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Are Any Firearm Manfacturers Your Not Fond Of ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DoubleAction, May 4, 2009.

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  1. DoubleAction

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    Glock

    Taurus

    Hi Point

    Jennings Bryco and the rest of that junk
     
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  2. Cpt. America

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    I just like guns don't matter what make or model.
     
  3. rocinante

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    So far I haven't gotten a lemon. One of the things I do is look at companies with bad reputations that might no longer apply. I bought an Auto Ordinance 1911 and couldn't be happier with it. Granted I am not a 1911 expert but even my discerning gun snob checked it out and gave it an approving albeit grudging grunt.

    I really like my Taurus PT145.

    Even within a company some products may be great and others so so. Love my Ruger Vaqueros but less happy with their 22 caliber products.
     
  4. DoubleAction

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    I not a snob, I'm trader, purchaser, and a gun swindler.
     
  5. Smith357

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    I have my favorites but even Winchester and Colt have had a few dogs over the years.

    I guess I'm not too fond of any sort of cheap zinc throw away gun like Jennings and Hi-Point.

    I'm not knocking them per sey, I know that often they are all that one can afford and can be better than nothing, I have even owned a few crappy Euro revolvers in the past. My outlook has changed over the years and I prefer quality over quantity. I like what I would call Heirloom pieces.
     
  6. Regular Joe

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    ROOGURRRR I was a dyed in the wool fan until I bought a P-95 that flattens the extractor if I leave a round chambered. They sent me a second extractor, and the same thing happened. This is the first Rooo..ach... Ru..sputter.... gun of that brand that has failed me. My 10/.22's are great, but that is a design from a whole different era. The only way to get a P-95 fixed is to send it back to them, at considerable cost and wait. Why play that game, when my Glocks are 100% reliable, far more accurate, and serviceable with parts from a long list of providers? I will NEVER again waste one cent on any of their products.
     
  7. atblis

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    EAA/Tanfoglio pretty much tops my list. Has more to do with EAA's lovely customer service in conjunction with Tanfoglio's penchant for cranking out the odd lump of crap. Very frustrating as I know Tanfoglio can make world class pistols, but they definitely make more than their share of Monday/Friday guns. What the hell guys?

    Hipoint kinda irks me because I can't formulate a concise and cohesive argument about why not to buy one. This is in the context of someone buying their first gun and not really sure if they're going to "stick with it". They just want a starter gun. The best I can come up with is, "it's not a real gun".
     
  8. MMCSRET

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    I cannot get myself into accepting firearms with polymer(read plastic) main components. I need steel!!! I suppose plastic grip panels are ok. I don't own any alloy or polymer main frame guns with the exception of 2 Mossberg 500 shotguns and they are from the early 60's. I don't want a 22 rifle with an alloy receiver(10-22, M60, et al). I've had a number of them and got shucked of them in short order.
     
  9. HoosierQ

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    It is a moot point now but my 2003 Winchester model '94 with the pushbutton safety was kind of a disappointment. I passed over a nice Marlin 30-30 for one hundred less buck to get this thing and well, it was just disapointing. While the wood was nice, the finish was very uneven. I am pretty sure had I bought the Marlin I'd still have it.

    At the time, I was ignorant of the whole pre vs. post 1964 thing and wanted a Winchester since I was a boy. I was also ignorant of the fact that since the middle of the 20th century, Marlin was the premium lever action maker.

    Obviously nobody can take all that history away from Winchester, nobody should, and far be it for me to do so either...just saying.
     
  10. mcdonl

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    I love my taurus revolver... and I have a HP C9... not my favorite gun, but Hi Point is the best company to deal with.

    Worse gun company... don't think I have ever not been happy with one.

    Double action, which HP, Glock and Taurus models did you buy? Maybe you just had a run of bad luck.

    I guess I have been a little unhappy with my nagant revolver, but I cannot seem to find the customer support number :)

    Leroy
     
  11. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Nope.

    Well, I did have a Daewoo DH-40 that was a pos, back in the day, but what do you expect from a company that makes cars, guns, televisions, and everything in between? Kinda my fault for buying it.

    I now realize that I can't afford to buy crappy firearms, and stick with companies of known, reputable quality. I'm a big SIG fan.

    But that's not to say I'm a snob. To each their own.
     
  13. aka108

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    I've never really enjoyed any Ruger I've ever owned, handgun or longgun. Basically poor accuracy for the money. Most have been sold off, two more to go.
     
  14. searcher451

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    Never owned a Glock, have never had a whim to own a Glock, and most likely never will own a Glock ... unless someone wanted to give me one, for some unexplained reason. Even then, I don't suspect that it would hang around for long. Tried a Taurus a couple of years back, but it didn't last past the first range visit before it went on consignment and was soon gone. Do enjoy my Rugers, however. The Mark target pistol line is exceptional, as is the 10/22; and no man should be without a Bearcat.
     
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    So far I have not had a problem with any firearm that I have purchased that I considered the result of poor quality or manufacturing issues.

    I don't generally buy no-name guns. That includes Heritage, Taurus, Jennings (and similar), or Hi Point. Ruger was on that list for years until I got a Mark II. Then I hesitantly purchased a GP-100 and was pleased. Ruger is off the list. However I am not a fan of Ruger centerfire pistols. Won't buy one. If someone gave me one, I'd sell it.

    Added: However, I am still considering a Taurus Judge for fun. One of these days.
     
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  16. hometheaterman

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    The biggest company I dislike would be Byrco Jennings and the associated companies that make basically guns that are crap.

    The other one which I'm not near as unfond of but still do not like is Remington. My reason for not liking Remington is almost. I say almost as there have been a few exceptions to this but almost all of the Remingtons I've used have had something that just didn't seem right about it. They just seem to really lack quality control. Maybe I've just seen bad ones but I've just just not had good experiences with them. I'd probably buy one again if there were no better alternatives however, in almost all cases there seems to be a better alternative out there. I've also had bad luck with their ammo too.
     
  17. cloudedice

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    I don't like Glock, but it's purely for aesthetic/feel reasons. By all accounts I've heard, they're incredibly reliable. I just don't like the look of them or how they feel in my hand.

    I don't like the Sig P250 for the same reason and I really like Sigs. (I can only comment on the aesthetics of the p250 as I've never held one.)
     
  18. Gunnerpalace

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    And a couple others that I would get badly bashed here for.
     
  19. MountainBear

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    I'm not a big fan of Taurus. I've owned several. I think their revolvers are a cheap copy of a S&W (and I'm not a S&W snob). I don't like the way they fit their internals to their frames. Their autos are a joke in my opinion. The only time I had to deal with their customer service (to replace internal parts on the aforementioned revolver), I called to order parts two years ago and am still waiting (I ended up having to machine new parts to replace Taurus's crap, and I had to eat a bunch of man/machine hours to stick to my quote for my customer).
    If its all you can afford, some gun is better than none. Its not as bad as Lorcin, Jennings, Bryco, etc., but if you offer me a brand new Taurus or a well-used old Ruger (should be close in price, either auto or revolver), and I'll take the well-used Ruger every day of the week and twice on Sunday...
     
  20. JR47

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    Smith & Wesson, Glock, and HK. All three produce some fine weapons, but the QC, and CS are both only shadows of themselves. Glocks CS is undoubtedly the most arrogant group in existence today, followed closely by HK. My USP would pattern at 15 yards. It received a new barrel from HK, but was shipped back WITHOUT the O-ring. When I asked them to replace it, I was informed that "HK won't let a gun out of it's hands without insuring that it's 100%".

    I pay too much money for these guns to have them fail immediately. Others bash various brands, but the "best" out there is a far cry from perfect.
     
  21. 10-Ring

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    The only guns I've had that I had issue(s) w/ were from Taurus & Sig -- I will never buy another Tauri.
     
  22. TEDDY

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    inexpensive guns

    most of you only know the high cost guns before WW2 the most guns were low cost revolvers,and there were hundred manufactures. thet like the locin and others were made to protect you and not be hammered to death.I have had over a hundred.they worked but mostley they were kept for protection and ammo cost money.a hunter bought a box and used it for yrs.not like now when you shoot up 400 on a weekend.35 cents an hr did not go far.rent was $35 month,food clothes ect,no TV,a philco radio.most had no cars.your living high of the hog boy.I lived then.born 1924.:rolleyes:
    so stop crabbing.and live happy.
     
  23. ScottG1911

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    Fabrique Nationale de Herstal :uhoh:

    Oh wait you said bad lol, I'd Say the worst gun I've owned is a S&W 9mm sigma, but I have nothing against Smith, all my gun's I've had are great.
     
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    Anyone that makes a "civilian" version of a civilian firearm for PC's sake can pound sand.
     
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    1+. I don't mind their DESIGNS, but i will never buy a ruger 10/22. Maybe one assmebeled with quality parts, but never a ruger built one.
     
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