsome pistol ever made.

Colt 1861 Navy - Streamlined version of most handsome pistol ever made.

TC Hawken Classic - Most handsome rifle ever made.

Just my humble opinion.;)


August 21, 2004, 09:25 PM
I gotta tell ya

If I got it, I'm shooting it. Junk or high speed it's getting shot until I either love it or can't stand it any more.

(BTW the only one that I sold because I couldn't stand it was a Taurus pt145 (not pro) terrible trigger and nothing you can do about it.

August 21, 2004, 09:25 PM
Not a very long list, but here goes:

Dan Wesson 709- shoots everything you stuff in it into a ragged hole, and great trigger!

S&W Sigma 9mm- shoots nothing you stuff into it into a ragged hole, but never had a malf. in 2000+ rounds.

S&W K-22 masterpeice: best 22 revolver ever made.

Interarms Mk X .458 Winmag- Oh, man is that thing cool, just not to shoot. (Owww!!)

T/C Omega .50- took 1 1/2 years to make it shoot good, but it is my favorite gun right now.

Remington 572 BDL- the neatest .22 rifle I own.

Ithaca 87 12 gauge- My 16th birthday present from my dad, and the best shotgun for walking all day long.

Lyman GPR .54- Shot my first muzzleloading deer with it, and my first coyote.

T/C Firehawk .58- Jury still out on this awful kicking mule.

Rem 700 VS .243- got a steel buttplate, oldy but goody

Ted Williams copy of a Rem 1863 "Zouave" rifle musket- alot of fun to make smoke with.

Marlin 15Y .22- my first 22, the one I'll teach my kids with.

August 21, 2004, 09:58 PM
Smith 41 .22LR: Let your Ruger Mark II-owning friend shoot it and he'll hate life.

So true - I was using a Mark II in Bullseye, as I was new but getting better. One night a guy let me shoot his 41, and I shot 10 points better! Next gun show I found a used one for $525. .22 perfection!

S&W M41 - Best in USA
S&W M66 - Most accurate wheelie I own
S&W M629 - haven't shot it yet :o
S&W M640 - little thunder in my truck gun!
Makarov (Russian) - utterly reliable
40's American Bulldog .38 - broke
1860's Sharps 4 barrel derringer - relic
Kimber Compact Custom I - sweet gun
Kimber Compact CDP I - my carry gun
Kimber Stainless 10mm - haven't shot it yet :o
Springfield Mil-Spec - great gun for the money!
Ruger Mark II Bull Barrel - great accurate shooter
Ruger Mark II standard barrel - classic .22 auto!
Ruger SRH .454 Casull - self defense against elephants!
Colt NRM - haven't got it yet! Argh!
Star Firestar - my first .45 and first carry gun

Sears .22 bought in '68 - got it from my Dad
Marlin M60 - great shooter
Chinese SKS - another great shooter!
Colt AR-15 HBAR - here's an accurate rifle
Mosin Nagant M44 - piece 'o history
Mosin Nagant M91/30 (2) - more great history
Ruger .17HMR - fun gun and whowee accurate

August 21, 2004, 10:10 PM
Remington Nylon 66--My first gun; I got bored with it quick.

S&W Model 10-6--This was a dependable and accurate gun; I had a lot of fun using this gun to outshoot guys with USPs.

Llama .22--This cheap Spanish near-pocket sized pistol was the most relaible .22 pistol I've ever had.

Ruger Single Six--It was fun to shoot but annoying to load and unload.

Raven .25--Only gun I ever owned but didn't shoot; I don't think I missed anything.

S&W Model 28-2--Great gun that I just didn't have any use for.

Winchester 1300--Decent gun for the money but the stock was too long and recoil pad was hard as a rock--ouch.

S&W Model 38--second best pocket gun.

S&W Model 66-3--The three inch K-frame is the most perfect revolver ever designed.

S&W Model 6906--This gun really made me appreciate the 1911.

FIE .38 Derringer--Useful only as a paperweight.

Browning Buttmark--This gun was a total piece of crap and I'm embarassed I bought it.

Ruger 10/22--No better and no worse than any other Wal-Mart grade .22; I have no idea why some people like these guns so much.

S&W Model 617--Great revolver that allowed me to combine my two favorite hobbies: shooting and weightlifting.

Colt Government Model--This gun was a two year work in progress that I finally have set up exactly the way I want; my favorite.

S&W Model 642--Best pocket gun in the world.

Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom--This on'e's on order and I can't wait to get it.

August 21, 2004, 11:45 PM
Beretta 85f: easy to conceal and goes boom on demand.

Taurus .44 mag: If the screws would stay in place, it might be reliable.

Remington 700 (.270): Best all around weapon for north american large game.

Remington 700 (7mm STW): Shoots so flat you won't beleive it.

Remington 870: Gotta love the old fashioned boom stick.

Dragunov Tiger: Should have spent the cash on hookers and booze, would have been a better investment

Savage model 12 (.223): Awesome out of the box accuracy.

Romanian WASR: When you absolutely, positively got to kill every last motherf??ker in the room, accept no substitutes.

Norinko Mak-90: Best AK trigger I've ever seen.

Beretta 92fs: Wynona, I love you.

Beretta 93R: Boom, Boom, Boom...sweeeeeeeet.

Glock 17: UGLY but reliable.

August 22, 2004, 05:49 AM
S&W Model 60 .357 magnum. My own personal hand grenade.

S&W model 640 357 magnum. Concealed perfection.

S&W model 66. Defines what handgun should be.

S&W model 617. Expensive, accurate plinker.

Glock 19. Reliable and cool.

Glock 17. My handgun of choice.

Para-ordnance P16 40. Unreliability defined.

Bul M5 IPSC model .38 super. Just like an STI, only cheaper.

Beretta 92 Elite II Factory double action better than a S&W in an auto.

Beretta 92FS. Maserati of handguns.

Ruger single six. Great relaxing accuate plinker.

Ruger MK II. Couldn't hold the the thing straight.

Ruger 22-45 Not as accurate as the MkII, but pointed well.

Iver Johnson 1900 in 38 S&W. interesting saturday night special.

Swedish Nagant service revolver. The firearm as a work of art.

H&K USP 9mm. Good gun but breaks firing pins.

S&W Model 29. Big black engine of destruction.

Beretta 96 Trigger pull was like pumping iron.

S&W 627 PC in 38 super. Can't wait to pick it up.

Beretta Tomcat. Horrible trigger, accurate, can't be dry fired.

CZ452 22 magnum. My always and for ever never selll, never give up last to go rifle.

CZ452 22 LR. Trigger better than some match rifles.

CZ452 17 HM. 3-9 Lynx scope. Death to rabbits.

K98 Iraeli .308. Accurate, but didn't feed well.

1899 M96-38 swede. Prettiest rifle I ever saw.

1943 M38 swede. Ugly but more accurate.

1950 Longbranch No4Mk1*. I should never have sold it.

1942 Maltby no4 mk1/3. Inaccurate waste of money.

Stirling .22 semi auto. Ate more firing pins than rounds.

Stirling .22 bolt action. It went bang and was cheap.

Mossberg 12 gauge. Still miss it.

Otis A Smith 38 S&W. A quality S&W topbreak knock off. Was mint before I got it. :)

H&R 32 S&W. Pocket protection for those with no money.

Ruger 10/22. Never shot it.

I'm sure there ahve been a few others that I've forgotten.


August 22, 2004, 11:12 AM

August 22, 2004, 12:14 PM

1. H&R .22 9 shot, click bang click bang click bang 9 times consistently
2. SA 1911A1 gvt mdl. eats everything I feed it
3. SA 1911A1 gvt mdl, see #2
4. Browning Challenger III .22lr. squirrel killer extraordinaire
5. Glock 22, I hated glocks until I owned this one
6. S&W 5906, Its pretty, that pretty much sums it up.
7. Astra A100 9mm, undeniable solid preformance and accurate to boot
8. IEG .38 derringer, good for making noise
9. Ruger GP100 4" .357 .........what everyone else said pretty much sums it up for this one.

1. Mini-14 Reliable as Christmas, lacks in the accuracy department.
2. Bushmaster XM15 AK shorty, makes holes dead on target
3. SA M1 Garand 1943.there is no other rifle that comes close
4. FR-8 the funnest bolt action rifle I have.
5. Czech VZ24 good for making cans dance at 125yds
6. SAR-1 More reliable than christmas with fair accuracy
7. Cetme from CAI, 3 words .....PIECE OF SH$T
8. Rossi puma .357/.38, Fun does not even come close
9. Ruger 10/22, see Handguns #4
10. 5 FAL's ..FWRA X5, the Para is god


1. Winchester model12, this ain't yer daddy's shotgun pvt.Cowboy,,,,,,,,uh, yes it is gunnery sergeant Hartman!!;)


August 22, 2004, 12:15 PM
Ruger 10/22 = spent too much time customizing it and not enough time shooting it.

Savage Mark II LV/BV = great for the price, terrible trigger (except when replaced) and scope bases too far forward.

Glock 19 = love it.

Remington 870 Wingmaster = almost too pretty to shoot.

Remington 700 = nasty trigger, notwithstanding great design.

NEF Pardner 12 gauge = shouldn't have sold it.

August 22, 2004, 08:06 PM
In order of procurement

Browning Citori Lightning 20ga. Couldn't ask for a more perfect dove gun for an 11 year old boy.

Browing BPS 12ga. I'd rather have another Citori, but wouldn't we all?

Glock 22C. Bought the hype, bought the gun, bought lots of ammo, 5 years later sold it for $75 less than I paid for it to finance my 2nd 1911.

Ruger 10/22 Walmart Edition. Slickest looking 10/22 and it shoots like every other.

Browning Buckmark Camper. Great little gun, lots of fun, accurate and reliable

Kimber Elite Carry. Girlfriend bought it for me for Christmas; probably a good thing I made her my wife. As for the gun, couldn't be happier.

Bushmaster Dissipator. Evil, Loud, Fun, accurate, about sums it up.

Springfield Loaded 1911. Best thing I ever did with my Glock 22C.

Browning A-Bolt Medallion 7mm Mag. Birthday present; definitely a good thing I made her my wife. As for the gun, great accuracy but why did I want such a beautiful gun to beat around in the woods with?

Things I've shot:

Rem. 870 wingmaster. Probably 40 years old and still runs like a champ

Winchester 101 O/U. Very nice 12ga O/U, too bad my dad couldn't hit very well with it.

Ruger P-95. Ugly, reliable, very little recoil, probably a great starter gun.

Ruger Mk II. No complaints until it was time to clean it (123, NOTIT!)

M1 Garand. First big bore rifle I shot at the NRA Whitington Cntr; wanted a big rifle ever since.

Glock 23. Shot it better than my 22C, but still doesn't compare to a good 1911.

Browning Hi-Power. So-so trigger, threw brass onto my thumb (shoot Lt handed) and slick as all get out; cured myself of wanting one in 50 rounds or less (9mm with trigger job and front/backstrap checkering might be nice though).

Marlin Lever 30-30. Fun, accurate and cheap, what else could you ask for; oh yeah, ammo that's also cheap and available.

Beretta M9. Will never own one and hopefully will only have to shoot it once more to get the qualification score that the Gunner's Mates forgot to record.

cracked butt
August 22, 2004, 08:51 PM
Browning BPS- never jams or misses, but too long to carry in brush
Remington 700- simple, accurate, good looking
Yugo M48- soft metal
Lyman great plains flintolock: click,ffffft, BOOM, grin
Ruger MkII- the wobbly gun
M1 Garand- love at first ping
CZ 98/22- very accurate, if only the targets were 1' taller
Rem 541- accurate and pretty
Rem 581- accurate and cheap
870 wingmaster- never failed me
Beretta 92- shoots as good as it looks
M96 Swedish Mausers- Scandinavian folk art that shoots
Persian 98/29- Made the way every mauser should be
Czech K98- a little rough around the edges, but solid
Turkish M38- a bastardization that woks
Romanian M44 MN- very loud, very much recoil, wallhanger
Winchester 94- Wish I never sold it
Remington 597- wish I never bought it, glan I sold it
Springfield loaded 1911A1- good reliable .45
Remington 788 .243- my first hunting rifle, wish my dad would have kept this one for me
03A3 springfield- suprisingly accurate

August 22, 2004, 09:58 PM
Oooh, I didn't know we could do guns we've shot. Just the MILSPEC's for now.

M-16A2: Really a good solid battle rifle.

M-9: Certainly no 1911, but not a bad pistol

HK MP5KS: The most fun you can have with your clothes on.

M-249 SAW: Like pulling the trigger on a hornets nest. (Sooo cool!)

M-60 in any form: Somebody else said the worst features of the best MG's rolled into one, or something like that. Ditto :barf:

XM-21: Happy I got to shoot it, it was an amazing weapon.

Barret Light .50: When you absolutely positively have to shoot through a building, this is the gun.

August 23, 2004, 08:40 AM
ONes I have now...
Ruger sp101:best snub in the world
Ruger Speed six:now if I can only learn to hit something with it......
Glock 17:ultimate offencive handgun:100% reliable(if ugly)
Ruger 10/22:squirrle slayer
Generic 16 ga shotgun that was my Fathers:amazingly accurate for an 18":kicks like a mule

ones I traded or sold:
Winchester 410 bolt action:had no use for it
Rem 870 20ga:good skeet gun when I was 15
sks:not into long guns,but a good shooter
Dan Wesson mod 15:SUCKED
S/W mod 38 bodyguard:sorry I traded it:hurt to shoot
Taurus mod 805:My wife's gun(she's sorry I traded it:D )
Taurus pt99:100% reliable:jury's still out on whether I'm sorry I traded it(for the Speed 6)
Ruger mkII:good plinker,but didn't use it enough
Colt Combat Commander:50% reliable:didn't feel like putting any $ into it to get it to work:couldn't hit crap anyway

August 23, 2004, 08:55 AM
Just a few:

Ruger MkII: Jam-o-matic

FEG PJK-9HP: Reliable, and way too accurate for a $200 gun.

M1 Garand: I wish it could talk

RC 98k: Ditto

August 23, 2004, 09:42 AM
I forgot about the guns I no longer have...

Star BM: Great gun for the price, fits my hand VERY well, but too heavy for CCW and not quite accurate enough for serious range use.

Taurus 94: Crappy DA trigger and not accurate at all.

Erma/Excam 22lr: Cheap, but fun copy of PPK in 22lr.


W Turner
August 23, 2004, 09:45 AM
OK, I'll play....

SW model 1 3rd. change in .22 BP short- I can never shoot it, but seeing the patent stamp on top of the barrel that says "18"- 71 just gives me chills. A gift from my father.

Ruger 22/45 .22LR- Bought this one for my wife to practice with and we fight over it at the range.

SW 642- The perfect carry snubbie and my longtime carry gun passed to my wife "temporarily" for over a year.

Kel-Tec P3AT- Mine has been reliable and accurate enough for spittin' distance.

CZ P01- Where have you been all my life?

CZ 75B- DA capable next-generation Highpower at 3/4 the cost.

Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Loaded- Worn bluing and MIM parts that need to be replaced still warm my heart.

Ruger GP-100- Gift from my mother, the last one to go.

SW Model 28-4- Great shooter, can't decide to leave be or customize. What say you?

Ruger 10/22- Great little shooter as is without any custom parts.

Savage .22's (don't know the model numbers)- Gifts from my grandfathers, enough said.

Marlin 1894 .44mag- Great general purpose lever gun, too bad it's broekn right now....:cuss:

Mosin Nagant m44- Lotsa recoil, lotsa fun, great commie surplus brush gun.

Remington 870 HD- A classic that I bought for a song.

HR Topper .410 Single-Shot- A gift from my great grandfather, priceless.


August 23, 2004, 01:02 PM
SW Model 28-4- Great shooter, can't decide to leave be or customize. What say you?Grips and rear sight only.

Little Loudmouth
August 23, 2004, 02:29 PM
Ithaca M49: Sweet little .22 plinker

J.C. Higgins Model 20 (High Standard 200) Just got it, haven't shot it, looks sweet.

August 23, 2004, 03:10 PM
Cool thread...

Remington 700 - My grandad's gun is my favorite too.
Remington 870 - No-fail CABOOM HD gun.
Americanized yugo SKS - SHould have bought a vepr.
savage arms semi-auto .22 - Fun little plinker I bought for the GF, came with a snazzy pellet gun scope. Good times.

August 23, 2004, 05:27 PM
The 56 firearms I still own =


1.Beretta 3032 Tomcat INOX --- 32acp = Great little pocket backup.

2.Beretta 92FS Centurion --- 9mm = good shooter, very smooth, no problems ever, big but very good service pistol.

3.Beretta 92FS --- 9mm = good shooter, very smooth, no problems ever, big but very good service pistol

4.Beretta 96FS --- 40sw = good shooter, very smooth, no problems ever, big but very good service pistol

5.Colt 1991A1 --- 45acp = Good mil-spec 45

6.Colt KingCobra 4” --- 357mag = extremely accurate, action smooth as glass

7.Glock G20 --- 10mm = built like a tank, service pistol sized hand canon, 15+1 of 10mm rocks, very accurate even at long rang, no problems ever

8.Glock G22 --- 40sw = great service pistol, accurate, no problems ever, 15+1 of 40sw not bad

9.Glock G31 --- 357sig = great service pistol, accurate, no problems ever, 15+1 of 357sig not bad, flat shooting.

10.Heckler & Koch P7M8 --- 9mm = My every day carry pistol, Safest pistol in the world, compact even with a barrel over 4”, extremely accurate, extremely accurate under rapid fire and double taps, no problems ever ,lots of class and cool factor.

11.Intratec TEC-9 pre-ban --- 9mm = hey it’s fun to shoot don’t pick on me.

12.Kimber Custom Shop Gold Combat Stainless --- 45acp = A dream to shoot, extremely accurate, no problems ever, lots of class

13.Magnum Research Desert Eagle XIX --- 50AE = attention getter everywhere you take it, accurate, no problems ever, fun to shoot, fun to watch your limp wrist-ed friend’s get hit in the head with empty brass.

14.Ruger Mark II Competition Target (slab-side) --- 22lr = Great 22 pistol, extremely accurate, very reliable.

15.Ruger SuperRedHawk --- 454casull = Ouch!!!, extremely accurate, fun to shoot more so with 45 long colt, fun to trick your friend’s with 45long colt into thinking the recoil isn’t bad and then slip in a heavy loaded 454 on them hehehe (I know, I’m evil).

16.Sig Saur P220 two tone --- 45acp = great service 45, very accurate, smooth action, no problems ever.

17.Sig Saur P229 --- 357sig & 40sw = great service pistol, very accurate, smooth action, no problems ever, does great as 40sw or 357sig.

18.Smith & Wesson 36 --- 38spl = accurate for what it is, small and to the point.

19.Smith & Wesson 686P 6” --- 357mag = extremely accurate, great action.

20.Smith & Wesson 627 5.5” --- 357mag = extremely accurate, great action, N frame tames 357mag recoil close to that of a 38spl and 38spl close to that of a 22.

21.Smith & Wesson 657 6.5 --- 41mag = extremely accurate, great action, more power than a 357mag less recoil than 44mag, great round.

22.Smith & Wesson 629 6.5 --- 44mag = extremely accurate, great action

23.Smith & Wesson SW99 --- 40sw = good service pistol, shoots well, cool action, no problems after S&W extractor up date

24.Smith & Wesson 4004 --- 40sw = no problems ever, shoots ok, trigger ok, to the point.

25.Smith & Wesson 4506 --- 45acp = no problems ever, shoots ok, trigger ok, nice 45

26.SpringField Armory XD40 two tone --- 40sw = no problems ever, accurate, easy to shoot well, very good service pistol.

27.Steyr M40 --- 40sw no problems after Steyr update and break in, accurate, easy to shoot well, very good service pistol.

28.Walther P38 --- 9mm = fun to shoot, cool pistol.

Long Guns

1.Arsenal (AK) SA M-5 G --- 5.56x45 (223rem) = fun to shoot, very accurate, very low recoil, easy to stay on target under rapid fire, no problems ever.

2.Arsenal (AK) SA M-7 S --- 7.62x39 = fun to shoot, accurate, low recoil, not hard to keep on target under rapid fire, no problems ever.

3.Arsenal (AK) SA M-7 Classic --- 7.62x39 = fun to shoot, accurate, no problems ever, best AK copy on the market.

4.Beretta CX4 Storm --- 9mm = fun to shoot, light, accurate, very low recoil, easy to stay on target under rapid fire, easy to add accessories with lights sights forward grips ect, no problems ever

5.Browning 22 Automatic --- 22lr = nice little takedown 22 rifle

6.Colt (AR) Match Target M4 Carbine --- 5.56x45 (223rem) = fun to shoot, extremely accurate, very low recoil, easy to stay on target under rapid fire, light, no problems ever.

7.Colt (AR) Match Target Competition HBAR --- 5.56x45 (223rem) = fun to shoot, extremely accurate, kind of heavy but not bad, no problems ever

8.DSA STG58 FAL --- 7.62x51 (308win) = heavy but not bad, very accurate, recoil not bad, fun to shoot no problems ever.

9.Enfield #4 mk1 --- 303 brit = old but fun to shoot

10.Marlin 25N --- 22lr = good old 22

11.Marlin 882L --- 22wrm = good 22mag

12.Marlin 80 --- 22lr = good very old 22

13.Mosin Nagent 91/30 --- 7.62x54 = cool old rifle, fun but kicks like a mule.

14.Mossberg 500 Persuader --- 12ga = good budget tactical shotgun

15.Mossberg 835 Ulti-mag --- 12ga = good turkey shotgun

16.Norinco SKS --- 7.62x39 = fun to shoot

17.Norinco SKS --- 7.62x39 = fun to shoot

18.Plainfield M1 Carbine --- 30 = fun to shoot

19.Remington 700 VLS --- 308win = extremely accurate, great long range rifle

20.Remington 700 Classic --- 338 win mag = extremely accurate, great big
game rifle

21.Remington 870 Express --- 12ga = good do all shotgun, to the point

22.Remington 11-87 Premier --- 12ga = great do all shotgun, no problems ever,

23.Ruger 10-22 --- 22lr = best plinker/small game rifle, fun to shoot, very reliable

24.Springfield Armory M1 Garand (1943) --- 30-06 = great piece of history, fun to shoot, no problems ever.

25.Weatherby Vangard --- 300 wby mag = extremely accurate, great big game rifle.

26.Whitworth African Express --- 375 H&H mag = very accurate, great dangerous game rifle, beautifully made, classic safari rifle looks

27.Winchester 94 Golden Spike --- 30-30 = nice looking, fun to shoot, good brush rifle

28.VETTERLI-VITALI 1870/87/15 --- 6.5car = cool old rifle, ammo hard to find and costs too much when you do.


The 6 firearms I do not own anymore (long guns and handguns)

1.Remington apache 77 (mag fed) --- 22lr = was ok but jammed more than I liked, ammo sensitive, the mag catch broke took it back and bought Ruger 10/22 (listed above)

2.Charter undercover snub --- 38spl = worked well, gave it back to my dad, he still has it.

3.Beretta 21 Bobcat --- 25auto = worked fine but 25auto sucks, gave it back to my dad, he still has it.

4.Clerk snub nosed revolver --- 22lr = could not hit anything, very cheap gun, Was my grandmothers she gave it to me before she died, I gave it to my dad, he still has it but has no clue where he put it.

5.Ruger mark II 5.5” bull (blued) --- 22lr = great 22 pistol but was a rust magnet, sold it and bought a Ruger mark II 5.5” bull (stainless)

6. Ruger mark II 5.5” bull (stainless) --- 22lr = great 22 pistol, I had it for many years until it was stolen (replaced with Ruger Mark II Competition Target (slab-side) above )

August 23, 2004, 07:03 PM
SP101: With .38's recoils like a pop gun, but don't feed it hot .357's if you don't like pain.

GP100: Great gun and mine has a fantastic single action pull.

VEPR K 7.62x39: Super high quality, heavy, very cool, lots of fun.

Yugo 59/66 SKS: Very high quality, loads of fun.

Glock 17 2nd gen: The last gun I'd ever sell.

Glock 26: Handy.

10/22: Inexpensive, cheap to shoot, fun.

M44: Canon.

MKII Pistol: Lots of fun, cheap to shoot.

Mossberg 590 Persuader w/ ghost rings: EBS (Evil Black Shotgun)

Swiss K31: Nobody builds them like this anymore.

AV1611 out...

August 23, 2004, 08:32 PM
Off the top of the old head:

Dan Wesson .44 Mag. Wish I had it back.
Dan Wesson .357 Mag. Great, but too far rusted out in the end.

Ruger Single Six stainless. Tank, and lots of fun to shoot.
Ruger Single Six old model. Very nice trigger.
Ruger Bisley-Vaquero in .45 Colt. Heavy, but nice.
Ruger Security Six in .357. Been through the wars but came out shooting.
Ruger GP101 in .357. Lethal within ten feet.
Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull. Scared the bejesus out of the foreign Tourists in the Chugach.
Ruger MkII in .22 LR. Neat plinker.

Sig-Sauer P-225. Very very nice semi.

Colt SAA clone, Italian make in .45 Colt. Perfect balance.
Colt Police Positive Special. The love of my life.
Colt Official Police. Nice, but action about used up.

Makarov in 9x18. Solid and accurate

Walther PP in .32ACP. Underrated CCW pistol

Smith & Wesson 10-10. Neat, but overall meh--it's just a Smith

Winchester 94-22. Sliced my hand badly and fell apart.

Romanian SAR-1. The uptown chopper.

FN-49 in 8x57JS. The 200 grain sledgehammer.

Marlin 1895G. Nice, but ouch.
Marlin 30A in .30-30. Kinda neat, but all used up.

Mosin Nagant 91/30 1936 Hex. Great shooter, but I ruined it with a scope
Mosin Nagant 91/30 1942. Fun, but bore used up.
Mosin Nagant 91/30 Finn capture/Sniper convert. Wish I had it back.
Mosin Nagant 91/30 ex-sniper. Nice bore, horrible stock.
Mosin Nagant M-39 "Sneak." Oh, do I wish I had it back.
Mosin Nagant M-28 Finn. Once was glorious, but the Winter War used it up.
Mosin Nagant M-38. Very handy, but the bore was gone
Mosin Nagant M-44. Heavier than I expected, and kinda clunky.

Austro-Hungarian M-95 Carbine. I wish I had one of the long rifles.

Schmidt-Rubin 96/11. Glorious. Simply Glorious.
Schmidt-Rubin Bubba Special. Still trying to fix the damage.
Scmidt-Rubin K-31. Wonderful shooter, will buy another very soon.

Turkish Mauser Kirikale. Not bad.
Turkish Mauser M-95 convert. Too used up.

Persian Mauser. Oh too brief was our love. Forsooth!
Iranian M-49 Carbine. 8x57JS pocket rocket.

Yugoslavian M-48. My first C&R, blonde and covered in Cosmoline.
Yugoslavian M-48. It's never as good as the first time.

Argentinian 1891 Mauser. With the right loads, she sung the MOA tune.
Argentinian 1891 Mauser. This one was for the parts bucket.

CZ 452 trainer. If there's ever a world war started by a squirrel, this rifle will end it!
CZ 550 in 7x57. Nice, but not as nice as I'd hoped.
CZ 550 Safari .375 H&H. Too nice to keep.

Ruger No. 1 in .45-70. My shoulder still hurts.
Ruger No. 1 in .375 H&H. Shot all over, or maybe I did.

Mossberg 500A ex-police. Bear gun.

H&R Topper 88. Nice truck gun.

August 24, 2004, 08:48 AM
SP101 ~ Love it, superior to most smiths IMHO. Small but will digest 357Mags all day long.
Ruger 22/45 ~ Love it, accurate and a must have for taking newbies. Like it better than the MkII, because the mag release is where it should be.
Steyr M40 ~ Superior to a Glock in everyway except aftermarket accessories.

Long Guns
2xAR15 Lowers ~ bought them out of spite for the gov'ment in the PRK, hate M16's and AR's in general. Will probably never seen a upper in its lifetime, want to sell it for a GP100.
M1A National Match ~ Rolls Royce in 308.
Remington 572BDL pump .22LR Rifle ~ like a 12 gauge shotgun, but 1/100th the ammo price and ZERO recoil.
Ruger 10/22 ~ Every boy needs one. That's a statement, not an opinion.
Mauser 98K in 308 ~ Germans make great cars, hotdogs, beer, and guns.
Browning BPS ~ in 20 gauge. I love bottom eject.

August 24, 2004, 01:14 PM
Glock 17 - first gun, still goes bang everytime

Ruger Single Six - cylinder pin kept coming loose in recoil causing the cylinder to lock up- didn't like the trigger or sight - traded it and have never regretted it.

Beretta .22 - Jetfire? - Bought for exwife at her request - she shot it once and decided she didn't like it - I shot it twice and didn't like it either - traded it for Glock 19 high capacity magazines.

Browning Hi-power 9mm Blue - Love it, shoot well with it even though the trigger isn't great - beautiful design and style - a classic

Glock 19 - bought then inherited from ex-wife - a nice carry gun that works everytime

Ruger .22 Mark II Stainless slabsided barrell target comp - shot smallest group ever from a handgun for me - with reddot - 10 shots at 15 yards off a bench 9 shots covered by a dime in one ragged hole and all 10 covered by a nickel - nice to shoot all day and cheap

Kimber 1911 Combat Carry .45 ACP - The perfect carry gun - love it - never meant to buy it - but I picked it up at the gun store and couldn't put it back - it just felt so nice, so perfect

Springfield 1911 - bought it stock - then had Springfield do a carry package and trigger job on it - then installed an ambisafety and adjustable low mount night sights - then sent it to Clark Custom and had an accuracy job on it. The most accurate Centerfire Handgun I own, with a 2 lb trigger that is sweet.

Taurus Tracker 4" SS ported revolver in 45 ACP - nice practice gun for trigger control and keeps me from chasing brass when I don't feel like putting down a tarp on my range.

Romanian AK47 with reddot- Cheap to shoot - but not very accurate and a horrible trigger.

Colt AR15 Target Comp Hbar .223 - very accurate and almost no recoil - fun to shoot - have a Leupold 3x9 - scope on it

Winchester 94 in 30-30 - Like the feel of it, like the look of it, like the history of it, am not a bad shot with it - just don't shoot it much

M1 Garand from CMP 30-06- a beautiful piece of history that is as lethal today as it was then - taught me the meaning of M1 thumb - love it

Mossberg Marine 12 gauge 18" barrell - never really shoot it much - saw it on sale at Walmart and figured well I do "need" a shotgun and it shouldn't rust to easily

Ruger 10/22 SS - shoot it alot - still like it - shoot cheap and shoot often - also use it for varmit control - possum, racoons, ect...

Springfield M1A - NM - .308 Living in Illinois decided to get one before they were banned - very nice 2 stage trigger - love it.

Savage 10fp Le2b - .308 - heavy barrell in a McMillan stock with a 2 1/2 lb trigger, with a Leupold 4.5 x 14 30mm LR scope - and Farrell base - and handloaded ammo - very nice.

August 24, 2004, 02:23 PM
I can't remember every firearm I've ever had, so I'll stick to the latest. JT

Colt WWI replica - My, oh, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my and a 3.5-pound trigger too.

August 25, 2004, 02:25 AM
Glock 34: I have held and shot many different pistols and never have I once thought I would have need or use for another hand gun other than my G34.

Win1300: smooth as a nova but cheaper and better than a 870, feed it whatever and it'll spit fire all the time.

Mini14: I'm not fooling myself, it just needs to hit steel and if I think that I'm happy with it.

Rem1187: *dial #* Hello remington, I need to replace a part....:(

August 25, 2004, 10:50 PM
Stevens .22 Bolt action......Still a great rifle almost 40 years later.

Ruger RST-6.......More sentimental value than anything else, though still a great packing fun/hike gun.

Ruger KMK-512......Reason the RST-6 is mostly sentimental value.

AMT Govt............Worst piece o' crap I ever held, not sorry to see it go, poor guy.

Colt Mark IV.......Replaced the AMT and I'm still in love.

Ruger Redhawk.......Prettiest .44 ever made, but still a giant hogleg.

Colt Delta Elite.........Pure badass, nuff said.

T/C Contender .30-30.......Whoa, hair trigger.

T/C Contender .45-70........WHOA, hurts like hell, and there's that trigger again.

Taurus Millennium.......Bad mag-release design for me; bye-bye.

Glock 26........Replaced the Taurus; way more better; carry it sometimes.

Taurus PT22......Fun fun fun. And cute?

H&K USP45C.......Bought for CC; don't carry it - Home defense.

Kimber Ultra CDP.......Carry it mostly.

KelTec P32........Shorts and tank-tops.

Colt Pocket .32 Auto.......Passed down and not shot much.

SAR-48........Simply the best weapon I own and the most fun.

January 11, 2007, 03:45 PM
Having some fun dredging up the past (and besides, every single gun I mentioned earlier I no longer have :( )...

Heriage Rough Rider .22 7": Too accurate for how inexpensive it was
F. I. E. Mod. E15 in .22 Magnum: Loud.
Bersa Thunder .380: Bond... James Bond.
Vektor SP2: Sig-level quality with a Beretta operating system and generation II Glock grip.
Remington Model 12: Grandad's gun, which I haven't fired yet but looks cool.
Yugo M48: Fun, loud, and cheap to shoot--everyone should have one.

Library Guy
January 11, 2007, 05:30 PM
Sometimes the name says it all...

Colt 1911A1 Lightweight Commander
US Rifle .30 caliber M1
Marlin 1897

January 11, 2007, 06:12 PM
Pretty cool thread. And I can understand "never shot it"; if you live in a city, don't get to shoot much and own a shotgun, for example. That's what happened to me, anyway.


My list:

Taurus 85 (.38), plain jane full hammer blue steel: Has worked pretty much as advertised, nothing special but it is my first so something special. :)

Taurus 605 (.357): Mine would bind occasionally (unacceptable), but I guess a good one would be decent if they stand up to heavy/long-term usage.

Ruger SP-101: Excellent value, very good (& tough) small-frame .357.

Remington 870 Wingmaster (12 ga): Never shot it (see above), but obviously a quality gun that I wish I kept.

Marlin 336 (.30-30): Feels like an American classic, I am proud to own this gun.

Romanian SKS (7.62 x 39): My cheapest and most fun centerfire rifle to shoot, and probably the best value overall.

Marlin 39A (.22): Great gun, the words of praise are all true.

Marlin 60 (.22): Great value, surprisingly accurate, virtually no mods, made to be a beater/trainer/loaner in my mind.

Marlin 81TS (.22): Not bad at all, was my go-to .22 for years, will do most anything the 39A will... but not nearly as classy.

Savage 24 (.22/.410): Older model from late '60s (inherited), shoots good, great if you are fine with single shot (which I am); pretty heavy, though.

Mossberg 500 (12 ga): It works; that's all I ask of it - I wish my barrel was a little shorter, but that's not the gun's fault.

Beretta 21A (.22) - Worked as advertised, hated no extractor though and just too "mousey" for me.

No-name DA revolver (.22): "Awful" is as much review as this gun ever deserved.

January 11, 2007, 06:42 PM
I'll add to the list:

Stephens single-shot .410 circa 1950 -- The first gun I shot, now its the first my nephew has shot

Fox sweet 16 double barrel circa 1955-- Still the best balancing shotgun I've ever shot.

Ruger 10/22-- why on earth did I get rid of this rifle?

Browning .22 Belgain, circa 1965-- too collectible to feel comfortable hunting with

Remington 700 ADL 30-06, circa 1965-- Incredible, lost to home burglary

Remington 700 BDL 30-06 circa 1975-- Great, lost to home burglary

Remington 1100 12 gauge-- liked but never balanced like I would have liked

Ruger Security-Six .357 Magnum-- loved it, gave it to my dad who still carries it.

Colt Peacekeeper .357 Magnum-- not the best worksmanship, illegally confiscated in a routine roadblock in New Orleans and was given a reciept to pick it up on the next Monday-- Mysteriously vanished from NOPD locker-- no compensation.

Olympic Arms XM-177A2 clone-- Excellent rifle to beat around with.

HK 91A2 circa 1987 preban wide forearm-- Oh WHY did I sell this?

Glock 19-- LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it... wife carries it now.

SAR-1 AK-47 clone... Great beat-around gun, lost to buglarly.

Century L1A1-- Took a lot of tweeking to get right, never liked the grip angle-- lost to buglary.

Vector AK-47 underfolder clone-- Excellent truck gun, my protection at the office and on the road.

Saiga 308-1 AK clone, converted to Pistol grip with 8X PSOP scope-- AMAZINGLY accurate, solid rifle-- LOVE it.

Next Purchases:

Yugo Mauser-- if I can find one with good rifling and bore, good stocks
Mosin Nagant 91/30-- If I can find one with good rifling and bore, good stocks

A gun safe will be the best investment you ever make for your firearms.

-- John

January 11, 2007, 07:32 PM
not in any particular order

Springfield XD 9mm - My favorite handgun in the world!
S&W Sigma 9mm - Great price, Great feel, Decent trigger
Russian Makarov - No frills, very reliable. Im going to cut a dovetail soon
Bersa Thunder 380 - Small, and finicky. Good carry gun
Glock G37 - Austrian crap Couldnt even hit 12" plate once at 50 yards (sold)
Benelli Super nova 28" - Super reliable! I can hit anything with this!
Remington 700 ADL .270 win - Typical 700, great gun.
.22 short revolver (dont remember brand) - Scary!
Seacamp .32 - Scary!
Pheonix HP-22 - clean often, very accurate for 3" barrel (I want the 5")

January 11, 2007, 09:49 PM
Thank you, thank you Dionysusigma for bringing this thread back !

I wasn't on THR in 2004 and never saw it before. It's the best read I've had in a month.

January 11, 2007, 10:12 PM
Mossberg 590 - When it runs out of ammo, you can hit him with it.
Beretta CX4 - Shot a one hole group on my first try; Spent a while wondering where all my bullets went until I figured it out.
Mossberg 702 - I am beginning to suspect that due to some sort of voodoo quantum entanglement this gun is physically impossible to jam.
Kel Tec P32 - This thing kicks how hard?
Walther P22 - Not nearly as bad as everyone seems to want to think it is.
Beretta PX4 - Someone liked it more than I did...
NEF Parder 12 ga. - Rated to accept 3" loads, but your shoulder is not.

January 11, 2007, 10:42 PM
High Standard Sentinel, Nine shot .22 Revolver - Grandma gave me this gun upon my arrival home from being born and it holds too many memories.
[Since stolen and I miss it dearly]

NAA Mini Revolver with 1 1/8 " bbl - Neat Idn't it?

Model 10s - You can't have one so send yours to me.

Win. Super X Model 1 - *GRIN*

Gov't Model of 1911 - Gimmee, Gimmee!

RG .38spl - Sometimes it actually spits lead down the barrel and not out the cylinders. part of an estate I bought

Keltec P-11 - Damn thing is nothing more than a black plastic double action revolver that goes bang every time

Model 64 3" RB HB - Damn I like this puppy even if it is stainless steel!

<part of a estate I bought>
Raven .25ACP - I gotta find another one to make bookends by setting them into Lucite

Win 94 in 30-30 - Historically proven firearm and cartridge

BHP - Historically proven firearm and cartridge

Model 29 - *GRIN*

1928 Colt Detective Special -Damn fine gun and sentimental to me.

Models 36, 37 - Proven and real comforting

Not meaning to step on toes on the following - just me you understand

Benelli Nova - Since you bought the other one I broke, want to buy this one too?
Only broken 8 of these of things - so far.

Benelli Monteferlos and other Benelli Makes I have won- about a dozen all total
Won another of these damn things, still NIB , whatcha got in 1911s, K frames, SX1s...etc Never kept a one, only one taken out its box for a picture.

Glock 26 - Aw hell, why could not I have not dropped low 5 and won the Model 70 in '06 instead? you guessed it, won two of these, never fired them and traded them for something else.

Lorcin .380 Lookee here done won a pistol with pink grips, I broke my Benelli winning streak got some practical jokers in the prize dept, won this gun and traded it for something, at least I did not win a dozen pair of panty my male shooting pard did :p

Rem Peerless Shotgun - A Remington 3200 it ain't and I wished they would quit making reference to the proven 3200 in the ads won this one , NIB and traded for something else

Beretta 92 - Do I look like Mel Gibson?
HK <something> -Is that Lt wt Commander still in the used showcase?
I win a 92 and some kind of HK and - you guessed correctly again - never even went up front to get them - just let it be known I would be trading them in as well.


January 11, 2007, 11:05 PM
Ok , Heres a few

Glock 19 - Never again
Marlin 39A - Love this gun
Kimber 1911 - After break in its fantastic
Sig P226 - Goes bang everytime
AR 15 - Super fun to shoot
Browning Buckmark - Great plinker thats cheap to shoot
XD9 - Going to trade this one
RIA 38 Super - This is a great round for target shooting
Browning Auto5 - Greatest auto shotgun ever
Wheel Gun - I need one really bad
870 Wingmaster - Mine because Dad passed on

lots more but I'll stop for now !!!!!!

January 12, 2007, 04:02 AM
You have had a lot of guns you never fired any reason?

January 12, 2007, 04:22 PM
M-1 (march 1944 production): Paid ransom to South Korea when I was a college kid and gold to SA for new barrel and gas system and long ago stopped desiring an M-14/M1a.

M-1 (1954-55 production): Had 2nd child so I needed another to pass down that was cherry.

Colt Model 1903 .32ACP pocket hammerless: You feel like Bogey when you pick it up and delight in what a little .32 CAN be--one class act.

mini-14: Get back to me when Ruger starts caring about quailty control on this model instead of new sights and doo dads for it.

10/22: Something that is still a bargain and that Ruger does right.

January 12, 2007, 05:18 PM

January 12, 2007, 06:00 PM
I know I wrote in on this earlier but I have a few additions:

Marlin 55 goose gun: Dad gave me the duck boat, and said I had to take the gun with it. (I watched him make a double on canvasbacks from the boat with it when I was a kid... I have no idea how he did it!)

Charles Daly field 20 gauge: Everyone needs a 20, and the price was good, so why not?

Remington 700 classic .35 Whelen: It's pretty, it shoots great, and it's capable for anything in North America.

Ruger 10-22: inherited this from my uncle who used it for pest control, this gun is ridiculuosly accurate.

Remington No. 1 rolling block mid-range sporter: I got this beauty from a guy who bought it from the custom shop, had it for 3 years, and didn't shoot it. His loss.

January 12, 2007, 09:50 PM

January 12, 2007, 10:47 PM
Negative reviews:

Browning Hi-Power 9mm--I fed it the best ammo, but still it bit me!
Browning Hi-Power .40--DO NOT assume that the recoil spring is like that of a 9mm!
EAA Witness .45--Great, I've always wanted a gun I could also use better as a boat anchor!
Star Megastar .45--Why am I reminded of an underpowered, high-capacity Desert Eagle?
Colt Delta Elite--Shoots good, looks good, but the rattles and play worried me.
Smith & Wesson 4006--At last, a Smith I DO NOT like!
Dornaus & Dixon Bren Ten Marksman Special .45--Nice-looking pistol and great trigger, but of questionable quality.
Smith & Wesson 657 (earlier model)--Very accurate, but with those grips I feel like I've been rubbing my palm over a cheese grater!
Dan Wesson Model 15-2--Accurate, good shooting, but big and heavy, and it locked up after only about 200 rounds!
Llama Minimax .380--With this many jams, I could put Stuckey's out of business!

Positive reviews:

Smith & Wesson 5906--Easily the best of the American-made wondernines!
M.A.B. P-15--Not the prettiest pistol I've owned, by, my, does it shoot well!
Marlin Model 94 in .44 Magnum--Very fun, especially with .44 Specials!
Ruger Vaquero .45 Long Colt--They can stop making single action revolvers with this one! (Unfortunately, they did! It was the old model! :banghead: )
FIE Arminius Hombre .44 Magnum--Good quality, great shooting SAA near-clone--but DO NOT EVER dry-fire!

There might be more later. I'm not sure.

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