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What is the most expensive POS you ever bought?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Oldnoob, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Oldnoob

    Oldnoob Well-Known Member

    As the title said, I own few cheap guns and so far I have great lucks with them. I kind of want to know what you guys experience with the high end crap. :cool:
  2. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    CZ82 that I bought from a local dealer to "throw him a bone" so to speak for being an overall good guy. The gun was total crap. The gun was returned to the wholesale dealer but the gun that he replaced it with with was just as bad.
  3. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Kimber Tactical Custom II
  4. MyRoadIsWider

    MyRoadIsWider New Member

    Seriously? :what: What was wrong with it?! But that's Kimber.....
  5. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Wouldn't feed. After talking with Kimber I had zero faith in their ability/desire to repair. Local smith re-cut the lugs, removed the sharp edges from the extractor and installed a lighter extractor spring. Worked great after that. Sold it and moved on.
  6. Isher

    Isher Well-Known Member

    Ummm -

    I think that would have been my first wife.

    Firearms are a separate category.


    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    I actually paid good money for a General Motors vehicle, Once and Once only!!!!!!!!!
  8. rmfnla

    rmfnla Well-Known Member

    AMT .22 Lightning.

    SS Ruger clone w/ bull barrel, Pachmyer grips and Millet sights; looked great and accurate as all get-out, but mis-fired and mis-fed no matter what I tried.

    Finally dumped it for a real Ruger and never looked back.
  9. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Well-Known Member

    Century WASR AK-47
  10. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    .25 Automatic - Seecamp - more like .25 JAM-O-MATIC!:cuss:
  11. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    This Colt Combat Elite.
    I bought this new and it cost $450.00, back in the day when a dollar was worth about 25 cents. (Now it is worth even less)

    Burrs on the firing pin hole caused failures to feed. I was able to fix that. Then the frame was peening its self out around 3000 rounds. When the front sight fell out, I sent the thing back to Colt. They installed the front sight and replaced the frame. But they did not fix the early unlock problem and the new frame was getting peened and Colt did not extend my warranty. The warranty would have ended before the new frame peened out.

    Instead to sending it back to Colt, I sent it off to Wilson Combat. I put about $700 more into the pistol, had them put a match barrel, beavertail, Bomars, their front sight (which won’t fall out), and more work.

    I had to wait two years, but the smiths at Wilson Combat really know what they are doing and now I have a very nice M1911.

    Colt should not have shoveled expensive garbage out, but they sure did.


    This barrel came off a factory Colt Target Master



    See the ring ahead of the chamber? That is the way it came from Colt. Colt ringed the barrel in machining the locking lugs.
  12. Sig Mosquito. Always FTE even with mini-mags
  13. ronto

    ronto Well-Known Member

    With the exception of my ex-wife...the Taurus PT-22...can't make it through an 8-round mag without at least one screw up.
  14. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    Really? Do tell, I am seriously thinking about buying one.

    I haven't bought a total POS yet. Although my Taurus Tracker in .22 is beginning to annoy. It can hardly get through 100 rounds without binding. Then again maybe .22 revolvers are just like that.
  15. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Well-Known Member

    My first wedding ring.
  16. barnett

    barnett Well-Known Member

    Beretta 92FS
  17. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Browning Hi-Power

    i've bought 3 of them, i couldn't believe that a gun with such a well respected reputation would shoot so badly
  18. Nick5182

    Nick5182 Well-Known Member

    I'm not a Taurus hater or basher, but from what I understand it's hit or miss with their products. I bought a stainless pt1911 and I couldn't hold better than a 12" group at 7 yards. It also had feeding and extracting problems. I guess I got the "miss" because my dad has a stainless pt1911 that runs great and is a very accurate pistol. Firing his pt1911 was the reason I bought one. I ended up trading it straight up to the dealer I bought it from for a NIB EAA Witness Elite Match .45
  19. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    SIG-Sauer Revolution Carry 1911. It was $949, the sales tax bringing it up to over a grand. It went exactly one round (the one in the chamber) before its first malfunction, broke an extractor and shed firing pin safety parts on the range floor, mixed in with the brass and never to be seen again. SIG did repair it promptly and finally replace it (to their credit), but then the replacement broke.
  20. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member


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