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Old November 19, 2011, 09:31 PM   #1276
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Anything DA/SA _ like consistency.
My 1986 vintage DA/SA S&W Semi-auto is very consistent. On the first shot the trigger pull is always stiff and on all subsequenst shots the trigger pull is very light. Does yours not do that?
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Old November 19, 2011, 10:36 PM   #1277
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Remington centerfire autoloading shotguns or rifles.
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Old November 20, 2011, 12:39 AM   #1278
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Does that mean you like Remington rimfire pump shotguns?
Glock 23
CZ 452 ZKM Special
Walther P22
Mossberg 500A
Kahr P380
Henry H001Y
Winchester 12
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
Mossberg 500B
Marlin 336Y
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Old November 20, 2011, 01:01 AM   #1279
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Anything made by glock
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Old November 20, 2011, 12:48 PM   #1280
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FNG read all 52 pages... I think I could use some eye drops.

I'll only comment on what I've shot.

Glock: Believe it's a good gun, just doesn't fit my hand.
Ruger SR9: Felt cheap.
EAA Bounty Hunter: Skip the glasses and get face shield, this thing spits.
FEG PA-63: Too many issues to list.
Ruger LCP: How far do I have to pull the damn trigger for it to go bang?

XDm: Like this gun. My brother has 5K rounds through his without issue.
Astra A100: Only 700ish rounds but ZERO failures.
10/22: Found what it likes to eat, quiet reliable
500A: My zombie gun. It works.
Taurus 608: Not shot a lot, but no issues.
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Old November 20, 2011, 01:34 PM   #1281
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Another Kimber. Because the one I own now is perfect and I don't need another 45acp.

All joking aside, I don't see myself ever buying a single shot pistol. Unless I'm going to handgun hunt in a "shotgun/handgun" only zone with a handgun, plus I doubt I could shoot one any better than my bolt action rifle.
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Old November 20, 2011, 02:34 PM   #1282
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No gun made out of plastic (Glock, "M&P", etc. Plastic is just wrong. And I have shot a Glock. Did not like it, wierd trigger and the triggerguard hit my knuckle rather uncomfortably). No guns "on the AR-15 'platform'" :P Besides, my neighborhood is not terrorized by gangs of vicious poodles.

Nothing "tacticool". Black, plastic, aluminum, or with "accessory rails".

No Hi Point, Jennings, etc. No Taurus, for that matter. No 9mm's. And absolutely no gun made in China. Of course, there are guns chambered in any number of oddball calibers that I have zero use for (and many of them I wonder if anyone really has a use for!).

And I do have a couple of MIM S&W revolvers (de-locked!), but would never buy another. The lock is, well, you know what it is, and MIM is just cheesy.

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Old November 20, 2011, 03:47 PM   #1283
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Anything Remington younger than 30 yrs. old. Plus their ammo sux. They havent built a decent rimfire since the late sixties, [the Viper, 597, and the mod. 504 are but a few examples]
S & W semis... [ with the exception of mod. 41]
Newer Kimber handguns....questionable reliability and piss-poor QC/ FF for the $$$

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Old November 20, 2011, 08:53 PM   #1284
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Wow, the diversity of opinion is truly something to appreciate. This thread is certainly proof of that. While I can respect any opinion arrived at through experience and logic, its the one's claiming a particular brand or make is "worthless" or "junk" without providing proper evidence to expound on how the opinion was arrived at that I take issue with.

I believe there are certainly lemons from most any manufacturer floating around out there. I also believe that to obtain a well made firearm one often needs to part with a good deal of money. That being said, very well made and high quality arms can be obtained in the $300 dollar range, however, you get what you pay for in many instances.

As for the long running glock debate (this certainly isn't the first time glocks have been thrown under the train)…i say if someone can use one reliably and comfortably, then go for it, even though I myself have little use for them. They seem to work great for some, and horribly for others. I think glock has been beaten at their own game by some of the other polymer, striker fired pistols out there, just my opinion though.

I'm a born and bred 1911 and large frame revolver guy, that's what I was raised on, and that's what I'll always go back to. Very, very interesting topic of discussion.
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Old November 20, 2011, 09:08 PM   #1285
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Lightbulb What's your "never buy" gun?

1. One of those huge .50bmg bolt action jobs.

2. Desert Eagle

3. One of those gigantic S&W XVR revolvers
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Old November 23, 2011, 08:25 PM   #1286
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i completely disagree with you Ruger makes excellent guns
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Old November 23, 2011, 08:39 PM   #1287
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and you guys call yourselves gun enthusiasts seems to me like almost all of you seem to bash one very reputable gun maker or the other.still since we are talking about guns we would not buy i will put a few out there anything cobra enterprises, H&K MK 23,
KRISS v vector,FN five seven pistol,FN PS90,no LWRC of any kind,H&K7,
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Old November 23, 2011, 08:49 PM   #1288
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just a thought if i were going to war i wouldn't want anything but a .45 ACP although i think the 9mm has it's place i think it should be kept to police applications
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Old November 23, 2011, 10:34 PM   #1289
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None. Assuming I could afford it, I'd buy any gun just because. . .
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Old November 24, 2011, 09:00 AM   #1290
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well said
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Old November 24, 2011, 09:28 AM   #1291
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Old November 24, 2011, 02:08 PM   #1292
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I don't know that I could say right now that I would never buy a certain gun or certain brand. There are horror stories about every brand of gun on the internet. Until I personally have a bad experience I can't say I won't buy a gun that I find a good deal on.
I also can't speak to my future interests. Just because I don't benchrest or varmint hunt right now doesn't mean I won't ever take it up later.
Speak softly and carry a big stick. ~Teddy Roosevelt

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~Edmund Burke
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Old November 24, 2011, 02:23 PM   #1293
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I've become somewhat of a black hole for guns. Once they get within my gravitational pull, they're sucked into the vault forever.
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Old November 24, 2011, 05:35 PM   #1294
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a wasr AK.... now that I have much nicer AKs...
I buy AKs/ AK parts with date stamp 1978... pm me if you have one like this you are willing to sell.
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Old November 26, 2011, 01:42 PM   #1295
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Items I will not buy
A 1911 where I pay over 1200$ (unless some antique), I may build a race gun in 38 super for fun but parts should come in well under that
A smokeless muzzleloader
A matchlock, doubt I will even own a wheelock
Any rifle esp a 'black gun' that can't hold 1 MOA, frankly that is generous. Anything that I that I have that cant shoot holes that touch is usually sold (rifles).(100 yards, 50 for 22lr) I do have an old winchester 30/30 trapper model that holds about a 3" 5 shot group at 100/open sights. I have some history with that gun and will never sell.

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Old November 26, 2011, 03:19 PM   #1296
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Glock glock glock. Oooooorrrrrr one of those BLINGEEEE 1911's
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Old November 26, 2011, 06:34 PM   #1297
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Ruger mini-14
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Old November 26, 2011, 09:11 PM   #1298
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A .577 T-Rex Rifle. Pointless
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Old December 7, 2011, 08:14 PM   #1299
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Yeah, but it's fun to watch them shoot it on youtube.
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Old December 16, 2011, 11:19 PM   #1300
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Anything AR platform. Can't see any reworld use for them. I'm not SWAT or military.

I ain't Roy Rogers either...........but I do like Single actions and leverguns.

Whats wrong with Taurus. And don.t say junk.
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