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Old March 29, 2009, 01:55 AM   #376
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I know I may get some hate for this but a Glock or anything by DPMS. They are both good gun companies. I just have no interest in owning one except to turn a quick profit.
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Old March 29, 2009, 01:59 AM   #377
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Glock. They sit a bit too close to safe pressure limits for my comfort. In other words, I think they're underengineered even compared to many other polymer-framed guns. I'd rather have a gun where a minor ammo problem isn't likely to destroy it.
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:08 AM   #378
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:21 AM   #379
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Another Llama
Another Taurus
Another Rossi

Anything made by Ruger.
You guys are seriously missing the boat. Seriously.
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:23 AM   #380
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Chalk my vote for glock. Maybe to turn it for a quick profit, but only to someone I don't like.
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:29 AM   #381
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I haven't ran across anything i'd NEVER own.

I had a Phoenix Arms HP22 with every extra part they made for them (both barrels, lock, extended grip mag, blah blah). You get what you pay for. Don't expect a $125 gun to work as well as a $750 one. It was fun, but it only wanted to work properly with super duper hyper high velocity .22 rounds. It started breaking and getting loose after a few hundred rounds.

I don't care for Glocks either. Absolutely hate the design, the feel, the looks. They're not fun to shoot.

I wholeheartedly have to disagree with alot of members choices... I have a 9mm Hi-point carbine (aftermarket stock... couldnt stand the factory stock) that's deadly accurate and the only time it had problems was using aftermarket mags. I had a Norinco Mak90 that was incredible and I only sold it out of necessity (my brother now has one of their knockoffs of the Rem 870 and it's every bit as good as my 870). I had a Taurus in .357/.38 that I really wish I had now, I guess I got one of the "good" ones, it was never anything but great. My Marlin 1895 Guide Gun in .45-70 was sold out of necessity and I miss it more than any other gun i've sold.
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:33 AM   #382
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Taurus PT145 - hit or miss (based on others claiming theirs work fine), unfortunately mine is a miss and it is a PITA brand new right of the the box (after cleaning packing grease of course).
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Old March 29, 2009, 03:23 AM   #383
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All the cheapies including:

Kel Tec

I have owned a couple of Norinco .45 pistols that were great shooters.
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:21 AM   #384
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I realize Taurus revolvers can sometimes be crap. But Ive owned several Taurus autos and have NEVER had an issue.
a 24/7 Pro is usually my choice for a daily carry.
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:53 AM   #385
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Any muzzle loader that looks like a modern gun.
Any handgun more powerful than .44 mag.
Pistol grip shotguns.

These are personal preferences only. No reflection on those who like them.

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Old March 29, 2009, 11:31 AM   #386
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Anything made by:


Other than that, I'm easy.
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Old March 29, 2009, 11:57 AM   #387
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davis, jeminez, jennings, bryco, raven or those hideous gold dersert eagles especially the tiger stripe one.
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Old March 29, 2009, 12:33 PM   #388
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I just skimmed this entire thread and I believe the only manufacturer I didn't see slammed was Browning. In fact it got praise for the .22 Buckmark.

I currently own guns by S&W, Taurus, Ruger, and on April 1st, Browning. The first three manufacturers all had "issues" that were easily fixed by something as easy as an ammo change (Ruger Mk 1), as simple as a gunsmith adjustment (S&W), or as annoying as a factory return for warranty work (Taurus). Time will tell if the Browning will have any issues or not. A Ruger .357 purchased last Fall is still being broken in. It may need to be returned to the factory for an adjustment.

I love all my guns. I won't count on flawless performance until I've identified and eliminated the flaws. Once that's happened, one gun is as good as another and they've performed flawlessly. I've never had a gun that couldn't be fixed, but I'm sure they exist.

Flaws that need fixing are the reason you need to own more than one gun. At least, that's the reason I give my wife.
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Old March 29, 2009, 12:56 PM   #389
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I was just going to add that Browning appears to be the clear winner, except the "any gun in 9mm".
My "never buys" are pretty brand neutral. No plastic and when I grip it my little finger has to be on frame, not mag extension.
I like Hi Power's, Challengers and 1911's for that reason.
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Old March 29, 2009, 01:25 PM   #390
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Remington 700 line,,,,, Overpriced for the gun your getting!
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:22 PM   #391
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Any smith and wesson revolver or any 30.06 with a wood stock.
I love my two 1903s. They are classics.

And who would not like a python? kind of the ultimate revolver.
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Old March 29, 2009, 02:33 PM   #392
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No Ruger Autos please!
Sounds more like you called 1911, which was on the scene much faster.
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Old March 29, 2009, 03:04 PM   #393
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Kimber hands down. I would never buy one of those JAM-O-MATICS!
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Old March 29, 2009, 03:10 PM   #394
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I would never buy an AR or AK. Over priced and over rated.

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Old March 29, 2009, 03:17 PM   #395
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Guns I will probably never buy:

AR15 of any sort in any configuration--I have no use or need for a rifle that feels and sounds like a pogo stick.

And for political reasons, I will never purchase or never purchase another:

Smith and Wesson

And for as long as they continue to use and support HS Precision...

M1A--because volume is fine, but accuracy is final.
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Old March 29, 2009, 03:53 PM   #396
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:12 PM   #397
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I don't have a never buy list. If it goes bang and the price is right its mine. I've got everything from .22 & .25 Ravens to custome made rifles. There're all good.

Even have a Hoban rifle if anybody knows what that is without using google. LOL

I also wonder how some of the major makers stay in business when they are on a never buy list.

Even have one of the Kimber Custom (jam-o-matic) that never misses a beat, one of my favorites.
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:23 PM   #398
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No Glocks. I refure to spend money on something when the designers haven't even made an attempt at aesthetics. The plastic aspect doesn't endear me to them either. Or the lack of a safety. Or their popularity with gangsters and mall ninjas. Or their dull meaningless names. Or their egotistical capital letter 'GLOCK' spelling. Or the goddamn brick like aesthetics. Give me a 1911 any day of the week.
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:32 PM   #399
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Anything made by Ruger.

Never have owned and never will even consider anything Ruger. You can usually buy better, but not pay more.
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Old March 29, 2009, 04:49 PM   #400
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