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What's your "never buy" gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Meowhead, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. mdauben

    mdauben Senior Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Huntville, AL
    My "Never" list:

    • Any centerfire autopistol chambered in a cartridge smaller than .380 (weak, unreliable guns with no advantage over a .380) :rolleyes:
    • Any In-line muzzle loader with modern optics (if you are going to hunt the black powder season, stop cheating!) :cuss:
    • Any gun chambered in .40S&W (a compromise round I see no use at all for) :p
  2. mrcooper

    mrcooper member

    Jun 16, 2009
    N.E. Oregon
    Anything made by WINCHESTER
  3. walker944

    walker944 Active Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Texas Hill Country
    I would definitely have to agree with that. I got one for Christmas when I was about 15. I was so disappointed that it wasn't a pump. It's the only gun I have since sold, that I got in my youth. Still have the Winchester .22, and the Winchester 30.06. Just couldn't bear to keep that ugly Mossberg bolt action shotgun, though.
  4. wiringlunatic

    wiringlunatic New Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Ok, three weeks out and I'm going to revive this thread again... oh well, here goes. If it's cheap enough and looks like I can have fun with it or use it, I'd buy it. That said, I really have no desire for the AR/AK type rifles. Personally, I'd rather take my time and place my shots carefully with a good bolt action. I generally don't like anything that feels like cheap junk in my hands. This would include things like plastic stock shotguns, Mossberg 500's with slides that rattle loud enough to flush game, etc.

    Never fired a Glock (probably will Tuesday) but I'm sure they're fine guns. That said, I'd never want one for CCW. Or any other semi. My CCW is a Taurus 85 in .38 Special complete with wood grips and a 4" barrel. My wife carries a "bicycle" model H&R topbreak chambered in .32 S&W short. I also have a Rohm RG-10x that a friend gave me that someone had cut the barrel shorter. I made a sight for it and am in the process of truing it up. I would sooner trust the Rohm .22 for self defense than any semi. Just my preference. I've been startled by a pheasant while hunting and learned how one can fumble a gun while under the influence of adrenalin. Semis seem to me to be too complicated and too many things to get right (hold it tight enough, hit this switch, that lever, the button on the left NO THE LEFT!, and if it doesn't go off, smack it on your hand, rack the slide, and try again.) This is fine for people who use them frequently under high stress situations, such as military and cops, but I likely will never need it. If I use my CCW in a high stress situation once in my lifetime it will be a lot. I'm too afraid I'd screw it up. If I go for my Taurus, and forget to cock it and pull the trigger, it still goes bang. If a round is bad and I just pull the trigger again, it goes bang. If I pull it out and in the stress of the situation I pull the IWB holster out with it, the holster is open on the bottom and my finger fits on the trigger inside the leather and it still goes bang. I would like to get one or more semis someday, because they look like fun for the range, but when push comes to shove, I want one thing that WILL work EVERY TIME and that's my wheelguns.

    There are a few other guns I really wouldn't want, like that obnoxious 870 carbine in .30-06 I fired before. Sloppy pump action for close hunting speed with a cartridge designed for distance. Short barrel for close woods hunting and a scope that slowed your sighting down too much. Add to that that it had a heavy cartidge with a light gun and it basically tried to run away every time you shot it -- unfortunately your shoulder was in it's way so it tried to run through/over you. Someone else mentioned the .500 snubbie -- never shot one, never want to. My wife's .32 can generate a lot of muzzle flip with its 1" or so barrel, no desire to find out what one that big feels like.
  5. Mr transformer

    Mr transformer New Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Guns I will never buy……….

    Rem 700 series, or anything closely related to them.
    Keeping the weapon pointed in a safe direction is just part of it. Make sure to keep your ear protection on at all times when you have a live round in the chamber. It going off at random with the safety on when your head is close to the muzzle is quite painful to your ears. Especially if it is slung over your back with the muzzle by your left shoulder.

    AK, WASR or variant.
    I am sorry but a weapon primarily built out of sheet metal just doesn’t cut it.

    And in the same variant… Any gun with the primary moving parts made of plastic.

    Snub nose revolvers.
    Self explanatory.

    Carbine rifles, if it can be avoided in any way.
    If I ever buy an AR variant, it will at least have a 24 inch barrel on it. It is plain stupid to cut the end off a barrel, then try to affix things on the end to reduce the flash, and blast when it wouldn’t even be a problem if you hadn’t cut the end of the freaking barrel off in the first place
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  6. Tdodge7

    Tdodge7 New Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    The SKS is milled, not sheet metal.
  7. Ghost Tracker

    Ghost Tracker Participating Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Kentucky Backwoods
    I'LL ALWAYS AVOID, uh, wait, no...okay, uh, I'LL NEVER AGAIN...oh heck, I'm likely wrong about that, uh, Y'ALL CAN BET YOUR LAST DOLLAR THAT I WILL NEVER AGAIN USE THE WORDS "ALWAYS" or "NEVER" BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS COME BACK TO BITE ME IN (or very near) MY WALLET. :banghead:
    I hope y'all live long enough to find the humorous truth in my rigid decision.
  8. Mr transformer

    Mr transformer New Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Fixed... My brain wasn't working......
  9. hq

    hq Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Over the years I've made up my mind on quite a few "never buy" guns.

    Later I've bought and kept many of them. Never say never.
  10. gmh1013

    gmh1013 Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    Phoenix AZ
    Any Glock
    Any light (20oz and under) .357
    Any Kimber
    Any S&W .22 auto.....jamamatic....or just about any S&W auto
    Any .25 auto...except and old Browning

    I see lots of Taurus hate but my 9mm 92 is one if not the best auto ive ever owned...and i have lots of them...plus i like the frame mounted safety
  11. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Senior Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    I'd go Glock. Considering one of the OP's perspectives was "except maybe to turn around and sell to some dumb sucker for a nice profit", a lot of turds don't make the list because there are some firearms I don't want to be responsible for passing on.

    Glock on the other hand is a manufacturer I've only ever backed into and happily sold on quickly. While I recognize them to be fine pistols - they simply do nothing for me and I find the visually and tactilely offensive.
  12. glenns

    glenns New Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Spokane, WA
  13. LTR shooter

    LTR shooter Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Any currently available Glock.


    1-They do not fit my hand well at all and I've handled many different models at gun shows.

    2-They do not point naturally for me. Probably due to #1.

    3-The recoil or muzzle flip even with a 9 mm seems to be excessive.

    4-Glock is the only pistol I've ever fired where my trigger finger was pinched when firing.

    5-Basically the most unappealing firearm I've ever had the displeasure of shooting.
  14. PastorAaron

    PastorAaron New Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Glock. Ar 15 (not a fan of the .223, another caliber maybe).
  15. Mauser lover

    Mauser lover Active Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    I already have my "never buy gun" and it turns out that I like it!
  16. Swichblade

    Swichblade New Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    Southern Wyoming
    Don't see myself owning an AR-15.

    I am more of a handgun shooter than a rifle shooter in the first place, and I don't want to have to baby a gun to get it to work well. My father's has had a casing stick in the chamber within the first 60 rounds fired, twice, and we couldn't get it out until we got home from the range. The gun was clean, but we recently found out that it sits unfired for so long that the applied oil dries up. I still believe a gun shouldn't malfunction that badly from going once without being oiled.

    Until recently I was very anti glock. I have fired a Glock 21 many times, and it never feels right to me, I can never do well with it. But I would like to shoot a glock 17 sometime, because its smaller grip could possibly fit my hand better.

    I am still young, though. I have a lot of time for my mind to change.
  17. Hk Paul

    Hk Paul New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    I'll never buy a gun from Springfield Armory. I bought a base one about 8 years ago and the thing was milled so poorly that I couldn't get the slide off. I took it back and got another one- exact same problem! This experience, combined with the fact that the company is only Springfield Armory in name, and most of their guns aren't made in the USA, makes me never want to have one. Ever.

    Kimber has gone downhill. So I won't buy another. Which is fine as I'm a Colt man anyways. Sig... They have turned to junk as well. It is sad as there are only a few companies I trust to buy from now. If I can't have 100% faith in the weapon, then I don't want to own it.
  18. helitack32f1

    helitack32f1 Active Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Lynden, WA
    Pretty much any Sig or HK. Full size or compact. I have never held a sig that feels proper in the hand. Same could be said for HK, combined with the fact that they charge way the heck too much for blocky poor feeling guns. I will never understand why a P30 has to cost as much as it does.
  19. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Senior Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    Flower Mound, TX
    Any Glock for the same reasons as LTR Shooter
  20. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Many are NOT my favorite and I rarely look to those manufacturers while making a purchase, but the older I get I have trouble with the concept of never.

    As one NEVER knows what the future may hold.

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